Wacky Web Week

First radio station to play nothing but podcasts

A San Francisco radio station announced on Apr. 27 that it will begin playing
nothing but "podcasting" that is contributed its listeners.

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Microsoft AntiSpyware deletes Internet Explorer

Windows users who downloaded and ran Microsoft’s beta security program, MS
AntiSpyware, got a big surprise — the utility detected Internet Explorer as
spyware and removed it. In related news, Symantec Antivirus Research was quoted
as reporting that “virus sightings were down 95%.”

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Why wait ’til you’re dead to show in the Louvre?

Reuters, the New York Times, and many other news outlets reported today that a
British artist who goes the name Banksy has been hanging hilarious painted
spoofs (photo, left) in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums
around the world.

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The dance-off of the geek movie stars

Who would win the ultimate dance competition — Napoleon Dynamite, the
nerdy high schooler from last year’s MTV movie of the same name (upper photo at
left), or Fender, the star of
Robots (lower photo), which opens across the U.S. on Mar. 11?

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The naughty bits, brought to you by parents

The Parents Television Council wants there to be less sex on TV, right? So they
bring the most titillating clips together on a single Web page so we can catch the parts
we missed.

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You’ve got a good head on your shoulders

A digital photographer, Susan Hesse, is creating a stir with her Web gallery of
faces overlaid on various objects, such as a Napa cabbage bearing the
visages of her and her husband, Stephen.

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The little crocodile that ate Germany

The hottest thing in German music right now is a little ditty sung a 6-year-old girl about a crocodile.

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Gates gives the demo from Hell at CES

The Consumer Electronics Show, the largest tech event in America, just ended in
Las Vegas last week. The buzz, however, wasn’t about the latest widescreen TV. It was
about Bill Gates’ keynote speech, during which several Microsoft technologies
crashed or utterly fell apart.

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The best Webcomics of 2004

If you’re not reading any of the comic strips that are coming out of the Web
every day, you’re missing some of the funniest, strangest, and most creative
illustrated work available.

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Print your own 12-sided 2005 calendar

For your end-of-year festivities, one Web site allows you to define your
own 2005 calendar and print it out as a 3-dimensional, 12-sided object
that will surely amaze your friends.

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