Calling all .orgsters (if I can call you that): working on something here and I could use your help, if you could spare a couple of minutes. Check your local newscasts, whether morning, evening or late night. Which stations, by national affiliation (ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, etc.) display the current Terror Alert level on the screen throughout the entire broadcast? E-mail your findings to me, post them in the .forum, whatever. And thank you for your help.

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Report of a hard day’s shopping (that didn’t set me back much money thanks to sales, two-for-one specials, coupons and the like) … From Media Play: a SharkPort for Playstation 2 so I can finally dump my memory cards off. Anyone interested in downloading my RPG Maker 2 games (when RPG Maker 2 finally comes out …), be sure to get a Sharkport yourself. From Toys ‘R Us: Magix Music Maker for Playstation 2 (too limited for my tastes) and Darkstone for PSOne (haven’t played…

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Okay, you hardcore computer junkies out there (all right, mostly I’m addressing Don here but everyone else please feel free to jump in), got a question for you. The motherboard for my new computer is on the way here, and it’s a Socket 478 capable of 400/533MHz front side bus. Keeping in mind that I mostly use Office and similar applications, and don’t really game that much or use other processor-intensive applications, can I get away with a 1.7GHz Celeron? Do higher-speed Celerons or P4s…

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Well, the good news about this first summer class is that the professor has to leave the country a week early, so I’ll get another one-week break in the summer between the two classes. The bad news is that this is one of my favourite professors, and of all the classes to have cut short, hers would be some of the last I would choose. Funny how even good news comes with a little bad. But I’ll live.

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So VH-1 does their whole “50 Greatest Women of the Video Era” thing, and of course I have to get the list e-mailed to me because I still don’t have cable. (Sniff sniff.) So let’s have some fun, shall we? 50. Avril Lavigne — haven’t seen, but I know she hasn’t been around long enough to get this high.49. Kylie Minogue — probably should be higher given her fame in Europe.48. Eve — can’t judge.47. Paula Abdul — should be higher, but honestly I never…

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