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Wednesday, September 29, 2004


Selma Blair: A Dirty Shame

JoBlo.com has an interview with Selma Blair, talking about her new upcoming movie A Dirty Shame.
She stars as Caprice Stickles (aka Ursula Udders), forced to share the screen with her massively fake mammories, that put every Howard Stern bimbo to shame. Playing a sexually charged go-go dancer, she fights for the right to show off her body in a repressed town.


"They were pretty light-- they were foam latex."

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posted by madhatter @ 5:10 PM



Mel Brooks' Spaceballs - Part II

Ain't it Cool News has posted an excerpt from an interview with Mel Brooks in which he talks about a sequel to Spaceballs a "Star Wars" spoof that has so much potential for an encore now that Episodes 1-3 are in the can.
When asked about a release date for "Spaceballs 2," Brooks had this to say: "Best case scenario : a week before the new 'Star Wars' opens. Worst Case Scenario : a year after the new 'Star Wars' opens."
Presumably, he will write, direct, and star in the film.
Read more here.

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Sunday, September 26, 2004


Why purchase Gmail Accounts?

Just found a mail in one of my other mail accounts. Haven't heard about it, so I was wondering what happens if I try to sign up for an gmail account there... I have to enter my credit card information to pay $18 for an gmail invitation. Are you guys nuts?
I already told you where to get an invitation for free, so don't pay for it.

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Saturday, September 25, 2004


Non-proprietary presentation programs

LWN has an article about different non-proprietary presentation programs for Linux or BSD. So you don't have to install a dual-boot system with a Windows OS somewhere to be able to do some presentations any longer.
For my next presentation I will try one of these, because I always hate to use the PowerPoint for Mac OS X by Microsoft. But maybe I am just too stupid for the GUI to do what I want.

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Friday, September 24, 2004


Hidden Features on Star Wars Trilogy DVDs

DVDreview released some information on the hidden features on the new Star Wars DVDs. My copy is still waiting for me in Karlsruhe. Tomorrow afternoon I will be able to put my hands on it.

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posted by madhatter @ 11:19 PM



Lucas destroys your Xbox

The new Star Wars bonus DVD erases elements of your Xbox's firmware without informing you or giving you a chance to decline. This is apparently deliberate, as part of an "anti-piracy" effort aimed at punishing people who play the Star Wars DVD bonus disk in a modded Xbox.

This information can be important for some people with older bioses (booting xboxdash.xbe), people using exploits or simply those who don't want their dash upgraded.

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posted by madhatter @ 5:37 PM



Fantastic Four Pictures - officially.

Now the studio has released the official pictures of the Fantastic Four after we had the chance to take a sneak view at them yesterday. Comic Book Resources for example has links to the high resolution pictures of Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben.

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posted by madhatter @ 5:02 PM



Hit the Road

This weekend I have to move from Lübeck to Karlsruhe again. I am not in the mood but there is no chance to cancel the trip.
Don't wonder when there are no news here in the next few days, because most of the weekend I won't be able to be online.

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Thursday, September 23, 2004


Still got no gmail account?

A few weeks ago I told you about isnoop.net. Today I found GmailSwap - another place to get an account, if you really think you need one.

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posted by madhatter @ 7:41 PM



Marleen Lohse becomes a model?

Just got the new catalogue from Lost&Found Mailorder and guess who was on the front page? Marleen Lohse - the actress from the children's television series "Kinder vom Alstertal".
Take a look at the website of Lost&Found or order the catalogue there.


Marleen Lohse

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posted by madhatter @ 5:46 PM



Much money spent on Star Wars

The force is richer than ever. Consumers around the world spent more than $115 million on the "Star Wars Trilogy" DVD and the LucasArts "Star Wars Battlefront" videogame combined on Tuesday, according to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Rosamund Pike signed on "DOOM"

Rosamund Pike has signed on to star in Universal Pictures' upcoming video game adaptation "Doom." As I read at dTheatre the movie will have the story of the game Doom3, that has been released a few months ago.
Pike will play a scientist opposite Karl Urban, who will play the leader of a special-ops team at the centre of the action-adventure picture.
Andrzej Bartkowiak will direct the movie where Dave Callaham has written the script for.

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George Lucas has some news

dTheatre: 'George Lucas discussed "Revenge of the Sith" while speaking with the Empire: "Everyone gets killed in the end," he said.  He also denied the "Star Wars" 7-9 rumors and talked a bit about the fourth installment of the "Indiana Jones" series.'
Read more here.

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posted by madhatter @ 1:05 PM



First Look at the Fantastic Four!

USA Today has published this first picture of Jessica Alba as Sue Storm online. And Comming soon has scans of all four members of the FF in costume!
I've never been that huge FF fan but if Sue Storm would have looked like Jessica Alba in the comic books I might have bought more issues.


Sue Storm

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posted by madhatter @ 11:20 AM



Russ Meyer's dead

Russ Meyer, the legendary sexploitation auteur who made T&A an art form in such films as "The Immoral Mr. Teas", "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!", and "Supervixens", died this weekend at age 82. He lived a long life, full of glamour and boobies.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Come on down to Fraggle Rock

Just read at DVDreview.com that the Fraggles are coming to DVD for the first time. The first two episodes are coming in Fraggle Rock: Where it All Began from HTI Entertainment
The DVD will be available on October 19th.


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Tuesday, September 21, 2004


New Mars data gives life clue

BBC News has an interesting article about new data showing that patterns of water and methane in Mars' atmosphere overlap may have important implications for the idea that the planet could harbour life. The finding comes from the Mars Express probe in orbit around the planet.

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posted by madhatter @ 9:59 AM



"CheTrooper" SW Shirt

What has Che Guevara to do with Star Wars' Stormtroopers? I don't know. But there is a t-shirt available which looks very nice. Can't buy it though, cause I don't get the joke.

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Monday, September 20, 2004


Author of Sasser has new job

The creator of the destructive NetSky and Sasser worms, Sven Jaschan, has been hired by German security company Securepoint. Jaschan was charged this month with computer sabotage.
Lutz Hausmann, technical director at Securepoint, learned of Jaschan's desire to work in the security industry from an interview in Stern. "He has some know-how but not a high level of skills in software development. He was the best from people who wanted a job," Hausmann said.
"I'm sure most people have serious doubts about a security company hiring a virus writer. No doubt Securepoint will have to explain their decision over and over again," said Mikko Hyppönen, director of anti-virus research at Finnish AV firm F-Secure. But he also thinks we really should try to rehabilitate criminals to enter normal working life again and to become a productive part of the society.

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posted by madhatter @ 11:25 PM



Lucas' apologies

Read on CNN why George "NoNeck" Lucas keeps tinkering with the original trilogy and why he releases only the remastered versions on DVD. He talks about his decisions and his plans for Star Wars. An interesting interview.

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posted by madhatter @ 11:00 PM



Salma becomes a hot Bandida

Just read at JoBlo.com that Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz will be main characters in the upcoming movie Bandidas. Salma looks very much like she did in Wild Wild West. Hot. Even when the movie was most crap.
Shotnews.com got some sneaky peeky pictures at the lovely Ms. Hayek in full big-bossomed regalia this past weekend, so take a look.


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Sunday, September 19, 2004


Star Wars Credit Cards

Addicted again while waiting for my copy of the old trilogy on DVD I took a sharper look at the Star Wars homepage and found a funny collectible: a Star Wars Credit Card. But it is not that hot news, because they are available since end of 2002 already.
"The Star Wars credit card... more widely accepted than Republic Credits."


Choose your side.

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Friday, September 17, 2004


Interview with Lucas - Star Wars again

George Lucas spent some time while promoting the Star Wars DVDs with the good peeps over at Yahoo Entertainment and spilled his side of the beans concerning more Star Wars trilogy films (and TV series) - the rumors I wrote about on wednesday. Read the Associated Press Interview at Yahoo! Movies.


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More Star Wars Pictures

Star Wars lovers are up in arms about some of these tweeks and strange rewrites to the original three films now being released for the first time, again, on DVD. Read the detailed article on Ain't It Cool News.

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Thursday, September 16, 2004


Quake4 screenshots

I even had no time to play Doom3 yet, it seems the next ID game is in the queue. ID Software allowed a gaming magazine to publish some screenshots from Quake 4. Follow the link.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004


Episode 7,8,9 Rumors

Just read in a few days old posting on dTheatre that Mark Hamill talked about a third episode and what Lucas has told him about it and his original plans for those plans. And Lucasfilm's Jim Ward confirms that a "Star Wars" TV series is on the way in the near future.
But I have no idea when and where Mark said all this. Maybe it's an twenty year old interview...

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posted by madhatter @ 6:35 PM



Gmail accounts without invitation

Some people at isnoop.net designed an automatic Gmail invite spooler. People who have a Gmail account can send their invitations to the spooler's address (gmail@isnoop.net) and they will be automatically added to an available pool. People who need addresses can then get invites from this pool, as necessary.
So, having a Gmail account won't be anything special now.

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posted by madhatter @ 10:48 AM



100 years of Spam?

Just read it here:

In fact, 100 years ago, Cunard sent out telegrams to selected (rich) members of the British social elite, advertising tickets on a new liner, and becoming the first spammer.

But they don't tell anything about their source of information.

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posted by madhatter @ 10:42 AM



Solaris goes Open Source

The source code of the next version of Sun Microsystem's operating system, Solaris, will be released under an Open Source license. Sun is hoping to adopt a new development model similar to that of Apple's, working closer with developers not employed by Sun. [read @ code.box.sk]

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004


New Low-end Cisco Routers

Cisco is to upgrade its line of low-end routers with improved security and networking features. The new 1800 series, 2800 series and 3800 series of integrated service routers will make it easier for firms to roll IP Telephony functions across intranets. The upgrade is designed to defend Cisco's market dominance against competitors in the small business networking segment including 3Com and Juniper Networks. Early reports suggest the routers add support line cards that run Linux alongside Cisco’s own Internetwork Operating System (IOS). [read @ The Register]

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Thursday, September 09, 2004


StarWars Trilogy DVD Box

Digital Bits released the probably first review of the upcoming (!) Star Wars Trilogy DVD Box. We all have been afraid that Lucasfilm finally wracked the trilogy by changing and re-cutting the first three chapters of the Star Wars Saga, but Digital Bits seem to be quite pleased by the fourth version of our favorite Star Wars episodes.


*shudder*

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posted by madhatter @ 9:22 PM


Tuesday, September 07, 2004


Kevin talks about new Clerks flick

Kevin Smith gives lots of interesting information at the message board of his official site.

[...]

- This isn't an "I'm not even supposed to be here today... AGAIN!"-heavy, wink-wink affair. We barely refer to the first flick (though I do love Lynch's proposed tagline of "They Still Don't Like You"; considering the tone of the script, an even more appropriate tagline would be "They Like You Even Less").

- This is the funniest thing I've ever written. It's also really poignant.

- The flick's in both black & white and color.

[...]



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Monday, September 06, 2004


Nothing to worry in Hannover

Last weekend I've been in Hannover to visit a friend. It was almost like holidays.
I forgot the modem cable to get online there with the powerbook, so there was no use for the laptop at all. So I was forced to take a time-out from all computer stuff and that was very relaxing.
Hannover isn't such a beautiful city as Lübeck is. Too much noise, too much smog and it smells everywhere.
But who cares. I enjoyed beeing there, visiting my friend, talking and laughing a lot and not to worry about anything at all.

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Thursday, September 02, 2004


How to annoy gmail

Today I recognized that gCount wasn't able to login to gmail that often. So I tried to login on the website myself. But after I entered my password I got another login window where I had to type in some stupid string to login.


I really hope this will change back again, when I promise not to check for new mails again every 5 minutes.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Helsinki is hell*

Tonight I took a look at irc-galleria again. I haven't been around since a few months and it isn't that much fun, if you don't understand much finnish. But it is kinda fun to take a look at those pictures. I am quite sure, that the Finnish are funny people. Even if they tell you that most people don't think so.


Salmiakki

*Hape Kerkeling

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