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Submission + - Fans Construct Star Wars Rube Goldberg Machine

PlatyPaul writes: "Featured first today on YouTube is a fan-made Rube Goldberg-style machine that serves as a demonstration of physics in action and intense brand loyalty. Assembled in one fan's garage, the completed machine is entirely home-made from common (and recognizable) mechanical and mundane components.

Maybe we'll see an Enterprise-themed follow-up?"

Submission + - Sonic the Hedgehog Confirmed for Wii Smash Bros.

PlatyPaul writes: "It's confirmed: Sonic the Hedgehog will be appearing as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. Joystiq has the summary, while IGN has a rundown of the press release and the Sonic trailer (also found here, via YouTube). While Sonic's inclusion was a rumor for previous Smash Bros. games, it seems that Nintendo has finally made it happen."
The Courts

Submission + - Chimp will not receive Human Rights

PlatyPaul writes: "According to a provincial court in Austria, 'close enough' doesn't count. Matthew Hiasl Pan, the 26-year-old chimpanzee formerly known simply as Hiasl, has the support of the Association Against Animal Factories (here's their English-language homepage) in an attempt to lobby for human rights and a human guardian.

Since we last heard about the case, a similar claim by a British woman was struck down, though the AAAF is now determined to take the case to the Austrian Supreme Court. They hope to get an affirmative response to the question: can chimps be people, and do they deserve legal rights?"
The Internet

Submission + - Connecting the Dots - and Circling Them

PlatyPaul writes: "Adding one more level of connectivity to the Web, the folks over at DumbFind have unveiled their latest invention: Searchles. At 12:01AM EST on Sept. 20th, this new tagging/search/community service (think Slashdot + + Google search + FaceBook) goes out of semi-secret Beta and into the public arena. Use is free, and it's already supported by a small but passionate group of fellow geeks. Now if they could only do something about the name...."

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