I bought my DVD player from Best Buy for 16 bucks. It's some cheapo brand but it works perfectly and that's all I care about. I'm watching it on a small 24" tv anyway, so it hardly matters./me is a poor college student:(
DavidNWelton writes: "I redid some statistics I did a few years ago on programming language popularity. It's not scientific, nor terribly accurate, given that it's simply not possible to know these things at any level of detail, but I do think the results are broadly relevant. Not that you should choose a language based on popularity alone, but it's fun to look at."
grrlscientist writes: "Not happy with the regular mousey pests, scientists create their own supermice — I sure hope none of these escape and set up housekeeping in my apartment!
From the article: Like a Lance Armstrong equivalent among ordinary mice, scientists report that they altered a single gene involved in glucose metabolism in a mouse and discovered that this genetically altered mouse demonstrates remarkable athletic abilities. For example, this supermouse runs 20 meters per minute for five hours or more without stopping — a distance of 3.7 miles (6 kilometers)!"