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Monday Afternoon (8 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 2-April-2012  15:18:09 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Daylight Savings ended on the weekend, in NSW, ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. If you find your forum timestamps are out of whack, fiddle with the settings in UserCP until it looks right. :)

It was also World Backup Day recently. More info here. Don't be an April Fool. Backup your files. Check your restores. Remember to ensure your files are backed up on March 31st. Backup your memories and financial information and check your old backup restores.

An Australian teen has been arrested on suspicion of hacking international sites. The purpose of the alleged hacking was unclear. "This case underlines the importance of international cooperation in cyber crimes," the centre said, adding data would be sent to Dutch police for criminal procedures.

Here's a cool video of a floppy disk ejection in space. A Macintosh Portable ejects a floppy disk on the space shuttle.

The CSIRO have been awarded $220M in their latest wireless patents case. The national science agency has been suing companies which have been using the technology, invented by a team of CSIRO scientists in the 1990s, without a licence. In 2009, it recouped $205 million after settling cases against 14 companies. Discussion here.

Facebook meanwhile have some broad trademarks, report ArsTechnica. Facebook is trying to expand its trademark rights over the word "book" by adding the claim to a newly revised version of its "Statement of Rights and Responsibilities," the agreement all users implicitly consent to by using or accessing Facebook.

On July 9, PCs infected with certain malware will be unable to access the web. That is the warning to Australian internet users from the Australian Communications and Media Authority, which today issued a statement appealing to internet users to check if they were infected. You can check if you're infected by visiting this page.

In Misc Pics a couple of weeks ago we saw Batman being pulled over by the Police in his black Lambo. Turns out he's not just some bored millionaire, but a guy on a mission to help kids. The Caped Crusader is a businessman from Baltimore County who visits sick children in hospitals, handing out Batman paraphernalia to up-and-coming superheros who first need to beat cancer and other wretched diseases.

France's three strikes law has cut piracy, but isn't boosting sales. For more than a decade the entertainment industry has claimed that digital piracy is the main cause for the gradual decline in revenues. So if piracy is down massively in France, one would expect that the revenues are soaring, right? But they’re not. If we look at the French music industry we see that overall revenues were down by 3.9 percent in 2011.

SMH report that Foxconn may be unfairly targeted over their workforce conditions. Yet Foxconn has better working conditions than comparable workplaces in China. It's common for thousands of people to apply for a handful of jobs at its factories. Apple conducts more inspections and more audits of its supplier than any other electronics company.

TonyR sent in this impressive Scale of the Universe 2 slidey timewastey thing. There's been a few of this kind of thing but this seems more detailed and futher-ranging.

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