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Tuesday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 23-October-2012  06:46:58 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Simon Hackett from Internode has a presentation about deploying IPv6 in Australia. On October 18th 2012 in Melbourne, I delivered a presentation about the history and current deployment status of IPv6 into the national customer base of Internode. If you’re interested, you can take a look at that presentation in a couple of ways.

Meanwhile Steve Johnson has an article on SMH about why he thinks the NBN will kill TV. Australian television broadcasters are at the very same tipping point newspapers reached a few years ago, just before their problems became near-terminal. While new technology is already eating away at TV's margins, faster broadband speeds will demolish the business model altogether.

Scientists have rebuilt Flossie, the oldest working British computer. In a Kent shed, two scientists have been working for nine years to refurbish (re-boot rather) one of the world’s oldest computers. The five-ton Flossie is good enough (pun intended) to run a digital watch; so, theoretically, you would need millions of them to run a basic 8GB smartphone. However, what interests us is the pure intent and devotion that has gone into the remaking of the oldest working British computer.

Amazon's cloud hosting service had major issues recently, taking down some high-profile websites. AWS's massive computing footprint has been estimated to generate 1% of all Internet traffic, with nearly one-third of Internet users accessing sites that use AWS daily, according to a report from DeepField Networks, which provides cloud mapping capabilities.

Speaking of Amazon, the number of people I know who are addicted to their Kindles seems to grow almost daily, but here's a cautionary tale from Matt. Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say had, a lot of books on her Kindle, purchased from Amazon. Suddenly, her Kindle was wiped and her account was closed. Being convinced that something wrong had happened, she sent an e-mail to Amazon, asking for help.

Anandtech report on AMD's new Catalyst 12.11 and game bundles. AMD’s holiday plans will be taking a two-pronged approach. The first prong (and likely to be the greater interest to most of our readers) will be the release of a new performance-optimized driver branch for AMD Graphics Core Next hardware. The second prong will be what can only be described as an incredibly aggressive series of game bundles, with AMD capitalizing on their much improved developer relations offering vouchers for multiple different games. Coverage on TechPowerUp and PC Perspective too.

Trevor68 sent word that PAX is coming to Australia in 2013, with tickets on sale now. The organizers behind the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) today announced that a new show is coming to Melbourne, Australia, running from July 19-21, 2013. Discussion here.

Gaakor warns that the latest CPU-Z downloads seem to have some annoying toolbar/"security" stuff bundled with them.. so be careful. Apparently there's a .zip option which doesn't have the extra stuff in it.



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