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 Monday, 1-May-2017  18:34:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

ASIGN_Baz continues to attract media attention, and rightly so, for his Iron Man project. Here's a story on ABC News. Mr Armstead hopes the Starlight Foundation event will be the start of many more charitable outings for the suit. "The Starlight Foundation is about enriching the lives of sick kids and that's why I started this whole project — to put a smile on the face of sick kids." There's a radio interview (skip to 1:09:20) too. Discussion continues in the worklog thread and don't forget you can see him in person at ZiNG Tuggeranong this Saturday!

FunkyKit have an article on flashing an RX480 to RX580. There have been many reports that you can literally flash your AMD Radeon RX 480 to a RX 580. That’s why I love PCs! You can mod, hack and flash your components to increase performance and more. While many out there might dispute this … I for one think it’s worth a try. The newly flashed RX 480 may not performance as fast as an original RX 580, but what the heck …

Pirates have taken things to the next level. After stealing and releasing 10 episodes of the fifth season of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black a month before its planned premiere, a hacking group now is threatening to release shows by four other networks unless the networks pay a ransom.

It didn't take long before a metadata breach occurred. An investigator with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) sought and acquired the call records of a journalist without a warrant, Commissioner Andrew Colvin says. He said "human error" was responsible for the breach, which occurred during an investigation into a leak from inside the AFP.

Jimmy Wales is looking to take the Wikipedia model to make a news site. Those who donate will become supporters, who in turn will have a say in which subjects and story threads the site focuses on. And Wales intends that the community of readers will fact-check and subedit published articles.

Microsoft will allow their Edge browser to get its own updates instead of relying on Windows Update. Will anyone notice? Does anyone out there use Edge? Should I be using it? Hrrm.

NASA recently released their detailed plan for getting humans to Mars. NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to deep space destinations including Mars. The area of space near the moon offers a true deep space environment to gain experience for human missions that push farther into the solar system, access the lunar surface for robotic missions but with the ability to return to Earth if needed in days rather than weeks or months.



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