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Tuesday Afternoon #2 (0 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 16-April-2002  16:05:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Issue #73 of PC PowerPlay mag, which I wrote some stuff for, is now out and about apparently. I haven't seen a copy yet (*ahem*) but haven't been flamed too badly for my contributions. :)

People are leaving each other because they use the internet too much.. surely not.

Maybe they should try this game that JimX discovered: Progress Quest - the game for the person with no time for games. The world's first truly non-interactive computer role playing game.

ZDNet's eWeek reckon that Apache 2.0 is better than IIS.. if you ask me I reckon Apache 1.x is a fair bit better than IIS, too.

From mpot: Tonight you linked to a page describing how to modify a Galaxy dish for wireless use. You might want to link to here which describes a different way of modifying the dish, with better results. I've done a variation on this, but have yet to test it. Also, on the subject of orange guns and flouro tube guns, you will definitely want to link to the SpudGun Technology Center!

Dan has republished on his site some columns he wrote for Atomic mag a while ago: The first one's my "Ground Zero" one page rant; this one's about the many reasons why computer hardware depreciation is a good thing. The second one's my "I/O" letters column, in which people ask me questions and I give them answers as insulting and unhelpful as I can get away with.

Michael found some info on 'osx for x86' as mentioned the other day.

A couple of other webmasters mentioned they see the same Shonen Knife referer link coming through to their sites (as mentioned in my last news post).. Greg explains it's because there's a proxying program out there that anonymises people by making it look like they came from the Shonen Knife site. :) No, I'm not going to link it, because another thing it does is block banner ads. Promoting that kind of product is the financial equivalent of shooting myself in the head.. and if you already use a banner-blocker when viewing OCAU (I know there are some that do), no matter how you justify it, you're stealing.

VR-Zone have a high-performance DDR SDRAM roundup posted, featuring Corsair, Mushkin, Samsung, KingMax, Micron and Winbond. They also have a preview of the Triplex Millennium Silver GF4 Ti4600, which has to be one of the coolest-looking video cards around.. not to mention the little handbag you get with it, perfect for clubbing. :)

Some people are unhappy with a particular gigabyte product, says Mr Chilled.

From ^lave: Might not rate as news, but the link you have on new spyware reported by lonewolf on 15 april is very wishy washy about the source of the spyware, quoting unnown apps are installing it and that even computer savvy people cannot work it out. I downloaded the uninstaller from the link you posted and found it calls itself a nullsoft installer when operating, and actually contains the words winamp and nullsoft within the code itself. I draw my own conclusions from this and thought others might be interested as well. Hmmm.

Win an Asus A7V333 and an XP1900+ over on 4peeps.. anyone can enter, a simple email required.

These hospital stories are getting scarier and scarier.. thanks HT.

Reviews:
El Light Kit case illumination by TechnoYard.
MSI GeForce 4 MX 440 on ViperLair.
Zalman 6000 Copper / Alu socket cooler on BurnOutPC.
NengTyi XPC5000 copper socket cooler on FrostyTech.
Vantec 6040H/6040 preproduction copper cooler on FrostyTech.
OCZ Goliath SE cooler video review on 3DGameMan.
MindStor PSS-1705 Digital Wallet on ExtremeCooling.
Coolermaster Rounded Cables on HardwarePub, our cheapy option here.



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