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Thursday Afternoon. (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 1-August-2002  13:42:51 (GMT +10) - by Darkness'

I also am stepping out of town for a day or two so news may be a little scattered. Don't despair, there will be news from where ever I land :)

About a gazillion people sent this in. Win2000 SP3 is out. Direct link here.

AMD are set to drop their prices yet again. "Several of Advanced Micro Devices' processors are now cheaper after the company posted price cuts in the hope of stimulating demand for its alternatives to Intel's Pentium processors." Thanks PsyKo Billy.

Staying on AMD for a bit more, they are apparently set to release the 2400+ and 2600+ CPU's. Which run at a nice 2.0 and 2.13 Ghz.

If you have a cool little case badge, here is a tutorial on how to make a light to brighten it up.

There is an article on Coolers for Socket 478's.

Interesting thread going on about the University of Queensland has reported a success in the second launch of HyShot, the worlds first working scramjet. Another link sent in here.

Well the news is that the iPod now has windows support. So all you MP3 lovers can play with this great little toy on your normal PC. If you are thinking about getting one, check out our review! Cheers Brian

Lan-o-lot is coming up, so check out the site for more details. Ta ToOkEy

Here's an interesting read on cooling of IBM thinkpads.

Hollywood are seeking the right to hack! "A US House of Representatives bill would give American copyright holders freedom to hack PCs used to illicitly share files over peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, without fear of prosecution or litigation." Thanks patdman

Dan is having a rant about memory effects. "the supposed loss of capacity from which rechargeable batteries suffer, if you don't discharge them completely before recharging. In brief, it's a bunch of hooey. And somewhat environmentally disastrous hooey, at that."

An interesting case mod here using some form of car dash board attachment... I think.

nVHardPage 0.97.7b is out. Check it out for a good source of tweaks and such.

The Recording Industry Association of America's Web site has been DOSed, (denial-of-service attack), which rendered it useless for the good part of four days.

Say hello to the 'Virtually Indestructible Keyboard'.

Need more USB ports? How about a guide to putting some more in the front of your case. If that's not what you're after, try making your own RAMsinks.

If you're looking to buy a console sometime soon, check out this roundup. Has the X-box, PS2 and the almighty gamecube.

Here is another addictive game, but it has to be downloaded. Do so at your own risk. Stair Dismount. "Basically, you just push people down flights of stairs." Sounds interesting. Ta Lowey2002 Edit : I just played it and put myself 13th in the world with a score of 166,916. Go me :)

This is truly amazing. I'm not sure if it's the amount of pads or the amount of time it would have taken to build that amazes me the most! Thanks Tizeyboy

Reviews :
Triplex Xabre Pro 400 Review at razorprices
Lian-Li PC-601 & Skyhawk MSR-4610 Shootout at explosivelabs
EPoX 4G4A+ Intel 845G Motherboard @ Techware Labs
GF4 Ti4200 review @ DigitalDomination
Return To Castle Wolfenstein Review @ Geekshelter
Asus V8460 Ultra Deluxe graphic card from active hardware
Hercules Gamesurround Muse 5.1 DVD and XPS 510 Speakers Review @ bjorn3d
Vantec stealth @ eliteHW
4 Heatsink Shootout @ OCIA
VideoLogic (PURE) SonicFury Sound Card from 3d velocity
Aerocool AS-6032cu heatsink review at OC club
Criterion Collection DVD Review from futurelooks
Cooler Master HSC-V62 Auto Speed CPU Cooler Review @ techwarelabs
Mozilla under the microscope @ Ars
Pyramid II fan silencer from Club OCer
TherMagic Thermal Interface Material from the same place
Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti4200 six card roundup at viahardware
Vantec Tornado 80mm fan review from OCers Club
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Review from xtremetek
NexLand WaveBase at the guru
Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra ( Platinum Edition ) at pure OC
D-Link Wireless Router & Network Adapter Review from the techware labs
Albatron PX845G Pro II Motherboard Review @ OcPrices
Samsung Syncmaster "F.A.PORSCHE ENGINEERED" 15 Inch TFT LCD Screen @ Tweaknews
Olympus Camedia C-4040 Review @ OcPrices.com
Complete Innovatek Water Cooling Kit Video Review #195
ABIT SILURO GeForce4 Ti 4200 64MB @ HWZ
Cooler Master ATC-600-VX1 Aluminum Desktop Case Review at mikhailtech.



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