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 Wednesday, 28-August-2002  03:38:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Welcome to our new newsmonkeys, Mitchee and CoRDS.. seem to be settling in nicely. :) You certainly can't complain about a lack of news lately..

Funny news from the Australian Census people, who note that some 70,000 Australians put their religion down as "Jedi". Info on ninemsn thanks Joseph, bbcnews thanks Andrew and CNN, thanks Jason.

AcesHardware revisited the P4 2.8GHz and decided it's not just a speed step up, there are actually architectural changes in the CPU. Some more info in this thread in their forums. Chainbolt mentioned this a few days ago here in our forums.

Skitza sent word about a possible Intel fab in Australia.. with the CEO, Craig Barrett, preparing to meet the Federal Govt.

Hardware Accelerated have a rant about the state of the graphics hardware market. Similarly, ViperLair wonder if you really need a CPU upgrade.

OCOnline compared the Swiftech MCX4000 and Alpha 8942, mega P4 coolers.

The BAPCo/AMD drama has drawn some comments from the big guns of the hardware website scene. Tom Pabst from TomsHardware put up this article which attacks some other webmasters. VansHardware reply here. There's discussion here in our forums.

In fact, VansHardware have given notice they are shutting down. I noticed when sending out the news announcement for our XP2600+ review that plenty of sites seem to have gone away lately. Ctrl-Alt-Del and M3DZone seem to be shutting down and merging into a new site, thanks Russell. I notice that Oz site Tech-Junkie seems to have gone away also. Never good to see a site go under.

AMDWorld have an article about RAMBUS memory.

JimX sent in this lego men building PC site, which I think we've seen before but is still pretty funny.

Bollocks sends word of a new project for the masses, this time its called Project Dolphin which counts key strokes. Info in this thread.. has the usual team competition ladder etc, but doesn't rely on CPU power or use up (many) CPU cycles.. just counts how much you type. I reckon I'd do alright in it.. :)

Fancy yourself as a bit of a hacker? Try your hand at this site, then.. thanks crag_v.

Right. Outlook has just mangled my mail folders again.. for the last time. Tomorrow I will install a new email program and use that instead. Know of any good ones? Let me know.

Reviews:
Inno3D Xabre 400 video card on TechSeekers.
Iwill mP4GL P4 DDR motherboard on OCTools.
CoolerMaster Rounded Cables on OCWareHouse.
Sigma REALMagic X-Card DVD decoder (etc) on TechSpot.
Hercules Prophet Radeon 9000 video card on TweakTown.
Shattered Web Appliques for case windows on AusPCWorld.
Thermaltake 420W PurePower PSU on TweakTown.
Antec Tri-Light Fan on OCClubCanada.
DynoTron Crossblower fan on Tech-Fusion.
3R Systems Neon Light Case on OCTools.
Yamaha CRW-F1 CDRW drive on CD-Freaks.
Swiftech Quiet Power TEC Upgrade on LiquidNinjas.
Casetek Tiny Tower Case on Hardwarezone.
XtremeDDR PC3200 on DigitalDomination.
CoolerMaster ATC-710SXC case on MikhailTech.
MagicCard Recovery System (video review) on 3DGameMan.
Transcend JetFlash USB storage on Bjorn3D.
Verto GF4 Ti4400 video card on OCHardware.
Abit IT7 Max2 P4 DDR motherboard on TheTechZone.



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