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 Monday, 3-November-2014  20:25:43 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people sent in this article about what modern sites would have looked like in the 1980s. The YouTube channel SquirrelMonkeyCom takes a love for the 1980s to a whole new level, and re-imagines what many of today’s most popular Internet destinations would have looked like back then. If you grew up around then, you’ll definitely appreciate these hypothetical blasts to the past.

Australia Post is launching a freight forwarding service. On the face of it, though, ShopMate doesn’t look like it offers especially good value. A flat rate of $24.95 is charged per parcel delivery, and a weight rate of $5.95 is added per 500g of parcel — that means a 3kg box for a pair of sneakers will cost you a full $60.65 to transport to Australia, likely destroying the cost advantage of buying overseas in the first place.

The Victorian Government has introduced new offences for malicious sexting, and also prevents young people being placed on offender registers for consensual sexting. New offences for maliciously distributing or threatening to distribute intimate images of another person come into force today, along with new laws to ensure that young people who engage in non-exploitative 'sexting' don't end up with criminal records or on the sex offenders register.

Windows 7 and 8 are no longer for sale. From 31 October there will be no more sales to consumers of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate. There will also be no more sales of Windows 8 retail box copies. There will be retail box sales of Windows 8.1 (Microsoft draws a hard line between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) and businesses and consumers will still be able to buy Windows 7 Professional licences through ‘Downgrade Rights’, but it will come at additional cost and have limited availability.

Does this count as a timewaster? The Internet Archive have made 900 classic games playable in your browser. Thanks to the new Internet Arcade, an astounding 900 coin-operated arcade games from the ‘70s and ‘80s are free to play right in your browser. The software is hosted by the Internet Archive as part of its quest to preserve computer history, and it's a followup to last year's classic console emulator.



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