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Late Night Thursday (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 5-December-2002  23:39:12 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

The fire situation around the Sydney and NSW area is not looking good. With more than twenty homes destroyed, the NSW Fire Brigades have their work cut out for them. You can view an update here. Best of luck guys. Lets hope the weather will help out in the next day or two. Link from Rodney.

If you are one of those who leave an Out Of Office message on your email system, take note. "Thieves using 'out of office' auto-reply emails to find empty homes".

Some software company's go to great lengths to protect their product with anti-piracy measures. Newsfactor ask "It it really worth it?.

Wired News have an article about Lifters. Those anti-gravity devices that are yet to hit the big time.

Microsoft are not happy with the New South Wales Department of Public Works and Services (DPWS). It seems they are considering moving to StarOffice and away from XP. More info here. Thanks to Baker for sending that one in.

An in depth discussion on the future of thermal compounds (thermal grease) over on overclockers.com. Sent in by RnR.

A bundle of goodies from Iroquois. New cumulative December Patch for IE 5.5 and 6 from here. A Linux security scanner at Nessus and a reminder that Windows .NET Server 2003 RC2 is out.

A new Game/Net cafe is setting up in Geelong and are opening on the 15th of December. They have a page here that you can check out. All the best Phreeky and Gunna.

This is a 15Mb video of nVidia's new Geforce FX at a demo in Germany. It looked great until it crashed. How embarrassing.

OCAU's Secret Santa's need to make sure their gifts are in the post on December the 9th, No later. Check this thread in the forums in the forums for more details. Thanks Santa erm... Whitey Ford.

Not sure what to buy your other half for Christmas? For the guys contemplating this at the moment, Futurelooks have a 2002 Holiday Gift Guide: For Her.

Buying for your Dad is one thing (you can't lose with socks), but what about your best friend who is a hardcore PC user? Have a look here.

Destiny Gamers Club is on again in Chatswood, Sydney. Saturday 14th December from 9am till 9pm. Cost is $15. Registration and more details are on the website

Worlok sent in this link. A HDD Activity Meter. I like the look of this one.

Reviews
CoolerMaster ATC S4000 SX-1 Server Case at 8ballshardware.com
Shuttle AK37GTR (VIA KT400) Mainboard at X-bit labs
SOYO's SY-P4X400 DRAGON Ultra motherboard on The Tech Report
Philips 180B2 Flat Panel Display at Designtechnica
Abit's IT7-MAX2 Legacy Free Motherboard at HotHardware.Com
Samsung SF-531P 6-in-1 Laser MFP on envynews.com
2GHz Celeron at OCAddiction.com
Thermalright SK-7 heatsink at OCModShop
MSI 648 Max Motherboard on neoseeker.com
WinBackup Software at Xtreme Tek



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