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 Wednesday, 10-August-2016  10:42:21 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Census was unfortunately a very public failure last night, with the ABS saying attacks from overseas caused the outage. The general media is widely using the term "hacked" which makes everyone think their private data has been stolen, but from the sounds of things it was purely a denial of service attack aimed at the DNS. "Steps have been taken during the night to remedy these issues and I can certainly reassure Australians that the data they provided is safe." Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said he would launch an investigation into the ABS "cyber attacks". "My first priority is to ensure that no personal information has been compromised as a result of these attacks," he said. Discussion continues here.

Amiga fans rejoice: the Internet Archive has added 10,000 browser-playable Amiga titles to their collection. We canít vouch for the quality of all of the Amiga titles that were recently posted up on Archive.org, but there sure as heck are a lot of them Ė 10,000+, by the siteís count, including favorites as Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, Kingís Quest and Double Dragon, along with what looks to be a fair amount of redundancy. Iím not really sure what the difference is between Deluxe Pac Man v1.1 and Deluxe Pac Man v1.7a, but I suspect itís fairly minor, even for completists. Indy 500! R-Type! Xenon 2 Megablast! Emerald Mine! Oh man, productivity is going to hit an all-time low today.

HardOCP compared AMD & NVIDIA GPUs in a VR title. We are back this week to take another objective look at AMD and NVIDIA GPU performance in one of the the top selling games in the VR-only realm, The Gallery Episode 1: Call of Starseed. This is another GPU-intensive title that has the ability to put some GPUs on their heels. How do the new RX 480 and GeForce 1000 series perform?

If you're in Melbourne and have an interest in storage, there's a Synology 2017 Event on the 11th of October. Highlights of the event: - Announcing brand-new collaboration tools and multimedia integration - The future of networking and storage - Synology's next big move for disaster recovery solutions - Face-to-face discussion with Synology experts - Chance to win a Synology NAS in the prize draw!

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