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 Monday, 9-December-2002  15:12:50 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Well, so much for my fishing trip. 4 fish and a broken boat. Oh well. Thats life. On with the news...

The latest Internet Explorer/Outlook bug fix is available. It addresses a vulnerability which will allow arbitrary code to be run on a users machine. Microsoft has upgraded the level of importance for this patch from moderate to critical. Full Article on The Age.

From New Scientist, "A court in California will this month rule on the legality of an ingenious new software package that makes perfect copies of movies on DVDs even if they are protected with the latest anti-copying technology".

A fridge that cools using sound. I wonder is this will start a new trend in CPU coolers. Very loud ones! Thanks PiCULar.

Alex from Computer Sphere has posted a guide to making your own rounded IDE cables. A simple but effective mod when done right.

Hans-Christian sends word of a new installer for Debian GNU Linux. It's still in the Alpha stage so it may not be bug free (if anything ever is). You can find it here.

Adrian's Rojak Pot have part 4 of the Definitive BIOS Optimisation Guide for your viewing pleasure. A lot of work has gone into this. It's well worth bookmarking.

From Nigel, Electricity without wires! Well almost.

We all know what a Molex connector is right! Well, Molex now make other things, like CPU Coolers.

Cypher has decided to pimp his OCAU tetrinet server."To play, you'll need to get Tetrinet from www.tetrinet.org. Once you've downloaded it, read up on the instructions, it tells you how to play. Then you fire up the game, enter in your username, and the server you want to connect to is Cypher.dyndns.org. Once its connected, you in!

X-bit labs take a long hard look inside the NVIDIA NV18/NV28 AGP 8x and ask What are the advantages?

If you read the article at wired.com about lifters but were not all that impressed, Rild from ZZZ has some better info here and here.

2002 Holiday Gift Guides. For that special techie in your life who has everything, here are a few gift ideas.

From nEoLIthIc: The Federal Government has begun trials of it's Datacasting network but is receiving very little support from ISPs.

Want to hire out some DVDs without leaving home? Have a look at WebFlicks. Ooh...no late fees.

Curto noticed that ATI have some new Saphire drivers available. It's a 30Mb file that covers all versions of Windows so 3dchipset set out to split the file up into the various Windows versions. Have a look here.

Looks like radar detectors have come of age. Using GPS, this one warns you of such things as road black spots, school safety zones, roadworks ahead, personal danger areas. But will it detect a radar? Thanks Bernie.

AMDWORLD have compared Four Intel Motherboards. Now why would they do that? Give it a read and find out.

3dGameMan have another video review for you. This time of the Abit NF7-S Motherboard.

Craig has a link to a site full of flash versions of your favourite eighties arcade games. They should keep you busy for a while.

On the fire front, Rodney has provided a link to the latest RFS fire map. The NSW Rural Fire Service have a page to keep you updated on the current situation. From todays update: "Fire crews today will be confronted with varying conditions across many of the fires still burning in NSW. More than 4,500 firefighters worked on the 65 fires that have already burnt out over 120,000 hectares of NSW".

Excalibur RADEON 9700 Pro at Digit-Life
BeanTech BT84 Clear Acrylic ATX Case at ExtremeMhz
Shuttle AK37GTR Motherboard on TweakTown
Albatron KX400+ Pro Motherboard (KT333CE) at 3DVelocity
Digitalis Vision II Home Theater System at SystemCooling
Samsung 171N-Silver 17-inch TFT LCD Monitor on hardwarezone
Asus A7N8X NForce2 Motherboard at Nexus Hardware
Thermaltake 80mm Copper Fan Grills & Copper RAMsink at The Overclock Intelligence Agency
Fanner Group Led Fans on Furioustech

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