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Saturday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 5-July-2003  03:24:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Lots of people let us know that BlueSmurf's Imperial Star Destroyer project has been covered on TheRegister. We host BlueSmurf's site and, yes, we did notice the huge traffic spike over the last couple of days. :) Hi to any Reg-heads dropping by our newspage!

John Glenn and Neil Armstrong joined in celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first flight recently. It was 66 years from the sands of Kitty Hawk to the dust of the moon. Pretty amazing to hear it stated like that.

thetron spotted this handy download time estimator.

Digicam28 sent in this interesting page about counterfeit electronic components.

Digital-Daily compared an SiS748 motherbaord from ASRock with an nForce2 rev C1 motherboard from Soltek. For DDR memory and 200MHz-FSB socketA CPUs, of course.

A Brisbane xbox-modchip company is daring Microsoft to sue them, it seems.. more info here, thanks Ross.

SubZeroTech reviewed a glowy keyboard from Bytec. Perhaps the most exciting new thing to hit the computer world, other than the new Pentium chipset, are these new “electroluminescent” keyboards. Hmm, nowhere near the top of my "exciting new things" list, I'm afraid.

HardwareAccelerated have an interview with a company that makes a set-top box that can play PC games.

A few people sent in this car stereo wars article on CNN. And people say PC enthusiasts are crazy!

NordicHardware have an article about the fundamentals of air cooling, in case concepts like "heat goes from hot things to cold things" have so far escaped your grasp. Ok, it goes into a bit more detail than that.

If you're after something a little more extreme, LiquidNinjas have an article about peltiers and liquid cooling and stuff. Ahh, reminds me of the very early days of OCAU, back in 1999. For more of this kind of stuff, check out our Extreme Cooling forum.

Dan's gone and built himself a subwoofer. Even in a sealed box, though, if you feed this driver with a reasonably hefty amp, it'll still be more than capable of loosening the ceiling paint in anybody's lounge room. I speak from experience.

TweakTown compared no less than eight nForce2 motherboards, for DDR memory and socketA CPUs. Meanwhile, xbitlabs rounded up six CDRW+DVD combo drives and G3D compared power supplies.

Xbit also have an article about how SARS has affected the IT industry.

Guru3D went to CeBIT America 2003 and found, among other things, a USB watch.

From Peter: For those who are interested, the 2003 E-tax software is now available from the friendly Tax Office here. Supposedly it's easier to use than the printed tax pack and the ATO is offering refunds within 14 days... (got mine last year in around 7 days). Why not make your computer earn you a well-deserved tax refund...

HardwareAnalysis have an article about the RIAA chasing file-sharers.

Madshrimps have another part of their microprocessor technology article posted, this time dealing with cooling. In fact the term "super-computer" more accurately derives from "super-cooled" computer. Errr, I dunno about that..

Ulric sent in this astronomy picture. They say it looks like a superhero or something, but that's not what I first saw in that picture. As Ulric says, it's more like the Hand of God, and He's not saying hi. :)



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