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Tuesday Night (4 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 22-July-2003  22:58:22 (GMT +10) - by Gibbon

First up tonight we have some Opteron overclocking, with a crazy liquid nitrogen lover taking aim at a poor, unsuspecting 1.8GHz Opteron 244. Not a huge overclock though, especially for that kind of extreme cooling. I wonder if that's going to be typical.

TheCrucible have posted what they have called the Ultimate Thermal Paste Round up. Thanks Sillen.

Nikon have released a new Digital SLR camera, the D2H. 4 Megapixel, 8 frames per second, and such new-fanglry as direct wireless transmission of images (using the FTP protocol) from the camera by WiFi (802.11b). Very nice. DPReview have a preview here. Thanks Gary_J.

The FBI has apparently issued a warning about the number of people being scammed by emails luring them to fake websites to collect personal information. We've already seen this with the Commonwealth Bank Netbank scam and now apparently a similar scam targeting Westpac customers. "The scam involves e-mail that links users to sites that are designed to look like legitimate sites and deceive consumers into revealing credit card or bank account numbers or other sensitive data". Be careful. Thanks boky.

Cybercriminals beware, the Internet Industry Association has released a draft cybercrime code of conduct, designed to map the relationship between ISPs and law enforcement agencies.

In the ongoing saga of SCO vs World, the company that bought the licensing rights to the Unix code in 1995 and claims Unix copyright is considering asking business users for a fee for every copy of Linux they run. "The licensing fee would be targeted at all Linux distributions based on the 2.4 kernel; that is where SCO alleges most of the unauthorized Unix code resides. Sources said the price of such a fee or license is expected to be several hundred dollars each". More information here.

Beyond3D have a pretty impressive competition running at the moment, for any graphics coders out there. They're after a working DirectX 9 Shader. "As stated, the Shader code must be of DirectX9 PS/VS2.0 level and can be written in either DX assembly or via HLSL". Some nice prizes, including a Shuttle PC and ATI Radeon 9800 Pro graphics cards, and it looks like it's open to international entrants. Full details here.

[H]ardOCP have posted some new articles. UT2003 texture filtering, an ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 (p)review, and a review of a BFG Technologies GeForce FX5900 Ultra. Hmmm, BFG Technologies - reminds me of the BF3D2000, from so many years ago. It's amazing how those heatsinks don't look so far fetched now.

Finally, there's lots of LAN action coming up this weekend. Ryan sent in news of another NudgeeLAN. For all details please visit the site here. Gareth let us know about RFLAN. Looks like it's pretty full now, but if you're interested, go here and follow the instructions on the news page to get your seat!. Last but not least, MWP sent news of another Wonderlan in SA this weekend. "It's a 2 day event which will have a 600 seat capacity. If it fills, it'll be the largest LAN held in SA to date". Details here.



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