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Wednesday Night (7 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 20-August-2003  23:58:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Let's see if I can find any news buried among the 120 or so W32.Sobig.F virus spam emails. Meanwhile, another virus is trying to kill the Blaster virus, without much success. Together, they are hammering the net, not to mention my inbox. There's even a new version of Blaster on the way, thanks Ripley. Note to virus writers: get lives. nobody likes you.

Stang spotted some Doom 3 reviews from the recent QuakeCon convention in the states: here, here and here. HardOCP attended also, their thoughts here. Tech-Report have some Doom3 multiplayer impressions too.

Demaar was first to send in this article about how diamonds aren't just a girl's best friend, they're pretty cool for geeks as well. Koopz meanwhile spotted an article (with a pretty gross picture of turkey guts, so skip this one if you've got a weak stomach) about a machine that can turn almost anything into oil.

Surakshan points out that the Australian Government has access to Windows source code for security reasons.

Looks like the XBOX2 will be powered by ATI, thanks Argent. The original XBOX used an NVIDIA chip, so this is quite a coup for ATI.

On the modding front, SilentPC have a Lanboy under the knife, while Bit-Tech have unleashed their Project Bliss.

From 1nc0de: Hey guys, bit of news here from a Russian Site. I read russian, and can translate the first paragraph for you: "Near Moscow, on Saturday, the annual championship for throwing keyboards and chucking mice will be held._Anyone who wants to_throw as far as they can the keyboard or mouse, fuelled by the cheers of the crowds, will be allowed to enter. This is the second time the event is held, in_a near Moscow city of "Kraznoznamensk"." Pretty wierd event. :)

We haven't had any flash timewasters for a while, so here's three. Alex sent in this Rugby one, where you can apparently win tickets to the World Cup. HyRax1 sent in this chasm game, which he describes as addictive and frustrating at the same time. Finally, Matex sent in an online version of that old favourite, battleships.

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