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Sunday Afternoon News (9 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 9-November-2003  13:46:49 (GMT +10) - by Gibbon

Wow, big weekend. Quick tip : if a bunch of Englishmen ask you if you want to go to a pub and watch rugby, say NO!

Tweakers Australia have had a look at a "premium lapping kit" for flattening the base of your HSF. If you feel like a trip down memory lane, you can also read through Agg's historic CPU slug lapping guide from way back when.

Dan has been busy answering letters again, now into his 71st instalment. "This time, I ramble about USB cable lengthening, DirectSound quality issues, ferocious magnets, low power hard drives, bathtub electrocution, another magic car-enhancing device, and how clever I am."

A few people sent in news that even Microsoft can slip up and forget to renew a domain registration.

While we're talking Microsoft, there's a critical update for Office2003 (Word 2003 more specifically) hot on the heels of its release. Thanks Dink.

If you've ever copped an excess usage charge for your internet connection, you'll relate to this .... $20,000 in excess charges over three months isn't mucking about! In this case, though, it all seems to have been a misunderstanding. "Telstra said yesterday it decided to drop the bill because the woman, Samara Eisenhuth, may have been the victim of "inadvertent" file-sharing". Thanks Murray.

I'm not sure in which parallel universe PC peripheral manufacturer Belkin thought a spamming router would be a good idea. "The router would grab a random HTTP connection every eight hours and redirect it to Belkin's (push) advertised web page." I'd be tempted to redirect an axe towards my router if it did that. Thanks James.

Sick of bland, two dimensional graphics? How does a 3D monitor sound? Hmmm, I can think of a few umm, handy uses for that. Read more here.

More news coming!

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