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Monday News Bites (8 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 17-November-2003  12:43:56 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Mandrake Linux 9.2 and LG CDROMs don't mix well together, as installing Mandrake 9.2 with a LG CDROM results in a physically dead CD drive. Or so we thought. LG have found a solution in the way of a firmware flash for the drive. Visit this page then click on Product Support and then drivers. All the info on how to resurrect your LG drive is there. Thanks to Chris for the link.

On ValleyForums you can read a quick and simple DIY UV Reactive Painting guide. Lots of glowy bits.

OCInside show you how to volt mod your Soyo SY-KT400A Dragon Lite to get a maximum 2.04V to the CPU.

Network game code, and game servers are pretty amazing things, I mean what does happen when I click my mouse and some little virtual nasty falls down dead on the other side of the world? Well, lots happens, according to a long article on HightekPC. "The Technology Behind a Game Server".

OCC have a mousepad shootout for you. Little mousepads running everywhere shooting each other!

Agg mentioned the other day that the Nokia N-Gage had been hacked, now Nokia have confirmed this. A few people sent that one in so thanks guys.

When a BIOS flash goes wrong, it's often time to bin the motherboard and get a new one. ARP show you one way of recovering from a corrupt BIOS using the hot-flash method. I've used this method myself and it can save your board from an early retirement.

iTunes has been hacked to become MyTunes allowing people to copy and save other peoples music files. Maybe it should be called NotMyTunes. Thanks Dink

If you are in the market for a home projector, Hardware Analysis put three popular makes on show. Dell, InFocus and Sanyo.

Brobin found this interesting site, Stop-Scammers. It's a list of known scams that are doing the rounds. Well worth a view.

Some news bits from Tekka: 3D displays on the horizon. Gainward claim the new 3DMark03 patch disables nVidia GPU compiler. Nokia unveils new walkie-talkie phone.

This very-high-res picture of Jupiter was sent in by StormCyko. 13Mb of TIFF goodness. There's also a lower resolution JPG version.

The Mod Fathers have an article called Lan Party Etiquette, if you're new to Lanning this is one to read.

On the topic of Lans, there is a new Lan in Sydney, called Tlegion. They have a Lan coming up so check it out.

From Spamtastic: "The AGDC LANFest is set to electrify Australian Game Developers for the third consecutive year. Once again gamers and developers can outwit and outmanoeuvre each other playing the latest games, demos and code releases. This 500 PC event will demonstrate just what multi-player gaming is all about on the 22nd/23rd of November". It's being held at the Melbourne Convention Centre. Registration info here, and there is also a thread about it in the forums.

Rature sent in todays timewaster link. It's Fly Guy. I kind of like it, but I'm yet to find the aim of the game.



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