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Wednesday graveyard shift! (11 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 17-December-2003  05:16:28 (GMT +10) - by Darkness'

Hello! :) Good old night shift...

There's more Milky Way than we thought! No, not the chocolate you nerd... Australian astronomers have discovered an extra cosmic arm in the Milky Way that they believe wraps around the outskirts of the vast galaxy like a thick gas border."

I stumbled across some great information on the profits and sales of game companies. " Electronic Arts also showed significant improvements, with software sales jumping 29 percent based on the strength of three titles: "Medal of Honor: Rising Sun" 580,000 units), "Need for Speed: Underground" (527,000 units), and "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (435,000 units)."

Jimi Hendrix has gone plastic! "Since launching its line of music action figures in the late '90s with re-creations of Kiss band members, McFarlane Toys has immortalized some of the biggest acts in rock history. The Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Jim Morrison, Jerry Garcia, Metallica and Janis Joplin have all been cast in plastic by the Arizona-based toymaker."

Kazaa has apparently taken out a full page ad in a newspaper.

It looks like those new BPA plans are doing some more good for aussie broadband. "NUMBER three ADSL internet service provider TPG has jumped on the download bandwagon, offering a "true" unlimited service after Telstra and Optus both changed their download allowances." BUT, that doesn't get Telstra out of the lime light... "THE new prices Telstra wants to charge its competitors for access to its network may have risen by more than 70 per cent in the past few years, competitor Optus claims.

Got a remote controlled helicopter? Want to fight terrorism with it? "THE regular use of unmanned mini-helicopters or counter-terrorism and defence surveillance in Australia could be a reality soon."

Microsoft has now ended support for windows 98. People still use that?!

If you thought camera phones were all to fancy and technical, well, it's about to get even more confusing! "FINLAND'S leading broadcasters, mobile service providers and Nokia plan to start sending commercial TV programs to cell phones next year..."

Er, whoops! Microsoft "accidentally" included a font in office 2003 that included two swastikas!

"Toshiba said it has made a hard drive just over two centimetres which can hold between two and three gigabytes of data." That's my current monthly download limit on a two centimetre disk!

Do you ride a motorcycle? Maybe you want to get one? You should pop in here :)



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