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Tuesday Afternoon (10 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 13-January-2004  15:37:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Most users ever online was 652 on 12th January 2004 at 10:47 PM. Insanity! The previous record was 612 people, but we smashed that last night. Actually, the forums were extremely busy all day yesterday and that has continued today - as I type this there are 504 people browsing at once. With topics ranging from basic PC help to watercooling, motoring, photography, fitness and even cooking, our forum has become one of the busiest in the world. If you're not a member yet, why not? :)

On a less happy note, our Folding@Home Team has had to relinquish their position as #1 team in the world. Congrats to the [H]orde who have rallied back since losing the crown to us several months ago. The overall winner of course is, well, everyone - because we're all helping with research that may ultimately lead to cures for many diseases, including cancer. If you'd like to be part of the push back to the #1 spot, join up today! It's easy and just requires a simple task running in the background on your PC. For more info, see our Team OCAU forum.

I don't normally like to post rumours as news, but lots of people are talking about this story on TheInquirer, which suggests relationships between ABIT and NVIDIA are not doing well. It'd be a shame if they parted, because ABIT's nForce-based motherboards have been extremely popular with overclockers for some time now. I've asked my contact at ABIT for any news but haven't heard back yet. Possibly related, ABIT sent around a press-release (we've mirrored the 285KB .doc file here) saying they are partnering with ATI for video cards now. This is great news - I reckon an ABIT Radeon card with OTES would be pretty impressive. Anyway, there's some more rampant speculation in this forum thread.

EPoX on the other hand are going to start making NVIDIA-based video cards now, according to Xbit.

Andrew sent some tidbits: First 8x DVD burner, Video Turntables for DJ's, Toshiba unveils 0.85 inch HDD's for the Mobile Phones.

The biggest-ever cruise liner has been launched recently. The "Queen Mary 2" is as long as 41 double-decker buses, or 345m, and weighs 150,000 tonnes.

Sean spotted this interesting page about bad boards from days gone by. Mobos that aren't what they seem to be!

Gruntville have five thermal pastes in a shoot-out.. or perhaps squirt-out.

SubZeroTech have taken what they call a brief, honest look at the numbers, comparing Intel and AMD CPU's.

Bigiain sent in some evidence against SCO in their continuing battle against UNIX people, particularly Novell.

PCReview have a preview of the ApeXtreme PC/Console hybrid from VIA. DePhantom noticed more info here on VIA's site. I bought an Xbox the other day, just to show how far behind the times I am.

Apparently Gosford people are lucky, because there's a LAN there every weekend, thanks Jotham. DarthDVD notes that Darwin people can go to this 3-day gaming event over the Australia Day long weekend.



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