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It's still the weekend ... and here is more news. (6 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 30-May-2004  12:37:29 (GMT +10) - by Wolfy

For those of you looking for something to do on this fine Sunday, jimx sends news of an unofficial list of well-known unsolved codes and ciphers.

pcunleash have unveiled what they're calling the ultimate lan-party PC, the LCD monitor is built into the case.

You've probably heard the saying 'fight fire with fire', this article is applying that theory to noisy PC's and suggesting that To Quiet a Whirring Computer, Fight Noise With Noise.

Perhaps the police are catching up to the information age, with news that more more hax0rs have been nabbed.

For those of us that cannot afford, or justify, buying the latest-and-greatest video card, NordicHardware have a Mid End shootout where they compare 5 video cards: "GeForce FX 5900 XT, one GeForce FX 5700 Ultra (with GDDR3) and one Radeon 9600 XT".

Andrew sent me an email: "... this PDF document from Samsung shows (on the second page) the speed of their various DDR RAM modules. I always wanted to know how my Samsung TCCC modules differ from my TCC4 modules. Now I know."

ModTown send news of their "exciting giveaway competition", you can win some BlueTake Bluetooth and Wi-Fi products (Entry appears to be open for all, although it does appear that if you win you'll need to pay for postage).

OCAU is not just about computers and hardware, here are some interesting items from our Geek Food Forum :
The very informative HomeBrew thread has grown to over 1400 posts!
Shalmanese linked this very interesting food from An Anthropological Perspective article and the Eat Dangerously Cookbook, even if you're not into cooking, you should find their recopies quite amusing.
If you are into cooking, you may like to add your bit to The SNACK thread,
and I was interested to find out what's in crab stick.

First Microsoft launched the Xbox/Playstation battle, and now it appears, that they are going to take on Apple's iPod with a US$50 device and online music service. Update: Additional information, appears to indicate that "Microsoft is licensing other third-party companies like Rio and Creative to use a new and enhanced version of its Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology" and so they'll "offer a multitude of devices" some as costing as little as US$50.



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