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Sunday Evening (3 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 15-August-2004  19:36:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

QuakeCon, a big gaming convention in Texas, is on at the moment. Coverage on HardOCP, LegitReviews, Bjorn3D (and here) and TweakTown.

IANAG have a guide to removing Gator and related adware from your PC. Tons of "Free programs" install some variant of this ad serving software on your system to make that developer money.

IceTeks have a little desk modding going on. In this article we install some toggle switches right on the desk to control the fans. The PC is not stuck to the desk since the cable can be disconnected, and the computer's existing switches or fanbus can then control the fans.

Metku tried spraying some sticky stuff on PC input devices, to get more grip. Airsoft enthusiasts have been using similar products to improve grip on their airsoft guns. It should be only natural for this stuff to work on computer input devices too.

Nathan pointed out this interesting use of a gameboy for automotive datalogging, apparently an Australian project.

FutureLooks looked at the state of wearable computer technology.

PimpRig have a guide to 3D etching with a Dremel.

Sniper spotted an article on nanotechnology storage. Have you ever dream of 100 terabyte of data per 3.5-inch disk? New patented innovation nanotechnology from Michael E. Thomas, president of Colossal Storage Corporation, makes it real.

TweakTown have a guide to installing and tweaking WinXP SP2. Meanwhile, the hunt for holes in SP2 is a concern for security experts. PCStats cover slipstreaming SP2 into a WinXP install CD.

Dansdata turned a review of some magnetic widget into a lengthy deposition on the nature of quackery. Interesting read, with a zillion interesting links to follow.

Ocelotx found this list of the most important computer games of all time. Important computer games, hmm?

From SpN: "Britain granted its first license for human cloning Wednesday, joining South Korea on the leading edge of stem cell research". Info here and here.

SharkyExtreme have a Value Gaming PC buyer's guide. American prices, but interesting to see what they chose.

Genesis spotted this interesting 3D display technology.

PCPerspective report on a new Fatal1ty motherboard from ABIT.

If flight simulators are your thing, you might want to check out the Australian Flight Simulator Expo later this month at Sydney Airport, thanks Anthony.



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