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Early Saturday Morning (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 28-July-2001  02:08:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Chris had a bit of a rant about XP in the forums, I found it amusing.

Actually, I want to have a rant now - about right-click-stopping JavaScript on websites. What is it with every bloody site having a "no no no!" popup on rightclick now? I habitually open links in a new window so I can see what the real URL is (handy when you run a news page) and because I like to close the browser when I've finished reading and move onto the next thing of interest in another window. Anyway, what really annoys me is the way all these scripts presume that by right-clicking I'm wanting to steal their graphics - and half of them don't even have graphics anyone would want to steal! I know, I can shift-click links - and if I really wanted to flog the images there's a zillion ways to get around a bit of JavaScript - but the point is, I don't like being treated like a criminal or patronised as I wander around the net. End rant.

Quick mini-rant about SirCam - I'm still getting lots of emails from people who have the virus. I don't really mind - in fact, some of the emails have really interesting-sounding files attached to them. However, you should be aware that, if you have SirCam, it will randomly email files from your "My Documents" folder to people in your address book. This could be embarrassing, yes? TheInquirer think so. Anyway.. more info here and a tool to remove it from your system here. Need a virus checker? Get a free one here - dunno if it's any good, I picked up a copy of Norton AntiVirus from a Hardly Normal bargain bin so of course I use that.

OneArmedMan says that he's seen Celeron 800's doing 1.1GHz out of the box - no batch numbers but they were Malay chips. Blue Draco says he's seen AYHJAR 1.4GHz Athlons doing 1705MHz under a ThermoEngine.. not too shabby either way.

Loki - OCAU's second server - is pretty much ready to be shipped off to the ISP. It's a dual P2-450, not the fastest machine in the universe but should be a very capable server. It'll be doing behind-the-scenes stuff for now, Odin will still be doing most of the work. Loki was mostly built from donated parts - I only had to buy the motherboard and rackmount case. The kind folks over at T.T.L. have organised a good deal for hosting, too. So thanks to everyone involved with that, hopefully it will fix our DNS problems as well as assisting with our continued growth in traffic. Expect a PCDB entry for the new box soon - it may end up hosting the PCDB in a few months, actually. :) Of course, it's another Debian Linux box.

AnandTech have a GeForce3 roundup, not sure if we linked that yet, can't see it in a quick scan of the news page. They also checked out a Creative Labs Nomad MP3 Jukebox with 30GB of space in it.. in a portable MP3 player! Wow. If your collection doesn't fit on that, seek professional help.

The Folding@Home Team continues to power ahead - I'm sure it was the addition of my girlfriend's C366 @ 550MHz that made all the difference. In the top 20 now and screaming up the rankings. I'm not ignoring our other teams, but I don't seem to get sent info on them very often. Funny message in the forums about Folding addiction too.

Tigger points out this watch running Linux.. think we saw that a while ago, but still, how cool is that?

This is pretty cool, a stick-figure FPS. I seem to get some mouse lag on it tho, but I am running a TNT2U at 1280x1024. It's from the guy who did that amazing stick-figure kung-fu animation and you're rewarded with more of the same if you make it all the way through the level.

Gaby corrected me on the 230CFM fan I linked earlier: I noticed that this fan from Jaycar is actually different from the fan here in the US which is 12V and much cheaper than the Australian 240V version - it also has a different blade arrangement. Jaycar want $90 for theirs but you're looking at maybe $50 total (including postage) for the fan from the US. Okey dokey.. a couple of options for those after a monster fan - note: earplugs not included.

Get back, he's got a giant potato masher! Let's hope he hasn't had a really bad day! Do I even need to tell you who those links are from? Wokket, of course.. :)

Soyo K7ADA DDR socketA motherboard on AwareMag.
Imation CD-RW 4x4x6 Burn-R USB burner on EverythingUSB.
Neon light case kit on OCrCafe.
Vantec Coolers, 2 compared on ProCooling.
Samsung Syncmaster 18.1" LCD screen on PCStats.
RumbleFX force-feedback headphones on GameSurge.
ECS D6VAA dual socket370 motherboard on HotHardware.
MSI K7T266 Pro-R SocketA DDR motherboard on AMDMB.

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