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 Saturday, 1-September-2001  18:31:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A billion gazillion people (approx) wrote in to say that Telstra have issued a statement (via email) to the effect that they will not be enforcing the 3GB monthly download limit just yet. "Since June, Telstra has been reviewing Freedom Plan members' feedback in relation to their monthly 3GB allowance and this review is not yet complete. Whilst this review is in progress, Telstra BigPond has decided not to introduce the intended 3GB 'Capping' and 'Additional Usage' options planned for 1 October 2001. Slightly less people sent in a second communication from Telstra, which seems to be saying the limit WILL be there and WILL be enforced, info here. If you're confused maybe this FAQ will help. TooEZ notes they have changed a lot of their call pricing too, in the hope that the ACCC will approve.

More ranting about the rumoured AMD performance-rating scheme here on Tech-Report.

Hexus have a Case Mod Project article posted. There's interesting thread about lack of originality in case-modding in our own Case Mods forum. Some very cool projects linked from there.

Another chapter in the watercooled GF3 saga from BladeRunner.

From Marzi, a very cool 3D Pong shockwave game. Very addictive.. I predict a major drop in productivity this Monday. :)

From Andrew, the recent legalization of medical marijuana in Canada has opened the market for fast-grow dope machines.. bizarre.

Here's some info about a recent tech show in Germany.. in Dutch I think, but you can look at the pictures.

Manaz says I received my Optus@Home bill today, with the following noted on it - "From December 2001 Microsoft will cease supporting the Windows 95 operating system. Consequently, from July 2002 Optus will no longer support this system."

Digit-Life have a huge P4 article covering the new 2GHz part, the new socket, info on a few motherboards and comparisons to AMD's Athlon.

CDRInfo have an article about P-CAV vs. Z-CLV.. which is something to do with cd-burning, no doubt. :)

FutureLooks have checked out the Xitel MD-PORT DG2, a gadget attempting to merge MP3 and MiniDisc technology.

Matex says he uses this nifty windows customising tool and so should you - and there's a new version just out.

ComputerSource have a 15-page article about current 3D graphics technology including chipset info and benchmarks. On a similar note, BeachsideTech have an article about the future of 3D.

If you're into watching DVD's here in Oz, you might be interested in Michael's Region 4 DVD Info Page, thanks Sciby.

In a bold move, Microsoft have apparently put a unique code into a particular version of WindowsXP, presumably to allow tracking of copies back to the original leak.

From Sam: On a sad note, Alan O'Reilly, who ran DNA Computers in Adelaide, died at the age of 19 on Tuesday after overdosing on PMA, an ectasy substitute. Will be missed.

Reviews:
Abit Siluro T400 64MB GeForce 2 MX400 video card on HotHardware.
Cyber Cooler P-5700 copper socket cooler on GideonTech.
Swiftech MC462A socket cooler on ViperLair.
PowerCooler PCH075 socket cooler on 8balls.
Antec SX635 mini-tower case on Icrontic.
Zalman CNPS5000 socket cooler on MikhailTech.
Antec SX 12-40 fulltower case on G3D.
RomTech Trios hard drive selector on RatedPC.



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