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Thursday Middayish (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 11-October-2001  12:52:49 (GMT +10) - by Agg

CodeMasters have apparently introduced new anti-piracy code into their games, that slowly degrade the gameplay of pirate copies over time. Didn't we hear about something like this a year or so ago from someone else? Weird. Anyway, it'd be interesting to see how it knows if it's on a pirated CD or the original.

Ahh, that poke the bunny thing is a classic. Keep poking. :)

AllTechBox have a guide to connecting a Playstation joypad to a PC.

Tony noticed another space simulator program, and while cruising around that site I found this training course used by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to train their staff in the Basics of Space Flight. Seems pretty in-depth, you could learn a lot there if you did the whole thing.

Apparently Intel have plans for a P4-based Celeron at 1.8GHz. Riiight.. "word processing and email only, madam? No games etc? In that case, you only need a value processor, such as this one at a mere 1.8GHz. That should load Outlook nicely for you."

There's been a lot of talk today about Microsoft possibly being fined (Doctor Evil voice) 2.5 billion dollars! by the European Trade Commission but the Financial Times says that's not true.

Matarka was very bored while playing Spaced Penguin.

Wolfy notes that Sony have bought into Square, the people who brought you the Final Fantasy series of games. Square has agreed to sell 11.2 million shares, as they are still recovering from their attempts in the movie industry with Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. The movie took in $32 million at the box office, far below their estimated $135 million budget. Yeeowch.

X-bit Labs have a bit more info about the "Special Edition" Western Digital HDD with 8mb cache, thanks Zia.

Ahh, the joys of owning several pets and seeing their cute interactions.

Dan's checked out a USB drive rack that turns any IDE HDD into a USB-connected external drive.

Another weird Internet phenomenon resurfaces, perhaps Bert really is evil..

Digit-Life have checked out three SiS735-based motherboards. This is the same chipset seen in today's OCAU review, the ECS K7S5A.

Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum on Bench-House.
OCZ Dominator socket cooler on HardAvenue.

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