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Wednesday Morning (10 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 8-December-2004  00:38:40 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

Some crazy scientists have got a brain, that was grown using 25,000 nerual cells from a rat embryo, and taught it to fly a F-22 Jet Simulator. Full story here, thanks Stew for sending that in!

I'll let the direct quote from this article over at Sci Tech speak for me: Right now, we are not taking full advantage of the 20-terahertz bandwidth that fibre can provide because of the limitations of OEO (optical-electronic-optical) switching systems," says UC Berkeley researcher Pei-Cheng Ku. "If we did, we'd be able to send 600 two-hour feature films in about 1 second.

GPS systems have been causing a few drivers to do silly things, like this 78-year-old that did a U-turn on a 130km/h expressway in France.

Thinking about buying a new PC featuring Microsoft's new Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 operating system? Give this article a good read, there's a few things you ought to know before you do.

PCMech has another amusing Under the Influence article posted, which this week is about "The Buzz About Media Centre PCs".

PCMechanic has more information about the Internet's ever growing file sharing frenzy.

Think twice before you dump DIRT in a forest, these men were arrested for doing it! Thanks to PointyStick for the link!

Also thanks to PointyStick, well, I'll try let the URL speak for itself, because I am just speechless. :\ Miss Digital World. Sad, oh so sad.

Xbitlabs has a look at sixteen hard drives with over 200GB Storage Capacity.

Short-Media has a guide on diagnosing PC problems with Memtest86+.

There's some more Holiday Gift Guides on ResellerRatings and 3D Velocity.

Chris sent in today's timewaster, Flatout.



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