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Thursday Midday (18 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 6-January-2005  12:40:43 (GMT +10) - by Agg

FoderMe says a date and venue has been set for the third annual melbourne bbq. Sunday the 23rd by the banks of the yarra across the river from rod laver arena. If you're in Brisbane, Ambush says Oryp Cainam is hosting an OCAU BBQ at his house this coming Saturday 08 Jan. Brave man!

MWP says this HyperCube is one of the most incredible mods he's ever seen. See part two of the project here. Where do people find the time to do this stuff?

XAJIM sent word of a fake AMD CPU report on Xbit. A report over Sin Chew Daily web-site claims the local police had discovered a workshop that remarked microprocessors made by Advanced Micro Devices to sell them at higher price-points.

I think thetron is saying something about grammar checking in Openoffice, but I can't be sure. According to Openoffice user message. Their won't be the grammar until June later this year when they begin Alpha testing. I wait can for it :P We're all waiting, tron. :)

CSM has one of the first reports on this year's Consumer Electronics Show in the US. No doubt we'll be hearing plenty more about it over the next few days. Another early story is the first Palm OS wristwatch launch.

Apple have beefed up their Xserve G5 rackmounted servers. The PowerPC G5 processors come with more than 35 gigaflops of processing power per system and a front side 1U server system bus, running at up to 1.15 GHz and providing up to 9.2 GBps of bandwidth per processor and up to three 400GB drives, achieving 1.2TB of hot-plug storage.

The two Mars rovers are celebrating the first anniversary of their arrival on the red planet. I can picture them now, doing donuts in the martian soil and exchanging robotic-arm high-fives. Meanwhile Russia has decided to enter the space taxi business, charging the USA for carrying their astronauts to the International Space Station.

Apparently some World of Warcraft players are unhappy about the performance of an Australian server. If you agree, sign their petition. Has anyone ever seen one of these online petitions produce a response from a company?

Ellen Spertus, who in 2001 was voted the "Sexiest Geek Alive" (and accepted her award wearing a Gallery Serpentine corset) continues to develop opportunities for women in computer science.



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