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Saturday Afternoon (20 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 12-February-2005  13:50:01 (GMT +10) - by Agg

TheWedgie sent in some info about the merger of Australia's ABA and ACA, the Broadcasting and Communications authorities. More info here.

Apparently the hot, wet weather we're experiencing in NSW and QLD lately is making redbacks come indoors. A female redback's bite usually results in sweating and pain, which slowly builds to the point of being unbearable. All the more reason to let Daddy-long-legs stay - they can capture and eat redbacks and are not harmful to humans.

NYT has an article about powersaving PC's. Not that this concerns us, because all our PC's are folding while we sleep anyway. EETimes report on efforts to reduce or rapidly dissipate the amazing amounts of power and heat involved with modern processors. Sudhian meanwhile have a report on the effect of dust in your PC and heat.

Wired have an interesting story about simulating patients for medical diagnosis and trialling potential cures.

HWZ compared seven Radeon X800 Pro AGP video cards, from ABIT, Connect3D, GeCube, Gigabyte, HIS, PowerColor and Sapphire. Meanwhile, HardOCP looked at BFG video cards, including GeForce 6600 GT OC AGP, 6600 GT OC PCI-Express and SLI.

TheTechZone want to tell you all about blue-ray technology. Not big enough? Try the one terabyte data disks being promoted by the Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) Alliance, thanks Josh.

Apparently being smart isn't always a good thing in pressure situations. There's a few interesting articles on that site, actually.

Bigiain pointed out this iPod Shuffle RAID array, using 4 of the little USB gadgets. So we fire up Disk Utility, and put them into a RAID set, Striping them for a grand total of 3.9Gb of storage.

It had to happen eventually - Pfizer, who make Viagra, are going legal in response to the endless tide of Viagra spam. Microsoft are involved too, so it's a software and hardware approach.

Futurelooks bemoan the fate of single geeks on Valentine's Day. Doesn't seem to be loading properly for me. Anyway, Mark meanwhile suggests this charity drive which lets you celebrate Valentine's with a loved one, and give food/infrastructure support to victims of the tsunami. So, spread the love with a goat for tsunami relief this Valentine's Day! Seems a bit odd, but he says it's real.

Tech-Report reviewed the Corsair XMS Xpert memory recently, as did HardOCP. I was actually at Altech's Sydney office yesterday and had a look at some of this stuff. The glowing display that sits on the top of the memory banks isn't just for bling value - you can actually report some useful info there.

Marcus spotted this lego game, for single or multiple players.

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