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Friday Afternoon (15 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 8-April-2005  14:11:40 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Remember kids, bug bombs can be good, but too many bug bombs can be bad. The force of the blast was felt by firefighters at their station 200 metres away.

PCMechanic looked at some open source password organiser software. Can't decide if that's a good idea or not..

There's some new Catalyst drivers for your ATI video cards, version 5.4.

From Murray: NEC has developed a wireless system that can transmit uncompressed high-definition (HD) video signals and could eliminate the need for cables when connecting HD-capable products, the company said. Systems based on the technology could be available in 2007.

Phoronix had a go at NVIDIA overclocking under Linux.

The BTX standard has gained some more credibility with Dell coming on board. BTX or Balanced Technology Extended puts the hottest components, such as the processor, chip sets and graphics controllers, in the center of the PC chassis, where they are cooled by a front-to-back airflow driven by a larger, slower-moving fan than in the ATX chassis.

Installing WinXP SP2 will be not blockable after April 12th, apparently. Managers will have to choose between upgrading to XP SP2 or turning off the automatic update mechanism..

TheTechZone have a wireless security guide.

NASA have extended the Mars rover mission by another 18 months.

From alchemy: The QLD Government is hosting a petition to see how many people object to the 3AM lockout that is currently in place.. for those of you not in the know, the State Government has amended liquor licensing legislation so that you can't enter a licensed club/pub/restaurant/venue within the Brisbane City Council Boundries after 3AM on any night of the week.. and if you leave a venue you can't get back in either!! If you're enrolled to vote in QLD and disagree with this curfew, there's a petition (a real Govt one, not an ant-toothbrush one) here.

Microsoft are expanding their Get The Facts program, promoting Windows as more reliable than Linux, thanks Nick.

From PuGZoR: A 24 year old French student has found the 13th root of a 200 digit number in 49 minutes using mental power only. Last december he also found the 13th root of a 100 digit number in a mere 3.6 seconds, which is quite astounding.

"That Man" sent in this storm the house flash timewaster. Edit: seems to have some not-work-safe ads alongside the game.

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