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Wednesday Morning (17 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 13-April-2005  01:22:48 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's a bit of an uproar about the Cookie Monster becoming more nutritionally aware, reports Stevodude. There's even a new song -- "A Cookie Is a Sometimes Food," where Cookie Monster learns there are "anytime" foods and "sometimes" foods. Doesn't seem like such a big deal to me.. kids are getting fatter, so a role model that stuffs his face with cookies all the time is probably not such a good thing. :)

Defyant's latest project squeezes dual watercooled xeons into an Apple G5 case.

TweakGuides have updated their Windows XP Tweaking Companion.. a free 170-page PDF of tips and tricks.

Some links from Tekka: Man gets nine years for spamming. MTV to launch internet 'channel'. Will Sony Crackdown on PSP Hacks? Gizmondo handheld games console review.

Hexus have an article about how parallelism is taking over the mainstream processing world. Today’s GPUs are expressed in parallel structures of 16 pipelines each with multiple programmable floating-point processors and other specialized state machines. The results have been nothing short of phenomenal.

Viperlair have a primer to get you up to speed on PCI-Express.

Another pile of links, from eDust: Sanyo have a prototype of a fuel cell to power notebooks. It's external so should be able to power any notebook. Keyboards in hospitals can carry quite a few nasties. Wireless USB 1.0 should come out next month - this runs at 480mbps so don't get it confused with USB 1.0. An NEC notebook with a 2048 x 1536 screen. How to get two 30" Apple Cinema Displays to work with a PC. A Gameboy kit, add your own electronic components etc.

TweakTown compared Catalyst 5.3 and 5.4 drivers for your ATI video card. Meanwhile, VIA have released some new 4-in-1 drivers.

Intel is offering a $10,000 USD reward for a particular magazine issue in which Gordon Moore originally made his famous "Moore's Law" forecast. Do you have a copy of the April 19, 1965, issue of Electronics magazine? :)



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