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 Wednesday, 11-May-2005  02:03:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's reports of two critical flaws in Firefox. "Users can further protect themselves today by temporarily disabling JavaScript or disabling the 'Allow websites to install software' option in Tools > Options > Web Features." More info here, thanks Jim, and here on MozillaZine.

HardWareZone have a GeForce 6600 GT AGP video card shootout, while MadShrimps compare DDR2 memory from Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, Mushkin and Transcend.

Digitimes report that AMD will migrate all CPUS to the new sockets over the next couple of years. Socket M2 and Socket F processors will both support dual-channel DDR2 memory, customers of AMD in Taiwan indicated. More info here on Xbit.

Lovers of spicy food will be happy: there's a new hot sauce available, apparently the hottest possible. Diners must sign a disclaimer recommending protective gloves and eye wear - but even sweating testers in safety gear were blinded by tears for 30 minutes. Mmm, burny.

Apparently Intel's dual-core P4's have appeared in Japan, thanks Leon. They're for sale in Akihabara, where all new hardware seems to appear first. NeoSeeker meanwhile have their dual core thoughts posted.

Thetron spotted this Hack IIS 6.0 Challenge contest, where you can win an Xbox. Seems to be open to hax0rs worldwide (the contest, not the target server.. yet.)

Apparently global warming could make England colder, along with other parts of Europe, thanks RnR. The Gulf Stream transports 27,000 times more heat to British shores than all the nationís power supplies could provide, warming Britain by 5-8C. Interesting.

Iroquois spotted a TheReg article where Toshiba claims that an agreement on Blu-Ray / HD-DVD convergence is not actually getting much closer.

The BSA has apparently been sending copyright infringement notices to various Australian ISP's, but not all are received. iiNet managing director Michael Malone said his company had not received any e-mails from the BSA, and expressed surprise at the organisation's allegation.

Anandtech took a look at 64-bit gaming, with a 64-bit update to the already impressive game Far Cry. You can grab the patch here.



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