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Friday Morning (8 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 15-July-2005  11:19:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Australian record industry has won a major legal victory regarding online copyright infringements. The ruling means that linking to sites with pirated material, and not just downloading it, is an infringement of copyright in Australia.

NASA has had to cancel the shuttle launch with only a couple of hours to go. A faulty fuel sensor is to blame. Meanwhile, an astronomer discovered a planet in a system with three stars.

This Dalek case is pretty cool - it's a shame there's not more info available.

Timbot sent in this new spray cooling method for cooling computer chips on TheEngineer. "As far as the density of heat goes, this technology can remove up to four times what the space shuttle experiences upon re-entry," says Shedd, "which is performance we haven't seen before."

HWSecrets took a tour of Corsair's factory in Fremont, California.

The Internet Archive is being sued for storing historical data that assisted in an earlier legal case. In most cases, the robot.txt blocked the request. But in 92 instances, the suit states, it appears to have failed, allowing access to the archived pages.

Firefox has some security updates available - grab the update here. Meanwhile, the Opera browser will soon be appearing on a mobile phone near you.

Quite a few people sent in this Optimus keyboard. Each key is a tiny display, so you can re-map the keyboard and display the new command or mapping right on the key surface. Neato.

Gareth spotted this amazing case mod worklog over on Bit-Tech. Lots of CNC milling going on.

Xbit have an article on the history of Alpha processors, as well as an examination of 20" and 21" LCD Monitor features.

Interesting Forum Threads:
15-day dual-core stability test in Intel Hardware.
AMD socket A, retired in AMD Hardware.
ABIT AN8 Ultra (new nF4 mobo with 3.55vdimm) in AMD Hardware.
Riva Ver 2, Massive MDF Case (lots of pics) in Modding & Electronics.
Pure MySQL database server? in SMP & Clustering.
Childhood misconceptions in The Pub.
29 days till the [H]orde overtake us!! in Team OCAU - Distributed Computing.



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