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Monday Afternoon (9 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 5-September-2005  15:55:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

It's only a few minutes until the Kazaa judgement is handed down in Sydney. More info here. Then, judge Murray Wilcox, who's been hearing the arguments for and against since day one, is to rule on “whether the peer-to-peer network is no different from a photocopier or is a giant "engine of copyright piracy," as News1, New Brisbane, sums it up.

Troy sent word that you can get a free copy of Linspire for the next couple of days. There's a thread with some more info here.

Hitachi has some tiny disk drives on the way. The drop-sensor technology is activated during a drop of as little as four inches. Once warned, the drive parks the read-write head away from the surface of the disk. Xbit have more info.

Tweaktown compared some 1600dpi gaming mice from Logitech and Razer. Xbit meanwhile looked at Five DVD-ROM drives from ASUS, Sony, Toshiba and Plextor, while Athlon64 heatsinks are compared on MadShrimps. Finally, Bit-Tech checked out some X800GT video cards from PowerColor, Sapphire and HIS.

LegitReviews spent some time overclocking their Athlon64 X2 3800+ CPU. Pretty good bang for buck these, I've got one myself.

Timbot sent word from the future, of liquid metal nanocoolers and diamond nanotubes.

From Shalmanese: The Iron Cook Off for August is officially over and the voting has begun. The voting thread is here. The entry thread is here.

Meanwhile, from Dinuc: Voting is now open to decide the August Iron Photographer. The theme was "The End". And the September challenge is also on. the theme is "Silhouette".



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