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Thursday Night (2 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 22-September-2005  23:54:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Hurricane Rita is currently approaching the Gulf Coast of the USA. Scarily, this storm is shaping up to be larger than Hurricane Katrina of a few weeks ago, and is apparently one of the 10 biggest storms on record. Fortunately there seems to be a more organised response to this one, with over a million people evacuating the area in the storm's path.

There was an impressive and spectacular emergency landing of an Airbus A-320 at LAX today, thanks to some dodgy nosegear.

HWZ compared mid-range video cards in the form of the Radeon X700 and GeForce 6600.

If you think you're meeting up for some hanky panky with an internet friend, you may be getting more than you expected. An organised crime group has been using the internet to lure people to meeting places in Sydney where some have been held at knifepoint, kidnapped, robbed, NSW police say.

Rasman has started a Stock Exchange Game in our forums, for those who want to try their hand at paper-trading.

Quite a few people sent word that Opera is now free. Opera being an alternative web browser, of course.

If Firefox is more your style, you might want to upgrade to 1.0.7, which fixes some security issues.

From Tank: Just in case you were wondering what the weather is like in space today.

Two things from Dan today: One column about the luxury computing gear I'd like to be able to buy, and one little letters column. In this issue: Jet-cooled computers, screen-garbage, deleting the swap file, and charred hardware.

Lots of people also sent word that the Serious Sam II Demo is available now. This demo contains the complete Seriousopolis Uptown level from the game, which can be played solo, or over LAN or online by up to four people. There's a thread here with other mirrors and feedback etc.

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