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Friday Morning (8 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 7-October-2005  02:38:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Lots of people let us know that the Australian High Court has ruled in favour of Playstation modchips. The legalities are fairly specific though, so I doubt we'll suddenly see a modchip-friendly legal environment in Oz. Not to mention what the Free Trade Agreement with the US will do to the copyright situation here. Anyway, there's a thread discussing this issue here.

Lots of people also sent in this link to some Uni of QLD guys, OCAU members, trying to get scurvy to delay their exams. There's a large thread here in our Pub forum about it.

EverythingUSB have an article about an official Portable USB Apps Platform called U3. Co-developed by SanDisk and M-Systems, the open-standard U3 platform allows users to take their applications, not just data, with them to any USB-equipped Windows PC and to launch them with as little as two clicks.

I linked this review in the previous post, but it's worth another look. The Gigabyte i-RAM SATA RAMdrive is coming closer to commercial availability.. check out how it spanks a Raptor in the benchmarks.

`X' wants the world to know that the October Iron Cookoff is underway in our Geek Food forum, with the theme being "beans". Pardon me.

TheTechZone have an article (buried in the ads) about how you may be using Linux without realising. By browsing OCAU, for example. :)

LegionHW looked in more detail at recent claims that 2GB is better than 1GB of DDR2 for gaming.

Loser spotted this flexy phone concept from Nokia, the 888.

ATI's X1000 series gets some more coverage on TrustedReviews, XbitLabs and HWSecrets.

From Dinuc: Busy time at the moment for the photography forum, first up we have the Voting for the September Iron photographer. Then there is the October Iron Photographer theme, which is "Retro". There are already some good entries in. And finally we have a very interesting debate over whether the December challenge should be shot using disposable cameras. This is intended to level the playing field between those with point and shoot cameras and the digital SLR's. Can you give up your digital?

Nick spotted that there'll be no MS Office on Linux anytime soon, and that some of MS's Linux-related patents have been rejected. Also, the "spread firefox" server keeps being attacked.

From Jeffrey: New Dvico Fusion DVB-T drivers available and 2 upcoming DVB-T cards to be released soon, info here and here.

Xbit have a CPU overclocking guide posted. Today there is an illustrated guide that will take you through the entire process, step by step. With our new guide CPU overclocking will be as easy as ABC!

From LNC: The Battle for Wesnoth team is proud to release version 1.0 of The Battle for Wesnoth, a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme and roleplaying elements.

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