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Tuesday Night (18 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 25-October-2005  20:55:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A zillion people sent word that Apple's iTunes Australia store is now online, with over a million songs available, at $1.69 AUD each. More info here and there's an iTunes Oz FAQ here on CNet.

Feartec sent in a reminder for people to shut down and disconnect their PC's, routers, webcams, modems etc during storms. Many homes and business in Tamworth have awoken today with dead Servers, PC's and hardware from last nights storms (photos in this thread).

The recent Space Elevator Games went off without any major breakthroughs, but with much promise for the future. Meanwhile, the Martian rovers Spirit and Opportunity are still going strong.

Sniper noticed MythBusters being busted.. well, kinda. It's still a cool show. :)

Intel has shuffled its future high-end CPU roadmap, with Itanium 2 delayed due to "quality issues" and the Reidland Xeon MP platform scrapped in favour of a platform named Caneland. Basically a bunch of stuff way off in the future is now different stuff, and will no doubt be changed again several times by then.

In the meantime, Intel is to spend USD$650M on upgrading its 300mm-wafer plant in New Mexico, while AMD expands its presence on the China market.

AVault found some AMD desktop CPU pricing info, including an FX-60 and A64 5000+.

A Californian company claims its future CPUs will be far more power efficient than current offerings. Over three years, a 4,000-node cluster of PWRficient-based servers might consume $360,000 in electricity--an equivalent bank of Xeons and Opterons would chew up $3 million and $3.5 million worth of electricity, respectively, P.A. Semi claims. Some more info on RealWorldTech.

Version five of MySQL, the popular open-source database that powers many sites including OCAU, is now available for download.

If you're after some game trailers, there's been a heap in the last couple of days on AusGamers: Aeon Flux, Vietcong 2, Civilisation 4, TrackMania Sunrise eXtreme, NFL Head Coach, GTA: Liberty City Stories Multiplayer and ParaWorld.

A timewaster from Bort: Just letting you know that someone has created a flash version of Wolfenstein 3D - it's done quite well.

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