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Tuesday, Cup Day News (10 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 1-November-2005  06:46:40 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

Apparently there is some big horse race on today. Its the one where lots of people who don't follow the horse racing, follow the horse racing. The one where amateurs become experts, losers become winners, everyone gets horribly drunk, and ladies wear silly hats. Its that day when lots of people finish work early or just plain don't bother going in the first place. Yes, thatís right, its Melbourne Cup Day. For those who plan on having a flutter or perhaps going along for the show, good luck to you all. Sadly, I plan on sleeping through the whole event and then getting up late in the afternoon and heading to work, sober.

We posted news some months ago about a forum member, Dark_Greg, who is making a Star Wars Fan Film. A friend of mine and I are currently working on a Star Wars fan film. We've done some preliminary screen testing, built some basic sabre props and are in the middle of sourcing materials for costumes etc. The story is coming along quite nicely, and fits somewhere in the Star Wars universe around the time before the mandalorian wars. Well, things are moving along and they are in need of some actors for spoken roles, two female and one male. Anyone interested can drop a line in this thread or contact Dark_Greg via Private Message in the forums. May the force be with you!

Credit cards, RFID tags and Tank Tops. These things are talked about in a brief article over on PCMech. They wonder if we are going to need to install a firewall to protect our bodies!

The folks at Guru3D have recently updated their nVidia overclocking tool, nVHardPage. "With this tweak utility you can enable/disable hidden features in nVidia control panel, tweak nVidia Direct3D and OpenGL settings and overclock your nVidia display adapter."

Photography fans will have heard about HDR or High Dynamic Range. Its a way of getting more out of the available light than your digital camera would usually be able to capture. It is also something being used in other areas of video and graphics including computer games. CoolTechZone have a little beginners guide to HDR.

HardwareZone have taken a long hard look at the ATI Radeon X1000 series of graphics cards including the Radeon X1300, X1600 and X1800. A very good read, all 17 pages of it, for those who have been waiting for these cards to hit the market. Full article here.

Some pictures, on The Inquirer, of a wafer of Playstation 3 CPUs as well a close-up of the rear of a finished CPU. Check them out here.

In an article titled Second-class Intel to trail AMD for years, The Register claim that "Where Intel had a very real shot at closing the gap with AMD in just 18 months on previous roadmaps, it now looks more likely to trail for close to four years."

Forum member Statts found this link. Its the fastest armoured 4WD in the world, and was built from the ground up to be the most capable non-military armoured luxury vehicle in the world. Nice!



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