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Friday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 18-November-2005  03:15:55 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Fuzzy photos might be a thing of the past eventually, with this sensor idea on NewScientist.. there's a thread in our Photography forum about this here.

HotHardware explored NCQ & RAID. In this article we explore the performance of Maxtor DiamondMax 10 drives in various RAID configurations and stripe sizes.

I found this blog with a focus on soldering tips and techniques, in our referrer logs.. some interesting info there.

Tired of your PC being damaged by "salt fog"? :) Maybe you need one of these rugged military computers from Israel.

From Nick, a report that Microsoft is considering free, ad-supported Windows. "As web advertising grows and consumer revenues shrink, we need to consider creating ad-supported versions of our software," the site quoted from the paper.

Ian spotted some AMD quad-core info. Nathan Brookwood, an analyst with Insight 64, said he believes if AMD "gets aggressive" it could release quad-core in 2006.

Ecoustics list the "honorees" in 30 categories for the Best of Innovations Awards at CES 2006.

HWSecrets cover connecting two PC's via USB. Connecting two PCs with a cable like this you can transfer files from one PC to another, and even build a small network and share your Internet connection with a second PC.

Cobalt spotted the top five evil computer movies on SMH.

Dan ponders 3D printing as well as a little flashlight that he really really likes.

Thetron sent in this guide to resizing partitions without formatting. Every Linux CD includes a program to resize your Windows partition to make room for Linux because Windows usually takes up the whole hard drive.

XbitLabs have a guide to choosing a compact notebook. The models from Acer, Dialogue Technology, Fujitsu Siemens, IBM, LG, MSI, and Samsung boast unique personality, excellent features, small size and weight.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Four-way multi-GPU system based on two ASUS dual-7800GT in Video Cards.
Freespace 2 ISO's available on iiNet FTP in Games.
Do any of you use a knife like this? in Geek Food.
Quick Shot review of FZ30 in Photography.
Crumpler are ON DRUGS in Photography.
GP2X handheld. anyone gettin it? in Other Toys.
Rough-running problem fixed on the SE-86 in Motoring.
LeMans Classic 2005 (pics) in Motoring.
The ride of my life (pics) in Motoring.
Had an accident this morning! in Motoring.
Aust. Govt. allows US to test weapons on Australian soil in Current Events.
Car-webcam-video thing in The Pub.
I got "white van-ed" today!! in The Pub.

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