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Friday Morning (10 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 3-February-2006  10:18:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people sent word of a snap QLD Rail strike today, but I'm guessing most people affected would already be aware of it. There has been a heavy demand for taxis this morning as Gold Coast residents realise there will be no trains today.

Oz.Org, who host our IRC channel, seem to be having some issues today also, in case you're wondering if you're the only one who can't connect.

Secunia have issued security warnings recently for Winamp, Mozilla Suite, Thunderbird and Firefox.

There's a new IE7 Beta 2 available for testing from Microsoft. The latest version of IE incorporates tabs allowing users to flick between web pages within the same window, similar to those used on rival browsers such as Firefox and Opera. Get it here.

Meanwhile Mozilla have released SeaMonkey 1.0. This open source application, available as a free download from its mozilla.org-hosted website, features a state-of-the-art web browser and powerful email client, as well as a WYSIWYG web page composer and a feature-rich IRC chat client.

Xbit consider the power consumption of modern graphics cards, and compared nine 2.5" enclosures for laptop HDD's.

Microsoft have changed their stance on removing blogs that break local laws somewhere in the world, but rather access to them would be restricted from the territory in question. Primarily being China, of course.

Seems everyone's got a blog these days - even pigeons. Each bird will carry a GPS satellite tracking receiver, air pollution sensors and a basic mobile phone.

John spotted this embedded liquidcooling technology. A technique for fabricating liquid cooling channels onto the backs of high-performance integrated circuits could allow denser packaging of chips while providing better temperature control and improved reliability.

BFM sent in this motion-capture MIDI controller, that lets your air-guitar actually make sound.

NordicHW have an article about setting a new 3DMark05 world record at DreamHack. Benching live at Dreamhack in front of lots of people and in an abnormally high room temperature. I was getting very hesitant. Overclocking as performance art.. interesting.

Minor parking accidents are embarrassing, especially in a work vehicle, and especially when your work vehicle is a Boeing 747. Two passenger planes have clipped wings on the runway at Melbourne Airport, sparking an air safety investigation and delaying passengers.

From James, the Optimus Mini. Not quite the drool inducing beauty that is the Optimus Keyboard but it is here and pre-orders are being taken!! More info here.

A couple more timewasters, Escape from Ashley: This has been the bane of productivity around the office, thus far no one has quite broken the 25 second mark. Also BallDroppings from JohnBarry - couldn't get the Java version working but the Windows one is quite fun. Of course, many of us are still playing the sand game.

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