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Monday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 5-June-2006  15:44:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Scientists have apparently worked out how Australia was born - that is, how our continent was formed. The meteor the size of Sydney struck 250 million years ago and must have been the biggest explosion ever seen on the planet, far bigger than the 10-kilometre-wide meteor which hit east of Mexico 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs.

TrustedReviews have an article about enjoying lossless music in the digital age. For years Iíve agreed with the audio snobs. I sneered at those listening to their music on PC-based audio systems. I thought that a do-it-all appliance such as a PC would never rival dedicated, carefully-designed and, most important, expensive hi-fi equipment. But a couple of reviews Iíve had the opportunity to write recently have got me thinking. MP3's sound fine to my cloth ears.

HWZone checked out a big PC Show in Singapore recently. Into its 16th year, the PC Show promises more of the same formula that has attracted flocks of people to part with their money - gadgets and gears galore.

Apparently Australian kids have been caught up in phishing and money-laundering schemes online. Four Sydney school students aged between 15 and 17 were among the 14 charged last year over the internet scam. Some were from private schools. One mother was horrified to discover her daughter's bank account had $60,000 come and go in one day.

Digit-Life report on AMD's roadmap for 2008 that they recently revealed. AMD on Thursday laid out plans to serve 30 percent of the market within the next two years, with new quad-core processor designs scheduled for 2007 and an acceleration of its manufacturing capabilities.

Nine are suing IceTV (who recently became an OCAU sponsor), apparently largely because it allows people to avoid ads on commercial TV. The company is forecasting its subscriber numbers will jump to 20,000 by next year and is hoping to achieve the same success as overseas players such as TiVo in the US.

Check out these super-tiny sculptures! The mind boggles. The smallest sculptures can only be measured in thousandths of an inch which is why they can sit, very delicately, on a human hair three thousandths of an inch thick.

Ding Chavez sent in this video of someone using the Wii remote to play virtual drums. Accidently flinging the remotes at the end of a drum solo could be expensive. :)

On the heels of the ThePirateBay story comes a similar one in Russia, where the US is apparently pushing for AllOfMp3.com to be shut down, despite being legal in Russia. It's reached the point where Russia may be refused entry to the World Trade Organisation if this particular website isn't shut down. Comments in this thread.

From Bjorn3D: We are hosting a paper written by Andrew Dodd from ATI called, ATI Catalyst Technology brief - a paper about Vista's graphics driver model (WDDM). It can be found here.



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