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Friday Night (2 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 9-June-2006  23:42:39 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Despite having Alyssa Milano's support, Net Neutrality has been rejected again by the US Govt. Speaking at a conference in late May, web creator Tim Berners-Lee warned that the net faced entering a "dark period" if access suppliers were allowed to choose which traffic to prioritise.. Meanwhile this blog indicates it's still not seen as much of an issue by Australian ISPs.

Here's a cool way to keep people away from your cubicle: motion-tracking missile launchers controlled by Linux.

VooDoo spotted these cool colour-photo optical illusions. Check them out here and here.

Interesting one from KP, an article about social engineering the USB way. I then proceeded to scatter the drives in the parking lot, smoking areas, and other areas employees frequented.

From Mickatroid: Check out this link to some promo stuff on the creative site. I can only assume the speakers excel at making rude farting noises? "Inspired by the nature of the human intestine, sound waves are made to travel through multiple concentric chambers within a smaller area. This creates an equivalence of a longer port tube, thereby providing a more pronounced upper bass within a compact satellite speaker."

Hexus compared a few GeForce 7900 GT and GTX cards in a mini-roundup from eVGA and XFX.

From Wes: Not sure if this has been posted before, the Novint Falcon is a mouse you can move up & down.

From thetron.. an xbox that should be left on. The IT departmentís help desk started receiving calls from Philosophy students who were unable to access their web projects.

On APCMag, a self-encrypting hard drive and VoIP in a PCI slot. Intel has announced a PCI VoIP card that lets you plug a phone into the back of your PC and dial calls via Skype or other VoIP software.

PDAToday checked out 3 headphones from Audio-Technica and 3 more from Shure.

We've all seen the "Diet Coke and Mentos" trick.. but this site gets creative with 200 litres of it, thanks HoJo.



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