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Thursday Morning (13 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 3-August-2006  02:23:35 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Darkness tells me he's been spending a lot of time playing these two demos lately: Call of Juarez and Faces of War. Heh, Juarez.

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen: fractal broccoli. I now have new wallpaper. :)

Fabtech suggest that Intel will suffer more than AMD from the current price war. Perhaps the biggest gainer in rank position has been TSMC. According to IC Insights the Taiwan based foundry was ranked eighth in the full-year 2005 listing has jumped into the fourth position in 1H06.

Gary_J sent in this amusing way to deal with wifi thieves. That machine runs squid with a trivial redirector that downloads images, uses mogrify to turn them upside down and serves them out of it's local webserver.

Techspot have their thoughts on the Core 2 Duo CPU family. You can read our review here.

ExtremeTech meanwhile have a real gaming challenge between Intel and AMD CPU offerings. In this feature, we'll be using a popular program called FRAPS to measure performance during real live gameplay in six different games across multiple genres.

TomsNetworking set out to build cheap and fast RAID5 network storage. I'll then compare the home-built system to off-the-shelf products to see how they compare in terms of performance. If we cut enough cost and produce enough value, we might convert some of the RAID 5 procrastinating masses into RAID 5 users.

TweakTown have a sneak look at ATI's RD600 CrossFire Xpress 3200 IE chipset. It is quite clear to see that even before we have had the chance to get our hands on a finely tweaked retail motherboard, the RD600 is going to very popular with gamers and overclockers.

Professo spotted this external SLI rendering setup from NVIDIA. Nvidia reckons the boxes will interest not only content creators but folk doing scientific modelling and simulation work.

Sabretooth sent in perhaps our most bizarre timewaster ever: nudist trampolining.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Nearly ready to power on (first PC build) in Newbie Lounge.
Conroe 2.66 @ 4.0GHz aircooled in Intel Hardware.
E6600 LGA775 - Hydrocool 200EX lives on! in Intel Hardware.
Sony makes money from games? Heck no! in Game Consoles.
Convert a petrol engine to diesel?! in Motoring.
Tesla Electric Sportscar in Motoring.
Impersonating a Police vehicle - worth the risk? in Motoring.
2:37 aka. (Two Thirty7) A New Australian Film! in TV, Music, Movies & Books.
The Evolution of Optimus Prime (1984-2006) in TV, Movies & Music.
The Rise of Megatron (1984-2006) in TV, Movies & Music.
The sky is falling - Team Fortress 2 out this year? in Games.

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