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Monday Afternoon (8 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 1-January-2007  16:42:40 (GMT +10) - by Rational

I will be leaving tomorrow to go on holiday for a week so somebody else will probably take over the news posts in the mean time.

Hynix Semiconducter has encounted a real case of highway robbery when a DDR memory shipment was hijacked. "A batch of about NT$20 million (US$306,000) worth of DDR chips (from Hynix Semiconductor) was stolen yesterday in Taoyuan, Taiwan, according to industry sources. The 20 boxes filled with DDR chips were robbed while in transit, with sources saying most of the chips were 400MHz frequency parts. This DDR chips were being delivered to distributors, though ownership of the chips is still unknown."

This page goes through a few common configuration problems with televisions and how to fix them. "Here is a list of typical TV picture ills, and a basic guide to fixing them. Many of these might result simply from an inadvertent press of the wrong button on the remote, either by you or another user."

TechARP has a great BIOS optimisation guide covering over 360 BIOS settings and topics. It is useful for people getting into some serious tweaking of their machine.

Here is another Top Tech Products guide for 2006. "We have all certainly seen our share of some really awesome technology products this past year. There is no doubt that almost all the products out this year are winners, but we had to narrow down the entire year to what we thought were the top 10 products of 2006. Check out Windows A to Z's list of the top 10 tech products of 2006."

Phronix has checked out the performance difference between 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu Linux. "While 64-bit support is now considered common for both Intel and AMD processors, many Linux (as well as Windows) users are uncertain whether to use a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system with there being advantages for both paths."

They have also taken a look at Knoppix 5.1.0. Knoppix is a Linux distrobution which can be booted directly off a CD and for those who have not heard of it before it is worth a look.

From Brett: Polar Rose is a company which offers software which can search the internet for pictures and has the ability to recognise faces. The aim is to be able to tie names to faces in pictures on the internet. One wonders about the anononimity of this.

Todays timewaster is Gun Run. Guide your character through the course and shoot the enemy robots and collect tokens to get extra lives and gun upgrades.

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