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 Friday, 5-January-2007  11:03:25 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I notice our Folding @ Home Team Page has been updated with a "year in review", looking back at the year in folding. Sadly we didn't regain the #1 position in 2006 - if you'd like to help us regain it this year, here's how to join us!

HWUpgrade compared 11 DDR2 kits. In this article we have intentionally limited ourselves to analyzing the overclocking performance of only two categories of DDR2 memory. The modules we are testing are all classified as DDR2-667 (PC2-5400) and DDR2-800 (PC2-6400).

The New York Times have an article about a Total HD disc, compatible with both Blue-ray and HD-DVD. Barry M. Meyer, the chairman and chief executive of Warner Brothers, said in an interview that the company came up with the Total HD disc after concluding that neither Blu-ray nor HD-DVD was going the way of Betamax anytime soon.

Speaking of which, one of my favourite movie trilogies is set for a return, with Harrison Ford apparently signed up for another Indiana Jones movie. Indiana Jones and the Lost Car Keys? Indiana Jones and the Afternoon Nap? :) Ford, 64, said: "I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends. "I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will."

TomsHardware continue their southbridge battle, focussing this time on USB and storage performance. Once again we took the three motherboards that we used for our Intel vs. Nvidia chipset shootout: The Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 with Intel's P965 Chipset, MSI's 975X Platinum Powerup Edition featuring the Intel 975X and the EVGA nforce 680i SLI, starring the latest Nvidia chipset with the same name.

Seagate have confirmed to DailyTech that they have a 1TB hard drive on the way. No big surprise I guess. The perpendicular recording technology, which has been in use by Seagate and its platter supplier for over a year now, will be put to the test as Seagate states the 1TB product will implement fewer platters and heads to improve the performance of the drive.

TheReg cover Shuttle's second-gen mini PC. Small form-factor PC specialist Shuttle has launched the successor to its XPC Mini X100 slimline media centre-oriented computer chassis. The box takes up no more desk space than a sheet of A4 paper and is a mere 5cm high.

TheInq have an article about the Amiga in 2006. Hang on - Amiga is still around? Oh, yes. It never went away. But it's had a rough time of it.

Timbot sent in this interesting artistic timewaster. Also check out Samorost2, an award-winning web game that I think we may have seen before.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Day of Finality... no more Windows in Other Operating Systems.
Noobs safer with Linux?? in Other Operating Systems.
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YouTube and childhood memories in TV, Movies, Music & Books.
Sad day for the NT: 01 Jan 2007 (speed limits now apply) in Motoring.
How to cook bolognaise? in Geek Food.
Vodka Jellies: a photo guide in Geek Grog.
MIT Mystery Hunt in The Pub.
The OCAU Resource Thread in The Pub.

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