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Wednesday Lunchtime (6 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 10-January-2007  12:51:55 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Nick has sent in this page which looks into Google's Blacklist. "I recently decided to devote a day to walking through the Google Blacklist. While some of the findings were to be expected, others proved somewhat surprising. The Google Blacklist is a listing of URLs suspected to be phishing sites. It is used by the Google Safe Browsing for Firefox extension which is now part of the Google Toolbar for Firefox."

Apple has announced a few things including the iPhone (previously mentioned) and the "Apple TV". Detailed information can be read here and here. It seems to be powered by a Intel processor and has a 40GB HDD.

Technibble has done a quick overview of RAID. The OCAU Wiki also has an entry on RAID for those interested.

Still on the subject of hard drives, here is an article looking at some different ways to back up your data.

Chris has sent in this funny video parodying drugged spiders and the effects on their webs. This page takes a more serious look at the interesting phenomena.

According to Bit-Tech a new MSI motherboard will have on board X-Fi audio. "The P6N Diamond is based on NVIDIA's nForce 680i SLI chipset, and comes with more than a few surprises. The first surprise is, not surprisingly, the inclusion of Creative's X-Fi XtremeMusic audio chip, arguably giving this board the best on-board sound solution out there."

From Andrew: Channel Ten is set to offer TV show downloads of the show "Supernatural". "Network Ten drama Supernatural will become the first major network program to be available for free internet download before airing on television. The series two premiere of the American sci-fi hit, which features demon-chasing brothers Dean and Sam Winchester, will be available online five days before its first airing on January 15 at 8.30pm. Fans of the action-packed drama aimed directly at Ten's target market of 18 to 49-years-olds will be able to download the episode for 48 hours from January 11 at 5pm."

This page delves into office pranks giving some good examples and tips. "Sure, you all get along - most of the time. But, you must laugh to retain your sanity. Without laughing with (and at) your co-workers, the cubicle's half walls might just close in on you - lodging you between a file cabinet and your PC."

Yonas sends in word of this article which looks at the new hybrid HD-DVD and Blu-Ray player. "But at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, at least one hardware provider, LG Electronics Co., is expected to showcase DVD players that work with either technology. Hewlett-Packard Co. will also have products that support both formats in the marketplace this year, a source close to the company says. Others are expected to follow suit. The news should come as a boon to consumers who are weighing which player to buy to go with their new big-screen, high-definition TV sets. While regular DVDs work on the new sets, DVD players specifically designed for HD offer exceptionally sharp pictures and more features."

Todays timewaster (and the ones for the next 10 years!) is from Ben. This thread has heaps of timewasters one being This strange version of Space Invaders. Here is a classic version of the game.

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