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Friday Afternoon (10 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 12-January-2007  14:24:06 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The HD-DVD / Blu-Ray battle continues to rage.. but now it's being reported that Sony is not allowing porn on Blu-Ray media. In some circles, they say Betamax lost to VHS because VHS had more porn titles. Will the adult video industry hold similar sway in the high-def DVD battle? TGDaily have some more info.

Here's a cool collection of Rubik's Cubes, zillions of them. I had a few over the years, but no idea there were that many different ones.

This could be a really Big Deal: Second Life is going open-source. Releasing the source now is our next invitation to the world to help build this global space for communication, business, and entertainment. GigaGames have an interview with Second Life's CTO about this move.

From Sniper: Blue Origin is a vertical lift space vehicle prototype. They are hiring too. :)

Sniper also spotted an article about the upcoming International Solid State Circuits Conference. Intel apparently has an update to its 80-core processor that was first presented at the 2006 Fall IDF conference. The processor, which was clocked at 3.1 GHz at IDF, has reached 4 GHz, while retaining the original 20 MB of SRAM.

Whirlpool are running their Australian Broadband Survey again. Speaking of which, I switched over to 8Mbit ADSL yesterday, woo!

Apparently NSW is steering clear of Vista, thanks mysrh. "At the moment we're not seeing any particular value in doing any major upgrades to Vista in the short term," Mr Edgecumbe said.

Wombo spotted this Open Graphics Card project. We have the First Photographs of what will be a genuinely Open Graphics Card. This card is not a dream. The card is real. Similarly, I noticed this OpenOEM idea. The idea of the OpenOEM is to help create the Free Computer, a computer where there are no secrets, all of the specifications are available and there is no restriction upon its use.

Interesting Forum Threads:
AMD talks up 8-core game in AMD Hardware.
QX6700 + P5B-D + G.skill 6400HZ + TuniQ tower 120 in Intel Hardware.
nVidia statement on 680i SATA issue in Intel Hardware.
+1 to lapping the IHS! in Intel Hardware.
Canon IP5200 printer ink usage in Newbie Lounge.
Vista Upgrade Poll in Windows Operating Systems.
Water cooling & Water Chilling in Extreme Cooling.
FarCry Matto4 Mod in Games.
Gran Tourismo HD in Games.
Is there any way to refocus after capture... in Photography.
My year in review in Photography.
Favourite albums of 2006: A year in review. in TV, Music, Movies & Books.

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