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Saturday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 13-January-2007  10:02:24 (GMT +10) - by Rational

The 5th annual Melbourne OCAU BBQ is being planned for Sunday 21st of January. Details can be found in this thread.

HardwareZone has taken a look at the security of Windows Vista. "Security in the Windows operating system has never been a proud highlight of the past, but Microsoft is all out to change that perception with Windows Vista that's just around the corner. We took Vista for a spin to find out just how secure it claims to be and if consumers can finally put their mind at ease with the new OS."

This article takes a look at the RIAA and the damages claimed from file sharers. "For ages the RIAA has been claiming in court that the amount of damages it needs from pirates is $750 per song. This figure is being challenged in the case of UMG v. Lindor where the RIAA is being told that it must come up with a more realistic figure and closer to the actual damages involved based around the wholesale price for a single."

Kristian sends in word of this page which shows you how to make a webcam turret out of random stuff including floppy drive motors. A movie can be found here (2mb).

TechArp has posted this article about understanding water cooling. OCAU also has a good writeup here.

Dans of DansData has posted some more letters. Topics in this issue are IRQL Not Less Or WTF, drives that won't start, light-to-gamepad interference, piracy accusations, and Yet Another Mystifying Computer Death.

There seems to be a Bittorrent optimized processor in the works. "Taipei, Taiwan (PRWeb) January 10, 2007 -- IAdea Corporation, the Taiwan-based licensee of BitTorrent technology, and Star Semiconductor Corporation, an affiliate of the semiconductor giant UMC Group, jointly announces the availability of STR9810/20, the world's first BitTorrent-optimized microprocessor chip."

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