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Australia Day Afternoon (6 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 26-January-2007  14:21:46 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Happy Australia Day! People are chatting about what they're doing today in this thread.

ArtistDirect and Zune have teamed up to offer a pile of free mp3s to download, by people you may have actually heard of. Doesn't seem to be a catch to it..

Here's a bizarre one - hackers have made a master key for the infamous Diebold voting machines, by copying one in a photo on Diebold's own website.

There's some cool space pics over on space.com. PopSci meanwhile have a guide to what we can expect from 2007 in terms of science.

HardOCP have a real-world gaming CPU comparison with a GeForce 8800GTX SLI setup. Given that gaming has yet to truly embrace multi-core CPUs, we are going to pit AMD’s high end Socket AM2 Athlon 64 FX-62 (2.8GHz) against Intel’s Core 2 Duo X6800 (2.93GHz). The systems are “identical” with our CPUs being isolated to see if one or the other gives a better gaming experience.

The world's first text message novel has been published, unsurprisingly, in Finland, home of Nokia. The texts are rife with grammatical errors and abbreviations commonly used in regular SMS traffic.

AMD have made some bold quad-core claims recently. But AMD's "Barcelona" quad-core chip, due to arrive midway through 2007, will be a significant notch faster than the Clovertown chips expected to be on the market at that time, said Randy Allen, AMD's corporate vice president for server and workstation products.

I know we mentioned this before, but in case you missed it, one of my all-time favourite books is being made into a mini-series. Neal Stephenson's "The Diamond Age" will become a six hour miniseries, apparently with George Clooney at the production helm. Here's hoping they do a good job of it!

TechWareLabs built themselves a new server recently and have a video of the process. You can find out about the servers that power OCAU here in the Wiki.

Today's timewaster is Autumn War, a strange zombie-killing side-scroller from my nephew Jared!

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