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Monday Evening (13 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 2-April-2007  19:53:10 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Remember there is still residual April Fools stuff hanging around so don't be worried if some stuff gets through onto the page. You have been warned :).

Ze sent in this useful tool, Mailinator which allows you to make temporary email addresses. Have you ever gone to a website that asks for your email address? (haven't we all). You know that the moment you type it in, it is streaming across the net on its way to every spam database in the world. You simply can't be that careless with your personal email address. What if there was a website that any and every email address you can think of already exists. And you use any one you like, anytime you like - just by thinking one up.

Justin sent in this info about a "supposed bug" in the 8800 GTX/GTS although it turns out to be just more April Fools stuff.

Mark sent in this oil PC project with a little bit of a twist. Got a PC, but forgot to buy a Deep Fryer for that weekend party? Fear not! There is a solution! Just grab that high-end PC, stick it in a bucket, fill said bucket with oil, and play a CPU intensive game for a little while. In no time, your fryer oil will be hot enough to cook you some tasty treats! Great for the time between frags...

A couple of people sent in this link of Googles latest April Fools prank, the Toilet ISP. Introducing Google TiSP (BETA), our new FREE in-home wireless broadband service. Sign up today and we'll send you your TiSP self-installation kit, which includes setup guide, fiber-optic cable, spindle, wireless router and installation CD.

Fabricator sent in this where a judge has ruled against the DVD Copy Control Association after he found a companies media server does not violate the security technology used to protect DVD disks because the licensing is so poorly worded. Judge Leslie C. Nichols ruled against the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA) in a civil suit that asked the court to force startup Kaleidescape to change its design or stop selling its server that stores hundreds of DVD movies on a hard drive array. Nichols said the basis for his decision was his ruling that an entire section of the DVD CCA's spec for the Content Scramble System (CSS) was not technically included as part of the license agreement.

HardcoreWare have posted an article about why people don't care about overclocking anymore although I think that statement could be contested. There are basically two reasons for someone to overclock their computer hardware. The first is the geek factor, and the second is for monetary reasons. The geek factor is basically overclocking just for the sake of saying that you did or that you can. Itís the same reason that auto buffs tweak their engines to get the maximum amount of horsepower and torque. In day to day life youíll never have need for so much power, but itís great when you want to brag about your latest dyno results, or in the case of overclockers, superPi.

Nick sent in this news which appears to be more April Fools stuff. According to the german tech-site heise.de, the Mozilla Foundation is suing Microsoft over the use of tabbed browsing in Internet Explorer 7. The Mozilla Foundation owns the patent 5,160,296 through one of their developers (Solomon Katz, a former Opera dev) and has begun suing Microsoft in Mountainview, California. The Foundation wants that MS immediately ceases to distribute IE 7 and pays 1.4 Billion dollars in damages.

Although I would still be wary of news for the next couple of days, apparently a man has injured his testicle while playing the Wii naked. Doctors reported that he had apparently jerked his Wii so hard he accidently crushed a testicle by jamming the controller against a loose testical. Doctors advised him not play with his Wii again until the swelling went down.

IGN have posted some things they want to see in Resident Evil 5. The series, which was once growing somewhat stale, as well as fractured through average spin-offs (look no further than Dead Aim), has been rejuvenated by the all-conquering Resident Evil 4. Why? Well, it re-imagined the series

Check out this for odd news of the day. ADRIAN, Mich. -- A 12-year-old boy who has collected more than 150 vacuum cleaners says he is learning to identify them by sound. "I'm getting pretty good at it," Kyle Krichbaum told the Detroit Free Press. Kyle has been in Hollywood taping a game-show pilot where he had to compete against other contestants blindfolded and correctly identify vacuum models, the newspaper said Saturday. He said he got his first working model at age 3 and keeps part of his collection in his room.



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