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 Sunday, 8-April-2007  13:29:00 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Malaysian bloggers are going to need to register with the government to "prevent malicious content being posted on the internet", according to the communications minister. TechDirt also have some coverage on this. He added that the ministry did not have any problem with bloggers who identified themselves, and he welcomed blogging activities. However, he said there were about 50,000 websites registered under the .my suffix and there were a lot of avenues for anyone to host websites with malicious content which could harm the country’s security.

Apparently the Wii is still leading next gen console sales. According to NPD, the Nintendo Wii sold 1.86 million units from November 2006 through February 2007; in comparison, Sony sold 1.1 million PlayStation 3 consoles and Microsoft managed to move 1 million Xbox 360s.

Although it is a bit over a week old, Gameinformer have posted some content on the upcoming Team Fortress 2. Here is their roundup of the The History Of Team Fortress 2, the interview about The Evolution Of Team Fortress 2 and finally a Team Fortress 2 Hands-On Preview.

The success of either of the new HD optical formats could come down to which format the porn industry chooses. Thirty years ago, VHS toppled Betamax in part because of the adult film industry, and now some see blue movies playing a key role again as backers of HD-DVD and Blu-ray maneuver to make their formats the standard. The stakes are high. As prices of high-definition televisions and DVD players fall, backers of the rival -- and incompatible -- formats are looking to tap a home and rental DVD market approaching $25 billion. Yet so far, neither next-generation format has been able to land a knock-out blow.

TechwareLabs have posted a guide to hotwire your PSU to run outside of a case without needing to be plugged into a motherboard. This is useful for testing accessories outside and away from a computer. Testing certain components and systems is often ideal to do outside of your computer case so that you do not end up harming your system. Such as testing out a water cooling system, new fan, TEC element(to find hot and cold sides), wiring components, testing UV cabling etc....Imaging finding out that your new water cooling system is not sealed properly once it's inside your case.

Myspace is set to stage a virtual US presidential election just before the real life election in 2008. "MySpace is establishing itself as a powerful player in the political engagement arena by giving power to its users," said Declare Yourself president Cherie Simon. "When MySpace's massive reach is fuelled by its strong commitment to empower its users, it will drive millions of young people to actively engage in their democracy by registering to vote."

The pink Zune is getting a production run of 100,000 which will be available in retail stores. It's true - we have a pink Zune hitting retail stores starting in May. We're doing a limited run of 100,000 devices, and they'll be sold in the same retail channels where Zune is sold.

Phil sent in this funny video, although it is quite old it is pretty funny. The comedian pokes fun at tech support and novice computer users in general.

Todays timewaster is from Joanna with this timed mouse click game where you need to keep your mouse held down for the specified amount of time.

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