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Sunday Afternoon (1 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 15-April-2007  13:46:33 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Justin spotted this article about harsh guidelines for music downloaders being drawn up by the recording industry. There is a thread discussing this here. PEOPLE who illegally download music would have their telephone and internet services cut off under a radical new plan proposed by the music industry...."Under this system, people who illegally download songs would be given three written warnings by their Internet service provider. If they continued to illegally download songs, their internet account would be suspended or terminated. Those with dial-up internet could face having their phone disconnected.

HardwareZone have tried out Vista on some older machines. So how would your ageing systems perform when upgraded to Windows Vista? Would you be better off continuing with an existing operating system like Windows XP? To answer these questions and more, we have configured three systems that span the performance spectrum from an Athlon XP to the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

PCMech have checked out the lines of computer Defense. Here is the approach I like to take. I like to think of my data to be surrounded by four concentric walls. To get to my data, an intruder would have to get past these walls one after another. If I can beef up security at each of the walls, I won't need six security suites to protect my computer. Not only will I have a more secure environment, my computer will hum along quite nicely.

The US Department of Defense is set to launch a network router in Space. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced its intentions to launch the Internet Routing In Space (IRIS) satellite in 2009, which will allow for voice, video, and data communications for U.S. and ally troops around the world.

Sony is planning to sell OLED televisions this year. Sony said on Thursday it planned to start selling ultra-thin TVs using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology this year, aiming to become the first to market with a TV using the promising next-generation display.

CNet have taken a look at Wikipedias obsession with pop culture. Wikipedia readers can, for the most part, measure a subject's popularity by its entry length. A television show featuring TV babes Alyssa Milano and Shannen Doherty as demon-fighting witches has received a more extensive Wikipedia write-up than one on the actual Salem witch trials, for instance.

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