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Monday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 4-June-2007  07:35:32 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Shaun sent in word of Internode Price Rise. We are writing to notify you of important changes to the HOME and SOHO broadband plans provided by Internode. These changes include the introduction of additional plans and increases in price for a number of existing plans.

Phoronix have posted an article about building your own Ubuntu MythTV box. There's also a lot of MythTV info here. With more and more people assembling MythTV boxes as alternatives to Windows Media Center or going out and buying a TiVO, for this introductory article we will share some recommendations of hardware we had used on a recent MythTV build along with other information to consider when building your next home theater PC.

Office 2007 documents are not well accepted due to the way it constructs Mathematical equations. Apparently, as the blog from Harvard science graduate Rob Weir and statements from the two journals, Science and Nature, point out, the main problem is the way Word 2007 processes the characters used in mathematical equations.

There is set to be no ban on the Virginia Tech game made by a Sydney Man. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) investigated the game, "V-Tech Rampage", after receiving a complaint about it last month. The game was created by Sydney man Ryan Lambourn, 21, and posted on his personal website, as well as on a popular game portal website.

Somebody is selling vintage gameboy iPod cases. Made from a real black & white Game Boy, the buttons have been mapped to the iPod functions for full non-scrollwheel control. A headphone jack sits at the bottom of the unit as well, but the case falls short in that there is no way to charge or sync your iPod through it. And the display face is a bit on the ugly.

DansData has posted an article about the strange 3Gb memory barrier in 32bit OS's. You can install at least 4Gb of memory on most motherboards today, but apparently you shouldn't install more than 3Gb if you're not running a 64-bit operating system. Why? Can't a 32-bit version of Windows (or Linux, or whatever) address 4,294,967,296 bytes (two to the power of 32) of memory, by definition?

Craig spotted this article about miCard, a new memory card standard which has maximum capacity of 2048GB. A Taiwanese research institute has produced a new global memory card standard, called the miCard (Multiple Interface Card), designed to work in smaller consumer gadgets such as digital cameras, mobile phones and any device with a USB plug, which are common on PCs. The miCard will transfer data at 480Mbit/sec, and throughput at 480Mbit/sec, and throughput will improve over time. The first miCards will be able to store 8GB of data, but the maximum capacity is expected to top out around 2,048GB.

Other Ed sent in some more info about the new iTunes music containing purchase details within the tracks. The launch of music tracks free of digital locks on iTunes has been overshadowed by the discovery that they contain data about who bought them.

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