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Saturday Afternoon (5 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 9-June-2007  16:30:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you've been keeping an eye on the 2007 Motorsport Calendar in our Wiki, you might have noticed the Canadian F1 Grand Prix is on in Montreal this weekend. There's a thread here with all the pre-race info from spoon69, our Formula 1 reporter. So what, I hear you say? Well, AMD's involvement with the Ferrari F1 team extends to unveiling new processors at the Grand Prix. Specifically, their quad-core Phenom desktop units.

The Space Shuttle Atlantis has launched successfully overnight, on a mission that was delayed for several months due to hail damage. Mission STS-117 is the Space Shuttle Program's 21st mission to the International Space Station. Rick Sturckow will command the mission and Lee Archambault will serve as Atlantis' pilot. Mission Specialists Patrick Forrester, James Reilly, Steven Swanson, John Olivas and Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson round out the crew to deliver the S3/S4 starboard truss segments, batteries and another pair of solar arrays to the space station.

Mpot spotted this amusing twist on the old ATM running windows trick. Here's a ghetto cooling mod on that site too.

If you enjoy playing with your Wii, be careful you don't develop Wiiitis, thanks Sniper. The patient to suffer the episode of Wiiitis also happens to be the doctor that diagnosed his own condition, Dr. Julio Bonis, who wrote to the New England Journal of Medicine (100-word abstract) to report the condition and its new name.

Craig spotted some 250GB platters from Seagate. Touting the second-generation of perpendicular magnetic recording technology, the newest Barracuda 7200.10 stretches areal density limits by stuffing 180Gb per square inch, and also manages to "set new benchmarks" for power consumption, acoustics, and performance.

ArsTechnica checked out a few anti-virus packages. The test looked at 17 different products, including offerings from Symantec, McAfee, AVG, Kaspersky, and Microsoft, and tested how well releases dated February 2 (with no updates) fared against a swath of new malware—viruses, scripts, trojans, and other nasties—that were discovered between February 2 and May 2.

Shaun wants to remind everyone about the plight of internet radio. The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date.

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