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 Tuesday, 31-July-2007  18:58:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NASA have started the launch countdown for Endeavour, which will launch on the 7th of next month. This mission is the 119th space shuttle flight, the 20th flight for Endeavour and the 22nd U.S. flight to the International Space Station. The mission will be Endeavour's first flight in more than four years. The shuttle has undergone extensive modifications, including the addition of safety upgrades already added to shuttles Discovery and Atlantis.

Craig noted a new Firefox release, 2.0.0.6. Seems to fix two security issues.

He also spotted reports that MS Works will become free and ad-funded. According to a document seen by News.com in 2005, Microsoft was already running the numbers on what it would take to do an ad-funded version of its low-end suite.

Here's an interesting one about a battlefield extraction robot. They feel that a humanoid robot will be more likely to gain a casualty’s trust and cause less distress than a robot that is based on, say, a tripod design. Similarly, the bear-like facial features are designed to comfort those it comes in contact with. After all, so many of us have grown up sleeping with teddy bears!

TheTechLounge have an article titled A Woman's Primer for Building Her Own Computer. Truthfully, it's not too hard to build a computer by yourself. It saves a lot of money over buying one off the shelf, and it's a lot of fun to do. Once you're done, you'll know exactly how your computer is configured and what hardware you've got, because you picked out the parts yourself.

Some PSU reviews: Tagan 700W on OZHW, Nexus 400W on BurnOutPC and PCP&P 750W on PCPerspective.

Interesting Forum Threads:
AMD Reveals Phenom Model Numbers in AMD Hardware.
VIA to launch new processor architecture in 1Q08 in VIA Hardware.
What percentage of mail are your servers consistently dropping? in Enterprise Computing.
White balance - best time-saving gadgets? in Photography.
Deathsauce. Hottest chili sauce! in Geek Food.
Basic Fish + Fishbowl Setup w/ Queries in Pets & Animals.



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