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Thursday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 6-September-2007  14:33:20 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Chinese internet users will soon be interrupted by cartoon Police pop-ups reminding them not to do naughty things on the internet. This would be hilarious if we weren't paying millions of dollars for something almost as silly in Australia.

BIND 8 has been officially retired to a security concern, thanks wast3gat3. The flaw within Berkeley Internet Name Domain 8 (Bind 8) software could misdirect users to a fraudulent Web site even if a user typed in the correct URL (uniform resource locator), wrote Amit Klein, chief technology officer for security vendor Trusteer. Klein discovered the problem.

Sniper spotted this interesting zdnet blog post about building your own "Deep Blue"-equivalent supercomputer for $1,300 USD. Beowulf clusters are based on a message-passing (MPI) infrastructure that uses a network to interconnect the nodes. Some Beowulf clusters have hundreds of nodes and scale nicely with the right workloads. Microwulf has an economical version of the same architecture, built on Ubuntu Linux and MPI libraries.

HardOCP look into BioShock's DX10 Performance and the same in Call of Juarez, while TechARP grumble about overbearing copyright measures, including BioShock's "rootkit" issue.

Some case reviews: Zalman's GT1000 on TechGage, Lian-Li's PC-B25 on Bit-Tech, Silverstone's Sugo SG02 on XSReviews and Gigabyte's iSolo 210 in a video review on 3DGameMan.

Apple have 3 new iPods. Not being an iPod owner they all look like the old ones to me, except the big one, which looks like an iPhone. Anyhoo, discussion here in our Apple Hardware forum.

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