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Tuesday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 11-September-2007  16:23:16 (GMT +10) - by Agg

BFM sent in this tetris PC mod over on Bit-Tech. It would be based in a retro style, with very bright colours. It also had to be of huge proportions, as it would need to hold the gaming rigs of each of our clan.

TheInq have an interesting article on Barcelona's power consumption figures. The key factor that AMD is placing its bets on is its low power consumption. Well, in a bid to change the way we think about power, AMD has unveiled a new metric it is hoping we analysts will buy into - average power consumption.

Ospi spotted this free BMW M3 driving game which is apparently based on the same game engine as rFactor (our rFactor thread is here). Thanks to the BMW M3 Challenge, the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit is all yours.

Seems the iPhone can rack up your phone bill while it's turned off, thanks mpot. While Levy, his wife and his daughter were enjoying the trip, and even while they were sleeping, their three iPhones were racking up a bill for data charges. The iPhone regularly updates e-mail, even while it's off, so that all the messages will be available when the user turns it on.

If you're in a net cafe in Mumbai, India, beware the keylogger. Indian journalist Amit Varma reports that Mumbai's police are requiring the city's 500 Internet cafes to install keystroke loggers, which will capture every keystroke by users and turn that information over to the government — nearly in realtime by the sound of it.

Google SketchUp is having a competition for higher education students in Australia and New Zealand to design their campus in SketchUp. You may enter this competition if you are a higher education student in Australia or New Zealand. Team up with other students, or take the project on yourself. We suggest you have a faculty advisor in order to do the best work possible. Good luck and happy sketching! Damn, I can't find that story where a kid got accused of being a terrorist because he made a game level of his school.

Here's a cool DIY projects page where a guy makes his own CNC mill, then does some cool "lost-foam casting" to make things out of aluminium. Somewhere in Texas there lives a college student/weldor with a huge love for electronics and engineering, a lot of free time, a very small budget, and an even smaller social life.

LegitReviews looked at folding on Intel's V8 platform. Remember, OCAU's Folding team is team 24!

From Darkness: The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Open Day will this year take place on Saturday, the 15th of September. Local volunteer firefighters will welcome the community to brigade stations or displays all the way from Bourke to Llandilo! This article contains information as well as a list of all stations that will open for the day.

From Dass Booty: Avast ye scurvy wenches! Talk Like a Pirate Day is comen up on the port bow! Thar be more reeden about it here for all you scooled land lubbers.

From James: I added this as a post to the 'OCAU free games' thread. Dunno if it's been posted before on the news page. "it's a bit like Asteroids hyperactive, drug crazed brother displayed in blur-o-vision© and viewed through psychedelic sunglasses in a cheap nightclub". We have mentioned it before but it's worth another look.

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