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 Wednesday, 12-September-2007  20:50:57 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Whirlpool's legal drama has made the mainstream news, with SMH and news.com.au reporting on it. "I don't think you could actually prove that for a web operator, that they personally intended the damage because of their malicious intention, especially when it's posted by a third party that they've got no relationship to," Stickley said.

People with pirated copies of Vista may be seeing a black screen of darkness soon. Good afternoon, as of this week, Microsoft has activated a function in Vista called 'Reduced Functionality.' This is a specific function in Vista that effectively disables nongenuine copies of Windows. Although, it now seems this was a hoax.

Possibly another hoax is this claim that google was hacked and the logo replaced with a World Trade Centre attack related image. I've just been contacted by Tom in Australia who said he also noticed the logo and captured this screenshot.

TechReport checked out Super Talent's 128GB solid-state drive. Now a new wave of SSDs is upon us, led into our labs by Super Talent's SATA25. This 2.5" drive packs a stunning 128GB of total capacity and claims sustained read and write speeds of 60MB/s and 40MB/s, respectively - huge improvements over previous solid-state drives. But how does it hold up in the wild?

One`` spotted this cool demo which is only 170KB or so. Download link is here. Reminds me of the oldschool Amiga demo days, but with much better graphics. :)

ThinkGaming point out that geeks could rock out long before Guitar Hero came along. Well, do any of you actually own GuitarFreaks? How about Drummania? Keyboardmania? Anybody? Yeah, thatís what I thought.

Here's a cool icecream machine that can measure stress levels in your voice. Employing voice stress analysis of the userís answers to specific questions, varying degrees of unhappiness are measured and the counteractive quantity of ice cream is dispensed: The more unhappy you are, the more ice cream you need. I need one of those in my office. And I need it to dispense beer.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Gecube 512Mb Radeon HD 2900XT Mini Review in Video Cards & Monitors.
Nvidia finally released driver to fix game slowdowns in Video Cards & Monitors.
Frequency vs timings in Memory.
Crysis Multiplayer Beta now on Fileplanet in Games.
A broadband future for Australia in Networking & Internet.
Free Guitar Lessons in Musicians.
RC Attack Blimp construction in Other Toys.
Top Gear guys coming to Oz? in Motoring.
How to give your low-end Canon digital camera RAW support in Photography.
A few tips as the election approaches in The Pub.

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