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 Monday, 24-September-2007  13:41:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

In the wake of the recent Media Defender email leak, ThePirateBay are filing charges against many media companies. Thanks to the email-leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we've been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers. Discussion here in our forums.

NordicHW have a Radeon HD 2900XT Crossfire overclocking guide. Per request we've compiled this guide that shows you how to overclock Radeon HD 2900 XT when running two of them in CrossFire mode. Usually you would need BIOSes and a flash tool to do this, but we've got a way to work around this.

Halo 3 is receiving rave reviews. The game, the final chapter of a trilogy that began in 2001 with the launch of Microsoft's original Xbox, is set to go on sale at midnight Tuesday. It already received over one million pre-orders by Aug. 9, according to media reports.

Meanwhile the PS3 gets its rumble back soon. The PlayStation 2 controller came with a vibration feature but when it came to the PS3 Sony dropped it in favour of the tilt-sensing Sixaxis controller.

PCMech have been somewhat bewildered by Linux distro options. The problem is that I am not much of a Linux guy. Rich is more the Linux guy around here. I know just enough to be dangerous. There's a lot of Linux discussion in our Other Operating Systems forum, of course.

HardOCP have published some thoughts on AMD's triple-core technology. While there are exceptions to the rule, the Intel Core 2 Quad has not been sought out by the enthusiast since on average it brings with it a very low overclocking ceiling. Hmm, not sure I agree with that, we've seen a lot of people jumping on the Q6600 (2.4GHz) bandwagon lately due to easy 3GHz+ overclocks. Maybe Q6600 (and in particular G0 stepping) is the exception he mentions, which would be fair enough, the other quads have been less popular.

NASA is discussing its moon base plans. On Thursday, NASA officials outlined what kind of equipment, living facilities and vehicles astronauts would use for an extended lunar mission, such as that planned for near the year 2020.

Phoronix have been opening beer with PC hardware. Interested in finding out how you can open a beer bottle (or most any glass bottle for that matter) using a range of computer parts from a motherboard to RAM and even a USB mouse? We documented these steps with plenty of pictures as well as sharing which hardware doesn't convert into a bottle opener so easily.

If you're building a workstation, this page might be handy for working out measurements etc. Follow the three steps below when planning your workstation. The values displayed will help you place your equipment for optimum ergonomic comfort.

TechReport have a system guide posted for September 2007. Remember there's a regularly-updated guide here in our Wiki too.



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