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Wednesday Night.. just. (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 29-May-2002  23:56:54 (GMT +10) - by Darkness'

Another call to update your virus software, if you don't have any proceed to head-butt the desk because that's how I feel sifting through at least 15 virus infected news mails tonight. With that out of the way here's some news :)

Windows 2000 Service pack 3 has been released to a few selected beta testers according to this thread in our forums.

Telstra is at it again with the latest outburst by the telco giant saying some users are checking their usage meter to often and their servers can't handle the load. *Shakes head in disbelief*

A few people sent this one in. There is an operating system in development now that is the so called "snoop proof OS" ."Computer activists in Britain are close to completing an operating system that could undermine government efforts to the wiretap the Internet."

If you're an Optus dialuper you might want to visit the Optus page as rates are going up according to this email. "Dear Member, From 1 July 2002, we are making changes to some of our OptusNet Dial-up plans. New plans are being introduced, some plans are being discontinued and some pricing revised." Cheers mjcrow.

For the latest in whacky inventions, ZZZ issue #130 is out. Loathe those rainy days? Well soon you might be able to put the blame on .. the bugs? "Scientists believe certain bug species may have evolved the ability to manipulate the weather in order to secure their own survival"

Bluesmurf has gone and done it again with his fantastic Project Jelly Bean PC. That's awesome work mate, more pics and discussion in this thread. Ta keenie

Here's an essay on the fabric of the Internet. Ta Jani.

Here's why you don't try and prove if a grenade is indeed live. Ta Dewey. Wondering what is wrong with your cat? Well now you can read your cats manual! Now you can use the RTFM line when someone says "I wonder what's wrong with kitty.." :) Thanks Ubeek.

I couldn't help but smile at this, Tom one of our forum regulars and hospital pharmacist, in spite of my flu post last night sent a reminder that people should get their flu shots. Thanks mate :)

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