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Sunday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 27-July-2008  01:32:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There seems to be some kind of TF2 Stupidity thing going on tonight (Sunday).. check it out if TF2 is your thing, I guess. :)

Nigel sent word that Optima is under administration. ASX-listed PC assembler, Optima, has appointed voluntary administrators to several of its business units. The news comes just days after share trading in the company was suspended.

WD's recent VelociRaptor was of course a 2.5" HDD in a 3.5" frame. Well, now they've released the 2.5" version, report TechConnect. Aimed at the enterprise segment, the 2.5-inch Mini V-Raptor has a SATA 3.0 Gbps, a 1.4 million hours MTBF (mean time before failure), 16MB of buffer memory and is basically the same thing announced in April, but without the IcePack.

Over on the Ubuntu Forums, someone reckons Foxconn have been making their boards incompatible with Linux on purpose, although from the sounds of things they're fairly keen (now) to get it sorted out. Interesting read anyway.

Frostytech have updated their top heatsink rankings. Quickly find your way to the current Top 5 heatsinks according to FrostyTech. The first pair of lists is for Intel Heatsinks, broken down by lowest temperature and quietest operation. The second set of lists are for AMD Heatsinks. Lifespan indicates if the heatsink is new, old or end of life.

Agent spotted this article about supercooled quantum computing. Last year the company had a 16-qubit quantum computer that founder and CTO Geordie Rose claimed was the most powerful quantum computer ever built and the first ever to run commercially-relevant applications. This year it has 28 qubits, it can recognise photos of famous landmarks and you might soon be able to use it over the Web.

DriverHeaven have a roundup of Inno3D 9600 GSO, BFG 9600 GT & BFG 8800 GT video cards. Each card will be tested at a minimum of 1680x1050 on a selection of gaming and media tests and we shall also take a look at the thermal performance and overclocking potential for those who want to squeeze a little more value out of their purchase.

PCPerspective look at what seems to be a rights battle over the C-Media 8788 chip. ASUS and Auzentech have different variations on the story, and our analysis looks at many theories, but it looks like the real loser in this story is the consumer.

Internode have quite a ranty editorial about the R18+ games debate, or one journalist in particular. Thursday night on the ABC's program Q&A, where the audience are given the opportunity to ask a group of politicians questions on any topic, Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce and Labor Senator Mark Arbib were asked a question from a "random person in the audience" regarding the lack of an R18+ rating for video games in Australia.



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