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Friday Afternoon (8 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 7-November-2008  13:08:21 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motorcyclists can park for free in Sydney for a 12-month trial. During the trial, motorcyclists and scooter riders will no longer need to buy or display a ticket in parking meter zones within the City of Sydney local government area, which includes the CBD, Pyrmont, Redfern, Ultimo, Darlinghurst, Paddington and Kings Cross.

One interesting thing from the US election was CNN using holographic reporters. Underneath - for what CNN said was the first time in television history - the screen announced: "Jessica Yellin via hologram from Chicago. Live." Update: apparently it was faked, boo.

The UK Govt continue their data security nightmare by leaving a memory stick in a carpark. The stick contained the usernames and passwords of a "handful" of members of the public, although their details were encrypted, she said.

Here's an interesting weekend project.. a guy has built his own F-35 fighter jet (kinda). Sure, it is a scaled version and it doesn't come with a demonic helmet, but you can actually drive the thing like a car and the level of detail is absolutely amazing. Also on the plane front, there's an electronic warfare variant of the Super Hornet now. Now finishing its testing phase as it gets ready to enter action next (year), the EA-18G will replace the current and aging EA-6B Prowler.

Embedding a GPS display in a rear-view mirror is a fairly neat idea. By integrating the carís rear-view mirror with an a fully functioning GPS and camera mode, drivers will have everything they need in map data, Bluetooth and car cameras in one single easy-to-view area of the vehicle.

After our Nehalem review a few people wondered about Folding@Home performance on i7. Chainbolt is checking that out in this thread.



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