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Wednesday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 11-February-2009  14:57:36 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Red Cross have said best way to get involved with supporting the bushfire victims is to donate money directly. The 2009 Victorian Bushfire Fund to assist individuals and communities affected by devastating bushfires in Victoria has been launched by the Premier John Brumby in partnership with Red Cross and the Federal Government. An independent panel made up of community leaders will oversee the appeal Fund's operation. Here's some other ideas:Meanwhile people are suggesting we scrap the internet filter idea and send the money to the bushfire victims instead. The announcement of Internet Safety Day -- like the internet filtering plan -- proved unpopular with members of Australia's online community, with the Twitter micro-blogging service full of repeated calls for the government to scrap the filter and give the $44 million to bushfire survivors.

Fans of the popular TV show Underbelly will be happy to hear that Channel 9 are letting people download and distribute it for free, although it does require their special player so may be time-limited. Details here, thanks Daniel.

Apparently the French Navy were left with planes unable to download flight plans after an attack by the Conflicker virus. Naval officials said the "infection"' was probably due more to negligence than a deliberate attempt to compromise French national security. It said it suspected someone at the navy had used an infected USB key.

Intel have revealed the roadmap for their 32nm "Westmere" processors. Coverage on Techgage, Tech Report, HotHardware, LegitReviews and PC Perspective. Discussion here.

Sniper spotted this dual screen laptop. Seems to be a blog for a prototype by the company, but it's an interesting idea. We are moving forward with our TITAN M-1 dual screen workstation. This DUO 15.4 workstation is a ruggedized version of our G400 dual-screen laptop. This product is being built specifically to specs requested by the US NAVY for extreme environments.

TechRadar have listed their 10 Ugliest PC Mods, and rather unkindly included Project Monolith. Tsk, no taste, some folk. :)



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