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Sunday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 15-February-2009  15:41:20 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people sent word that Left 4 Dead is only $25 (presumably USD) on Steam this weekend. If you want to see what L4D is all about, check out these pics and videos that Darkness sent in a while ago.

Primus, one of the ISPs involved with the web filtering trial, have already compared it to China's internet censorship regime. Mr Sims said while many customers were interested in a web filtering service, he did not believe it should be made compulsory. Keep up to date on this issue with this Wiki page and this thread.

Sniper spotted this interesting inkless printer from Dell. The special type of photo paper developed by Zink has been embedded with heat-activated colored dye crystals. No doubt the paper is $10 a sheet tho. :)

MadShrimps compared 35 different 120mm fans. We compare the performance/noise balance of 35 different 120mm fans from AcoustFan, Aerocool, Arctic-Cooling, Cooler Master, Coolink, CoolJag, Delta, Gelid, GlobalWin, mCubed, Nexus, Noctua, NoiseBlocker, Papst, Revoltec, Scythe, Sharkoon, SilenX and Xthermal.

Super Unix nerds will know that recently Unix time reached 1,234,567,890. "At 11:31:30pm UTC on Feb 13, 2009, Unix time will reach 1,234,567,890. Where will you be at this momentous second?" - from Bell Labs

GamingNexus talk about five C64 games they want remade, while OCModShop have five classic games you need to play. My goal is to cite a few niche titles that this year would be perfect for a download or ebay to play through.

PC Perspective looked at long-term SSD performance. For the past few months, we have been putting three Intel X25-M SSDs through their paces in long-term real world usage scenarios. The results were surprising to say the least.

It's been fairly quiet on the PhysX front for a while, but Tech Report checked out how it works in Mirror's Edge. Nvidia's PhysX push has been a bit slow out of the gate, but with Mirror's Edge, we finally have a fresh blockbuster with support for the technology. Keep reading to learn about the visual improvements and performance drawbacks PhysX brings to this title.



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