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Monday Afternoon (14 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 23-February-2009  15:44:55 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The 2009 Oscar winners were announced a little while ago. Australians have been particularly interested in this one because of Heath Ledger's nomination for Best Actor. I'll avoid a spoiler, but if you want to see if he won or not, check out our 2009 Oscars thread in the Entertainment forum.

Madchimp pointed out this downloadable bushfire safety DVD in several chapters, from the Tasmania Fire Service.

Microsoft is continuing to win friends and influence people by asking for money back from people it recently let go. "An inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment in severance pay by Microsoft," the letter states. "We ask that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to you."

The recent satellite collision could have an effect on the future of the Hubble Space Telescope. Before the collision, space junk problems had already upped the Hubble mission's risk of a "catastrophic impact" beyond NASA's usual limits, Nature's Geoff Brumfiel reported today, and now the problem will be worse.

XbitLabs compared video cards in Prince of Persia. Our today’s article will discuss the performance of the contemporary graphics accelerators in the latest part of a well-known gaming sequel called Prince of Persia.

ThinkComputers have a quick guide to installing Win7 from USB. If you installed Vista or even later versions of XP from a DVD you know that it was very time consuming. Why not speed up the process by using a flash drive to install Windows 7. Windows 7 is currently in beta and Microsoft is offering it free to anyone to try out until August.

Tech Report had a sneak preview of AMD's 6-core Opteron. With Intel's Nehalem-based Xeons gathering like a storm on the horizon, AMD today gave the first working demonstration of its potential counterpunch: a six-core Opteron processor code-named "Istanbul." Discussion here.

Kev noticed that AMD's Catalyst 9.2 drivers have been released. Apparently this has some interesting multi-GPU folding functionality, but I'm not sure what else.

HardOCP have an entry-level PSU roundup. Following this successful strategy we have begun to notice a few more brands trickle into this range with some real quality offerings such as Seasonic, BFG, and others. Today, we have collected up a few more of these units to see what else has crept into this market segment over the last year or so.

Today's timewaster is Strongest Truck, thanks Sniper.

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