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 Wednesday, 8-July-2009  21:11:33 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australian site ZGeek.com is apparently being sued for defamation over some comments made by their forum members, thanks Enthalpy. I have enough now to get things started. I'll find out how serious this is tomorrow and we'll play it by ear and I'll update you when I can. Until then it's business as usual!! A massive thanks to all those who have donated (and those who have wished us well!). You guys have seriously blown me away with your generosity.

Tech Report consider rational backup strategies. Like many of us, my history of backup management is shameful, littered with poorly labeled DVD-Rs, manual file copies, and a minimum of forethought. Yet with relative ease, I was recently able to build a much more rational backup scheme that is, by and large, automated in software.

Adam sent word that Google are taking on Windows with Chrome OS. "Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems," Google says.

From Rob: Interesting story about how a now former employee stole a copy of Goldman's advanced stock buying software (stuff that buys in a zillionth of a second then sells when everyone else starts buying).

DriverHeaven took an AMD TWKR BE to 6GHz+. We are one of the few sites to get a sample of this processor which isn't being sold in the market. We overclocked it on Vapo and managed to get over 6GHZ out of it - which makes it the fastest AMD CPU we have ever tested.

Futurelooks have more info on the Opera Unite sharing service we mentioned recently. These are all viable options, but none of them offer the same unique features as the latest release of Opera. That’s because we’re looking a new service called Opera Unite. With Opera Unite technology, they are "radically extending what you are able to do online."

PCPerspective have info on the CausticGL Ray Tracing API. In today's article we are going to take a look in more detail at the software side of Caustic Graphics CausticRT platform - CausticGL. Though I am a far cry from a rendering engine developer I think the technical brief that Caustic provided for us should allow me to share some interesting thoughts and comparisons to other graphics APIs.

Timbot sent in this USB chainsaw. Measuring no larger than the size of a regular computer keyboard, every effort has been made to ensure that proper grip - and safety - is not compromised. So who's going to be the first to mod it with a Wiimote and make it a controller for DOOM? :)

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