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 Friday, 10-July-2009  12:19:44 (GMT +10) - by Agg

You might remember the OCAU Avatar Mosaic from a few years ago. Well, yoink is doing another one to celebrate OCAU's 10th anniversary - and he's capturing the forum avatars tomorrow at noon. So if you want to change your avatar to something special for the occasion, do it now. :)

After two cancelled launches, Endeavour should launch on the weekend, weather permitting. Liftoff is scheduled for Saturday at 7:39 p.m. Due to expected showers, thunderstorms and anvil clouds in the area, the launch weather forecast continues to be 40 percent "go."

EFA have more info on ZGeek's lawsuit. The website operator may well have a defence under Australian law, but there is still significant uncertainty as to what is required of a forum moderator in Australia. We lack solid immunities and appropriate notice & takedown procedures, which means that operators of public fora can never be certain as to their potential liability - something that significantly harms freedom of expression in Australia.

A Spanish judge has ruled that downloading copyright files is legal, as long as it's not for profit. n a recent Spanish court case, an eD2K P2P website that specialises in recent release movies was brought to court by the country's leading entertainment copyright coalition, hoping to target 200 individual downloaders for their so-called 'crimes' of downloading.

Tech Report look back at storage performance. Over the years, our storage test rig has run through 70 desktop and notebook hard drives, SSDs, and exotic RAM disks. We've compiled all our test data for a massive retrospective that explores storage capacity and performance scaling over nearly the last half-decade.

Meanwhile HotHardware have an SSD RAID grudge match. We've certainly heard of Fusion-io's bleeding edge PCI Express-based SSD solution but to date haven't yet gotten the chance to check it out on the test bench here at HotHardware. In addition, though we've put Intel's wonderfully fast X25-M SSD through its paces in stand-alone testing, imagine what it would be like with up to four drives in RAID 0. You see where we're going here, a battle royal of what is arguably some of the fastest SSD storage technology money can buy right now.

Apparently a combination of turbulence and terrain led to Steve Fossett's death, thanks Wayne. His single-engine, two-seater plane crashed near Mammoth Lakes, California, "following an inadvertent encounter with downdrafts that exceeded the climb capability of the airplane", the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.

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