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 Friday, 2-October-2009  03:54:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Integral Energy are apparently suffering from a virus outbreak, thanks ikt. A spokesman for Integral Energy, a major energy supplier, confirmed that the company had called in external information security experts to "rebuild all desktop computers to contain and remove the virus". TheInq are meanwhile reporting that Linux saved the day. Quick thinking techies in the control systems department of the utility swapped the infected Windows boxes for machines running Linux that they were using for development.

Willybomb sent word that September's Iron Musician voting thread is up. This month's topic was absolutely awesome. DJ Fusion elected 'distortion', and that is what we got, in all shapes and sizes! Cyclonite summed up this month's entries saying they were 'off the hook'.

XbitLabs have some more Clarkdale info from IDF and they're also doing some Lynnfield overclocking. Using Core i5-750 and Core i7-860 processors we are going to find out how well they overclock with static and dynamic Turbo Boost implementation and will also discuss the features and functionality of Asus P7P55D Deluxe LGA1156 mainboard on Intel P55 Express chipset.

Gizmodo have a video about Microsoft's upcoming Courier tablet PC. Microsoft's Courier booklet was surprising, mostly because it was so far outside of what everybody now expects from a tablet. This internal video shows how Microsoft thinks we'll use Courier.

Corsair have a video on building a PC using one of their swanky new Obsidian 800 cases. Meanwhile AirQ spotted one of Thermaltake's Level 10 cases being unboxed over on MaximumPC. Earlier this year, Thermaltake wowed us all with the announcement of the Level 10, a concept case designed in conjunction with BMW DesignWorks. Rather than a standard aluminum box, the Thermaltake Level 10 would incorporate a central pillar, with individual compartments hanging from it for the motherboard, PSU, optical drives, and hard drives. Discussion here and here.

We haven't heard anything about Jack Thompson (the anti GTA lawyer, not the Australian actor), but it seems he's found someone new to sue: Facebook. Thompson's suit has little chance of success, according to Parry Aftab, a cyber-law attorney who is Executive director of Wiredsafety.org, a cyber safety and help group.That's because the U.S. Communications Decency Act makes it clear that companies like Facebook have no liability for what people do with their services. "They are no more liable than the phone company would be for anyone who is calling in a ransom demand," she said.

Anthrox spotted this video with some droolworthy servers etc. Dan talks about the $35 million wall of datacenter on display at the bottom of the Moscone Center escalator. As many of the attendees learned, this datacenter was used to power the nearly 40,000 VMs at VMworld 2009.

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