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Friday Morning (11 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-October-2009  04:19:16 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The story of the moment would of course be that Windows 7 has been officially released. Unsurprisingly there's a billion reviews out there, including these on MS's site. HotHardware consider 10 Windows 7 features that Vista should have had. Discussion in the giant Windows 7 thread here.

I can't work out if this is real or not, but it seems to be: in Japan you can get a Windows 7 Whopper from Burger King. Seven stacked beef patties extend your usual Whopper to over five inches in height and the whole thing costs an appropriate ¥777 (or $8.55). It'll be available for one week only -- or seven days, get it? On a related note I had one of those Grand Angus things recently - better than I expected.

Internode have a blog about their electric car, among other things. There is a reason why we’re the only team driving a pure electric vehicle (not a hybrid or alternative liquid fuelled vehicle) in this years’ “Eco Challenge” event. Right now, there isn’t an EV charging infrastructure on the road from Darwin to Adelaide.

Gizmodo have cool footage from Saturn of moons disturbing the rings. Sir Isaac Newton would be amazed by this awesome video, showing Saturn moons causing waves as they orbit near its F Ring. These images can only be taken every 15 years, during Saturn's equinox. Thankfully, Cassini is there now.

Computerworld NZ report on some issues with internet filtering in recent trials. YouTube URLs continue to be problematic to block for hybrid Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) filtering systems such as the NetClean Whitebox that the New Zealand Department of Internet Affairs uses, and through which most of the country’s ISPs will filter their internet traffic.

IntelInside sends word of Apple's Sydney store having trouble with windows. No, not Windows 7, but the big glass kind. Apple has been forced to replace a 10 metre pane of glass on the façade of its flagship Sydney store after it was pierced by a small projectile last month. The repair job was understood to have cost Apple up to $1 million to date.

Uni students can apparently get a Win 7 upgrade for only $50, thanks Duffy. Meanwhile Sniper noticed free antivirus subscriptions being offered by some vendors to coincide with Win 7's launch.



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