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Wednesday Afternoon (17 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 10-February-2010  13:18:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A Brisbane man has been fined $1.5 million for uploading a pirate copy of Super Mario Bros Wii. James Burt, 24 from Brisbane, received an early copy of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros Wii and made it available for download from a website, which has since been shut down. As a result of his actions the Federal Court ordered Burt to pay Nintendo $1.5m in damages and also cover the $100,000 in court costs.

From FatBoyNotSoSlim: Basically the CS club at Waterloo uni in Canada is running a Tron themed AI code challenge and Google is sponsoring it. Its pretty slick and very easy to get started. There's still several weeks left to refine code, and a large variety of code languages are accepted. We can ever create an OCAU team if we wish. I started about 3 hours ago, and after copypasting some sample code (they recommend you do this) Iím ranked 190 in the world and 5th in Australia, which is scary as I donít know what Iím doing.

Optus say they are on schedule to upgrade their cable network to 100Mbit/s by mid-2010, thanks Michael. The speed upgrade ó which Optus first flagged on 20 November ó will put Optus neck and neck with Telstraís cable network, which the telco is also in the process of upgrading. It will see Optusí network upgaded to the DoCSIS 3.0 standard.

nVIDIA have unveiled "Optimus Technology", which sadly doesn't turn their video cards into a truck or a giant robot, but instead allows transparent switching between integrated and discrete graphics, thus allowing performance and longer battery life in laptops. Coverage on PC Perspective, Tech Report, LegitReviews, HWZone and HotHardware.

MoJoMaN spotted this Apple Ad from New Zealand in 1984. "So simple to operate you can teach yourself the basics yet so versatile there's over 10,000 individual programmes to choose from. Apple Computers, simply good business".

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