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Tuesday Morning (14 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 18-May-2010  03:40:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Internode are running a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 tournament, to celebrate their new servers. We're looking for 64 eight man teams to take part in our tournament, with the winner taking home over $4,000 worth of new hardware for its members. You need to be in it to win it, and numbers are extremely limited, so head to www.games.on.net/shockandawe to register your clan and get more information. You can read this news article in full here.

Tech Report have been playing with EyeFinity. The newest Radeon HD 5870 unifies six monitors as one giant display wall. We've played loads of games on such a rig, purely for the sake of science.

iiNet and AFACT will be back in court in August, thanks Kosta. AFACT is appealing the Federal Court's judgement in February that exonerated iiNet for alleged copyright infringing activities committed by its subscribers.

The Atlantic report on the mysterious Conficker worm. It infiltrated millions of computers around the globe. It constantly checks in with its unknown creators. It uses an encryption code so sophisticated that only a very few people could have deployed it. For the first time ever, the cyber-security elites of the world have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers, trying to find Conficker’s creators and defeat them. The cops are failing. And now the worm lies there, waiting.

If you long for the days of the IBM Model M keyboard, you can use this simulator in all its clunky goodness.

An Indian data-entry firm is planning to outsource to a prison. Mr Charyulu said 200 people would be recruited and trained for the job initially. The unit, which is expected to undertake back-office work for banks, will work round the clock with three shifts of 70 staff each. Working in the unit will also be financially rewarding for the prisoners. Prisoners and bank data, what could go wrong?

And finally, I've tweaked our site search page to allow you to separately search the main site and the forums using Google.

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