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Thursday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 22-July-2010  03:54:07 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Sciby noticed that the RAAF has a YouTube channel with some interesting videos including this one about the trusty C-130 Hercules working in the Middle East. Random trivia: I did school work experience as a flight photographer at RAAF Richmond, which at the time was home to many Hercules and a non-destructive testing facility.

Assuming you only read Playboy for the articles, you can now do so safely at work. Playboy Enterprises Inc launched a website today which swears will be safe to browse while at work, eliminating the need for men to throw themselves over their computer screen when the boss walks by. You'll still have to do that while playing WoW at work, though.

FOTW sent in this neato knife made from fibre optic glass. Flint (and glass) knapping is no longer practiced on a large scale, but it used to be the primary method of making weapons for primitive cultures. In this day and age of course, itís easy to go to the sporting goods store and pick up a quality steel knife, but it wasnít always so.

Intel are working on augmented reality for shopping. At the Digital Signage World exhibition, which opens in Sydney today, people will see what could end up being the 21st Century version of the store assistant Ė and itís not human.

There's currently an ASUS competition open to Australians, thanks Zedd02. Asus are running a competition for people who brought their H55 and P55 motherboards between June 1st and July 31st. So there is still a chance to buy and enter. Speaking of which, Gigabyte are still running their USB333 Lottery contest too.

LegionHW ponder gaming and CPU cores. Today we are taking almost half a dozen games to see how they perform when using one, two and four cores. For this test we will be using not just an Intel Core i7 processor, but also the Core i5, Core 2 Quad and AMD Phenom II X4 processors, which will give us a good idea of just how core dependent each series is in order to deliver maximum performance.

Paul spotted a warning of some malware on Dell motherboards. In response a Dell support staffer said there was an issue with a small number of service motherboard stock - new PowerEdge systems are not infected. He said the malware would not infect non-Windows servers.

JuStDaN sends word that GenConOz 2010 has been cancelled. On the eve of announcing our guest list and event schedule, we have decided that due to the current economic climate and its recent effects around the globe, that it is not financially viable to hold Gen Con Australia in 2010.

Mad Mike sent in this cool physics demo video. Worth full-screening!



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