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Friday Morning (5 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 30-July-2010  03:45:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Google have a dedicated page for the 2010 Australian Federal Election, including a mock Australian election for students too young to be able to vote in the real one, and a YouTube channel for election-related videos. On an unrelated note, YouTube Leanback sounds like an interesting time-sucker.

A few people pointed out this malware email doing the rounds. "Download a FREE 30-day Trial of MCAfee VirusScan Plus and Be Automaticaly Entered to Win.," reads the email. "Installation file attached." The accompanying file is setup.zip. Can't really imagine any OCAU reader falling for that one but maybe warn any n00bs you know. :)

The Government should be releasing its NBN footprint info today. “It will actually be the footprint of the National Broadband Network,” he said. “You’ll be able to see if you’re in the 93 per cent [to get] fibre, you’ll be able to see if you’re in the four per cent to get wireless and you’ll be able to see if you’re in the three per cent [to get satellite].”

PurePain sent in this Apple fanboi quiz on news.com.au, but also notes that it's coded in Flash and therefore won't work on the iPad etc.

TechReport consider DirectX 11 GPU value. Join us for a new round of performance vs. price scatter plots, this time featuring the latest and greatest DirectX 11 graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia.

Apparently there's a torrent out there with the details of 100 million Facebook users. Ron Bowes, of Skull Security, put the information on the internet after using a piece of code to scan Facebook profiles, collecting data not hidden by the user's privacy settings, the BBC reported. He said he took the action to highlight privacy issues. Facebook responded by saying the details were already public information.

This guy has more CPUs than you. Yes he does.



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