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Wednesday Afternoon (14 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 3-November-2010  14:09:53 (GMT +10) - by Agg

News.com.au have posted an amusing apology for getting Star Trek wrong in a recent story. YESTERDAY, a news.com.au article incorrectly stated that the Star Trek starship USS Enterprise-E, otherwise known as model NNC-1701-E, was the successor to Captain Kirk's original USS Enterprise. It has since been brought to our attention that the NNC-1701-E in fact came two models after Captain Kirk retired and was under the command of Captain Jean Luc Picard.

Here's an impressively geeky shed owned by a guy in Victoria. Well I am finally finished setting up the shack, I Have an 8 x 8 foot shed (2.4 x 2.4 mt) that I is my hacking space.

Lifehacker spotted some free iPhone city guides available this week. Itís a good week for free Australian city guides if youíre an iPhone owner. Time Out has rolled out a free entertainment guide for Sydneysiders, while Lonely Planet is offering its Melbourne roundup for free.

Google are suing the US Government. Yes, Google has sued the US Department of the Interior because its Request for Quotation regarding a messaging solution demanded the use of Microsoft software. Obviously, didn't sit well with Google, and I'm sure other companies putting out competing software aren't happy about it either (does Red Hat serve this market?). Google is seeking permanent injunctions against the Department of the Interior moving forward with this specific Request for Quotation until the DOI allows decent competition for the RfQ.

There's some preview coverage of VIA's dual-core Nano on Bit-Tech and TomsHardware, thanks stmok. VIA's Nano CPU has just received its first major update: another one has been strapped to it. The aptly named Nano Dual-Core is actually VIA's first ever multi-core part, but even though we've got a reference board to test, things are still set to change before its introduction next year as the CPU gets respun from its existing 65nm down to 40nm, thanks to TSMC. Discussion here.

Some retailers are calling for a lower overseas GST threshhold to discourage people from buying overseas with our strong dollar. With new research showing half of all Australians now shop online overseas, retailers have approached the Federal Government to wind back the GST threshold on overseas goods from $1000 to $400 or even abolish the limit altogether. Discussion here.

Lars Rasmussen, the Sydney-based co-founder of Google Maps, has left Google for Facebook. "Obviously they've already changed the world and yet there seems to be so much more to be done there. And I think that it's the right place for me to be."

Meanwhile 33 developers have left OpenOffice.org to join The Document Foundation, presumably a response to Oracle's takeover, thanks dasuperham. After Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, OpenOffice.org fell into the hands of Oracle, as did a lot of other products. So, last month a few very prominent members of the OpenOffice.org community decided to form The Document Foundation and fork OpenOffice.org as LibreOffice, possibly fearing that it could go the OpenSolaris way.

Voting has opened in the 2010 Australian Golden Joystick Awards. The Golden Joysticks truly are the people's gaming awards. Established almost 30 years ago, the Joysticks are also the oldest gaming awards ceremony in the world and the most prestigious - voted for by the only people who truly matter - gamers themselves. Oddly I think I've managed to avoid hearing about them before now.

Another thing I didn't hear about was the 2010 Motorclassica in Melbourne recently, but fortunately there's lots of photos on Supercars.net. Australia's premier indoor classic car show. Held October 22-24th at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne. Organized by Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd., event director Paul Mathers and concours chairman Ian Hankey. Over 100 cars were displayed, many with their traditional victorian plates.

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