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Wednesday Night (4 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 23-February-2011  21:14:59 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The opening round of the 2011 Formula One championship has been scrapped, due to the civil unrest in Bahrain. The Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) announced on Monday that the Kingdom of Bahrain would withdraw from hosting the opening round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship so that the country can focus on its process of national dialogue. More here, and if you want to keep an eye on the 2011 motorsport calendar, we have one in the wiki here.

The Full Bench of the Federal Court will probably hand down their judgement in the iiNet vs AFACT case tomorrow. Yes, it's still going on, and it will probably keep going on. The Full Bench appeal was an important escalation in the high-profile case, but the verdict is unlikely to resolve the battle. It is widely expected that the party on the wrong end of tomorrow's verdict would lodge a further appeal with the High Court in Canberra.

AMD's marketing people are doing their best to capitalise on the Sandy Bridge recall, as is understandable, thanks dasuperham. This week we finally see the full on blitz that AMD has been able to prepare. The “Ready. Willing. And Stable” ad campaign is actually one of the first that AMD has done aimed directly at consumers.

Samson sent in this video which is quite impressive. The "behind the scenes" video is interesting too. He says he was reminded of it by the Dead Island trailer, except there's no zombies in this one. :)

Metku have a bit of an oddball modding project. I was contacted by a commercial TV channel here in Finland, the MTV3 to build a prize for a competition. There were three components that I was asked to marry together; a Mobira mobile phone (Talkman), an Apple iPhone and a refrigerator. This acticle covers the process on building this thing that later came to be called - the iTalkman.

Wonkette have a story about a Wikipedia sighting. We checked out the state capitol building, and noticed that next to the statue of their first governor, there is a pedestal with his biography pasted on it for reading pleasure. The biography is literally just two pages printed directly from Wikipedia, with the URL and everything at the bottom.

Symon sent in this photo of the Moon, the most detailed picture yet. Now you can, thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has just delivered the highest-res photo ever taken of our closest companion. Well, at least one side of it. But it's still spectacular - a 24,000 x 24,000 pixel compilation cobbled together from more than 1300 images.

An Egyptian man has named his daughter Facebook in honour of social media's role in the revolution. A young man in his twenties wanted to express his gratitude about the victories the youth of 25th of January have achieved and chose to express it in the form of naming his firstborn girl “Facebook” Jamal Ibrahim (his name.) The girl’s family, friends, and neighbors in the Ibrahimya region gathered around the new born to express their continuing support for the revolution that started on Facebook.

OCAU forums member metamorphosis has written a song in support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. You can download for free, or a donation to Red Cross New Zealand.



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