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 Thursday, 24-February-2011  20:41:32 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Those spammers don't miss a trick, do they: Letter from President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. I resigned as the Egyptian President on the 11th of Feb 2011. I have some deposited amount of money In Bank In New York, which I will like you change the ownership to you and have the money moved immediately to you in your country in Cash (US$56Million) through a high Diplomatic Service. heh.

From IntelInside: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 has been released. If you have more than one computer to update, it can be downloaded from here, or as stated on that page "A smaller, more appropriate download is now available on Windows Update.".

AFACT have lost to iiNet again in their continuing copyright battle. The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, or AFACT, which is representing the movie studios but is not a party to the case, was appealing against Justice Dennis Cowdroy's decision on Febuary 4, 2010, which found an ISP was not liable for the downloading habits of its customers.

Axe_2_Gr1nd reminds us that the Space Shuttle Discovery launches tomorrow morning our time, for its final mission, and the second-last Shuttle mission ever. Info here, here and here. You can watch it on NASA TV on the web.

Vietnam has apparently banned late-night online gaming. All ISPs in the country have been contacted by the Ministry of Information and Communication telling them to switch off access to online games between the hours of 10pm and 8am every day. Such limits have to be in place by March 3.

ITNews have another analysis of Stuxnet. The extent of the damage will probably never be known to those outside the enrichment program. The Iranian Government has admitted to its nuclear enrichment program being set back by the Stuxnet virus - but has not gone into a great amount of detail.

Microsoft continue to embrace Kinect modders. The company is to release a software development kit in the spring, which will give developers access to the secrets behind the technology. For now it will only be for personal use, but Microsoft says it will release a commercial version in due course.

Here's a fairly impressive gaming chair made out of a Mini. After two years of hard work he has designed a multi-function console that too out of the front end of a Mini. Extending the flexibility to croon to your favorite tunes, watch film and play Xbox and PS3, this sure will make you experience that adrenaline rush.

A few people pointed out that MacTalk, which we've long considered a "sister" site to OCAU, is for sale. Some news coverage here and here. Seems to be genuine, and the owner explains his reasons here. Now, a few people have asked if I'm interested in buying it, and although I only found out about the sale today, I have spent a little time thinking about it. It would be a logical way to expand OCAU, or rather to develop another online franchise next to OCAU, and cross-promote the communities etc. But realistically, I have enough trouble keeping all of OCAU's plates spinning, I'm not involved enough in the Apple side of the industry, and I don't have the money anyway. So all the best to Anthony, and to whoever the new owners end up being. :)



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