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Sunday Evening (3 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 17-April-2011  20:27:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The release of Portal 2 is looming, and there's essentially a giant internet treasure hunt going on during the leadup. You can catch up on the previous stages on this Wiki page, with more info here, and see the current status here. Discussion continues here.

Online poker fans are in dismay today, with some of the largest sites taken offline by the FBI. Eleven people, including the owners of Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and PokerStars, were charged with violating U.S. anti-Internet gambling laws, according to charges filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan. More info here.

The FBI have also pulled the plug on another Botnet. Coreflood is the latest botnet to get the axe. The FBI used bold, precedent-setting maneuvers to take the Corefloood botnet offline--reducing the volume of spam polluting your Inbox, and making the Internet a little safer.

If you have favourite or personal videos in Google Videos, be aware that they will soon disappear when Google shuts down the site, presumably in favour of the vastly more successful YouTube, thanks Rage. On April 29, 2011 videos that have been uploaded to Google Video will no longer be available for playback. We’ve added a Download button to the Video Status new window page, so you can download videos that you want to save. If you don’t want to download your videos, you don’t need to do anything.

Facebook have a new enormous datacentre in Oregon, and here's an interesting look inside. Today I was very fortunate to have gotten a tour of Facebook’s new datacenter up in Prineville, Oregon (map). This datacenter is the most energy efficient in the world and only a handful of press got a look.

Today's timewaster is this surreal but amusing Sushi Cat 2, from Loop Goose. Pinball with a sushi-eating ever-expanding cat, and something about a pig.

Actually here's another timewaster from Shawn - the world's biggest PACMAN!



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