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It's time for your afternoon linkage 

It's time for your afternoon linkage

Open wide and swallow, this won't hurt a bit - trust me, I'm a Web journalist. Today's link is straight from the pharmaceutical minds of Case Modders Australia, and small, easy to swallow capsule chock full of paracetamol and a fine review of Global
Social calendar alert! Fallout is SOOOON. 

Social calendar alert! Fallout is SOOOON.

Less than three weeks worth of sleeps to go before Fallout!

Organised by Atomicans, for Atomicans, this Sydney event promises LANing, thrown objects in the park, burnt meat and happy festivities.

Do it IRL with the real people
Jail for false Domain Name registrations 

Jail for false Domain Name registrations

US legislators are currently considering a bill that would make it a criminal offence to submit falsified Domain Name Registration details. The bill would mandate fines and jail time for offenders, up to a maximum of five years in prison.
Mr Mobo Rising 

Mr Mobo Rising

Overclockers Online has posted a tasty review of the Asus A7M266 motherboard , that company's first attempt at a Socket A DDR board. The review and the
Kournikova's not as much fun as you think 

Kournikova's not as much fun as you think

Chances are a goodly number of you have already been exposed to the latest widespread virus to hit the net, but here's a wrap up just in case. The mail will more than likely come from someone you know, as, like the I Love You virus, it spams your
Crappy capacitors 

Crappy capacitors

We all know how they go. If you’re lucky, it’s a fizz and a quiet pop. But for the less fortunate, it is usually a suicidal explosion that takes out a few other (expensive) components. Sometimes, however, they leak. And leaking things, on motherboards especially, are never a good thing.
Mir update 

Mir update

The crazy on-again, off-again spectacle that is the Mir de-orbit has been pushed back by another two days. We can now expect tonnes of burning orbital debris to drop into our backyards sometime around March 22nd Eastern Standard Time. Rosaviakosmos,
0.13 still giving trouble 

0.13 still giving trouble

Unfortunately for VIA and NVIDIA, repeated statements signaling intentions to move production to a 0.13-micron process does not equal faster development of the technology needed to yield reliable 0.13 silicon.
The need for speed 

The need for speed

HardwareOC is pushing the cooling envelope even further, higher, and faster than before. The HardwareOC badboys have turned their attention to obtaining a 160MHz FSB, and they're willing to cannibalise anything for a couple of degrees more of
September SpoogeMail 

September SpoogeMail

Doc Spooge has had his biggest month yet, receiving tonnes upon tonnes of email from Atomic readers across the country. The flood was so great that at one stage our poor email server decided ‘enough is enough’, promptly shutting itself down. Half a
GeForce3 benchmark results - BY JINGO!!! 

GeForce3 benchmark results - BY JINGO!!!

We've got official drivers, we've got an MSI StarForce 822 GeForce3 graphics card, and we've had to the time to benchmark the thing back to the stone-age. And does this latest, greatest, GPU rock? Well, yes, but you knew that already. We plugged it
Yes, we are down 

Yes, we are down


FBI raids cable users 

FBI raids cable users

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents yesterday raided the homes of 19 people in the US, searching for and confiscating computer equipment that included cable modems. The raids come after the cable company used by said persons, Buckeye Cablesystem,
Napster throws out the Pig 

Napster throws out the Pig

Last week you might have read about Aimster's Pig Encoder, a simple application for renaming MP3s and other files in Pig Latin and thus enabling user to continue to swap copyrighted and barred material
Guilty as charged! 

Guilty as charged!

We've all been keenly watching those wacky RAMBUS lawyers as they push and prod at Infineon’s alleged patent infringements. Last week Infineon was cleared of any wrongdoing in a battle over RAM patents that date back to the early nineties, when it
PC recycling less than green 

PC recycling less than green

Between 50% and 80% of all PC components sent to recycling companies in the US end up dumped somewhere in Asia, according to a report titled
Hasn't Google Been Here Before? 

Hasn't Google Been Here Before?

Usenet forums are one of those amazingly archaic, yet amazingly useful hangovers from the early days of the Internet. There are newsgroups covering literally everything from how to build Atari PCs to gardening in the Ozarks to sex with Anime
There's more to life than making shoes 

There's more to life than making shoes

Big-arse shoes – who doesn’t want a pair?

Pretty much everyone, unless you happen to have very big feet - not that there is anything wrong with that. Anywho, if your in the market for some giant footwear, simply waltz over to the
More flaws for Microsoft 

More flaws for Microsoft

Three new vulnerabilities have been discovered in the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) protocol and DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) interface for Microsoft’s NT, XP, 2000 and Server 2003 operating systems.
US man receives bionic heart 

US man receives bionic heart

The first ever completely internal artificial heart has been implanted in a Lousiville hospital. Well, it was actually implanted into some guy's chest, but you know what I mean. The artificial heart is the first of five such devices that will be
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