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Wise Sam, Samwise - I/O letters #27

Wise Sam, Samwise - I/O letters #27

Och, it be borken. No, no you read right. Borken. If you’re computer’s been playing tiddly-winks with your sanity, type some text and send it in. No doubt Mr Rutter will be able to prescribe you something, and, if you happen to be clinically mental, you’ll receive the wunderbar Logitech MX 500 mouse. Word.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
My friends call me sweary - I/O letters #26

My friends call me sweary - I/O letters #26

Swear violently. Make your friends cringe at the verbal assauly at your poor, defenseless box. Feel better? Didn't think so. We all know that abusing your system won't get you anywhere. Maybe gaol if your neighbours call up to report a domestic, but usually, you'll just seekl the help of Dan the Man. And if you're in dire enough straits, you could bag a logitech MX500.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Phr33x Tw33x #32

Phr33x Tw33x #32

"Give us a tweak, you're the Tweakin' Man, give us a tweak tonight. Cause we're all in the mood for a tweak0ring, and you've got us tweakin' alright." (Apologies to B. Joel)
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Wrenched Tools - I/O letters #29

Wrenched Tools - I/O letters #29

There’s been a hull breach from a refrating pulse torpedo, and we’re all out of nanobots. Never fear though, because Dan Rutter’s donning an astro stripper and the might super wrench to fix it himself. Personally. Tautology at its finest, yes, but not as fine as the Logitech MX500 optical mouse, or Dan’s super wrench.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Safety hat optional - I/O letters #31

Safety hat optional - I/O letters #31

Dan Rutter's back on-site to rebuild the mess you've made of your brand new, real-real-shiny PC. Or old, smells-like-ozone VAC. As ozone-leaking components are bad things, you'd best replace them with an odourless and awesome MX700, won every month by IOOTM.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Phr33x Tw33x #35

Phr33x Tw33x #35

Simon says there's nothing wrong with some personalised touching up, now and again. So let's make a list of it, and get some spunk happening.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
IMAX computing - #26

IMAX computing - #26

Daniel Rutter believes that if you don't think really big screens are really cool then you might perhaps have mistaken this magazine for another one. The embroidery mags are on the other side of the newsstand. There you go. Glad to help.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Filling up the laptop - #25

Filling up the laptop - #25

Daniel Rutter wants what everyone who uses battery-powered devices wants: more power, for longer.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
V-Pr0n - #33

V-Pr0n - #33

Dan Rutter wonders how bright a future without porn will be?
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
LCDs, CRTs, and geese - #24

LCDs, CRTs, and geese - #24

Have you got your CRT monitor on 'Ick' mode? Let Dan Rutter talk you out of buying an LCD.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Phr33x Tw33x #30

Phr33x Tw33x #30

Take some time to think about all the stuff you’ve ever tweaked, tweakified and tweakibroked. While you desperately try to plug the flood of geared-up gizmos and failed fans that cascade into your brain, we’ll throw some more tweaky tips your way. But only cause we love ya.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Phr33x Tw33x #33

Phr33x Tw33x #33

Brought to you by the number 3.141592654 and the letter ß
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Making Wires Invisible - #29

Making Wires Invisible - #29

Have you seen those interfaces? Bad seeing-things person! Now, help Dan Rutter and go do some eye-pulling and nose-ripping.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Invisible miracles - #28

Invisible miracles - #28

For roving mobs, the pitchfork was a great technological advance. Daniel Rutter wonders what's shaped modern society, other than the poptart.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Digital couch potatoes, arise! - #27

Digital couch potatoes, arise! - #27

That's right -- record all those Sean Connery classics while you work. Or, maybe not. As far as Dan Rutter's concerned, it is all just a pain in the arse.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
The fan - I/O letters #33

The fan - I/O letters #33

Perhaps, due to microscopic energy flies or evil men with electron-strippers, computers stop working for one reason or another. We combat them with Dan Rutter, who comes equipped with a Logitech MX700 mouse. A mouse you could win, if you get IOOTM.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Phr33x Tw33x #24

Phr33x Tw33x #24

Each month we present the best of our user submitted tweaks. We test them, explain what they do and give them a rating of Atomic goodness. Send your coolest, bad-arse tweaks to phr33xtw33x@atomicmpc.com.au
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Fix me now - I/O letters #35

Fix me now - I/O letters #35

Garbage! You can fix anything as long as you have the right tools. Like sawdust for a shafty gearbox, or a screwdriver to turn back odometers. While our man Dan Rutter can't reccommend you try any of the above 'tools', he can convince you that the logitech MX700 is one nice device to win for IOOTM.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
Phr33x Tw33x #25

Phr33x Tw33x #25

Each month we present the best of our user submitted tweaks. We test them, explain what they do and give them a rating of Atomic goodness. Send your coolest, most bad arse tweaks to phr33xtw33x@atomicmpc.com.au.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM
PFC decoded - #31

PFC decoded - #31

Is active better than passive? Not if you’re a submarine, and Dan Rutter believes it’s the same with PSUs.
By Staff Writers Dec 9 2003, 12:00AM