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24.com Messenger July 7, 2006

Posted by cbeech in Adobe - Flash, Fun Stuff, News, News - Tech, Tech.
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Finally done!! About time too! This is the official release of the instant messenger we’ve been working on for the past 6 months.
Please download guys and girls and let me know what u think!

Avaliable via: http://www.messenger.24.com
Will post more on my involvement in the project soon, so stay tuned 🙂

You can add me: chrisbeech@24.com

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IBM, GIT overclock CPU to 500GHz June 20, 2006

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If you were wowwed by those Japanese modders who overclocked their stock CPU to 7GHz, wait till you hear about IBM’s latest foray into the world of ultra-fast computing: together with researchers from the digital camera-hating Georgia Institute of Technology, Big Blue has managed to overclock a chip to an unheard of 500GHz.

Granted, the model they used already had a blistering native clock speed of 350GHz to begin with, but we’re still floored that you could actually coax a small silicon wafer into operating at an incredible half-terahertz. As you probably suspected, there’s no way to achieve speeds like this at room temperature, so the team froze their high-performance silicon-germanium chip to a super-chilly negative 451-degrees Fahrenheit, which is just eight degrees above absolute zero.

Unfortunately, after learning about this breakthrough, electronics giant Sony apparently felt that consumers would no longer be impressed with their much-hyped Cell processor, so they’ve once again delayed the PS3

until IBM can make the liquid helium-cooled CPU suitable for mass production . Expect the 500GHz PS3 to hit stores sometime in 2011.

http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/20/ibm-git-overclock-cpu-to-500ghz/

Top 10 Strangest Gadgets of the Future June 15, 2006

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Some very cool and very strange gadgets!

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/top-10-strangest-gadgets-of-the-future

How to Take Back 20% of Your Bandwidth From Windows XP June 15, 2006

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Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for its own
purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)
Here’s how to get it back:

Click Start–>Run–>type “gpedit.msc” without the “

This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

Local
Computer Policy–>Computer Configuration–>Administrative
Templates–>Network–>QOS Packet Scheduler–>Limit Reservable
Bandwidth

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain’ tab :

“By
default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the
bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the
default.”

http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/3113

The ultimate geek status symbol May 19, 2006

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Voodoo OMEN <br /> $24,000With 2 terabytes of storage, 4GB of RAM and an AMD FX-60 Dual Core processor show you value performance. The machined case — finished in your choice of gold, copper or nickel — show that you must do everything, even manage your spreadsheets, in style. Apple comes close with their elegant G5, but Voodoo smacks of exclusivity: you’ll feel like you have the toy that no one else does. And with a price tag of $24,000 that will probably be true.

http://blog.wired.com/expensivepcs/index.album?i=1

The Strongest Permanent Magnets Ever Manufactured! April 28, 2006

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Five to fifteen times the strength of common fridge magnets, these magnets can lift 400 times their own weight in steel. Their power will astonish you. This type of magnet is generally used in expensive electronic equipment such as computer hard drives, cell phones and loudspeakers. Now you can own some without ripping apart that old hard drive you used in college.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/science/770f/

Look, no hard drive: flash only April 28, 2006

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The drive packs 32GB of flash memory into a case the same size as a 1.8in, hard-disk drive. That capacity is double the 16GB of a prototype device announced by Samsung last year and was made possible by the continuing miniaturization of flash-memory chip technology.

http://www.digitalworldtokyo.com/2006/03/look_no_hard_drive_flash_only.php