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  1. Here is the original - http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp...c=9&t=14384 And after a few recent purchases I figured it's high time we started another one! ==================================================== PC Case Gear Rating - 10/10 The last time I bought from these guys was a while ago and while they had awesome service and a great range of high end kit, their prices were always high in comparison. But my new build was sourced entirely from them, shipped to me the next day and the pricing was under a hundred dollars of the cheapest. They also changed the originally ordered mobo (due to none in stock) and added an SSD and still got it to me the next day. I can't help but give these guys 10/10 this time round.
  2. Continuing on from this; http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp...;c=29&t=288 Finally, Intel get off their arses and get into gear; http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnic...0gb-launch.html
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    CentOS 6.3 & HTTPD (Apache)

    Look into fail2ban as well, it'd be a safe bet.
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    Is it ok if I...

    You'll have to wait for hawkeye to OK that one.
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    How to keep it running using solar wind or hybrid

    WTF does this have to do with Dingoes?
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    @~thehung suspended for 4 weeks

    Per the byline, it doesn't matter if you are joking or trying to make a point, the FAQs specifically state; Very Bad Things - Post anyone's contact details or personal information without their permission - this includes forum users and those offline. You wouldn’t want someone to do this to you, so keep that in mind. There will be further discussion with the mods as this is and has been a ban worthy action, further updates will be added to this thread.
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    What of Atomic?

    Vale AtomicMPC.
  8. There is a metric wad load of links and information here so apologies if this comes across as overwhelming, but I've read most of it in an attempt to stay a little edumacated over this thing. Best place to start is the original proposal here - http://www.dbcde.gov.au/communications_for...ring_live_pilot Some figures; http://www.cmis.csiro.au/Reports/filtering.Pdf - The original CSIRO paper on Internet filtering (PDF warning!) from 1990. http://libertus.net/censor/resources/stati...laundering.html - Quite a long article to read all the way through, but it's worth a gander to dispel some 'factual' myths that a lot of pro-filter groups are using. Basic conclusion - "Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that" - Homer Simpson. http://www.liberal.org.au/news.php?Id=77 - Goes into how labour is actually reducing the budget for AFP child porn task forces/officers. http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,2...386-662,00.html - same as above in a way. http://girtby.net/archives/2008/7/31/bayes...ory-filtering-0 - Baysean Filtering to the rescue! Why is only Internet filtering was that useful. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...72082#r17172082 - Some colated figures taken from the papers in the next link http://www.archive.dbcde.gov.au/2008/01/re...gulatory_scheme - Reports on the online content co-regulatory scheme, official stuff. http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_311316 - "the findings of the closed environment testing of ISP-level filters conducted in 2008", straight from the source. http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_311304 - "This report investigates developments in internet filtering technologies and other safety initiatives to protect consumers, including minors, who access content on the internet. The report was prepared in response to a ministerial direction received in June 2007." Again, straight from the source. https://www.tai.org.au/?q=node/8&offset=6 - A report by The Australia Institute of which Clive Hamilton is a member. Look for Youth and Pornography in Australia: Evidence on the extent of exposure and likely effects at the top of the page. http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/Exposure_risk.pdf - Another study on kids and porn links to offset the one above (PDF Warning!). http://www.netfamilynews.org/nl030307.html#Online - A comparative report by Net Family News on the above two links, looks like the TIA's figures are a bit of a kludge. http://www.dbcde.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_...g-framework.pdf - The (Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) DBCDE's paper outlining the technical testing framework for the up coming trials. (PDF Warning!) http://www.dbcde.gov.au/communications_for..._isp_filtering/ - DBCDE prints a report showing how difficult and expensive internet filtering is. Apparently this was commissioned by the Liberals so it cannot be trusted. http://www.technewsreview.com.au/article.php?article=6939 - Filtering in Oz: Australia's Foray into Internet Censorship by Derek E. Bambauer [brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper]. Only 31 pages and a good read. http://www.netspace.net.au/filtering/results.php - Netspace customer DO NOT WANT! Some experiences; http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,100000...0331777b,00.htm - Customers in the UK get shafted by their ISPs when trying to use Wikipedia. Some video links; http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=VxJc7NKRWPY - The 7:30 Report's recent forum on the debate. Transcript here -http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2008/s2428304.htm http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-au&brand=...:-1:ind:1:ff:8A - Mark Newton on the Today show. - Stop Australian Internet Censorship: Rally Sat Dec 13 2008. Some opinions, blogs and interest group sites; http://www.sydneyanglicans.net/forums/viewthread/3673/ - Sydney Anglicans don't even like the filter! http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...96393#r16996393 - Another great opinion from a religious POV. http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/11/11/1226318639085.html - Backlash or whiplash? http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=8098 - Sensible arguments from an online opinion site are indeed possible. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/09/opinion/09jardin.html - Xeni Jarden on the Smartfilter product used in Saudi Arabi etc. Not directly specific to this but still related. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/12/01/2433845.htm - Clive Hamilton says that if you don't like the filter you mustn't like kids. http://www.banthisurl.com/ - headed by Dave Field and Kathryn Small. http://www.stopthecleanfeed.com/ - I think the URL says it all. http://www.somebodythinkofthechildren.com/ - Dedicated to Helen Lovejoy but written by Brisbanian Michael Meloni. http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/30/child...welfare-gr.html - Looks like this is getting a bit more international coverage. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081...ed-to-fail.html - Another respected tech blog gives this the thumbs down. http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%...%2F05%2F0355227 - This isn't an article per se but has a few excerpts from someone that got a response direct from Conroy and the ensuing discussion. http://opennet.net/ - The ONI is a collaboration of 4 Universities around the world and they keep an eye on Internet filtering and report about it in a non-partisan fashion. It's a good site with a lot of info. http://wiki.efp.org.au/index.php?title=Main_Page - The Electronic Freedom Project, a wiki based site with a heap of info. http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/?tag=cleanfeed - Whirlpools awesome wiki page on the whole shebang. http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/01/25/0550205 - The opposition calls the filtering "offensive". Some news; http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24703318-29277,00.html - Bob Brown and the Greens stand against the policy. http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,...5014239,00.html - Is this a cause of the filter, or an effect....? http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,2...008-662,00.html - This is reporting the slow down that would come of the filter, in December 2007! http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/10/23/...l?page=fullpage - Here we have the Communications Minister trying to silence critics of the filter. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/11/...l?page=fullpage - Save the Children, the largest independent children's rights agency in the world gives the filter the thumbs down. http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communication...39293711,00.htm - A good overview of what main ISPs are taking place in the trials. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/08/au...all_opposition/ - More overseas coverage, this is really hitting the mainstream tech presses. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24833960-29277,00.html - Reports of P2P filtering are starting to surface after a post on the DBCDE blog. http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,...5014239,00.html - The Danish and Thailand banned sites lists are both leaked on to the net. Plus Conroy delays the 'live' trials. http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/131709,...ents-today.aspx - Conroy and team close their blog. http://iinet.net.au/customers/iinews/news_0109.html#news - iiNet confirms the filtering trials have been delayed. http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communication...39294639,00.htm - According to a spokesperson from the DBCDE the trials are about to begin with a few of up to 16 net providers. http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/communication...39295460,00.htm - Apparently there was a few ISPs trying to get the government to pay for new kit, hence why no big ISPs were included in the 'trials'. Some action; http://www.stopthecleanfeed.com/posters-and-flyers - National protests for the 13th December. http://www.getup.org.au/campaign/SaveTheNet/442 - An online petition, yes we know but the rest of the site has some good stuff. http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...9&p=41#r813 - Mark Newton with an outline of a meeting with Kate Ellis. http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%...%2F13%2F1857203 - Slashdot covers the recent protests. http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/27...nitise_internet - Computerworld has a good bunch of photos from the Sydney protest. This isn't by any means complete, I know there is some links to people that support the filter and I would include them in the interests of fairness, but buggered if I can find them in my emails. So let me know if you have something.
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    Planetary Annihilation - TA/SupCom on an interplanetary scale

    Not long to go before it closes!
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    What is a fair price

    Stuff like this belongs in Trademart, plus cross posting is bad :)
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    Planetary Annihilation - TA/SupCom on an interplanetary scale

    There was one today; Sounds like SoaSE, but with land and naval.
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    Planetary Annihilation - TA/SupCom on an interplanetary scale

    They've passed their naval stretch goal, hasn't seen an update in 5 days though, you think given it's just about to end they'd be pumping the keg for all it's worth.
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    Planetary Annihilation - TA/SupCom on an interplanetary scale

    I'd love to see some space battles happening, it's not something that has been integrated into planetary based strategy (that I know of), and I'd prefer to see it over naval.
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    Do any of you still use Winzip?

    7zip FTW.
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    Planetary Annihilation - TA/SupCom on an interplanetary scale

    Yeah definitely, needs to be bigger. The graphics concepts look awesome though.
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    ACCC puts facebook using companies on notice.

    Umm, how are user comments company comments? Should Atomic be held responsible if someone makes a stupid/racist/false/derogatory post on the forums? This is a good example of secondary liability gone wrong.
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    UBIsoft caught installing rootkits.

    That's a pretty fucking big hole.
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    We manage to get ~90% of the spammers before they post but sometimes we have to be at the pub and they get through.
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    War of the roses beta signup

    +1 Just use this link http://www.waroftherosesthegame.com/ ;)
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    HP N40L discussions

    While these things have been around for some time now, I only just bought one the other day with some disks and extra RAM and am waiting for delivery (hopefully today) and I will be using it as a NAS. But, I figured I'd post here to see who else has one and what they have done with it. There is a heap of info over at OCAU on this - http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/HP_Microserver
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    HP N40L discussions

    I went with Ubuntu 12.04 with mdadm RAID5+LVM+ext4. Still copying all the data off the old server, but once that is done I can make it a 6TB array instead of just 4, which will be nice.
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    Building a database

    *There's* your problem ;) Until you can nail down what she wants you are really just shooting the breeze and you'll never know if she just wants an app/webserver that access a remote DB, or fully integrated onto a device.
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    Civilization V - Gods and Kings

    Aaaaand there are still some gorram awful delays. Create fishing boats, wait 10 seconds; Change production, wait 10 seconds.
  24. First it might pay to read up on this so you understand just how mind numbingly broad and encompassing this thing is - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Counterf...Trade_Agreement Here is our local governments take - http://www.dfat.gov.au/trade/acta/ The awesome tech blog Techdirt has a huge list of articles on this atrocity. Also BoingBoing has some good summary articles as well. The EFF has some details here - http://www.eff.org/issues/acta EFA has more here - http://wiki.efa.org.au/ip/acta There was a small piece of documentation leaked - http://wikileaks.org/wiki/ACTA_negotiation...nforcement_2008 I'd go into more detail on this but it's big and convoluted. But some major points are; Only government officials and industry lobbyists can see the paper as a whole. There was a small group of 'outsiders' that were permitted but they couldn't take notes and were limited to what they could see. There *may* be a further future viewing. As such there is ZERO transparency or accountability for this. 3 strikes and your disconnected - but they call it a 'graduated response'. This is like the French system, nothing more than a claim of copyright infringement is needed to get you kicked off the net. Potential mandatory internet filtering for all signatory countries. This isn't confirmed but there has been rumours - see my first point on that.... No more safe harbour exceptions for ISP/content offerers Any border guard (of the signatories) can check any electronic device for suspect copyright breaches and then impound it. They don't need proof for it, just a suspicion. A global copyright police force that answers to themselves. This is the sort of thing that the movie and music industries are trying to push to keep their business models afloat. They would rather treat everyone like a criminal than adapt to the market. It is entirely unconscionable that a particular industry can have such repercussions on fair use, consumer rights and the turn over of culture. But, I just don't see it not happening. So far only the Canadians have had the balls to stand up against stuff like this and get their politicians to realise it's a bad idea.