Monthly Archives: October 2007

Skype at 640 by 480 pixels

… Video chats using Skype, eBay’s popular Internet telephone service, are about to become sharper and more lifelike, at least for those who have high-end new computers and webcams. Logitech International has released driver software for three webcams that allows … Continue reading

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This weeks links: 2007-10-30

US a ‘negative role model’ for global torture Quoting UN rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak – … “Certain human rights such as the prohibition on torture are absolute,” he said. “It doesn’t matter how dangerous a person is, governments have … Continue reading

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Halloween (2007)

Halloween approaches and we need some new toys! Oddio Overplay have their excellent Calling All Fiends; Halloween is meant to be scary, right? Year after year we dust off the old novelty records. While those oldies are fun, they not … Continue reading

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SECURECon 2007

Securing Open Environments November 7-9 2007 http://securecon.unimelb.edu.au/ SECURECon aims to provide an annual forum for presentations and workshops on emerging issues and technologies in IT Security. Aimed at IT professionals across all industries SECURECon provides an opportunity for IT Professionals … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2008 – Race Preview

Tour de France 2008 Missing your sleep deprivations? Start your clocks, the details for the 2008 TDF are available from the http://www.letour.fr site. Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2008, the 95th Tour de France will be … Continue reading

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More Australian university rankings (2007-Oct)

Ross Williams from Melbourne University’s Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research has ranking the international standing of Australia’s 37 public universities using a scoped methodology; Overall in research, ANU is ranked first followed by Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland in … Continue reading

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Geocaching in Second Life

The worlds first cache that crosses over to a virtual world??? That’s correct folks there is a geocache in Second Life Virtual Geocache (GA0483) on Geocaching Australia. [1] So how about ‘in world’ geocaching? Second Life residents can travel to … Continue reading

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