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General Mayhem / Happy New Year BCCHardware!
« on: January 01, 2011, 08:40:38 AM »
May 2011 be prosperous for everyone! Cheers!  :)

General Hardware / Corsair Releases 450W and 550W VX PSUs
« on: August 01, 2007, 08:42:59 AM »

Product Information: Corsair

Rock Solid Performance, Incredible Value
Extending Corsair’s legendary reputation in performance and quality, the new Corsair VX family of power supplies features the industry’s most efficient power management and ultra-quiet design for mainstream users. Unlike most power supplies in the market, the Corsair VX incorporates a single +12V power rail that delivers continuous power under heavy loads. This conservative design ensures reliable operation in today’s most demanding system configurations and adds compatibility for future platforms. The unique combination of rock solid performance and incredible value puts the Corsair VX family of power supplies in a class of its own. Ideal for home theater PCs and ENERGY STAR PCs, the VX line maximizes energy savings and minimum noise generation thanks to double-forward switching circuitry design. Each Corsair VX power supply is backed with an industry-leading 5-year warranty and 24/7 on-demand customer service.

iPhone User Hits Apple, AT&T With Lawsuit Over Batteries
Plaintiffs in Similar Case Involving iPod Won Settlement From Company in 2005

July 27, 2007

The first class-action against AT&T and Apple was filed Thursday on the issue of batteries for Apple's much-hyped iPhone.

According to court documents obtained by, a popular gadget and tech blog, an Illinois man is suing the companies for $75,000 in damages for "fraudulent concealment" that users would be required to purchase new batteries before their service contracts were completed.

More @ ABC News


Ultra Products Grid ATX Mid-Tower Case Giveaway! 
Written by Mavke     
Saturday, 21 July 2007
It has been some time but we are once again proud to announce a giveaway thanks to Ultra Products. With the suppport of Ultra Products we received a offer we couldn't refuse. If you want to get your hands on an awesome Ultra Products Grid ATX Mid-Tower Case including a VXS Modular 700W power supply then you just got only one thing to do... Just post on our forums and be entered in the giveway. The Grid ATX features an impressive exterior design, implementing a stealth black finish a cool mesh front bezel. As with all Ultra cases, the Grid comes with a three year limited warranty. Hurry up as this contest will last until 3th of August... So enter and win!

Contests & Hot Deals / NZXT Hush Giveaway
« on: July 20, 2007, 03:48:01 PM » & NZXT HUSH Giveaway! has teamed up with one of our many sponsors, NZXT, to bring you all a very cool prize! In celebration of our new site design, we will be giving one lucky winner a brand new NZXT HUSH Chassis !

Entering is simple. First, you must be a registered member in the Forums. If you are not already a member, you can register for free by Clicking Here. Once registered, post a reply to this thread letting us know that you want to participate. After that, simply send an email with your complete shipping address to and you are all set!

The contest will begin on July 11, 2007 and will remain open until July 27, 2007 at Noon, CST.

You must be 13 years or older to enter, as per our forum rules. You may only submit your email address one time for this contest. Duplicate entries will be omitted. The winning entry will be drawn at random by staff and we will check to see that the above requirements for submission have been completed (registered member and replied to this thread). Do note that it is extremely important for you to submit a valid email address and shipping address. Once the winner has been chosen, their shipping information will be passed along to NZXT for prize shipment. Shipping will be paid by NZXT to winners in the United States only. All email addresses will be sent to NZXT for inclusion in their Newsletter and will then be deleted from the mail box. staff and immediate family members are not eligible for entry.

General Mayhem / Hackers Steal U.S. Government Data From PCs
« on: July 18, 2007, 10:18:12 AM »
Source: CDRinfo

Hackers Steal U.S. Government Data From PCs
Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hackers stole information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and several U.S. companies by seducing employees with fake job-listings on advertisements and e-mail, a computer security firm said.

The victims include consulting firm Booz Allen, computer services company Unisys Corp, computer maker Hewlett- Packard Co and satellite network provider Hughes Network Systems, a unit of Hughes Communications Inc, said Mel Morris, chief executive of British Internet security provider Prevx Ltd.

Of the list, only Unisys acknowledged that viruses had been detected and removed from two PCs, saying no information had been leaked. A Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the agency could not find any indication of a breach and a spokeswoman for Hughes said she was unaware of any breaches.

Prevx said the malware it identified uses a program named NTOS.exe that probes PCs for confidential data, then sends it to a Web site hosted on Yahoo Inc. That site's owner is likely unaware it is being used by hackers, Morris said.

He believes the hackers have set up several "sister" Web sites that are collecting similar data from other squadrons of malware. It was not clear whether the hackers used any information stolen from more than 1,000 PCs.

The hackers only targeted a limited group of computers, which kept traffic down and allowed them to stay under the radar of security police, who tend to identify threats when activity reaches a certain level.

Security experts say such crimes occur frequently because hackers have access to software that allows them to build undetectable malware that security firms are unable to fight.

In this case, the malware had not been flagged as dangerous, although security firms put out updates identifying it as such on Monday night after Prevx sounded the alarm.

General Mayhem / CM Fake Ad design Contest - We Need Votes!
« on: July 17, 2007, 06:59:59 PM »
Basically, there was a Cooler Master competitions where you had to create a fake advertisement. Now, the mods have put up a poll so you can vote for the best entries. Top three (USA/CA and EU) will get some prizes. We need the most votes so that the race isn't too tight, so if you have a CM Forum account with a minimum 10 posts, please do vote!

You can vote for me, but be honest and vote for the best entry  O0


General Mayhem / The Goodness of Origami
« on: July 16, 2007, 09:28:25 AM »
Check out this DeviantArt user's gallery. There's some pretty wicked stuff:

General Mayhem / 40 Gbps Broadband Connection, the World's Fastest
« on: July 12, 2007, 07:49:59 PM »
Well... this totally destroys SoltoN's Shaw Nitro 25Mbps Internet  :o

News: Slashdot

World's Fastest Broadband Connection — 40 Gbps
Posted by kdawson on Thursday July 12, @12:52PM
from the no-one-needs-that-much-pr0n dept.

75-year-old woman from Karlstad in central Sweden has been given a scorching 40 Gbps internet connection — the fastest residential connection anywhere in the world. Sigbritt Löthberg is the mother of Swedish internet guru Peter Löthberg, who is using his mother to prove that fiber networks can deliver a cost-effective, ultra-fast connection. Sigbritt, who has never owned a computer before, can now watch 1,500 HDTV channels simultaneously or download a whole high definition DVD in two seconds. Apparently 'the hardest part of the whole project was installing Windows on Sigbritt's PC.'

General Hardware / Intel to produce discrete GPUs
« on: July 11, 2007, 07:06:27 PM »
News: Gomeler

Intel to produce discrete GPUs
Published June 10th, 2007 in News.

There has been a lot of interesting news surfacing from Computex 2007 but the most interesting announcement came from graphic card vendors stating that Intel plans on entering the discrete GPU segment with a mid-range card. Supposedly Intel is looking to launch in the $300 bracket which would currently place it up against the 8800GTS 320MB, sadly rumor has it that we won’t see hardware until Q2 2008. Considering how a good portion of the old 3DLabs team was hired by Intel I’d say they have a fair shot as doing a decent job on this first launch. Intel already has the CPU market cornered, the integrated graphics market heavily in their favor, and perhaps they’ll launch a killer card and snag the discrete graphics market.

Intel has the chance to really come out swinging if they can get a solid architecture down and scale it to multiple levels. One of the biggest issues with current DX10 cards is the immaturity of the drivers, neither AMD or Nvidia have been doing a good job lately with these. By Q2 08 Nvidia will be using their new G90 architecture(or is it G100, somebody said they were skipping G90) and AMD will be up to R700 so it’s relatively unknown as to what Intel will have to compete with but Nvidia has already said they are aiming for double the performance out of their next-generation cards compared to current cards so that’ll be a factor to keep in mind. If Intel can create a competitive GPU that consumes less power than the competition and is priced to move then they could have a winner on their hands. Supporting onboard physics along with x86 execution would also be a huge plus but that may be asking too much out of their first venture. I’m looking forward to seeing a third vendor in the graphics industry since the loss of 3DFX. Summer 2008 can’t come any faster.

General Hardware / GPNC Launches its 70-inch LCD TV
« on: July 09, 2007, 12:46:13 PM »
GPNC, a Korean manufacturer, has put together a 70-inch LCD panel. I think that its the biggest so far. Funny how the company didn't bother taking a error-free Windows XP picture of their product  ;D

News: AVING - Global News Network

Electronic board made of Samsung's 70-inch LCD panel
[ Grace Won 2007-07-09 ]

SEOUL, Korea (AVING) -- <Visual News> GPNC( launched its 70-inch LCD TV for electronic board in Korea market, which adopts Samsung’s LCD TV panel supporting full HD, 8000:1 contrast ratio, 8ms response speed and 700 cd/m2 brightness.

As the 70-inch electronics blackboard is equipped with built-in computer, users can convert TV to pc by using remote control and utilize a variety of video, photo and text files stored in pc, and directly search information on the web. It also offers touchscreen, wireless LAN and wireless keyboard.

You might already know this, but if you want to pump up your WU production even more, there's the SMP client for folding. Using it VMWare with the Linux SMP Client all under Windows seems to be really great and gives you a ton of points over the usual folding client.

Check out the link over at NCIX (The 10th post, last one at the moment):

General Mayhem / Hiter Gets Banned His Modded Xbox Banned
« on: July 07, 2007, 01:16:57 PM »
A great video made by Bowlch in which Hitler gets his Xbox banned. It's basically a segment of the german movie "Downfall" with some hilarious English subtitles. Enjoy!

Hitler Gets Banned (His Ultimate Downfall) - Clean

Hitler Gets Banned (His Ultimate Downfall) - With Swears, much funnier!

General Mayhem / Bill Gates, No Longer the World's Richest Man?
« on: July 06, 2007, 12:43:14 PM »
Yup, that Lebanese Mexican telecom business man apparently has a new worth of about $10 billion dollars more than the famous Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.


Bill Gates overtaken as world's richest?
July 3, 2007 9:56 AM PDT
Posted by Ina Fried

Bill Gates is still rich, but he may no longer be the world's richest man.

A Mexican online financial Web site estimates that tycoon Carlos Slim has a net worth of $67 billion, which would place his fortune above that of the Microsoft chairman, according to various media reports. Slim is known for a wide swath of holdings including banking interests, CompUSA and telecommunications firms.

The Mexican site, Sentido Comun, noted Slim's rising wealth in April, saying that they believed he had passed both then No. 2 Warren Buffet and Gates, Britain's The Guardian said in its report. But with a recent rise in shares of mobile phone carrier America Movil, Sentido Comun founder Eduardo Garcia said, there is no doubt that Slim has surpassed Gates.

Of course, while Slim's fortune has been growing, Gates and Buffet have been looking for ways to give most of their riches away. Not that Gates (and other Microsoft shareholders) wouldn't benefit if the software maker could manage to see the kind of growth that many of Slim's enterprises have been seeing.

And on the flip side, in a New York Times interview, Slim said he is looking toward stepping up his charity work.

Yeah, I know, I know, Blu-ray ain't cool. But to whoever that might be thinking of buying one, check out this deal!  O0

Here's the link for the deal:

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