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Michael Jackson dies at age 50

Got notified of this via Text Message and later confirmed with a CTV report.

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Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” has died after suffering cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home. The singer had been preparing for a major comeback after years of seclusion.

A fire department official said Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his rented Bel Air mansion at 12:26 p.m.

Jackson, 50, was treated at UCLA Medical Center, just a six-minute drive away. But hospital officials were unable to revive him. Doctors pronounced him dead at 1:07 p.m.

“One of Michael Jackson’s staff members called 911,” TMZ correspondent Nina Parker told CTV News Channel. “Once the paramedics arrived, we were told that he was unresponsive and had no pulse. The paramedics were unable to revive him at the home, nor were they able to when he arrived at the hospital.”

 

ATI releases Catalyst 9.6 XP/Vista/Win7

Windows 7 x86 (x64)
Windows Vista x86 (x64)
Windows XP x86 (x64)

From the releases notes:

Resolved Issues for All Windows Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for all Windows OS. These include:

  • Opening Crossfire pages no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
  • Catalyst Control Center: With some multi adapter systems in clone mode, disabling the primary display is now possible
  • Changing the bitrate slider values, while transcoding WMV files, no longer causes Catalyst Control Center to stop responding
  • Catalyst Control Center: On some systems configurations, the Overdrive options no longer fails to display
  • Catalyst Control Center content no longer appears interlaced when automatic deinterlacing is enabled
  • Catalyst Control Center: Display settings no longer missing when hot plugging a CRT display in clone mode
  • Catalyst Control Center: Scaling option slider is no longer inadvertently enabled
    when using a non-HDTV resolution

  • Fixed a regression in ATI CAL that caused certain IL kernels that compiled and
    executed properly with Catalyst version prior to 9.4 to no longer work properly with Catalyst 9.4 or later

Resolved Issues for the Windows Vista Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows Vista. These include:

  • On some configurations, video artifacts are no longer visible during playback of
    transcoded video files
  • Second adapter will now run at default minimum clock values, instead of custom GPU clock values, without requiring the user to launch and exit the 3D game in full screen mode
  • Corruption and flickering no longer visible when switching between window and full
    screen mode when playing Crysis

Resolved Issues for the Windows XP Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows XP. These include:

  • Catalyst Control Center: Scaling option slider is no longer incorrectly enabled when
    using non-HDTV resolutions

  • System instability no longer observed when task switching to desktop when playing
    “Tom Clancy’s HAWK”

  • Catalyst Control Center: On some configurations, the scaling options are no longer
    missing for HDMI or component video displays

  • Team Fortress 2 some slowdowns no longer occur during gameplay

Resolved Issues for the Windows 7 Operating System

This section provides information on resolved issues in this release of the ATI Catalyst™
Software Suite for Windows 7. These include:

  • Some systems with both a component video display and a secondary display, it is
    now possible to duplicate the displays using the display settings

  • Catalyst Control Center: Graphics corruption no longer visible when updating the
    ATI Graphics Power settings

  • Catalyst Control Center: System no longer fails to set the Component Video modes
  • Catalyst Control Center no longer shows Crossfire as disabled
  • Catalyst Control Center: Default HDTV modes can now be enabled properly
  • Enabling CrossFire under specific system configurations no longer causes Catalyst
    Control Center to stop responding

  • Intermittent corruption no longer visible throughout Enemy Territory Quake Wars
    levels
 

PROTOTYPE, By Activision, A First look.

Have often have you wanted to play out as your favorite comic character? Be it Spiderman, Spawn, Predator, Superman, Wolverine…Ok how about all of them at the same time?

Prototype is one of the first games of its kind, granted the radial menu and abilities seems like a bit of a throwback to Crysis, but i found this game to be much more fun then Crysis. Before you can even begin to wrestle with how or why your able to do all this in game, your having too much fun scaling any wall or building you can and jumping 100’s of feet in the air from building to building taking out helicopters and tanks in your wake.

Aside from the claws, genetic whips, hammerfists and other abilities you get you also have access to a slew of weapons including assault rifles, machine guns, armored vehicles and rockets. Sadly there is no pistol that ive encountered yet [I’ve seen one, I just cant pick it up]

You unlock more of the story by consuming key players in the game, thus getting access to their memories and their likeness. You can only store one alternate likeness at a time, but certain military units give you access to certain military abilities.

Anywho enjoy some screenshots.

 

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CRС: 04FC6B18
SHA1: F3DF1990D9242C48BC56515534911838DF0ABEA9

 

Windows 7 Build 7201 Leaks! Verification Info.

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Filesize: 3,223,117,824 bytes
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CRС: 0AFDFA70

Filename: 7201.0.090601-1516_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
Filesize: 2,499,923,968 bytes
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SHA1: F2BC6FC5861C76C401DF6DA7137962C727ED938D
CRC: 102CCA5A

 

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