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Now, we at El Reg have been known to have a go at Microsoft for not issuing patches for humanity-threatening vulnerabilities with sufficient alacrity, so we are absolutely delighted to report that Redmond has acted with panther-like speed to plug a Commonwealth Games-related doomsday scenario.

Here's the background:

The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held during March 2006 in Melbourne Australia. Several Australian states including New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Tasmania, have changed the Daylight Savings transition end dates to the first Sunday of April 2006.

That's right. Australian users in the affected territories should note that your PC is at serious risk risk from premature clock-resetting. Act now to prevent temporal anarchy. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to Ewan Nisbet for the tip off. He notes: "You've gotta laugh really." Well, yes you do.

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