Hi everyone, For those of you living overseas, you may not have heard that 75% of Queensland, Australia has now been declared a disaster zone due to immense flooding across the state (and now extending across the nation) over the past days and weeks. Visit any Australian news website like the ABC and you will see just how much of an impact this has had on the people of Queensland. Houses have been lifted from their concrete slabs, cars are thrown down rivers and sucked underneath bridges -- this flood is leaving no stone unturned as it crosses the state. It is not only the estimated A$11 billion of damage across the state which impacts many people, but already it is known that 10 lives have been lost, most recently that of a 4 year old boy, with at least another 59 people missing and grave fears for the lives of 15 others. This is a truly tragic event for the people of Queensland and all those in Australia and around the world affected by what has happened. Our thoughts go to those families who have lost loved ones in this horrific showing of nature's worst. If any generous MacRumors readers would like to make a contribution to assist in the ongoing rescue efforts, evacuations and preparations for further flooding, and also provide assistance to the families affected by this disaster when the flooding stops, visit the Queensland Government's flood relief appeal website at www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate (a genuine government website, no scams going on here). Your donations I am sure will be graciously received by those affected. To those in Queensland suffering from this disaster, our thoughts are with you.