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Tuesday Afternoon (14 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 28-February-2012  16:29:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apparently there was some kind of serious rail outage in Brisbane today, so there's refunds and free travel tomorrow. All fixed fares incurred as a result of this morning's service disruptions will be automatically refunded in the next 72 hours. All travel on TransLink services will be free tomorrow. More here, thanks d00dz.

The Government has made a series of videos encouraging critical thinking skills in kids. If you've been looking for a crash course in basic logic — or just want to explain to a friend exactly what a logical fallacy is — turn your attention to these simple, easy-to-understand videos, which lay out the basics of critical thinking.

The NBN rollout progress is now plotted on Google Maps, thanks mpot. Earlier this month, NBN Co blog reader Dodgy_Coder had a great idea: "What would be great is some sort of web app where I type in my postcode and I get an estimate of how long its going to be before the NBN is available in my area." Little did "Dodgy" know, we've been hard at work building just that! You can see it here.

Google Maps will be covering the Great Barrier Reef soon as well. With the help of the University of Queensland Global Change Institute and the conservation group Underwater Earth, Google has added the Great Barrier Reef to both Google Earth and Google Maps. The ongoing project will end up "mapping" the reef as far down as 100 meters, adding up to some 50,000 panoramic images. Popular working title: "Google SeaView."

Nokia have been working on a 41 Megapixel camera phone. To illustrate the imaging quality, Nokia’s development team has quietly been traveling the globe and taking pictures at the full resolution of the camera. From the shots, the team has created massive prints rivaling those from professional cameras.

OC3D have a SATA3 SSD Roundup. We have four of the main drives on hand, the Intel 520, the Mushkin Chronos, the Corsair Force 3, and the Kingston Hyper X. All of these drives are the 240GB versions, so that we'll be comparing like for like. This is important as different sized Solid State Drives have differences in performance.

CERN's results showing neutrinos travelling faster than light are in doubt, possibly due to a faulty cable. Or maybe it was even faster. The CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva has confirmed Wednesday's report that a loose fiber-optic cable may be behind measurements that seemed to show neutrinos outpacing the speed of light. But the lab also says another glitch could have caused the experiment to underestimate the particles' speed.

A US man has to apologise to his wife on Facebook every day for a month, according to a court ruling. Mark Byron of Cincinnati is making the apology to avoid 60 days in jail, but he plans to appeal the domestic relations court ruling. Byron and free speech and media experts say it should concern other users of the social networking site.

PlayerAttack have released episode 2 of their video blog thingy.



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