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Monday Afternoon (2 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 14-July-2014  12:08:20 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

You can now relive the thrill of breaking into the Jurassic Park computer system. Jurassic Systems is an HTML5/JavaScript based recreation of the Irix and Macintosh environments featured in the original Jurassic Park film. In particular, it is a recreation of the scene in which Ray Arnold (Samuel Jackson) attempts to circumvent Dennis Nedry's (AKA Wayne Knight, AKA Newman) leet security on an old Irix desktop only to be taunted by an Elvis bodied Nedry. Thanks mpot

Feel like making some pretty ACSII art? mpot sent this web based drawing program using ASCII code.

This guy apparently got his hands on an Asrock ITX mobo second hand, that hasn't even been released yet. I have a motherboard that has been announced but isn't in stores yet, with the UEFI of a motherboard that hasn't even been announced yet. I have no idea why the dear Hardware Gods have given me this crystal ball view into the future, but I am here to share all the details with you.

Earlier this year, Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who applied for top-secret security clearances. It is not yet clear how far the hackers penetrated the agency’s systems, in which applicants for security clearances list their foreign contacts, previous jobs and personal information like past drug use.

Foxconn's human workers are getting replaced with Robots for the iPhone 6 assembly. Foxbots, which are currently in their final testing phase, run $20,000 to $25,000 a pop, with Foxconn planning to deploy at least 10,000 of them in its factories.

You can now use Google Street View technology to explore a cruise ship. Just a few clicks will have you virtually traversing the various decks of the Allure of the Seas. You can check out the Royal Promenade, a boulevard that runs almost the entire length of the ship, or Central Park, an outdoor park longer than a football field with over 12,000 live plants and trees.

Sniper spotted this deep sea ocean explorer, connected to 88km of internet cabling, and you can watch it's live stream here. Each spur runs to a node, which is best thought of as a giant underwater networking switch, where lower voltage power and data connectivity is doled out to NEPTUNE's secondary infrastructure of sensors and instrument platforms.

The Obama Administration has changed its mind over a plan to name pharmaceutical executive Phil Johnson as head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Johnson, a longtime attorney for Johnson & Johnson, was a controversial nominee in part because he helped lead opposition to a bipartisan bill, which died in May, that would have made it easier for companies to challenge bad patents and to seek legal fees from so-called “patent trolls.”

Myce have reviewed Intel's DC P3700 1.6TB NVMe Enterprise SSD. NVMe, is a specification that allows a solid-state drive to make effective use of a high-speed Peripheral Component Interconnect Express bus in a computer.



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