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 Monday, 16-March-2015  14:53:55 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A court in The Netherlands has struck down their data retention law. The District court of The Hague said the law, which requires telecom providers to collect and store data for as long as 12 months, violates citizens’ right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data. “The judge finds that this violation is not limited to what is strictly necessary,” it said.

Hitachi have a 10TB HDD on the way, but it's not for everyone - yet. Hitachi Global Storage Technologies—aka HGST, aka a subsidiary of Western Digital—was recently showing off its gigantic new 10TB hard drive at the Linux Foundation Vault tradeshow in Boston. But unfortunately you won't be packing 10,000 gigabytes into your laptop anytime soon because the drive is designed for use in servers, and mostly because it requires special software to work.

BlueRaven spotted some internet nostalgia on Gizmodo. Six animated gifs courtesy of The Open University (and the Wayback Machine) show the HP, Apple, Boeing, Intel, Xerox and Open University websites as rendered by Netscape in 1996-1997, along with some interesting facts about the state of the net in those years.

Tweaktown have compared a few video cards in 4K surround. Let's clarify that: 6480x3840. This means we're rendering 1,492,992,000 pixels per second. 1.4 billion pixels, every second. Compare this to 1920x1080 (Full HD, or 1080p) which is rendering 124,416,000, or 124 million pixels per second - the 4K Surround system is rendering over 10x that of the 1080p resolution.

I've linked a couple of these cockpit panoramas before, but this one is particularly noteworthy because (a) it's a Supermarine Spitfire and (b) all the dials and knobs and things are labelled and explained by the viewer. Move the mouse corsor over an instrument or siwtch for information, use mouse or cursor keys for navigation.

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