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Sunday Night (27 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 25-September-2005  22:04:59 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Piers reckons the "Dumb and Dumber" robbers mentioned earlier have some competition.. examples here, here, here, here and here.

The race to build the first space elevator will be on soon. Scientists now believe that a material known as carbon nanotubes could be bound together to make a ribbon, rather than a cable, three-feet across but just half the width of a pencil.

HotHardware have some info on three new chipsets from NVIDIA, GeForce 6100, GeForce 6150, and nForce 4 SLI X16. HWSecrets have some info also.

SGOC compared memory speed and latency. Ever since the advent of the Samsung TCCD and recently TCC5 modules which have allowed consumers to hit astronomically high FSBs at moderate timings, the question has come back into play somewhat, which is better, high FSB with medium latency, or medium FSB with low latency.

HWSecrets toured a memory factory in California. After the components are added to the memory module, the modules go to an oven where the solder paste is melted, thus soldering the components.

From talking_goat: Saw this at spiked humor, a site showing off some guy building his own sentry gun and software to track and fire at moving targets. I've made a local mirror of the 8.2MB MOV of the gun in action here.

Bit-Tech have some benchmarks and a video preview of HL2: Lost Coast. We have comparison screens between Nvidia and ATI cards, and we also have an awesome preview video of the level that we have cut together.

From Neevo: This computer rocks, literally! Not much blurb about it , but there's a slideshow of their stuff here. Interesting stuff, but for a fatty like me totally useless.. I'd break it or straighten out the curve :-(

A couple of bits from thedriver: Aussie iPod users are breaking the law - no legal means of putting music on iPod for Australian users. Not particularly breaking news, but some sort of milestone - MS has just turned 30.

There's info on ATI's new Avivo technology here on DriverHeaven and here on Hexus.

From browca04: The World Solar Car Challenge is a yearly race held in Australia between Darwin and Adelaide. Teams complete in custom built cars covered in high efficiency solar cells, and race across the country at speeds in excess of 100Km/h. Cars look really cool in a nerdy kinda way..... Main Site here and satellite tracking here.

From Martin: Perth's local SIGGRAPH chapter is holding a special meeting on Monday Oct 3rd presenting the history of the Demo Scene and computer graphics in general. Come see George Borzyskowski present his demo scene research and experiences dating back to the seventies; along with disk operated demos running on his original Amiga 2000. Entry is free and drinks and nibblies provided afterwards. More info here.



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