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Tuesday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 9-January-2007  13:47:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

In a classic case of "make everyone interested in something you wanted to hide from them", a Brazilian celebrity is trying to take on YouTube to stop her fans uploading a naughty video featuring her. A Brazilian judge, however, agreed with Cicarelli and has asked Youtube to find some way of permanently blocking the clip, and is threatening a daily fine of US $119,000 if Youtube donít comply.

Here's some cool zoomy astronomy pics. This page contains high-resolution images from the Spitzer Space Telescope which you can interactively zoom into and pan around. JavaScript and a current installation of Flash are required for this page to work correctly.

Sciby spotted another amazing Crysis video showing off some interface stuff I haven't seen before.

Fabricator reckons plastic may spell the end of silicon chips. The initial products from the factory will be pieces of plastic about A4 size. The basic plastic substrate will be polyethylene terephthalate, a form of plastic used to make drinks bottles.

The BMW-Sauber Formula One team has a new supercomputer for Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis of their racing cars. It's the fastest supercomputer in industrial use in Europe, thanks Hoopstar. Albert 2 uses 1,024 Intel processor cores, has a total memory of 2,048GB and a maximum power of 12,288 GigaFlops. On average, it's around three times faster than its predecessor (Albert 1) and can perform calculations with greater accuracy than before.

Nick noticed that IE6 was unsafe for 284 days in 2006. In a total of ten cases last year, instructions detailing how to leverage "critical" vulnerabilities in IE were published online before Microsoft had a patch to fix them.

What do you do when you have PC's that need cooling and a swimmingpool that needs heating? Well, you could solve both problems, thanks Justin. I really like the plumbing/downline setup, was thinking about something similar for the AggCave.

Here's an article about old hard drives, thanks Ambush. In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data. For more old computer stuff check out our Time Warp Computer Pricing article.

A timewaster from BFM: Another "Build & upgrade tower game" but with a warcraft twist. Enjoy. :)



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