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 Saturday, 12-May-2007  20:59:12 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Ze spotted this amazing case mod, "Dark Blade". There is not much text but the pictures certainly speak for themselves.

The sharpest ever satellite map of the Earth has been created by the European Space Agency's Envisat. You can see a small sample of the imagery here. Around 40 terabytes of imagery – an amount of data equivalent to the content of 40 million books – were acquired between December 2004 and June 2006 and processed to generate the global composites. The composites will support the international community in modeling climate change extent and impacts, studying ecosystems and plotting worldwide land-use trends.

Telstra got a bit more than they bargained for with an online poll they ran which gave unfavourable results and was pulled from the site. APC's Dan Warne got in a bit of a disagreement with them over the matter. If you believe its spin doctors, it is actively encouraging public debate and telling the truth about regulation in Australia, revealing the story of how it is merely the underdog, earnestly trying to build better networks to serve customers.

TechArp have posted an article about why engineering sample Core 2 Duo's should be avoided. Everyone loves Intel ES (Engineering Sample) processors, don't they? They used to be very limited units used within Intel and sent to select (lucky) reviewers. For years, everyone has been chasing for these processors since they used to have their multipliers unlocked. Now, that's an overclocker's wet dream come true!

Madshrimps have tried to overclock an Athlon 64 using dry ice, attempting to obtain an 100% overclock. With the Intel Core 2 Duo ruling the performance charts it seems impossible to get any worthy scores with an AMD Athlon 64 system? Let´s see what a low end 3000+ Venice AMD CPU can pull of once we go for the extreme overclocking levels.

IGN have posted part one of their overview of the next gen console showdown on the Nintendo Wii. Now that PS3 has had time to settle in down under, we’re running a head to head between the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360. Part 1, focusing on the Wii, is up today, with 3 more parts due over the next 3 days.

Craig sent in this interview of the coder behind Deep Blue, the chess playing supercomputer. He also sent in this article about the infamous match which happened on this day 1997. On this day 10 years ago, the human race got an inferiority complex. A computer, Deep Blue, beat Russian Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player on the planet, and mankind’s place in the order of things was reshuffled.

You might want to check out Project Timeless mod for Half Life which is a multiplayer mod set in 2047. Project Timeless is a 3D-Shooter, which is conceived for the multi-player mode exclusively. It takes place in the year 2047. Two teams fight against each other: The United Defense Forces (a global military organization) and the 'Hammer of Retribution' (a high developed generation of cyborgs).

PCMech have posted an article about modernizing exams to utilize technology better. Given this saturation of computers into every-day classwork, does restricting technology during the every-so-important examination make sense? Are classical examinations beyond their times, or are lack of borders in technology too insecure for a controller environment of the average test setting?

According to a study Apple iPods can interfere with pacemakers. iPods can cause cardiac implantable pacemakers to malfunction by interfering with the electromagnetic equipment monitoring the heart, according to a study presented by a 17-year-old high school student to a meeting of heart specialists on Thursday.

You might find these pictures of Siberian vehicles interesting as you cant just use regular cars and vehicles in Siberia.

Matthudson sent in todays timewaster, Endless Zombie Rampage which he says is one of the best flash shooters he has played.



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