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Thursday Afternoon (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 24-April-2008  16:42:41 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Sniper spotted this interesting page about NASA, the Moon, and duct tape. Seems to be one part of a multi-part "Apollo Chronicles" article. If you do like moon-landing documentaries, take a look at "In the Shadow of the Moon", a fantastic recentish movie interviewing most of the lunar-mission astronauts.

Australia got a lot bigger recently. The UN had found that Australia's territory should be extended by 2.5 million square kilometres, he said. "That is an area five times the size of France, 10 times the size of New Zealand, and 20 times the size of the United Kingdom," Mr Ferguson said.

THG have an interesting article about installing an SSD into your laptop. In this article we’ll explain how to install an SSD in your notebook computer, while retaining a hard disk for storing data. There are several methods for installing a hard disk in a notebook, some simpler than others.

Seagate has now shipped one billion hard drives since 1979 and reckons it'll take 5 years to do the next billion. 116,000 Terabytes are shipped each day – more than 1TB per second!

TechPowerUp interviewed the creator of CPU-Z and ClockGen. Today we have an interview with one of the key figures in the hardware scene. Franck's CPU-Z and ClockGen applications are legendary and part of every overclocker's toolbox. He explains how he made first contact with computers and what made him write CPU-Z. Also he talks about current projects and his future.

Meanwhile there's a new version of SpeedFan, thanks Wirrunna. Lot of fixes, code improvements and optimizations. Added support for a lot of new hardware, including a lot of nVidia graphic cards (up to, but excluding 8xxx), SMBuses and sensors. Greatly improved Intel CORE and AMD K10 internal temperature sensor reporting. The beta stage took 7 months, but the result is a great release that I hope you will appreciate.

HWZone have info on Avivo performance. ATI refreshed its mainstream Radeon HD cards at the beginning of the year but they were quickly overshadowed by the high-end Radeon HD 3870 X2 in publicity. Finally, we got the chance to test them for their Avivo HD performance to see how they fare against their predecessors and rivals.

They also checked out the ASUS Eee PC 900 Launch. With over 1 million Eee PCs sold in just five months, the ASUS portable has been driven by frenzy over its size, price and overall form factor. Join us as we get some hands-on time at the launch of the new ASUS Eee PC 900, the first Eee PC to sport an 8.9-inch screen.

BFM sent in this article about the end of the free internet on ABC. Enjoy your unfiltered internet access while it lasts. As we speak, the government is hard at work building a device to censor the internet. Presumably this will be followed by a machine to beam KEVIN11 propaganda straight into people's brains, then a giant ray gun to obliterate dissidents from space.

Marc spotted a cool linux cluster project housed in an IKEA cabinet. The most amazing is that this machine just costed as a better standard PC, but has 24 cores that run each at 2.4 Ghz, a total of 48GB ram, and just need 400W of power!! This means that it hardly gets warm, and make less noise then my desktop pc. Render jobs that took all night, now gets done in 10-12 min.

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