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Monday Morning (12 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 8-December-2008  06:57:16 (GMT +10) - by matthudson

British ISPs are blocking Wikipedia, and vice versa. Six British ISPs are filtering access to Wikipedia after the site was added to an Internet Watch Foundation child-pornography blacklist, according to Wikipedia administrators. As of Sunday morning UK time, certain British web surfers were unable to view at least one Wikipedia article tagged with ostensible child porn. And, in a roundabout way, the filtering has resulted in Wikipedia admins banning large swaths of the United Kingdom from editing the "free encyclopedia anyone can edit."

Should you go out of your way to buy a Core 2 engineering sample? 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!

Bit-tech have posted the finalists for their mod of the month competition. It feels like the last few months have flown by at bit-tech HQ and November was no exception. There are a lot of things I'm working on behind the scenes at the moment with our new overlords. A large portion of what I have been working on revolves around solidifying the great modding community we have here at bit-tech. I can't say much more than that right now because details are still being finalised, but I hope to be able to talk more about what I've been working on soon.

The International Space Station is 10 years old. But starting more than a decade ago, the space race gave way to cooperation between the onetime Cold War foes, along with partners from other nations, in what has become an endurance event: the construction, maintenance, occupation, and operation of the International Space Station. The first piece of what would become the space station--the Russian-built FGB, also called Zarya--lifted off from Earth on November 20, 1998.

Neoseeker is the next victim in our gift guide series. Well it's that time a year again: snow might be falling, Halloween has been forgotten, and our televisions are about to be tortured with endless sappy holiday specials -- that's right, Christmas is almost upon us! We tried to include a price range of items on our list. From free to $600, there should be something within everyone's budget here.

Now here's something you don't see every day. My current project is a 1/6th scale Chevrolet 327 cu in V8. Based on a 1964 365 hp Corvette motor, measurements have been taken from an actual engine as to be most accurate. The head and block began as billet aluminum that have been painstakingly machined on a Bridgeport-style mill. The 5-main crank has real babbit bearings, while the cam is a scale 30-30 Duntov.

Its the time for another epic lego creation. Do you remember the gigantic terraforming spaceship arriving to the Aliens' planet to drop the entire colony? You know, the one carrying the whole thing? Yeah, me neither. But this Lego Explorien Colony Ship is exactly how I imagine it.

Today's timewaster is Transform Homelessness. All you have to do is create a pair of butterfly wings—Mission Australia’s symbol of positive transformation—of your own. Because for every butterfly created, Bayer will donate $1 to help Mission Australia transform the lives of the most disadvantaged people in our communities. We’re aiming for a $60,000 donation—and that means we need 60,000 people to create 60,000 butterflies. Discussion here.



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