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 Monday, 8-March-2010  21:00:20 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Popular Science magazine have made 137 years of back issues available for free on the net. As you will soon see, it's an amazing resource. Aside from bringing back memories for longtime readers, as a whole the archive beautifully encapsulates over a century of PopSci's fascination with the future, and science and technology's incredible potential to improve our lives.

Tweakguides have some info on Ubisoft's new DRM. It seems it was recently cracked in a matter of hours. More recently people were unable to play games with the new DRM when the authentication servers were having an issue. Well, as it turns out, when the Ubioft severs go down, no one can play their games and Ubisoft customers get very upset. At around 8am GMT, people began to complain in the Assassin's Creed 2 forum that they couldn't access the Ubisoft servers and were unable to play their games.

enigma sent in some photos from the March 6th "Stop the Filter protest, in Melbourne and Perth.

Melbourne also copped some freak hail and rain recently. Check out the amount of water coming down the road towards the end of this video.

AirQ spotted this article about killing mosquitoes with lasers. In a lab in this Seattle suburb, researchers in long white coats recently stood watching a small glass box of bugs. Every few seconds, a contraption 100 feet away shot a beam that hit the buzzing mosquitoes, one by one, with a spot of red light. ... The scientists' actual target is malaria, which is caused by a parasite transmitted when certain mosquitoes bite people.

Tweaktown have a couple of articles looking into the software side of Thecus NASs, here and here. At first it started out as a harmless test with a single drive on a different file system to see what would happen to performance. Forty-eight hours later has evolved into a nonstop Bawls fueled obsession to see how much improvement we could find just by setting our NAS up differently.

Interesting Forum Threads:
Gulftown testing begins in Intel Hardware.
Are subs that important for movies/games? in PC Audio.
This guy's macro-fu is better than yours in Photography.
What's your colour IQ? in Photography.
Radio circuit in Electronics.
Dolphins are non-human persons in Science.
Fill in the Blanks: Using Math to Turn Lo-Res Datasets Into Hi-Res Samples in Science.
Car Motion Simulator in Modding.
How much money is enough? Salary poll in Career, Education & Finance.
The Jobs Of Yesteryear: Obsolete Occupations in Career, Education & Finance.



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