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 Friday, 10-June-2011  03:13:10 (GMT +10) - by Agg

If you're looking for long-lost hardware documentation, then The Hardware Project might save your bacon. The idea behind The Hardware Project is simple. We aim to offer up as much computer hardware documentation as we can get our dirty little hands on. All of this documentation started out free and available, and we hope to keep it that way. Ahh, it takes me back. :)

Old documentation might be handy if you, for example, wanted to build your own Cray-1A. I’ve spent the last year and a half or so constructing my own 1/10-scale, binary-compatible, cycle-accurate Cray-1. This project falls purely into the “because I can!” category - I was poking around the internet one day looking for a Cray emulator and came up dry, so I decided to do something about it.

The music industry seems to be changing its piracy stance in Australia. Sabiene Heindl, general manager of the music industry's anti-piracy arm, Music Industry Piracy Investigations, today said there needed to be "mitigation measures" for those engaged in repeated illegal file sharing but "such measures would not include termination of internet accounts". Discussion here.

Issue 15 of TheOverclocker magazine is out now. We take a look at what it takes to be at the top and what you shouldn’t do if you plan to get there, but more importantly we discuss what you should strive for. We welcome Sin to the team as he lends us his talents and helps us make yet another epic issue of TheOverclocker.

HardCoreWare compare some CPUs. All four CPUs roughly fall within $15-20 of the X4 980’s $185 price range. This will answer a few questions: Is the 980X’s 3.7 GHz clock speed a better choice over the 1100T X6 at 3.3 GHz but with two extra cores? How do those two CPUs compare to their respective Sandy Bridge competition? Core i5 2400 and 2500, which are also quad-core CPUs

If you liked the NASA photos of Endeavour docked with the ISS a couple of days ago, then you'll love this video shot from the same departing Soyuz. After the Soyuz TMA-20 carrying Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli undocked from the International Space Station on May 23, Nespoli captured this video of shuttle Endeavour docked to the orbital complex.

SiliconAngel wants to know if you've had any trouble with USB3.0 front ports. I've been over on the Corsair support forums, trying to work out why their cases don't have internal header cables to their front panel USB 3.0 ports (their cables loop back to mainboard backpanel ports), and it appears they are yet to find or develop a cable to internal FPC headers that doesn't suffer from degraded signal quality resulting in lower-than-expected (and specified) USB 3.0 transfer speeds (and according to some members of the public, they have seen devices incorrectly detected and other anomalies due to poor quality internal cables).

Today's timewaster is In the Doghouse, from Tony.

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