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Archive: October, 2004
(photo of skull)
"Probably this is one of the most important discoveries in hominid paleontological history," says University of Pittsburgh paleontologist Jeffrey Schwartz. "This is just about the wildest thing anyone could have discovered."
The team led by Peter Brown of Australia's University of New England describes the being as a human relative, or hominid, that stood less than 40 inches tall. Except for a snout, she had a human face and a brain one-third the size of ours. She was older than 30, judging from her worn teeth and bone structure."
How do they know it wasn't a tall person with a very small head?
I want to tell you how much Japanese business man is tired.
"I have experience to work in other countries. So I know how hard Japanese business man work comparing with American people, Chinese people and Thailand people. I never say that all foreign people is lazy. But I never hesitate to say that Jap is fucking hard worker.
Our priority is not to live, but to work.. It’s true. Every year lots of Japanese businss man tired to death while working. this is famous as overwork death or KAROSHI.
We devote ourself to job. Why?
I don’t know. Japanese people don’t know the reason. Because we have no time to think about that.
We have many job to do before doing such thing. We go home after finishing job. At the end of day, the reason we stop to work is not to go home for spleeping but too tired to work. this is the reason we sleep on the way home."
(as seen on enschede a/zee)
Aural Aphasia - Een dag was daar
"An Afrikaans ambient track. Believe it, bru!"
"President George W Bush's re-election campaign said on Wednesday it had cut its website, www.georgewbush.com, off from access from certain foreign countries, "for security reasons," but declined to elaborate.
South Africa, along with Britain, Australia, France, Holland and other countries, is one of many countries that has been blocked."
For lovers of the Bush, dont fret. There are some ways around it. Foreign users, can use an anonymous proxy service to access website such as www.anonymization.net/http://www.georgewbush.com, https://georgewbush.com or http://188.8.131.52.
Thanks Eon for bringing this to our attention.
"Now I know that for our Afrikaans or Dutch speaking internet users, POES stands for something completely different than Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites. Go check out the latest POES images pages for some interesting pics and even how to receive signals from these satellites." ~ Aquila Online
Think your new Pentium 4 based system is fast? You think the big 8-way Zeon servers are super fast? Wait until you get your hands on the PS3 with processing power equal to 125 of Intel’s new Itanium 2 Processors!
"In order to design the most powerful processor possible with current technology, Sony formed a partnership with electronics giant Toshiba and supercomputer expert IBM. Together, the companies have assigned a team 300 engineers and are spending (an estimated) $500 Million to develop a new type of processor which has been nick-named the Cell. The processor is actually a collection of smaller processors. Software packets, called “cells”, are then sent to each of the smaller processors in order to give instructions on what tasks to perform. When implemented optimally, the processor will be able to calculate up to 1 trillion floating point calculations per second, which as you would imagine, is better than any standard computer processor. (equivalent 2 around 100 P4 2.5ghz chips)"
"XDR DRAM was developed through a joint effort by Elpida, Toshiba, and Rambus and will offer a bandwidth of at least 3.2 GHz (which is eight times that of today’s best-in-class PC memory). The architecture allows the memory to be expanded up to 6.4GHz"
(submitted by ken)
Sony's Wireless PSP's Price and Release Date Announced!
Sony Computer Entertainment announced that the PSP (Playstation Portable) will hit retailers on December 12, 2004, at a recommended Japanese retail price of 19,800 yen ($185).
As shown on the official PSP website, the handheld will be available in two very affordable packages; standard and value. The standard pack will retail at 19,800 yen ($185) and will include the handheld itself, an AC adapter and a battery pack. The value pack, on the other hand, will retail for 5,000 yen more at 24,800 yen ($232), and will include the handheld itself, an AC adapter, a battery pack, a 32MB Memory Stick Duo, a set of headphones with a remote control, and a soft case & hand strap.
Sony also touched on the PSP's wireless LAN feature (IEEE802.11b), saying that the connection can reach up to 30 meters indoors at 11Mbps, and 91 meters at 1Mbps. Outdoors, it can reach up to 120 meters at 11Mbps, and 460 meters at 1Mbps.
(found by ken)
Hitachi, Ltd. announced the development of an all-around three-dimensional display system that enables projected images to be viewed from any angle.
The effect is made possible by the projection of twenty-four images of an object, taken from twenty-four different angles, on to a spinning screen. Without the need for special glasses designed for three-dimensional image viewing, audiences can perceive projected images as real objects floating in space before them.
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