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    Facebook down! Head for the hills!

    I'm not a user, so I only saw this from the sudden outbreak of hysteria, mystification and some glee being posted left right and center. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/19/facebook-down-global-outage-website-and-apps Edit: the above was their page as it was ongoing, the...
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    Anyone watching 'Silicon Valley'?

    The new series from Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead), it seems to me to have borrowed quite a bit from some of the real-life stories related in 'BBS-The Documentary' - especially the history of the zip file, which seems to be the basis for the core of the story - little guy develops compression...
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    Toys for Christmas (ones you secretly want yourself)

    Ok, every so often I see a toy hit the market that I wouldn't mind getting myself, I'm sure we all know the feeling - that thing looks like fun/useful parts/too cool for words. So to kick off this years wish list, I have only recently been made aware of these...
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    Atari's E.T. Graveyard to be excavated for documentary!

    http://www.alamogordonews.com/news/ci_23342105/alamogordo-green-lights-search-buried-atari-game?IADID=Search-www.alamogordonews.com-www.alamogordonews.com Heh. If they didn't crush them first, I wonder what sort of condition they'd be in now... Hey, maybe they'll find all those Apple Lisas too...
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    Hundreds injured in Meteor Strike

    Turned on the TV this morning expecting a piece about the asteroid due to pass later today in the 'nearest miss ever' and instead the headlines are 'up to 500 injured in Russian meteor strike' The proliferation of dashboard cameras means a lot of morning commuters caught the whole thing, some...
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    HMV 'collapse'

    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/14/report-hmv-entering-administration/ In administration, News channels reporting 'collapse' of the company. They occupy a lot of expensive rent premises, the stores are almost certain to pack up. Well, we knew it was coming. HMV, for the confused, were one of...
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    If you enjoyed BBC's "Micro Men", see this!

    Someone has uploaded their ancient VHS/Betamax recordings of BBC's "The Computer Programme" (1982) to Archive.org: http://archive.org/s...ort=-publicdate This is the series that was seen in "Micro Men" as the backdrop to the competition between Sinclair and Acorn to be the official BBC...
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    ZX81 Emulator (sz81) D-Pad remapping

    Many moons ago Streak released a port of a pretty good Sinclair ZX81 emulator, "sz81". It's still linked to via the Pandora Wiki, see the emulators list page. The only problem with it was that the remapping function seems to work only for externally connected joypads, and the D-Pad is set to...
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    GTA V Trailer released

    Not with any suggestion of a release date or platform specifics, but obviously aiming to remind people that they haven't gone away even if they don't have anything for your Christmas stocking this year, the only very recently announced GTA V trailer has landed...
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    Corrupted Downloads

    I may have dreamt it, but I seem to recall a problem with corrupted downloads being mentioned before, and it possibly having been addressed in HF5, but I couldn't find anything about it just now, so - When I use the Pandora to download RAR or Zipped files (anywhere from 100mb to 2Gb) from file...
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    Zx Spectrum Reincarnated

    OK, not quite news since this story broke in February, but I've been waiting for further details to come and they haven't so I may as well plonk this here now. Hot on the heels of the Commodore 64's rebirth ( http://www.gp32x.de/board/index.php?/topic/59219-commodore-64-is-back-again/ ) news...
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    Commodore 64 Is Back (Again)

    What's to say, see and read here: http://www.joe.ie/tech/gadgets/want-one-c64x-the-new-commodore-64-0011244-1
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