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[H] Enthusiast Archives: January 2013Archive Listing

Wednesday January 30, 2013

[H]ardware Round-Up II

Cooling: Fractal Design Adjust 108 Fan Controller @ eTeknix

ETC.: D-Link SharePort Go DIR-506L @ TestFreaks

RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-RD2121StS @ NikKTech

Motherboards: ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 @ techPowerUP!

Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 650W PSU @ Legit Reviews

NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower

Another review of the NZXT Phantom 630 Ultra Tower has popped up on the internet today. This time around it is the crew at eTeknix doing the reviewing.

Many of you will already be fully award of the existence of this premium grade chassis, especially since it was launched at CES earlier this month and anyone who was following our coverage of the show will have seen some fantastic pictures of this chassis already. NZXT have already gone on to great things with their Phantom and Switch range, their unique style and unrelenting pursuit for chassis performance has caught the eyes of many system builders, enthusiasts and gamers.


Con Artist Woman Banned From The Internet

Wait a second, how the hell do you ban someone from the internet? Trust us, banning people from the internet never works, they just keep coming back. big grin

A Saskatoon woman who created a fake Facebook profile using photos of a pageant contestant - and conned young men hoping for dates into giving her money - is banned from using the Internet for the next six months. Melissa D. Brandon, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Saskatoon provincial court to impersonating Brittany Bjerland by using Miss Saskatchewan photos that Brandon found online to create the fake Facebook page.


Facebook Beats Wall Street Estimates

Facebook's fourth quarter earnings were better than expected. Are things starting to look up for the social network?

Wall Street anticipated $1.53 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.15. Investors and analysts have been eager to see how much more the social network can milk from its nascent mobile ad business, as well as hear about the revenue potential for Graph Search, Facebook's structured search experience for finding people, places, photos, and interests.


Infinite Street View

Check out this site called Infinite Street View. Instead of traveling down streets, you punch in any address, select a radius up to 10 miles and hit enter. The result is columns of random Street View snapshots from within the area you selected.

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Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2

Modders-Inc spent a little quality time with the Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 mid-tower ATX case today and came away with an overall positive impression.

The Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2 case is more streamlined and seems to have a more modern "hi-tech" military themed look and feel to it. I found myself really liking how the CM Storm Scout 2 looked. The Scout 2 comes in both Black and Gunmetal Gray, and is sure to be aesthetically pleasing no matter what color you go with.


University of Illinois Disconnects Pirating Students

Pirating college students given a punishment worse than internet access. eek!

The University of Illinois is taking complaints from copyright holders very seriously by disconnecting pirating students’ Internet connections upon the first warning. After being sanctioned by a hearing officer students are allowed to come back online, but after the third strike they lose their Internet access permanently. University employees are also reprimanded, with one staffer asked to look for a new job after several alleged infringements.


Samsung Fined $1,000 Over Fatal Gas Leak

A one thousand dollar fine for a fatal accident? I guess they'll be thinking twice about not reporting faulty equipment sooner. roll eyes (sarcastic)

Korea's Yonhap News Agency is reporting that Samsung will be fined a nominal 1 million won (roughly $1,000) for not reporting its recent gas leak quickly enough. The incident led to the death of a maintenance contractor who was brought in to fix a pipe leaking hydrofluoric acid gas at one of Samsung's semiconductor plants.


Gaming [H]eadlines

Antichamber Launch Trailer @ Kotaku

Defiance Coming April 2nd @ Shacknews

Sleeping Dogs DLC Revealed @ Blue's News

TF2 Demo and Pyro Action Figures @ Joystiq

Mozilla Now Makes You 'Click To Play' Plugins

I see what they are going for here but does anyone like the idea of having to click on every plugin? How long before that is exploited by crafty criminals?

Mozilla is changing the way Firefox loads third party plugins such as Flash, Java and Silverlight. This change will help increase Firefox performance and stability, and provide significant security benefits, while at the same time providing more control over plugins to our users.


King’s Landing Recreated In Minecraft

I'm not saying these guys have a lot of time on their hands but....these guys have a lot of time on their hands. WOW!

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Scientists Build The One Million Dollar Man

I'm not trying to belittle this accomplishment but shouldn't we have a billion dollar man by now? Hell, we had a six million dollar man back in the 1970s.

"I was climbing better with artificial limbs than I achieved before my accident with biological limbs," he said."Technology has this extraordinary capacity to heal, to rehabilitate and even to extend human capability beyond what nature intended. "I think having normal bodies is boring...I have legs, you have shoes. If a fairy came and tapped on my shoulder and granted me a wish, would I wish my legs back? Absolutely not."