This is Sealand: Pics, Floorplans, and Tour of the World's Smallest Island

Check out the Country that PirateBay plans on buying. TONS of Pics!

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Seven or Eight Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Orbiting the Milky Way

An international team of scientists has discovered seven -- and perhaps eight -- dwarf galaxies orbiting Earth's home galaxy, the Milky Way.

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Public can purchase $100 laptop

The backers of the One Laptop Per Child project plan to release the machine on general sale next year.
But customers will have to buy two laptops at once - with the second going to the developing world.

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Microsoft Announces Windows Home Server at CES

A Windows Home Server is a simple box that lies at the center of your home network. The Server works without interaction (it doesn
’t run programs like typical operating systems, doesn’t even have a monitor port), simplifying some very complex tasks among all the computers in your home.

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A robot with moves by Microsoft

In early December, Microsoft showed off the Lego Mindstorms NXT "tribot," a toy robot kit with assembly required. The toy works with Microsoft's Robotic Studio software, so owners can program their tribot via the PC, then control its actions wirelessly with a device like the Xbox controller.

The NXT has a 32-bit microprocessor, three motors with built-in rotation sensors, and sound sensors that react to sound commands.

And the winner of megahertz race is.......IBM!

Judging by details revealed in a chip conference agenda, the clock frequency race isn't over yet.

IBM's Power6 processor will be able to exceed 5 gigahertz in a high-performance mode, and the second-generation Cell Broadband Engine processor from IBM, Sony and Toshiba will run at 6GHz, according to the program for the International Solid State Circuits Conference that begins February 11 in San Francisco.

Chipmakers have run into problems increasing chip clock speed--essentially an electronic heartbeat that synchronizes operations in a processor--because higher frequencies have led to unmanageable power consumption and waste heat.

To compensate, Intel and Advanced Micro Devices have turned instead to the addition of multiple processing cores on each slice of silicon. That's effective when computers are juggling numerous tasks at the same time, but increasing the clock speed means an individual task can run faster.

The first-generation Cell Broadband Engine chip, co-developed by IBM, Sony, and Toshiba, has just appeared in Sony's PlayStation 3 game console and can run at 4GHz. The second-generation chip will run at 6GHz, according to the ISSCC program. In addition, the new chip will have a dual power supply that increases memory performance--a major bottleneck in computer designs today.

For servers, IBM has said its Power6 processor, due to ship in servers in 2007, will run between 4GHz and 5GHz. But in the ISSCC program, Big Blue said the chip's clock will tick at a rate "over 5GHz in high-performance applications." In addition, the chip "consumes under 100 watts in power-sensitive applications," a power range comparable to mainstream 95-watt AMD Opteron chips and 80-watt Intel Xeon chips.
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