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Submission + - Ip Packet Headers in Lego! (wordpress.com)

gavsta writes: Always having problems explaining packets and headers to non network techs, then attempt no more, its all been visualised in Lego! Colour representation of each part of the packet header, and of course yet another glorious use of lego!

"If you said, “Hey! That’s a TCP header diagram in Lego(TM)”, or perhaps, “Holy &^%@! That idiot made a TCP header diagram in Lego(TM)!”, then you’re exactly right! This is another one of those wild, wacky ideas that we dreamed up in the middle of one of my SANS classes (note to the SANS staff: shorter breaks might be a good idea). I bet my students never thought I’d actually do it."


Submission + - SPAM: New Communication Systems For Mining

zefryjack writes: "A new system developed by Lockheed Martin Company, a system using magnetic waves can be used to send voice and messaging at the mining site.

âÅ"The MagneLink Magnetic Communication System works like a radio, but with low frequency. Unlike radio waves, magnetic energy can propagate in the coal and stone,â said Dave Levan, researchers from Lockheed.

The system can connect a short wave radio miners commonly used, but with a wider reach and can reach the surface.

MagneLink Each system consists of two units, one at the surface, and another one in a mine. Units at the mine are blast resistant and only use less power. MagneLink system will be placed throughout the mine in order to facilitate the miners.

MagneLink system can send text messages and sounds like a radio. Each unit includes a keyboard"

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Submission + - Microsoft reboots two classic PC games (pcauthority.com.au)

An anonymous reader writes: Ever since it launched the Xbox, Microsoft has had a fickle relationship with Windows as a gaming platform. On one hand PC gaming is a major driver of hardware and operating system sales, but on the other hand the PC is inherently less secure than the Xbox console, with piracy much more likely to impact sales of a PC title than a console one. Games for Windows Live has been an attempt to bring some of the success of Xbox Live to the PC, and while many games have shipped with support for Games for Windows Live it hasn't exactly been a favourite of PC gamers. After all these half-hearted efforts, the last thing anyone expected was for Microsoft to announce new PC-only reboots of two classic game franchises, Flight Simulator and Age of Empires. But yesterday it did just that, announcing a massively multiplayer version of Age of Empires and a new Flight Simulator called Flight. The big question is whether Microsoft can make Games For Windows Live relevant in a market where Steam has taken hold, or if it's too late.

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