Culture

Controversy over Spon Award rulings

Alston, CA, Dec 22 – Controversy has erupted in the MicroWiki community following the judging of the Seventh Spon Awards, with many voicing their disagreement with the decisions made. The biggest uproar has come with the victory of anime series Free! (see right) over fellow contender Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan, SNK). The ruling […]

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Seventh Spon Awards winners announced

Alston, CA, Dec 21 – Sirocco’s annual awards ceremony was held today with the nation’s oldest tradition celebrating its seventh occurrence. The Spon Awards, a collection of awards for excellence in media, technology, typography, and for the first time this year, micronationalism and the Internet, is held in Alston every year and has become an event […]

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NCC begins major expansion

Rathlyn, HB, Oct 22 – The National Centre of Computing has announced it will be undertaking a major expansion, increasing the size and scope of its exhibitions at a cost of over §230 (NZ$368). At present the Centre, Sirocco’s largest cultural establishment and sole museum, runs twelve virtual machines ranging from MS-DOS 6.22 to Windows XP on a host machine […]

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Atomic calendar adopted on eve of new year

Alston, CA, Jul 15 / Julin 31 – The government has today paved the way for businesses, organisations and persons wishing to use the Atomic calendar with its official adoption tomorrow. The Atomic Calendar Act 2013 allows the full use of the Atomic calendar from the first day of the new year tomorrow, 1 Trinity […]

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Seeburg radio station receives Siroccan donation

Rathlyn, HB, Jun 14 – The government has this afternoon donated a sum of money to an Internet radio station specialising in instrumental music. The popular Seeburg1000.com radio station, which specialises in instrumental music produced by the Seeburg Corporation in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, is a popular station in Sirocco, with its music […]

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Atomic calendar introduced in Sirocco

Alston, NCD, Dec 19 – A calendar honouring the Atomic Age has today been introduced in Sirocco for a trial run to see if it is feasible to run a dual-calendar system. The Atomic Calendar officially began on 16 July 1945, the date of the Trinity atomic test in Nevada, USA, with years being counted […]

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Windows Neptune, NT 4.0 added to Centre

Alston, NCD, Aug 11 – A little over a year since the National Centre of Computing’s foundation, the museum has gained copies of two rare Windows operating systems – NT 4.0 and Neptune. The rare operating systems from the mid-late 1990s had been on the Centre’s radar for some time after the “mainstream” operating systems (DOS/3.1, […]

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Sirocco and Zona to merge on Wednesday

Alston, NCD, Mar 18 – Sirocco and Zona have officially agreed to merge together this coming Wednesday, following the passing of the Dominion of Zona Act 2012 last night. Jointly worked upon by Premier Daniel Anderson and Zonian President Nicholas Woode-Smith, the so-called Dominion of Zona Act 2012 has laid the foundations for the merger […]

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NCC gains DOS, Windows 3.1

Alston, NCD, Sep 30 – The National Centre of Computing has reported that it has successfully started a virtual machine running MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. The Centre, Sirocco’s largest museum, today achieved a goal it has set since its foundation last month. The DOS-Windows installation joins the Centre’s Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me and […]

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Siroccan conlang finally on its way

Alston, NCD, Jul 18 – Premier Anderson has announced the start of an initiative to create an individual constructed language as part of Sirocco’s ‘horizon-broadening’. Today work began on crafting a basic language from the English, German and Czech languages, with some words simply taking inspiration from all three. While the language itself has been slowly collecting […]

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