Science

ISR conducts Minecraft bomb tests

Rathlyn, HB, Nov 13 – The Institute of Scientific Research (ISR) has confirmed it has begun conducting tests on the popular computer game Minecraft in order to determine the strength and usability of conventional TNT weapons. Tests began last night on the ISR-A map with small parcels of TNT at first, followed by larger and more […]

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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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Eclipse sees Sirocco (almost) go dark

Alston, NCD, Nov 14 – Siroccans today almost saw a total solar eclipse, the first of its kind in Siroccan history, and an event not to occur again until July 22, 2028. In Alston, residents began gathering in the Alston Domain shortly after 10am to witness the eclipse. At around ten minutes past ten, the […]

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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 begins scientific research

Alston, NCD, Aug 5 – Sirocco has joined the search for extraterrestrial life, the bid to break an unresolved Enigma message and the hunt for threats to Earth from outer space with the foundation of the Institute of Scientific Research (ISR) today. The government today switched on the BOINC program on the Diesel 386, its most powerful computer and Sirocco’s […]

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