Technology

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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Internet outages plague Rathlyn

Rathlyn, HB, Nov 3 – Rathlyn’s notoriously temperamental Internet connection is again having problems, this time striking at a crucial time for the capital. Connection problems were first reported on Friday evening, with sporadic cut-outs affecting consumers across the city. While by no means an infrequent occurrence, its continuation through Saturday and into the early […]

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Times Archives: Computer breakdown escalates (April 2009)

As Sirocco marks five years since the creation of the Glorious Dictatorial Republic of Andersonia, the Times is opening up its archives to present articles not seen since they were first published in the Andersonian Times all those years ago. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to simpler, if stranger, times. Some […]

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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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Concern raised over MicroWiki financial shortfall

Rathlyn, HB, Oct 20 – MicroWiki site management has expressed concern about a financial gap that is seeing the site run at a more than §2 monthly deficit. Site owner Pierre d’Egtavie revealed in the Micropolitan IV chatroom this afternoon that average daily views of the site have dropped from a peak of 10,000 per […]

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SBC begins radio service

Alston, CA, Jul 5 – Radio broadcasting has officially begun in Sirocco with the Siroccan Broadcasting Corporation making its debut broadcast this morning. SBC National Radio began broadcasting at 11:25am NZST this morning, beginning with a test of Seeburg music and a rendition of Leroy Anderson’s Typewriter. Technical issues were encountered almost immediately with a lack […]

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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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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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