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Journal: BF2142 Spyware

Journal by TehDuffman

"When you open the box, a big slip of paper falls out first, preceeding any discs or manuals. The slip of paper says, essentially, that 2142 includes monitoring software which runs while your computer is online, and records "anonymous" information like your IP address, surfing habits (probably via cookie scans), and other "computing habits" in order to report this information back to ad companies and ad servers, which generates in-game ads."

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/centipedes/battlefield-2142-with-a-dash-of-spyware-207955.php

Here's a picture of the slip
http://www.hostimage.org/img/82432.jpg

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Journal: Samsung Mass Produces GDDR4 Memory

Journal by TehDuffman
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/display/20060706050638.html

"The new GDDR4 chips operate at 2400MHz, an unprecedented speed-bin for graphics memory, and also features lower power consumption when compared to the GDDR3. The devices are produced using 80nm process technology, which increases clock-speed potential and lowers overall power consumption. When measured against GDDR3 at the highest comparable speed (2.00GHz), GDDR4 showed a 45% power savings. Samsung said that the first GDDR4 chips have 512Mb capacity."

"The product may be approximately 15% faster compared to the current flagship offering from the company. It is highly likely that Samsung will begin shipments of GDDR4 to ATI."

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