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Submission OCZ Abandons RAM Market to Focus on SSDs

arcticstoat writes: Premium memory maker OCZ is now no longer a premium memory maker. The company has surprised the PC industry by announcing its departure from the DRAM market in order to concentrate on the apparently more lucrative SSD sector. In figures unveiled as a part of the company's regular earnings call, OCZ explained that it made a mere 22 percent of its revenue from DRAM products in the third financial quarter of this year. The company's exit from the DRAM market is expected to be completed by 28 February, although it will take time for stock to work its way out of retailers' inventories.

Benoit Mandelbrot Dies At 85 131

Beetle B. writes "Benoit Mandelbrot has passed away at the age of 85. I first learned of the Mandelbrot set while reading Arthur C. Clarke's The Ghost From The Grand Banks. Soon after, I got hold of the best fractal generation software of the day — Fractint — and ran it for long periods of time on my XT, exploring the beautiful world that Mandelbrot, among others, had opened up for me. That it was only on a 4-color CGA did not deter me!"

Comment Re:Never (Score 1) 606

Simple solution: don't let them control the vehicle. All they'd have to do is input a destination, and an autopilot could do the rest. Make it so that flying vehicles could communicate wirelessly and avoid collisions with each other, and safety should be pretty easy to achieve. I'd feel a lot safer being driven around by a robot with sub-millisecond response times than I would by some bum who keeps staring into space and talking on the phone at the wheel.

Comment Re:Deadline (Score 1) 442

Hitler WAS a socialist* (and a fascist as well, you're correct). The German name of the Nazi Party translates to "National Socialist German Workers' Party". However, he detested communism, which is where most people get the idea that he also hated socialism. Socialism != Communism.

Hmm, apparently Firefox's spellcheck doesn't know that 'Obama' is a word. You'd think they'd update their dictionary.


How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One to hold the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with brightly colored power tools.