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BFG Exiting Graphics Card Market 108

thsoundman writes news that BFG appears to be giving up on the graphics card side of its business. The company's chairman said in a statement: "After eight years of providing innovative, high-quality graphics cards to the market, we regret to say that this category is no longer profitable for us, although we will continue to evaluate it going forward. We will continue to provide our award-winning power supplies and gaming systems, and are working on a few new products as well. I'd like to stress that we will continue to provide RMA support for our current graphics card warranty holders, as well as for all of our other products such as power supplies, PCs, and notebooks."

Comment Re:I'll admit... (Score 3, Informative) 110

Aside from the familiarity of Java, what benefits would Java offer for web services?

Aside from having a huge library that helps you build your services, and a language that almost forces you to program well (A bad programmer can be bad in any language, but Java won't give you so many "liberties"), and... I guess you already see the point ;)

Comment Re:Lines of Code (Score 1) 432

I don't need an Nvidia driver for the computer to work if my video card is an ATI.

Suppose you change video card ;)

If there are drivers for a hundred different makes and models of viseo card, and you only have one card in the system, that seems to be a huge inneficiency, taking up disk space and possibly memory, and a possibly a hundred "if" statements to go through for the driver actually needed to initialize.

That's where modules take place. Only the driver modules you require are loaded. You can even delete from your harddrive the modules you don't use. It won't take any ram space the modules you don't use.

The fact that you can make an installer that only installs on your computer the modules you require, doesn't mean that there is no source code for the modules you don't use :p


Submission + - Another Skype First: Worms! (

theoeag writes: "It been less than a month since Skype's infamous "Patch Tuesday" crash. The crash, Skype’s first, left the telecom service's 220 million users incommunicado. Well, today the company announced they're reaching another milestone of service providers: Their first worm. The identified piece of Malware, currently being referred to as W32/Ramex.A. poses as a chat message sent from someone in a user's contact list, it then asks you to download a "jpg" (really a .scr) which in-turn conveniently uses Skype's API to gain access to your PC. The worm, which a Skype spokesman called "cleverly written", is likely to add to Skype user's growing list of complaints regarding the service's lack of security."

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