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 Monday, 21-July-2008  18:08:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Wayne spotted this article about the godmother of electronic music. Derbyshire studied piano and mathematics at Girton College, Cambridge, and in 1962 joined the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, which had been created in 1958 to supply the latest technological sounds. It was meant to be a three-month secondment, but she stayed for 10 years.

XbitLabs report on a push from Seagate and Micro to standardise SSDs. “The industry needs to adopt more comprehensive standards for solid state drives to accelerate global acceptance of SSD products at optimal performance levels, for the greatest benefit to consumers,” said Mian Quddus, chairman of the board of JEDEC.

Wired check out the world's fastest electric vehicle, from Shelby Supercars. We know that at least one 500-HP electric motor is planned. SSC is exploring a twin-motor configuration that would yield twice the power while still emitting zilch. Rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants also are on the table. Still some time until details are finalised though, it seems.

VooDoo sent in these cool pics of a giant crane going up. The crane is designed to travel on four or five trailers depending on its configuration and local road regulations. The Ilshofen job did not require additional counterweight so its was delivered on four trailers. There's more giant crane stuff in this thread in the forums.

HP have shattered the excess packaging world record by using 17 boxes to protect 32 sheets of paper, thanks Shawn. We've just had an email from a shaken Stephen Strang who this morning took delivery of a very, very large box from HP.

InsideHW have a roundup of seven 780G chipset motherboards. Popularity of this chipset is shown in accessibility of motherboard based on it, superb integrated graphics and few more useful options. This kind of systems are great for multimedia computers because 780G will provide for this type of machines enough performances and of course, like any ATi, good display of colors.

Timewasters from Matt: the last stand and the last stand 2. Not sure if we've seen those before, but they sound familiar. There's quite a few people playing this web-based problem solving game at the moment, with discussion in this thread.

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