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 Friday, 8-May-2009  04:12:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people sent word that an all OCAU member photography exhibition called Raw Convergence is starting today. We’re going to have a huge opening night tonight (Friday 6th) from 6pm. We would LOVE as many ocau members to come along and say hi to us photographers. ... The gallery is open from 11am - 6pm daily from May 8th to 13th. The Art Factory Gallery is located at 84 Merivale Street, South Brisbane.

Atlantis will launch in a few days to service the Hubble Space Telescope. There's quite an interesting astronaut blog on Gizmodo, too. First stage on the Space Shuttle is shaky. You can't really read the instruments and screens very well. At T-Zero it feels like someone kicks the back of your seat really hard, the Shuttle seems to leap off of the pad. You hear the wind noise build into a high-pitched whine. You see the blue sky start to get dark, fairly quickly.

Telstra has chosen a new CEO, thanks Sniper. Mr Thodey will take the reins of the telco on June 30 when outgoing chief executive Sol Trujillo departs for his homeland in the US.

Meanwhile Dodo is under fire from the ACCC for apparently misleading ads. The ACCC was concerned that claims contained in the ads -- that the items were free -- would mislead consumers as the cost of the items was reflected in the higher price for subscription plans.

Intel have quite a funny little ad on their YouTube channel. Some other interesting stuff on their channel too.

Apparently 3D Realms has gone bust, taking the bloated corpse of Duke Nukem Forever with it, we assume. More info on Shacknews. 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler has commented on the shut down, stating: "It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time."

On the storage side of things, OCIA looked at two 120GB SSD's in RAID0, while Tweaktown checked out Intel and RunCore drives in RAID0. Today we will take a look at two of the fastest consumer solid state drives in RAID 0 arrays.

PC Perspective on the other hand report on a RAM-based PCI-E SSD. The DDRdrive was purpose built for pure unadulterated random IO, and from what I have seen, it absolutely delivers. The only thing holding it back from decimating the competition is the single channel PCI-E bandwidth.

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