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 Thursday, 29-October-2009  03:13:24 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people sent word that Intel have yanked their SSD toolkit and associated TRIM firmware because of reports it's bricking drives under Windows 7. Yes, we have been contacted by users with issues with the firmware upgrade for our 34nm SSDs and we are investigating. We take all sightings and issues seriously and are working toward resolution. We have temporarily taken down the firmware link while we investigate. More info here, thanks Wizzard67.

It's not too unusual for a forgiving bride to indulge her gamer geek husband-to-be, but what kind of wedding do you get when both parties are gamer geek girls? We wanted a ceremony that reflected our geeky, romantic, pink aesthetic, while at the same time being profound and meaningful. Our ceremony was themed around the video game Portal and the anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena.

Yahoo finally shut down Geocities a couple of days ago. "We have enjoyed hosting websites created by Yahoo! users all over the world, and we're proud of the community you've built," the California-based internet pioneer said. "However, we have decided to focus on helping our customers explore and build relationships online in other ways."

Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has written a letter to the California State Assembly which apparently contains a hidden message, thanks IntelInside. See if you can spot it. :) Give up? This article explains. "My goodness. What a coincidence," said Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear. "I suppose when you do so many vetoes, something like this is bound to happen."

We're a bit late reporting this, but apparently there were geeks going wild in Canberra last weekend. There will be a massive range of information on offer at the geek-fest, ranging from research on the distribution of frogs around South Australia to detailed crime statistics. The full list can be viewed at data.australia.gov.au. Update: Err, that's THIS weekend coming, so not too late at all. :)

HotHardware have a sneak peek at the Fusion-io ioXtreme cards. We've received two cards for testing here; one is the ioXtreme Pro, that you can install multiple cards into a system for RAID configurations and the other is the ioXtreme for single-card installations.

CW sent int his internet speeds and costs comparison. Number one is, predictably, Japan, where the average broadband speed is 60mbps and they pay $US0.27 per 1mbps. The US, in comparison, averages 4.8mbps and pays $US3.33 per 1mbps, putting them at #15.

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