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Friday Afternoon (11 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 13-November-2009  14:10:29 (GMT +10) - by Agg

It's Friday the 13th, and Dopefish sent in this list of top horror movies to watch.

It seems Intel and AMD have settled their differences, announcing an agreement to end all outstanding legal disputes includnig antitrust litigation and patent licensing disputes. Under terms of the agreement, AMD and Intel obtain patent rights from a new 5-year cross license agreement, Intel and AMD will give up any claims of breach from the previous license agreement, and Intel will pay AMD $1.25 billion. More info here.

Meanwhile HP are planning to acquire 3Com. The deal is valued at $2.7 billion, or $7.90 per share. HP says the purchase is intended to boost its networking business, particularly in China, where most of 3Com's business is focused. More info here, thanks SpudBoy.

Zombieland co-writer Rhett Reese has drawn fire for saying the 1 million bittorrent downloads of his film may affect the chances of a sequel being made, thanks Rage. Zombieland grossed more than $60.8 million in 17 days, even surpassing the remake of the Dawn of the Dead to become the top-grossing zombie film in history. That does not really sound like something that will prevent a sequel to us.

LostCircuits have an SSD primer explaining NAND flash technology in depth. The predominant SSD storage medium at this moment is NAND flash memory and this is not likely to change in the near future even though new technologies such as phase change memory, magnetoresistive memory, resistive memory, organic memory, nanotube-based memory and finally NOR flash are on the horizon.

A recent Microsoft interview contained comments that Windows 7 was deliberately Mac-like, but those comments were hurriedly retracted. Simon was incorrect in describing Windows 7 in this way and subsequent headlines claiming that the Mac OS inspired Windows 7 are totally inaccurate.

The Mars rover "Spirit" is stuck in a sand trap. NASA will begin transmitting commands to its Mars exploration rover Spirit on Monday as part of an escape plan to free the venerable robot from its Martian sand trap.

The latest odd happening caught by Google Maps Street View is an old lady being knocked off her bike, seemingly by a fire engine. Luckily, the Googlers stopped to help. Hey guys... where's the fire?

Jammahead reminded us of an easy way to contact your Attorney General and let them know your feelings on the lack of an R18+ classification for video games in Australia. Particularly if you live in South Australia. :)

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