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 Monday, 13-December-2010  15:21:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Brains spotted this article (translated from French) about SSD and HDD reliability. The text is a bit mangled but the numbers tell the story. All in all, the failure rates recorded are bad. That does not give really desire for entrusting 2 To of data to these discs alone: a mirroring will not be too much to make safe the data. Logically the discs 7200 tpm are less reliable than the 5400/5900 tpm, with nearly 10% for the Western model!

If, like me, you're considering a NAS, jtsmorris spotted a NAS comparison site which is quite handy.

Milk sent word of a new NASA video commemorating the Space Shuttle program, now it's almost finished. This compilation of film and video presents the best of the best ground-based Shuttle motion imagery from STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124 missions. Rendered in the highest definition possible, this production is a tribute to the dozens of men and women of the Shuttle imaging team and the 30yrs of achievement of the Space Shuttle Program. Some more here on Engadget.

Apparently a CE mark is sometimes not a CE mark. Unfortunately, there exists a very similar mark which the majority of consumers and even sellers may see as the CE mark of the European Union but actually is something completely different. This “CE” mark means “China Export” and only means that the product was manufactured in China!! Discussion here.

JC sent in this article about computer calamities. Here, we look at ten IT disasters that highlight the precariously fickle nature of computers. Although our top ten mistakes may have caused lasting damage to the finances or reputations of those involved, nobody was physically harmed in the making of this list.

GamePron have an odd one: Rockstar Games are no strangers to legal action, but it doesn’t come stranger than this. An American model, Michael Washington (known as “Shagg”) is suing the publisher – as well as parent company Take Two Interactive – because they based Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on his life.

AMD have spoken to XbitLabs about Fusion. As we approach the launch of the first Fusion APU, the company starts to reveal more details about the architecture of Fusion and its technical aspects. Find out how AMD plans to tweak performance of Llano, why it decided to use TSMC fabs for Ontario, why did it take more than four years to fuse CPU with GPU and more insights about the AMD Fusion program.

Today's timewaster is GunBlood, a quick-draw shootout from Matt.

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