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Originally Posted by captain_clayman View Post
oh noes? jeez who cares. what about ALL THE PEOPLE DYING??
>implying we can't care about more then one thing at a time
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post #32 of 48
Instead of buying ram before the price goes up why not send a care package or donate to help them out. It's shameful to see that some people only care about is the price of a stick of memory. I just spent 60.oo on shipping alone just to send a 100.00 box of needed items to my family there. So rather be selfish and spend that 160.oo on memory as some in this thread imply, I spent it somewhere much better.
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post #33 of 48
I realize large parts of Japan are having problems with large scale destruction, and disruption of all sorts infrastructure, but I've never considered Japan to be one of the poorer countries. I feel sorry for the death and destruction in Japan, but maybe it's still Haiti that needs the cash? Thanks to the help from our media outlets, we seem to jump from one crisis to another.

As for memory prices, it's still supply and demand. Prices go up, prices go down.
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post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by captain_clayman View Post
oh noes? jeez who cares. what about ALL THE PEOPLE DYING??
Ah, this comment. Inferring we care less about the more detrimental issues because we dare discuss another topic concerning the earthquake, mind you a technologically related one (this is, after all, a tech forum). Or, you know, we do care, but we're such highly evolved lifeforms that we can discuss and care about multiple issues simultaneously and at different levels.
post #35 of 48
No offense to you Duckie but I don't think we should really be worried about component prices right now. There's a nuclear crisis happening as we speak.
     
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post #36 of 48
rly why you hating he posted something that is relevant to the site??? i say +rep to him for posting it its a good piece of news that is relevant to us. Im sure there are threads talking about whats going on over there and if you want to discuss that go there. This thread is about the effect on the industry that we all seem to be involved in. Yes it might not be a huge deal compared to whats going on and i agree memory prices are irrelevant to the destruction over there. However this is a very informative thread and should stay on task if possible.

edit: if you want info about whats going on go here http://www.overclock.net/technology-...-coverage.html
Edited by Onions - 3/15/11 at 2:06am
post #37 of 48
jesus, as if I cared if my damn memory sticks cannot be supplied in time. We have other preocupations with the devastation of the country to be caring about a freaking memory stick.

bejesus. Humanity never ceases to amaze me.

^all the above, not to the OP, but to the stupid newsagent that decided to write that article.
   
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post #38 of 48
I'd say stuff like this is relevant, because it affects the economy of Japan and in turn it affects the populace of the country. Sure, posts like "Oh noes! I have to pay more for my RAM" are very inappropriate. But saying the news piece in itself is, I don't really agree with.
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post #39 of 48
So in other words we should "boycott" memory from Japan,is that what you are saying?I think not.Wouldn't us purchasing their products help them?I understand the devastation of the disaster,but we are talking seperate issues here.These kind of issues happen every day.The market adjusts,that is all this is,an analytical view of recent events that will effect the market place.If I am a purchaser for a company that spends millions a year on chips-I need to know this.Although I will knock the writer for slightly bad taste.
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The news is important on a tech level, but some people posted with the attitude that the price of memory was more important than the human suffering that is going on. I bet the story would be much different if the coast of California had this happen to it.
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