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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...72E11Q20110315

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Prices for key technology components extended gains on Tuesday, as damage at Japanese plants and infrastructure caused by Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami threatens to disrupt the global manufacturing chain longer than many had expected.
And so it begins. I wish Japan a speedy recovery. The nuclear reactor situation is looking worse and worse.
Edited by wontonforevuh - 3/15/11 at 7:17am
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post #2 of 11
Sucks....Japan got devastated....I hope they recover quickly, I feel really bad for them atm.
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Yeh I was just listening to NPR. Even if a factory wasn't damaged, it will be closed just to be sure that everything is calibrated to make sure the parts are good. Interesting point, even when they do get back on their feet, everyone who use to buy a Japanese car will have had to go elsewhere, and considering the growing quality of American and Korean cars, a lot of those people will stay with those brands.
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post #4 of 11
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As long as the Ripjaws are still on sale, I don't believe it.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
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As long as the Ripjaws are still on sale, I don't believe it.
I might buy some RAM today while I can...
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post #6 of 11
Newegg is having a memory sale haha.

Not that the tragedy is funny, or that it won't have an effect, it does seem to make sense.
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post #7 of 11
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As long as the Ripjaws are still on sale, I don't believe it.
I think GSkill picked up some ex-Gigabyte employees. Red lettering on a blue heatsink on a green PCB - hideous.

Also, this is somewhat of a repost. See http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...it-memory.html .
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post #8 of 11
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I think GSkill picked up some ex-Gigabyte employees. Red lettering on a blue heatsink on a green PCB - hideous.
More like the perfect match for a blue board w/ AMD GPU? Step off mah g.skill!
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post #9 of 11
Not this again......
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post #10 of 11
Seeing as we know the Japanese market will come back as strong as it was previously. Wouldn't it be smart to invest now seeing as a lot of these companies stocks have dropped? It would also probably help the company get back on it's feet.
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