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10,000 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Each Year

DeadBugs UPS Tracking Info... (163 comments)

Shipping information received

Left UPS facility

In transit

A warren for a variety of aquatic life on the ocean floor

more than 3 years ago

Texas Instruments Buys National Semiconductor For $6.5B

DeadBugs Still shocked! (121 comments)

Am I the only one still shocked that analog is pulling in this kind of cash?

more than 3 years ago

AMD Bulldozer Will Bring Socket Shift To PCs

DeadBugs Oh back in the day (219 comments)

Back in the day when I had the time and money to upgrade constantly these socket changes were a major inconvenience and expense. Now I don't upgrade much I just wait until I feel it's time and replace the whole thing. By then not only is there a new socket required, but new memory, new video card with a new DirectX, etc.

more than 3 years ago

NASA To Delay Endeavour By 10 Days

DeadBugs Go visit KSC (36 comments)

Wow bummer. I was just there last week to see her sitting on the Launch Pad. Even though the hotel I was staying at was over 40 miles away they have been booked for months. Everyone should get to KSC and see the space shuttle on the launch pad before the last one goes up. They are already taking apart one of the 2 shuttle launch pads :-(

more than 3 years ago



'Space-time cloak' could conceal events

DeadBugs DeadBugs writes  |  more than 3 years ago

DeadBugs (546475) writes "New materials with the ability to manipulate the speed of light could enable the creation of a "space-time cloak" capable of masking events or even creating an illusion of "Star Trek"-style transportation, according to scientists in London."
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Rack Mounted PS3s Power Game Server

DeadBugs DeadBugs writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DeadBugs writes "The servers powering the online version of the new game Warhawk, are actually rack mounted Playstation 3s. In addition to being able to host the game on your own system, you can connect to these PS3 clusters for 24 or 32 player games. Additionally Warhawk will be released on both a standard Blu-ray disc or for about $20 less by downloading it from PSN."
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DeadBugs DeadBugs writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DeadBugs writes "With Blu-ray accounting for 70% of Blockbuster's Hi-def rentals, they have decided to switch entirely over to Blu-ray. Several news sites are now reporting that Blockbuster has taken sides in the format war. Blockbuster has been testing both formats in 250 stores (out of 1450) and has decided on a Blu-ray over HD-DVD. Could this be the end of the format war?"

DeadBugs DeadBugs writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DeadBugs writes "World Of Warcraft has passed 8 Million subscribers. This would put it on par with the population of New York (the largest city in the United States). With the first expansion coming out since the game was released, the game could easily pass 10 million people.

From the press release: "Since debuting in North America on November 23, 2004, World of Warcraft has become the most popular MMORPG around the world. Today, World of Warcraft is available in seven different languages and is played in North America, Europe, mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.""


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