4 Cores? 6 Cores? Do You Care?
don't worry, even the Intel reps don't know what the difference is. I remember talking to one about hyperthreading when they added it back to the Core series, trying to figure out how two cores suddenly have 4 threads. After 15 minutes of slide presentations with various price points, he came to the conclusion that AMD's closest match for it was still slower than the Core processor with HT. I still don't know what the hell it means, and the benchmarks certainly don't help clarify it.
Currently running an E8400 clocked at 4.13ghz, happy as a clam.
MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks
So based on your own isolated experience, the folks at the Apple Genius bar are a waste of pay, as is the global service exchange that technicians use as a source for OSX and hardware repairs. Or do you just bathe your Mac in unicorn tears and wash away any problems?
As a side note, my grandmother used Windows ME for 6 years without ever needing tech support. (Results not Typical) should follow your bullshit generalizations.
iPhone 4's "Retina Display" Claims Challenged
You, sir, have just ruined my childhood. And i'm 27.
Why Windows 7 "Slate" Tablets Won't Happen
The only thing the ipad proved is that the tablet market has been sorely neglected; the pent up market demand is palpable. There are still some very basic tasks that are well suited to a portable touchscreen device.
Printing is a big one, its not that hard to detect and download a printer driver automatically, every desktop OS does it and it's great.
The USB functionality, at the very least for (you guessed it, printers) and flash drives would make this the primary tool for a great many college students. Why tether a device to a desktop when the device is perfectly capable by itself of handling all kinds of file manipulation.
That last point is the singular reason i have no interest in owning an ipad, the network device and file support is in the dark ages. Even apple supported apps like the vaunted keynote remote are horribly buggy, slow, and unintelligent, often requiring router configuration without the help of man pages. Is it really that hard to believe that offices WANT a slick, intuitive interface for accessing and manipulating documents on a local network, a flash drive?
There's still alot of untapped market demand, the ipad only scratched the surface.
How To Get 39 Megapixels From a 53-Year-Old Camera
Step 1: Find old camera
Step 2: Retrofit camera with digital backing
Step 3: Stick now-retrofitted camera into someone's love-hole.
Step 4: ??
Step 5: Profit!
Filming For The Hobbit Begins In July
That whole plot/dialog thing is so much simpler than the visual graphics right? I mean heck, Shakespeare never had to deal with raycasting or aliasing, he had it EASY!
Electromagnetic Pulse Gun To Help In Police Chases
See, thing about tasers, in order to be issued one you have to agree to be tazed. Most cops are pretty much fine just shooting a fleeing suspect in the leg rather than be tazed once a year. As they say, you don't give em a gun so they can chase ya.
Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 vs. Early Fedora 13 Benchmarks
Wanna know why Ubuntu is the linux flavor to beat? It's fun to use. No messy compiling of the kernel, no conf files to edit to get it up and running, it just works. Especially with the latest revamp of the alsa interface, not to mention the snazzy layout of the repo browser. Track record last few releases has been good.
Freescale Unveils Design For $199 Tablet
It needs a lower cased letter placed ambiguously to inform the consumer that it's good enough for his ePeen. I suggest "Phone-y-book", or "eFingerBook"
World's Tallest Building To Open Monday
What about security features ? Fire exits ?
Simple. They gave every man and male child a parachute in case of emergency, or just for plain fun. Airplane strikes the building, just open a window and glide away to safety. Assuming you don't have a burning airplane in your face of course.
Man Tracked Down and Arrested Via WoW
Yea, because the county is going to spend hundreds of manhours extraditing a prisoner from Canada without enough evidence to convict. It's a done deal, call it for what it is.
The Speculative Pre-History of the iPhone
i have to agree. But here's my rant first. skip to the bottom to get to my point.
my first experience with apple was in the public school system, i think we had apple II's. the interface was unwieldy and slow, there was no right click, i could navigate easier in DOS. Of course since then Mac's have improved, but the interface is still goofy. Easy there fanbois, i'm talking stock interface, not custom. The dock at the bottom is entirely useless, it doesn't close programs, only minimizes them, and doesn't display the active programs clearly at all. Plus the control bar (start bar, whatever) changing to the open program saves about 10 pixels of space, but takes extra hotkeys to return to the desktop and/or filesystem. This all on top of the fact that just about every aspect of the OS is held tightly under lock and key. So if you have any issues whatsoever with a program, your only recourse is to sit on it and spin. Give me Ubuntu or give me death.
On the other hand, apple makes amazing hardware. The iphone is slick, solid state, and speedy for a phone, with a pretty much intuitive interface (not perfect, but it works well enough) Likewise, the macbook pro's are just about the best built laptops you can find, with the best balance of battery life, performance, weight, and the aluminum chasis is just sexy.
If the tablet is even a fraction of what the rumors claim, (at least a multi touch, monolithic, solid state slate) it'll be a new market, and a huge one at that. I'll put up with apple interfaces if they keep delivering on the hardware.
The Last GM Big-Block V-8 Rolls Off the Line
Think about that for a second. If it was straight, it would head straight out into space.
The only object in existence that has curves but is still straight would be your mother.
How To Build a Quantum Propulsion Machine
electric cars are based on magnetic coils producing a kinetic force. Put an electric car in a zero G vacuum and you won't go anywhere. The difference is that a quantum propulsion engine does not rely on a tangible surface to push against.
New Aliens Vs. Predator Game Doesn't Make It Past AU Ratings Board
Better watch out for all those crusty Warcraft jugglers, they're being trained to kill things as a group. You'd better lower the standards to G ratings or i'm sure all the WoW nerds in Australia will start banding together and rolling against each other for who gets to loot your house.
Online "Guilds" Mirror Real Life Gangs
Good thing they don't have any decent tanks, South Park might be in trouble.
Google Accused of Violating Copyright In China
I tip my hat to you sir, a fine wit. Now give me back the milk i just snorted on the keyboard.
Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"
now that ya mention go--which is weiqi in chinese, where the game originated--it is interesting to note that the game holds a special place in computer science as a benchmark for AI testing. See here. I can't remember where i read it but someone once said there are more possible board positions than there are stars in the known universe, which makes programming for the game entirely dependent on how well the program can evaluate positions.
I'd really be interested to see if google's language can utilize CUDA to analyze hundreds of board positions at a time, or if it can implement google search-like pattern recognition to find groupings of favorable board positions. Name aside, what does the language bring new to the table?
Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony
actually, they aren't owned by Vivendi since the merger with Activision.
Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony
more than you might think, if that movie with Richard Dreyfuss is to be believed.
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