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Intel's Superchilled Test Rig

fontkick 4.94 GHz at 1.62V!!! (147 comments)

Insane voltage... the 980 is rated up to 1.375V. I'm happy with a i7-860 @ 3.6 GHz running on 1.2V.

Intel's made upgrading much more fun considering you can get a 30-40% CPU speed increase in about 10 minutes of research and bios tweaking. Next fall there will be 8-core/16-threads on the desktop. I am loving Intel these days.

more than 4 years ago

Roger Ebert On Why Video Games Can Never Be Art

fontkick I love art snobs (733 comments)

If it's not art, why does it take a small army of the world's most talented artists to create an award winning game?

SW:KOTOR, Halflife2, Fallout3, GRID, etc etc etc.... so many games out there, so much great art.

more than 4 years ago

Nvidia's RealityServer to Offer Ubiquitous 3D Images

fontkick The article kinda misses the point (82 comments)

While the comments here are mostly negative, I can say this is a big leap ahead for rendering technology mainly because the rendering is occuring at the hardware level, rendered on the Nvidia processors on a video card, instead of the CPU via software rendering. They are calling this iray and it's developed by mental images, not nvidia. While video cards are currently great at rendering games in real time, they require a tremendous amount of shader programming and only do this sort of rendering within the context of a game, instead of within a CAD application. They are also limited in their ability to render GI, area (soft) shadows and refraction/caustics. By passing the rendering from a CAD app to iray and onto the videocard hardware, you have access to 200 parallel processors, instead of the 2, 4, or 6 processors on the CPU. So in theory a 3dsmax/Maya scene that takes you 5 hours (300 minutes) to render on a dual core CPU will only take 3 minutes with your videocard's processors. With the use of reality server (and enough multiple nvidia cards all rendering the same frame), the 3 minutes drops down to 3 seconds. Personally I'd settle for the 3 minutes and I'd be damned happy about it.

more than 5 years ago

No Dedicated Servers For CoD: Modern Warfare 2

fontkick Re:Hell hath no fury (313 comments)

You obviously don't get flashbanged then FF'd at spawn very often. Hell doth hath more fury.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Will Be Free For a Year

fontkick Sounds similar to OSX beta (528 comments)

Which means we are only Windows 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 and 8 years away from a really sweet OS.

more than 5 years ago

The Best Keyboards For Every Occasion

fontkick Re:Model M - Links! (523 comments)

You can also buy a Model M "clone" for a lot less money. Mine cost $15 from Keytronic a few years ago.


You do not have to spend $100-$150 to get a good keyboard. One modern keyboard that is worthy of mention is the HP keyboard that comes standard on their workstations:


The keypress has a nice feel to it, more so than any $100+ logitech I've tried.

more than 6 years ago

Firefox 3 Performance Gets a Boost

fontkick Re:Memory leak? (550 comments)

There is no "the memory leak" or "the memory issue", just as there is no "the crash problem" or "the security problem"

Once upon a time there was this OS named Windows Millennium Edition, also known as "the" in your examples above.

more than 6 years ago



fontkick fontkick writes  |  more than 7 years ago

fontkick (788075) writes "On March 2, 2007 the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), which oversees sound recording royalties paid by Internet radio services, introduced substantially higher rates affecting every internet webcaster in the United States. Digitally Imported, a popular webcaster in operation for seven years, announced on May 1 that they would cease operations due to the new decision. The only way most internet radio broadcasters will stay alive is if Congress passes H.R. 2060, a bill introduced to protect internet broadcasting. More information can be found at the advocacy site savenetradio.org."


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