Intel's Superchilled Test Rig
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.
Roger Ebert On Why Video Games Can Never Be Art
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.
Nvidia's RealityServer to Offer Ubiquitous 3D Images
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.
No Dedicated Servers For CoD: Modern Warfare 2
You obviously don't get flashbanged then FF'd at spawn very often. Hell doth hath more fury.
Windows 7 Will Be Free For a Year
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.
The Best Keyboards For Every Occasion
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.
Firefox 3 Performance Gets a Boost
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.