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Google Testing High-Speed Fiber Network At Stanford Res Halls

holywarrior21c One gigabit per second (107 comments)

My university has 4GB/day cap on the internet. hypothetically speaking, if we had this 1gigabits connection, it can become useless in 32 seconds.

more than 3 years ago

The Evolution of Multiplayer Games and Online Play

holywarrior21c Re:consider the sales outside the US (244 comments)

- No internet connection or internet connection too slow at home;
- PC at home probably not as good as the net cafe's boxes;

In case of Korea, the Internet penetration rate and the speed is one of the highest and fastest in the world. so it has little to do with the speed of the internet. And of all the internet cafes i've been to, they are not top notch as cafe owners don't want to spend too much on the equipment and the latest games that might drag down the speed. (exception to WOW) Plus, most people can buy gaming grade PC for under $1000 which is affordable for any household in Korea. Considering that Korean economy is at 12th according to, i think there are plenty of markets out there. You and i do agree on the social aspect of going to net cafes. Some experts in Korea forcasts that blizzard will sell 10M copies within 2 years after the SC2 launch.

more than 5 years ago

The Evolution of Multiplayer Games and Online Play

holywarrior21c consider the sales outside the US (244 comments)

Here in Korea, there are at least a dozen internet cafes every corner(seriously). In this land of 50 million people, there are over 20k internet cafes. That is like number of christian churches here as well. (25% of pop are Christians) People here go to internet cafes for gaming and it is same as LAN parties in the States. Except you pay $1.5/hr which is not that bad and even kids can afford it out of their pocket. In the case of Korea, people don't LAN party. They just party out at the internet cafe. And internet cafes got T1 connection so internet is no problem. (duh!) I guess US customers needs much more convincing argument that those listed here on slashdot. I wonder if battle net makes any big money off of advertisement they sell. I would suggest Blizzard to sell LAN party add on for something like $9.99. And require players to be verified some way. That way they don't lose marginal number of people who wish to play multiplayer offline. (which exactly doesn't make sense in Korea - Are you a hermit?)

more than 5 years ago

TerreStar Launches World's Largest Telecom Satellite

holywarrior21c Now what we now need is.... (57 comments)

beowulf cluster of these and i won't drive off that bridge onto the river again!! enough w/ suicidal GPSes, plz!!

more than 5 years ago

The Origins of Video Game Names

holywarrior21c is it missing this? (121 comments)

Anyone know what Starcraft means? Galactic warfare? Space-land-for-battle? It kinda reminds me of Chevy Starcraft, too...

more than 4 years ago

26 Desktop Processors Compared

holywarrior21c All those cpus are not something i really need (192 comments)

I spent about $300 to build a whole new system, not $300 for a cpu. I bought about dozen computers in the past year for work. I found those $300 sufficient to build adequate system for regular web browsing/office work with Vista running on those computers.
I think it is more important to compare combination of 3 different parts or the system as a whole. Just by adding large amount of Ram boosts performance. In some cases having SSD as a HDD helps.
In reality, i find that you can easily spend a lot of money to buy "outlier" parts just you want best of what you can get to help work done a bit faster. Few grand in difference doesn't seem like foolish investment when it comes to professional video editing and graphical design. Time really is money for many jobs. Few minutes add up and become hours over a week. That will alter work output by chunks.

more than 5 years ago

A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

holywarrior21c Re:Complexity (618 comments)

exactly! when it time for Starcraft3, we will have 150000 zerglings attacking you simultaneously!!

more than 5 years ago

Uproar Over Netflix's New Instant Viewer

holywarrior21c Re:Frog, pot, increased heat (575 comments)

the problem with DRM is that it turns everything into rented content.

No, i didn't still your movie. I am just 'renting' it! like you want!!

more than 5 years ago

Phishing Is a Minimum-Wage Job

holywarrior21c Re:So that's what they do... (224 comments)

Good thing that they are not forming phising union and do strike all the effing time

more than 5 years ago

Software Development Predictions For 2009

holywarrior21c huh? (134 comments)

Of course everyone knows that it will be the year of the linux. so, everybody is busy programming linux, no?

more than 5 years ago

In Japan, a Billboard That Watches You

holywarrior21c Re:In Soviet... Japan... (133 comments)

In South Korea, Billboards look at only old people. But in Soviet Korea, billboard is a 55000 young men watched by a single old guy.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Wants Broadband, Computers Part of Stimulus

holywarrior21c Re:No. (901 comments)

I do believe that there are certains things that we can do and things we need right away than having new computers, faster internet, big screens, etc. I am more inclined to think that tech companies somehow lobbied the government out of this to get them purchase all those lcd projecters, new computers. That might actually be better than bailing out failing banks. But still, we could use some money to hire people who actually meet the qualification to teach. i hear from Newsweek mag, that some schools don't even have lab materials and some schools have English teacher who is clueless about science teaching chemistry. I think hiring people comes first than spending on the material that we are okey without one.

more than 5 years ago

Obama Wants Broadband, Computers Part of Stimulus

holywarrior21c Re:No. (901 comments)

Computers in schools have been a colossal waste of money.

Yes, indeed. As a college student, i rather have 1 more professor per X amount of student, instead of having big flat screen TV or projection each classroom or even campus wide computer upgrades every so often. (exception to research labs of course) Same thing goes for K12 schools. Hire more teachers, educators, lecturers, and put them together to make better textbooks, create more effective curriculum, tutor students after school, etc. Computers are still a big distraction and i spend far more time reading the textbook and writing things on my paper notebook than i do on my computer(exception to my CS major classes). Despite being a CS major, i still use a laptop from 4 yrs ago(ibook g4). New computers won't make everything better. I rather have hours of free tutoring from experts than somewhat faster internet.

more than 5 years ago

Australia's Largest Private Computer Collection In Pictures

holywarrior21c obligatory.... (131 comments)

imagine beowulf cluster of this! i can finally run Microsoft Dos!

more than 5 years ago

Windows Breaks Into Supercomputer Top 10

holywarrior21c Re:No doubt HPC will be a requirement... (294 comments)

Sorry to reminds you that it is required to run the trial* interactive flash media on windows Vista. You need to link 10000 of these to run the actual Windows 7 that will be released in 2017.

more than 5 years ago

Why Developers Are Switching To Macs

holywarrior21c Re:Strange Complaints (771 comments)

i got my g4 ibook 3 years ago at the price of $699 from the apple refubished products store. The ibook has 12 inch screen and at that time it was the CHEAPEST 12 inch screen laptop available.(well because it was refurbished but still hard to find one)
it was new refurbished item from the auction site. It came with 1.2ghz cpu and 256mb of ram. it came with tiger os x. I added 512mb of ram later for the price of $35. and it runs eclipse, the browser, terminal, preview, photoshop simultaneously smoothly. i do a lot of programming work, simple graphic deisgn and i translate documents(foreign language). casual movie, music playing should not be a problem. my 30gb hard disk is sufficient for me. i have 40gb external harddrive and it has 10gb remaining space. i delete movie files that i already watched and i never ran out of hard disk space so far. i am looking forward to buy used intel macbook pro from auction for around $600 so that i can test my work in other OSes. i can still sell my 3 yr old ibook for at least $200 now.
Actual advantage of using ibook is superior or equal in its simplicity, accessibility, compatibility, durability compare to other conventional laptops comparing the price. It lasted 6 hours when i used it for the first time. OS X is very simple and doesn't crash as much because of viruses, spams, well, more like never. a lot of free softwares already support mac, VLC, JEDIT, eclipse,etc. I just like to look and feel of the OS X tiger. I probably won't upgrade to leopard because i don't need it. i won't spend more than $400 more just because i want mac. I still think that mac worth a lot and it really worth the money. it is kind of silly when someone complains about mac that it can't run latest games smoothly. let him get other laptop and i will take that new macbook pro for $600.

more than 5 years ago

Pentagon Clears Flying-Car Project For Takeoff

holywarrior21c Re:Autogyro (90 comments)

I am so hungry and i would eat any kind of gyro right now!!

more than 5 years ago


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