External Thunderbolt Graphics Card On Its Way
I play World of Warcraft on a MBP over WiFi while reclining on the couch. PVP is a challenge because mouse turns are hard to do with a trackpad, but I can raid without difficulties. I assume that most people play games on a desktop, but I can't imagine sitting in a chair for hours like that. YMMV.
Saving Gas Via Underpowered Death Traps
In the UK for example, the death rate from car accidents was 5.4 per 100,000 population, while in the US it was 14.3 per 100,000 population
Last I checked, miles driven was the largest factor in determining frequency of accidents. In the US we drive more on average than the Brits. If you check the number of deaths per billion vehicle kilometers, the numbers get much closer: 9.3 for the UK and 10.7 for the US.
Microsoft: No Botnet Is Indestructible
It doesn't help that its a lawyer doing the trash talking either, it seems all too common for people with law-centric world views to be completely out of sync with a world that operates on the principles of physics.
I find your lack of faith disturbing.
A Skeptical Comparison of HTML5 Video Playback To Flash
Playing the video on my MacBook Pro resulting in Safari going from 5% of CPU to 20%. Clearly, YMMV.
MIT Scientists Make a Polyethylene Heatsink
Actually, I think the phrase is "Cry "Havoc!" and let *slip* the dogs of war.
Julius Caesar Act 3, scene 1
Gouge Found on Shuttle Endeavour's Underside
I live within 50 miles of KSC, so I hate to turn on my fellow central Floridians, but shouldn't NASA consider moving its launch facilities to the desert southwest? Wouldn't the lower humidity mitigate the ice/foam problems? Wouldn't the thinner, drier air of the high desert require at least a little less fuel for launch? I've always assumed that the Cape was chosen as a launch location because it was fairly far to the south and allowed launches over water, but launching over water doesn't seem to be that big of a deal when (a) it doesn't add any additional safety for the astronauts and (b) there are plenty of areas in the desert SW that would allow for launches over uninhabited territories.
What am I missing?