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Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 270

Humm, indeed my friends and family is no longer representative of the kids building cheap system, and they tend to go with at least 1 GTX1080, or used to have 2 980ti, purchase large 4K tv or high quality monitor, or in my case I`m running multiple high resolution monitors. 1 or 2 1TB SSDs, one of them being m2 NVMe 4x, along with a large platter disk (or 2 for raid redundancy), 200$ on keyboard & mouse is a minimum.

Albeit one thing I`ll give you is that the price I was referring to was in CAD, but the +% should still match.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 270

A lot of people are comparing the CPU price; if I drop +50% on the CPU I barely get +10% better performances! But they fail to take into account the fact that they are dropping 3 grand on the system, so that 200 extra bucks only represent a 6% premium for 10% better performances. I expect that`s what you did too.

Comment Re:Um, no. (Score 2) 309

Was this really a thing ? Years ago in college (~18y ago) we were asked to get up to infinity with only 2 4s and math ops. Having 4 just adds 4/4 * in front of the solution to make it to infinity

4/4 * log(4)/log(4) = 1

Then you add sqrt operators in front of the bottom 4.

4/4 * log(4)/log(sqrt(4)) = 2
4/4 * log(4)/log(sqrt(sqrt(4))) = 4

Now, if you want to get 'any number' in between, use the same trick and the extra 4s to change the basis of the whole thing

log in base sqrt(4) / 4 of (log base 4 of sqrt(4))

log( log(sqrt(4)) / log(4) ) / log ( sqrt(4) / 4) = 1
log( log(sqrt(sqrt(4))) / log(4) ) / log ( sqrt(4) / 4) = 2
log( log(sqrt(sqrt(sqrt(4)))) / log(4) ) / log ( sqrt(4) / 4) = 3

just add as many square root operators as you wish. Not difficult, no ?

Comment Re:Glasses (Score 1) 435

Don't forget that you have to stand straight for the glasses to work. If one of the viewer likes watching the movies lying on it's side, it's game over for the 3d effect. Then, there's the 50% brightness issue. Focus control and movement control isn't that bad and isn't something you have either on 2d movies.

Comment Re:It might be an issue in the future (Score 1) 304

Here you can pay 0.5$ less per gallon ( total savings of ~$8 for my car) if you are willing to queue up at Costco. Queue time routinely reach 15 minutes, and the fill rate is about 3 gallon per minute. Usually will only go if my wife is at Costco while 1 or 2 of the kids nap in the car. If we had a model X, it would always be recharging back at home, and the charge would be enough for every day except twice a year where we would have to charge it near our destination.. but then we could take the grand caravan for those days..

Comment Re: Pratchett and Baxter already predicted this (Score 1) 277

She didn't take any medication to reduce the pain, pressure points usage is the only thing she asked for (and I obliged rather easily) in order to 'stay in her bubble'. I do not know what would be an emergency birth for you (not having a returned baby and discovering it too late, perhaps? It seems like a medical inattention or error in that case -- so perhaps more of a medical issue with the baby about to die ? In this case that's why there's a need for cesarean birth..) so please send more details if you want to discuss.

Comment Re:Mostly yes (Score 1) 76

I was also winking at the latest slashdot news about vinyls generating more $$$ than downloads (in the UK) =)

Lets say that I start making music, I can just publish it, and no one will have a penny out of it, beside apple and me. If they've signed their rights off, then all bets are off too. (I do not mean I would be successful in anyway doing that though!)

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