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Comment Re:This is awesome. (Score 1) 285

Ah, the lessor known theology which believes that you are selected for eternal damnation or heaven depending on whether or not you own a specific make and model of Van. Nobody knows what make or model that is, so you must preach Van buying to all.... ;)

As opposed to the Carminians who believe that anyone who owns a car, regardless can choose whether or not to go to speed week.

Comment Re:Wavelength can't fit within the universe(?) (Score 1) 532

E=hf and c=f(lambda) so, E=(hc/(lambda)). Thus wavelength is inversely proportional to energy. If energy is insanely small then wavelength will be high. What he is saying is that wavelength is 'quantumn' and can only take certain discreet values if it is very large.

Comment Re: receives 150,000 requests per second (Score 1) 78

I don't know about America, but over here I have seen the frequency vary from 49Hz to 52Hz as the grid gears up for the 6am winter load(everyone gets up and starts cooking/boiling a kettle etc). On average it is still probably accurate. I am fairly sure the US power companies do the same thing. It is difficult to control the frequency under varying load.

Comment Re:It's getting there but big franchises still mis (Score 1) 179

I don't know about i3s not lasting. Maybe not for the PC 'master race', but for the rest it might be fine. My last machine was fairly cheap (Phennom II X4, worse than an i3) and it still goes well. Still in use - my wife plays casual games on it just fine. Seems to perform OK for even modern titles (only thing I did was put a GTX750 in it, because the 460 died).

It may be ill advised, but they really seem to be pushing into the console market. Apart from Source 2, DOTA 2 and VR, which can fit that strategy. I don't see a valve game in the near future. Call me a pessimist, but I don't think they have been a proper games company in a while....

Comment Re:It's getting there but big franchises still mis (Score 1) 179

I am not sure where you get that idea from? Reading comprehension fail perhaps?

Valve's long term goal right now is clearly to compete in the console market. That is their target. It does not mean that they will ignore PC (as some suggest), but simply that their focus is on the console.

Since when did "Steam" = "PC" anyway? No, it is you sir who has access to the really good stuff, and you are clearly smoking it.

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