A few years ago? Yes.
Before everyone jumped on the bandwagon, 5970s had similar price/performance to 5850s while being superior in pretty much every other way.
4 cards == 8 GPUs off a $45 board with x1 to x16 riser cables.
Fans that could actually run 24/7 for years without dying.
Lower power usage.
Yeah, nobody got rich off Bitcoin by not dismissing it out of hand when it first hit
Yeah, that's what also kinda confuses me.
I've had a anthracite/dark grey/light black/whatever you want to call it meter with a yellow rubber holster in the 80s.
And it sure wasn't a Fluke.
Errr, where in Europe?
Certainly not Germany, so far it was one of the warmest winters on record.
TFA doesn't say... my guess: "something that has roughly the same interface metaphors as win9x".
Isn't that basically what the TRESOR proof-of-concept did?
No it doesn't.
Your math is off by 2 orders of magnitude.
Incandescents are perfectly linear
Nope, they're quite nonlinear PTC thermistors.
since its a purely resistive load.
Wrong again, see above.
For added fun (and what the parent alluded to), look up temperature vs. radiated spectrum for a (approximately) black body radiator.
Similar anecdotal experience here. 4 of the 5 Osram 23W CFLs I got back in 1993 are still "working" (in quotes as they take ages to start up and are likely well below 80% nominal light output by now).
Seems "value engineering" killed longevity somewhere around the mid-late 90s.
Who is using dimmers in their attics and closets? And... why?
Viscous cronies? So... they're really thick?
Considering the Seiki doesn't have displayport and gets driven as 3840x2160@30 over HDMI... nope.
You're thinking of the 60Hz capable Sharp/Asus/Dell/..., those do the 2x 1920x2160@60 in 60Hz mode to work around the per-stream bandwidth limit of DP1.2a