What does is matter how cheap the electricity is?
It is a ratio of two electricity costs.
Price of electricity has no effect on PUE.
Maybe climate has.
Cooling in arctic is cheaper than cooling in nevada desert.
Do you still need iTunes, now that iOS does over-the-air upgrades, and makes backups to iCloud?
I've got it installed on my Mac, but I wonder whether I actually need it at all, nowadays.
Maybe we should start by making it more ethical.
Just pay a premium price for ethical fuel.
It is for a good cause.
That neighbourhood is used by Jihad recruiters.
Every Jihadist they can stop is a big win.
I worry more about the cancer called 'religion' than I am about surveillance.
An armoured car is incredibly heavy.
And heavy vehicles really should be powered by a Diesel engine, not a gasoline one.
There's a good reason why big transport runs on Diesel.
More efficient and more torque to haul those heavy loads.
But then again, also small vehicles (VW jetta) benefit from Diesel, that enable them to do 100km on 3L of Diesel.
That 78MPG from a VW Jetta, people!
Most people don't realize this, but: dinosaurs are just fat overweight birds that can't fly.
The closest thing to meeting a dinosaur in person is to walk up to an ostrich or a turkey.
That should pretty much be what a dinosaur looks, sounds and smells like, only smaller.
Quite right! It seems synthetic to me as well.
If it generates geometry on the GPU, by using a geometry shader, it makes you wonder:
Do the trees have a physics representation on the CPU as well, so that the player collides with them?
Probably not, which means that despite the marvel of all those trees, you cannot play it like you can a Skyrim world.
Forgive my ignorence, but:
Why would the interiour of a rock differ from its surface?
I would expect rocks to be pretty homogenous.
You could call it kickstartered instead, to avoid confusion with moped related kickstarting.
asserts should be used in games as well.
If you keeps them out of inner loops, performance impact will be very close to zero.
Yes, I am a game dev, and I think 30 percent is pretty cheap for services offered.
Google Play offers less service: apple handles all local sales taxes for you, google does not.
Also, flash portal royalties are often abysmal: the developer gets the small part, the portal the large part.
30 for google play is fair, for apple App Store I would pay 40 percent as well.
Employment is overrated.
I quit my job at age 40, and went independent.
I never made so much money in my life, working so few hours.
If you have the skills, just start your own enterprise, and show those young whippersnappers how old school engineers kick ass.
The time is perfect for it: developers can market their produce directly to consumers via app stores.
Editors, explaining acronyms would be nice.
I've programmed both PS3 and iPad.
PS3 CPU is OK, the SPUs are insanely fast, however, the PS3 GPU is so incredibly slow, it is a joke.
I don't think there was ever a PS3 game that did 1920x1080/60Hz, simply because the fill rate is not there.
Every popular PS3 game renders at a VERY low resolution (often LOWER than 1024x720) and would scale it up to 1920x1080.
Even then it cannot do 60Hz.
The iPad GPU is blazingly fast, as it has a fill-rate to match the screen resolution. You can do 60Hz at native resolution on iPad, you can NEVER do that on PS3.
The PowerVR tile based rendering has a lot to do with this.
... If you were hoping for $100 and a couple hours its not quite there yet.
I can recommend starting with using a 3D printing service.
Even if you use a commercial printing service, much of the experience of 3D printing is still there, like the design, the anticipation of outcome, etc.
Google for Sculpteo and Shapeways.
They're pretty affordable, and do a lot of the messy work for you.
I had this printed for 90 bucks or so: