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Comment Re:Truck Stops, Gas Stations, etc (Score 4, Interesting) 738 738

Randomly, the pump will display "please see register for receipt" upon selecting the print option. I've see it being random as the person after me (a friend), had his receipt print just fine. It's a fucking scam to lure people into the store and buy shit.

Comment Re:Streaming doesn't work (Score 1) 151 151

No, this lust for streaming is really for cloud content providers. The idea that you have a thin-client gaming console and the hardware is virtual to the player. Want to upgrade your experience with more CPU cycles and better video? Easy, make a one-time payment and add a virtual upgrade module. Or perhaps you can play different games at different "experience index levels" which really amps up the back-end hardware requirement. It's how the infrastructure gets paid for.

I don't mind the above model in some instances. Effectively, the console capability grows with the backend upgrades. But, let's not be under false understanding of what service model streaming is really for; and the consumer should be made aware of non-tangble upgrades and virtual hardware purchases.

Comment Re:A much more efficient air conditioner, too? (Score 1) 215 215

8500 BTU might cool a room reasonably well, but its not going to provide whole-house cooling, either, and would require a pretty large battery array to run off battery. It might make sense for some kind of supplemental cooling setup where it ran direct off solar panels.

Translation: Turn your detached garage attic into a whole new room. Place solar panels on the roof and cool it with a Sharp Air Conditioner. With renting, you can now pay back your investment and then some. Winning!

Comment Re:And when she reneges (Score 0) 566 566

Pretty much. Although the idea of Bernie Sanders as another FDR (Franklin D. Roosevelt) frankly scares the hell out of me. We have so many poor immigrants flooding into our country that we're already heading towards another populist South American style form of corruption. Think Venezuela or Argentina; gimme gimme gimme followed by all those assholes in office that promise to deliver, but can't.

Fact is, the math doesn't lie. The Democrats will win. Question is, how radical and populist will the next POTUS and congress be this election before the next one causes total implosion?

Comment Re:DO NOT WANT (Score 1) 75 75

I could be wrong here, but I thought nVidia drivers leveraged the capabilities of the CPU GPU subsystem for co-processing in symbiotic fashion. Meaning, dedicated GPU performance in enhanced with the Intel integrated graphics even if you're not directly using it. Is that not the case?

Our business in life is not to succeed but to continue to fail in high spirits. -- Robert Louis Stevenson