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Comment Re:Build one: But wait on graphics card (Score 2) 192

As has been said so much already, build it. What I havn't seen being said is that you should just use the integraded graphics from an Intel CPU for a couple more months (or an old graphics card you already have) and wait for the new cards that are coming out in the next 6-7 months.

The existing cards are all still being built on the 28nm process, which has been in use for over 3 years now. Delays and problems have kept the graphics cards from being built on modern process nodes for the last 1.5 years. The next set of cards due out in the first half of 2016 are going to be using 16nm FinFet. The current high end graphics card from Nvidia, Titan X, has 8 million transistors in it. The next generation cards have been leaked to have 17 million transistors. Transistor count has in the past almost always been associated very closely with performance. We are really looking at the next generation of graphics cards having at least double the performance of the current generation, which is something that hasn't happened in about 7 years.

Comment Re:Very easy if you fly, 3 letter code on ticket (Score 1) 400

Just to let you know that you might not be on that list if you see that code though. That code is also given out "randomly" to flyers from time to time. I have had it 2 times in the past, both times were when I had open ended tickets with no return flight booked because I didn't know how long I was going to be needed at the destination. I also fit the single, male, in mid-late 20's, flying alone categories... All in all, enough to flag me. But I have also flown many times as well both before those incidents and after without the SSSS code and have had no issues.

Comment Re:"Software Engineer" != "Programmer" (Score 2) 568

Next time I don't die driving over a bridge I'll thank a few mechanical and civil engineers, as well as the workers that did their job putting it together.

Actually you should thank the software engineers who designed and wrote the programs used to model and load test the bridge design for vibration simulations cause by vehicles and natural forces, simulated load testing of materials, joints, bolts and tensile strength, and simulated curing times based on atmospheric temperatures, humidity, and sun exposure.

Everything it done by a computer now, which means everything relies on a software engineer in the equation.

Comment Not truly the fastest desktop processors released (Score 1) 29

The Skylake processors might be the fastest "stock" processors released, but the "k" series processors are made for overclocking. It still turns out that the 2xxxK and the 3xxxK chips still overclock as fast or faster than the broadwell and skylake counterparts/replacements to the point that even though the skylake processors are more efficient clock for clock, the older ones overclocked to such a higher clock speed to more than makeup for those efficiency improvements.

Comment Performance only par at 4K (Score 5, Interesting) 77

The Fury is really only competitive at 4K resolution. At lower resolutions 1440p, 1080p, etc., it gets beat pretty bad in pretty much every game out there (save for a very small handful) by the 980 and 980 TI. Given that the majority of monitors out there are still 1080p or 1440p it is hard to recommend this card.

Comment Re:Drone It (Score 2) 843

I am also curious (haven't looked) as to what the flight/fight profile of the F-35 is in the first place. if it's Air Superiority, then that usually means higher altitudes where there may be a better advantage. Anything else appears to be a whole lot of incompetence in design.

It is everything... It was designed to need to be air superiority, air-to-ground assault platform, close combat support air-to-ground, stealth, and VTOL....

In other words they government wants it to do everything, and as such it can't do any of them as well as something designed to do a specific mission type would be able to do.

Comment Re:SLAPP? (Score 2) 401

Maybe, but there's a lot less gunning down of civilians by the police in Europe compared to the U.S. (I don't know whether that's down to less racism or less guns or some other socio-political difference).

It isn't due to less racism for certain. It is due to less racial diversity at the local level. Someone forgets about a multi-million person racial/ethnic purge that occurred in Europe 70-80 years ago. Between the people killed and the ones who fled, the racial diversity in all of continental Europe was swept away. Researchers in Havard released a map a few years ago showing the racial diversity of different nations. It can be found on the following link:

How many Bavarian Illuminati does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Three: one to screw it in, and one to confuse the issue.