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Comment: Re:Does This Make Sense? (Score 1) 318

by Hamsterdan (#49643195) Attached to: Tesla To Unveil Its $35,000 Model 3 In March 2016

Hydro-Quebec (wonder where that name comes from) generates most of its power using, guessed it, Hydro. We also had Gentilly which was a Candu nuclear plant (shut down in 2012). What's nice about that design is it can use waste fuel from other reactor types

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Comment: Re:At the same time (Score 2) 323

"The Commodore, like the Apple ][, was a 6502 machine. Neither of these had anything to do with Microsoft, which was only working with the 8080 instruction set. "

Wrong on both counts. Commodore's BASIC interpreter was written by Microsoft. Apple's Applesoft was also written by Microsoft (albeit much slower than Integer BASIC).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

Integer BASIC is the one Woz wrote (by himself)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

Comment: Re:AMD has played losing strategy for too long (Score 1) 133

by Hamsterdan (#49495713) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

"The core2 was introduced in 2006. - Almost a decade ago and core2 based computers are still quite damn fast today."

Agreed. My hands-me down i3-2100 is faster than the 3.2 C2D it replaced, yes, but I didn't fall off my chair. Anything more recent than a P4 will be usable for everyday tasks for most people.

As for AMD going down, I really don't want to go back to paying a thousand dollars for a CPU...

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