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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

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).

Integer BASIC is the one Woz wrote (by himself)

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...

Like punning, programming is a play on words.