When you censor out so much potential subject material for use in a game, you think you're going to have as viable of a market base?
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Get yourself glasses. That's a nickel. Quarters have scores all the way around, like dimes.
That octagon functions as a transmitter/receiver for I/O and Power. Only needing ~40nanowatts of power to operate means it can pretty much run off ubiquitous stray wi-fi/radio, as whatever frequencies and harmonics that antenna can receive.
If you put the SSD in, you've just throttled the system from being able to fully utilize two GPUs. Yes, the system will throttle. How you couldn't pull that away from my explanation is beyond me. M.2 PROVIDES 4x lanes PLUS SATA Express (which is another 2x lanes)
Multiple functions are supported for add-in cards, including the following device classes: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, near field communication (NFC), digital radio, Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), wireless WAN (WWAN), and solid-state drives (SSDs). Exposed buses are PCI Express 3.0, Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 and USB 3.0, which is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The SATA revision 3.2 specification, in its gold revision as of August 2013, standardizes the SATA M.2 as a new format for storage devices and specifies its hardware layout.
That would also include physics accelerators and GPUs in those device classes. You might need a micro power connector for something with any reasonable power, but that's about it.
Been playing with this since it was known as NGFF. When have you been using the stuff?
As the M.2 drive sits on the PCI-E bus, it takes up PCI-E lanes. If you had 32 PCI-E lanes, you COULD have two GPUs on full 16x slots. Throw that M.2 in, well, now you've got 30 lanes, so at best, you're getting a 16X and 16x @ 8x lanes option. Remove the M.2 card, those lanes are free and you can run dual GPUs max throttle (assuming you've got CPUs that can keep up.)
Does that clarify things for you, some?
"I can't connect a SATA drive to Thunderbolt"
1s and 0s are fucking 1s and 0s. All that matters is that the data gets where it needs to go and has adequate bandwidth with which to do so.
You could run a GPU off the M.2 slot. It's just a PCI-E 2.0 X2. You may not get the best performance obviously, but it would work. All it takes is the electrical contacts and data path and drivers.
Given Windows Server 2003 is vulnerable but no mention of Windows 2000, the only version of XP that would likely be affected would be the x64 version, which was built on 2K3 Server. Vanilla XP was built on Windows 2000.
Why do you think ANY company looks at acquiring another company? PROFIT.
"The electrolyte is unknown"
From like the third or fourth paragraph in the article:
"The electrolyte is basically a salt that's liquid at room temperature"
Molten salts, in an electrolyte, pretty much. Probably something like ethyl-methyl-imidazolium bis-(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)-imide
Almost 2V you say? Considering a single AA is 1.2, 1.5, or 1.6V (Ni-Zn) I could see this having plenty of use in AA format, depending upon capacity.
"Samsung don't make any suitable LCD panels"
As I sit here looking on my 32" Samsung S-IPS panel, which is nearing a decade in age and is still operating flawlessly - BULLSHIT.
Actually, it's not the nails, it's the better bracing clips we have for that.
I just finished construction on a building out in tornado alley, Texas. Much different than what I was using 20 years ago helping my father doing roofing and joist work.
"Laws requiring all structures to withstand an 8.0? Let's move past the enforcement nightmare that would be and look at the reality of building that strong"
You're horribly ignorant of earthquake measures for buildings. For one, overall structure strength isn't key, it's flexibility and sheer forces handling for the building itself, and THEN ON TOP OF THAT, it sits atop sliding pads meant to keep a good deal of that energy from ever affecting the building in the first place.
Speaking as a California resident, I've dealt with plenty of earthquakes. Outside, on your feet and on the pavement, you'll feel the fuck out of something as meager as a 4.0. Indoors, with our technology (assuming your place was built within the past 20 years) a 6.0 can roll through with the epicenter a couple kilometers away and half a kilometer down, and your pictures on the wall will only be barely off-kilter. You might have a few dishes in your cabinets moved to where the cabinet doors are slightly ajar.
Try living in the area and building in the area before you start speaking of things you seem to know nothing about.
Did they bother fixing the fuckup they did in RDP8 when trying to access Machines using RemoteFX? Using RDP7 you could easily pull a 20K+ score in 3D benchmarks, getting near-native performance, same hardware and RDP8 dropped that by HALF.
If they haven't fixed that, I'm not interested and I'll stick with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V combo using Win7 VMs.