I don't care about the architecture, how much RAM they have, how many pipelines they have, with graphics cards. Seriously, I don't know enough for it to be relevant to me. All I want to know is how fast it is (playing games), and how much it costs. Those are the only 2 things that are relevant to me. I don't care what die it was shipped on, I don't care about anything but price/performance. Some might care about power usage... I don't (within reasonable limits).
No offense to you or your coworker, but is there any reason to accept your theory just on your say so?
(And your sig is accurate, btw)
Kathleen Sebelius was put in a politically impossible position. There was zero possibility of the technology supporting the ACA ever working as originally specced. She should have recognized this instantly, but even if she did, what could she have done?
I'm sure she's in a financial position where she didn't have to have the income, and if she had any integrity, she would walk. Further, when questioned by the press, she wouldn't give the 'spend more time with my family' canned response, she would be truthful.
She wasn't placed in a position. She sought out the position. As do all politicians.
'cuz he's a MAVERICK!
He's too busy to learn to computer because he's busy playing with the boys?
So the correct answer to this question was the one ESR asked - for who and for what?
That's why I asked him to specify criteria when he answered. IMNSHO, the answer is almost entirely dependent on the criteria, as evidenced by the poster above who mentioned the FNFAL, etc.
People are attacking libertarians over it because they don't know the difference between anarchist, minarchist, and libertarian.
Because we don't care about that any more than we care about whether you are in the People's Front of Judea or the Judean People's Front.
I thought the whole system was based on the fact that most of the individuals with bitcoin holdings were criminals, so that stealing anything would get you killed.
No, you've confused BTC with USD.
Banished was made almost entirely by one guy (not in a garage, presumably), released last month. It's pretty good, not without its flaws, looks pretty too.
Sounds like something's awry... I'm currently using about 2gb (of 8 available), and I have a tonne of stuff open. One thing you could try is disabling superfetch (and possibly readyboost) if you have it on (in services). Superfetch has a tendency to peg the hard drive, and I've yet to see any real evidence it actually does any good. Vista does have higher RAM requirements, I admit that, but 2gb should be enough to run ok.
My core2duo is 7 years old, and my system used to boot from BIOS to usable desktop in 15 seconds. It's now loads longer than that, because of all the cruft I've accumulated over the years, though still under a minute. 8gb of RAM is dirt cheap now...
Many such machines as yours made in 2005 to 2006 have XP.
I'd guess 99% of machines my machine's age originally had XP, since I was a very early adopter of Vista (first week, I think... still running it).
It is pegged at 30% because of overheating protection. Replace the fan and the problem will go away. You are slowly ruining your electronics if they get that hot and it will eventually die
I pegged it at 30% manually - prior to this, it got up to 105 degrees under load, then stopped recording temperature above that. After a little while, it would reboot, and pop straight back up. The fan is still ok, I think there's probably a problem with the heatsink/thermal paste. I realise it will eventually die at these temperatures, and I am going to sort it soon... it is 7 years old already, though.
For basic tasks, almost any computer from the Core2/Phenom era is sufficient.
I still game on my old core 2 duo (E6850)... I do have a gtx460 too, though. I'll bet it's better for gaming than at least 90% of new PCs sold.
Amusingly, it's currently pegged at 30%, because something's up with the fan/heatsink/thermal paste... it currently runs at a constant 95 degrees celsius under load, which is much cooler than before I pegged it. Yes, I'm going to sort it soon. It still runs games fine.
But I can tell you there is a world of difference in performance and bugs between the 2.
I've had over 6 months uptime on my Vista system... always performed fine, this is on a system I built at launch, ie. 7 years ago. Vista was sold on underpowered hardware, and plenty of services started as default which shouldn't have, compounding the performance issues... The only bug I've had was a bit of a stinker, whcih meant Vista would not install (at all, BSOD) with more than 4gb of RAM on certain (nvidia) motherboard chipsets (which admittedly were not that common). Installing with 4gb, grabbing a hotfix, then sticking the rest of the RAM back in fixed it.
It needs to end as XP is crap. After all it is based off of ME?!
Is this a joke, or do you really not know what you're talking about? 3.0 > 95 > 98 > ME. NT > 2K > XP > Vista > 7 > 8.
Do you think they need to embrace Open Source to survive? Will they?
You raved about Python in the past. Is it still your preferred language/platform for slinging code?
What good is it to live a long time if you can't eat what you like to eat?
The four basic food groups are good enough for me - caffeine, nicotine, bacon, and pussy. Without those, life has very little meaning.
Rinsed down with a good homebrew. Gotta get your B-complex vitamins somewhere.