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Comment Re:Data data everywhere and not a drop to think (Score 3, Informative) 366

There's a good number of reasons for this, and they're not immediately obvious.

- Optimize fuel usage; you want to burn only as much as you need on takeoff
- Reduce engine wear as much as possible. Engine overhauls are awfully expensive for airlines.
- Don't overthrust engines in case of failure. If an engine goes out on takeoff with too much airspeed the airplane might not be able to correct yaw before running out of runway.

On small piston aircrafts, yes, you usually go full power on takeoff every time. Airlines are a very different beast though.

Comment Re:I'm 8 hours in (Score 1) 367

All software is buggy, yes, but the quality of those bugs vary wildly. The original Gears of War had a shitload of minor bugs which didn't really hinder gameplay, for example, but i can recall several games that were so buggy as to be unplayable. Frontier: Elite 2, 2006 Sonic, the infamous Big Rigs Racing, Superman 64...

Comment Re:Division of labor (Score 1) 109

Of the case scenario you have given, it just looks like dick waving. And non of that requires GPU. You're talking about a headless Server, and you want a GPU? Hell, you could do all that on Arduino if you wanted (and earn more dick waving AP)

The fuck i am. My HTPC is also my main home server, handling anything from remote SSH access to torrenting to backups - is that really such an impossible scenario to you?

And if you're running Gaming rig, you're going to want high end current CPU, GPU lots of ram, lots of fans and ventilation, which isn't the same rig as a quiet HTPC.

Gosh. Wish i knew. Guess Playstations and XBoxes are impossible then.

Suffice it to say, you're being unreasonable in your expectations.

Still waiting on an explanation of how. My unreasonable explanations have plugged to my TV and running non stop for several years now.

Comment Re:Linux (Score 1) 109

Except what qualifies as "old" on the GPU world is nowhere as old as you think.

I have a small media center built around a Zotac Mini-ITX mobo using nVidia ION hardware, which was released late on 2009. Last years they dropped support on their binary blob driver and the chipset support will effectively end by 2016. The hardware performs fantastic, is dead quiet (no fans) and can handle any kind of video i throw at it, but i'm now forced to stick with an aging video driver which might stop working altogether soon.

MSDOS is not dead, it just smells that way. -- Henry Spencer