my older core2quad PC should be able to run games still quite nicely at medium settings, but unfortunately the ASUS P5K mobo is not UEFI compliant so no dice, not sure why UEFI should matter really...
seems like car racing games would work great, most of the time you are staring straight ahead with small movements to check on the apex of the turns and see if anybody is on your side via your peripheral vision
you might want to look at what OTHER things measles can do to you besides death, or maybe you find deafness a "not very important thing to worry about"?
just because you were lucky doesn't mean that others are hypochondriacs: as somebody who is suffering lifelong health issues due to measles (when I got it there were no vaccines yet, it was a long time ago) anybody who doesn't vaccinate their kids for it deserve as much scorn as they get in my book, but unfortunately you can scorn all you want it will be their kids that pay the price of their parents' choice.
How would you like it if you had a kid, did not vaccinate them because of some mumbo jumbo you heard on daytime tv, they get measles and become deaf? what will you tell them when they grow up and figure out they have a lifetime of deafness to look forward to because of your choice? or maybe they get something even more fun like Meniere's (look it up) due to damages to the inner ear that happened due to the virus? or maybe simply they will die from it like a non insignificant number of kids do? what will you do then? or maybe you don't consider deafness, lifetime balance/vertigo and death "serious stuff"?
I think it was Turing who actually started it. Its been going on since at least World War II in electronic form. Only thing that has happened lately is the move from tapping copper undersea cables and RF to tapping fiber optics and routers. That and they have the compute power and storage capacity to do it to everyone instead of select targets.
What exactly is this Mozilla model that works so well? Besides charity from Google I mean. I wonder if Google keeps Firefox alive just to avoid antitrust issues with Chrome.
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Those desolate islands, along with several other groups of islands, are part of a multi country conflict to try to gain control of the probably vast oil and gas fields under the South China Sea. Countries need the islands to lay claim to larger exclusive economic zone that extend up to 200 nautical miles off a county's coast.
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My concern with the Gates Foundation, like most of their ilk, is the paradox of doing good. Do the people who want to eradicate poverty, feed the world and cure all diseases ever stop to think what the long term consequences will be if they actually succeed?
They are contributing to an eventual population crisis and a crash which will be ever more spectacular the longer we keep staving it off with tech.
There should be an iron clad linkage that if you are going to be a do gooder that you are also going to figure out a way to insure all the people you are saving are going to stop having babies. Improving education and economic well being may eventually lead to this result but its slow and not a certain outcome.
You simply can't keep delivering ship loads of food aid to cultures where couples insist on having 12 children whom they can't feed without ship loads of food aid.
Religions like Catholicism and Islam who compel their flock to breed like rabbits are also doing this planet no favors. Many developed countries are finally starting to get their demographics under control, Japan and Russia are apparently heading towards demographic crashes. Unfortunately Africa, India and various parts of Asia are still breeding too fast for a planet that is being stretched to its breaking point, they need to stop.
China'a one child policy, as ruthless as it is, is doing more good than anything the Gates foundation will ever do for the planet.
I know its all fashionable to beat on the man, but seriously.
There might be some companies where CEO's do nothing, and there is certainly a debate worth having on whether many CEO's are paid too much.
But, the CEO is the person who decides what products the company makes, is responsible for making sure those products are built on time, and sell when they hit the market. They are the people who ultimately insure the company makes its payroll so workers have jobs and get paid. If its a publicly traded company you can add on the massive burdens of answering to regulators, shareholders and the media.
Most CEO's I've seen work really hard, I doubt I'd want the job. They usually have to travel a lot, they have to sit an insufferable amount of meetings, they carry huge burdens on their shoulders most of the time.
You seriously need to spend a week BEING a CEO, so we can all see how horrible you would be at it, and then maybe you would stop running your mouth spewing nonsense.
Tsunami's tend to only be bad where they hit coasts or shallow water. In the open ocean and deep water they move very fast but wave height is usually never more than a meter.
Apple could design products "the best they can be" within the constraints of having a user-replaceable battery, the old macbook pros where "the best they could be" and yet the battery was very easily replaceable, the RAM was easily upgradable, as well as the hard drive.
The fact that people have been trained to toss a perfectly working cellphone (built at great environmental expense, look up coltan and where tin comes from) is an unfortunate side effect of today's consumer culture, but it does not mean that a company should make it next to impossible to behave responsibly by making their products unserviceable and not upgradable (there is no reason to have soldered ram in a laptop, for example, but that's what you get nowadays).
Maybe next time you buy a car "designed to be the best it can be" it will come with integrated wheels and tires (which will perform a little bit better than user-replaceable tires) and will have to be tossed after 3-4 years once the tires wear out. Or once we all move to electric cars they will come with non-replaceable batteries as well, so you can just toss everything after a few years where the car doesn't last long enough to get to work.
do you think 0.01" is a worthy tradeoff for the environmental impact of having non-user-serviceable batteries? I also don't see replaceable batteries in ipads (which are plenty big) or in powerbooks (which are even bigger). It seems purely a commercial decision, and one that should not be rewarded by the market given its significant environmental impact.