At least they avoided offending any butterflies and Predators.
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This meant that the bar was in the middle of my field of vision at all times. Pretty damn annoying. And not letting me move it was a giant middle finger in my face.
I appear to be lacking in my knowledge of large Asian ungulates. Apologies to your mother.
Dey took er JERBS!
I would say AMD generally prices their parts competatively. If you are talking about >$300 Intel parts, you are correct that AMD has nothing to offer (I don't count 220W parts as viable, as I'm not in the market for a desk-side-vacuum-cleaner). But at $180 an FX-8350 looks pretty competative vs a $200 i5-4570:
If you are using efficiently multi-process applications (e.g. video compression), AMD is the clear winner. If you are using mostly-single-process applications (Blizzard games?), Intel is the clear winner.
In my usage, single-process applications tend not to be CPU-bound, or they tend not to be computationally taxing. But YMMV. And some games are obviously highly 1-2 core CPU bound (Blizzard), which is worth considering.
Over clocking: If you are planning on overclocking, the least expensive intel part is $240 (33% over FX-8350). Overclocking won't close the FX-8350 single-threaded performance gap, but it helps.
Heat: The FX-8350 is rated at a TDP of 125W... The i5-4570 is rated at 84w. So AMD is hotter and louder.
Disclaimer: My next system is going to be Intel, primarily because I want the machine to be near-silent, and 125W is hard to work around.
Note: All prices based on Newegg at the time of writing.
They use additives to prevent formation of ice crystals, but the temperatures are certainly what you would call freezing, and the preserved objects (embryos, here) are solidified.
"Stop trying to tell God what to do." -Bohr
What your post glosses over is the following:
Microsoft will essentially be publishing security flaws for XP every time they patch Vista/7/8. It is not a matter of "discovering" a few new bugs. It is a continuous process of bugs being pointed to by M$ with no patching.
If you own an XP machine, and you keep it connected to the internet, good luck. You will be a zombie if nothing else within a year or two (and you should definitely not do online banking/shopping with it...).
No because deflationary currency is unstable, and Bitcoin is a hype bubble.