We've had the same problems in Ontario(pretty damn far north from Florida). The heavily domesticated bees are suffering colony collapse, wild bees are thriving, in the last 5 years I've had 4 new hives pop up on my property in different areas. And my property isn't big, 38x120ft. Each time, I got my cousins boyfriend to come and collect the hives. These hives are doing fine, with only a normal 10-30% winter die off. While his heavily domesticated bees are suffering upwards of 50% or collapsing unless a new queen is transplanted from another hive.
No offense but that "rig" is hardly a gaming one. As a PC and console gamer, spending more less than 800~1000 dollars on a gaming PC, specially if you're only gaming on a PC, feels like you're building a machine that with the worse of both worlds
Yeah you should just stop right about now. Here's some fun facts, a 3 year top of the line PC is more powerful than the current generation of consoles. My 2 year old PC, which I build for $600 was ranked 3rd fastest in the world in the Phenom II X4 965/560ti category with WHQL drivers for roughly two weeks, without any baseline tweaks. I haven't benched out my current one, but that one ran me right around $500. And with that $500, I'm playing at 1080p, getting a nice steady 40-60fps, on a AMD X6 FX-6300 w/ Sapphire 7950.
Now, if you're dropping $800-1k on something, and not beating the current generation of consoles you are: Buying from the wrong places, or live in a part of the world with massive import tariffs.
Most of the PC enthusiast/gaming magazines have what they call their "baseline" or "minimal" machines at around the $1300 level.
Try about half of that. Or right around the cost of the "next gen" consoles, and will still be more powerful.
Pft filthly lies. Everyone knows that it costs $4000 to build a gaming rig.
Having worked for a company a decade ago, where the Indian government tried to blackmail them for "back taxes" I'm going to hazard out on a line that it's probably not on Nokia's end.
Funny enough, Emperor Bloomberg was replaced by God Emperor De Blasio.
If I had asserted it in public prior to the Snowdon leaks, anonymous apologists would have popped up saying: 'Where is your proof'.
Now we have that proof the same anonymous apologists are saying it was: 'Common knowledge'.
Then, I'd say the people you know are pretty much ignorant of the world around them. In Canada, this has been known since the 50's, my great uncle worked in Ottawa as a liaison between the Federal Government and the Canadian Intelligence Services. I got to meet some interesting folks before he died, and at his funeral when he was laid in Beechwood. Which is the Canadian equivalent of Arlington. But I grew up in a small town of ~20k people in the Southern part of Ontario, and people knew this was going on, they knew that the government had constructed bunkers in Ottawa and Hull to protect themselves in the event of nuclear war, they knew that the Canadian Intelligence apparatus worked very closely with US letter agencies. It wasn't until the Charter came into being that it quieted down, and wasn't quite so visible to the public.
Based on what I have seen of WoW players, it seems to be able to suck hours from them whether they find is satisfying or not, so it might actually both decrease satisfaction and increase retention; possibly sapping from them even the motivation to look for a new job.
The reality is, your statement could be applied to anyone with a hobby of anykind. Including: People who code for fun(lot of us here), people who collect crossword puzzle books, gearheads, techheads, gamers in general, PnP gamers, people who enjoy woodcraft, and people who knit.
Meanwhile, Germany is implementing soloar and energy efficiency and is AHEAD of its targets.
And buying nuclear power from France, Poland, and the Czech Republic. All the while, that solar energy is driving millions to make the choice between roof over head, food on table, or electricity. As prices start climbing towards of 40c/kWh.
Hey nuclear advocates, how about you fix the waste issue first, then we'll talk.
Gee, 300 years of storage for a small segment of the waste. The rest of which can be reprocessed into fuel, unless of course you're in the US and have this boogyman fear of plutonium.
but the wind-farms are a question of survival of the human civilization.
Hardly. If windfarms dropped off the face of the earth, you might need to find 1-3% from somewhere else, like hydro plants sitting idle, or from nuclear reactors which have been shutdown or furloughed for maintenance. Hell, in Ontario we produce so much electricity that we sell it at a 75% loss to the US, and we're not even at peak generating capacity. In fact, these "green energy" programs are going to drive up our electricity prices by 42% in the next 5 years.
Do you hear that sounds? It's the death of manufacturing and industry where I live.
I hope you're checking those drives periodically and have some good monitoring. SSDs from five years ago had an expected lifespan of what, about five years in your application?
8 years give or take 6 months. Since they're in a raid array, redundancy does help.
That's earth shattering kaboom, you insensitive clod. Now where's my illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator.
Not really surprised at that, I've got a first generation SSD(OCZ Vertex), and going by everything including a rough estimate I've still got 6 years left on it. And you're right on conventional drives giving bad sectors, my 1TB and 2TB drives were 3 months old and started throwing bad sectors. The 1TB will likely have to be replaced when I get back home, since it was causing controller resets as well.