The MIT camera doesn't capture that many frames pr second. The video they create show a trillion frames per second, but it's created from a gazillion movies of identical light pulses.
Just make sure your gaming rig is less noisy than her gaming rig. And don't put either of them in the living room.
My system is practically noiseless. Silent water cooling and 140mm fans. No HDDs, just a stack of SSDs.
My wife's gaming rig is noisy as hell. Old i7 920 ("frying pan" early stepping) with a HD6970 and 24GB 1.65V ram, a couple of 2nd generation SSDs and a stack of HDDs. Doubles as space heater during the winter.
15 points is a huge difference. A person with an IQ of 85 will be severely disadvantaged and would have problems completing any higher education.
Past a certain point higher IQ does not directly translate to higher success rate (social, economical, health etc), but in the interval 70-130 it does.
Northern Europe here. The country of electric car fanatics. Think we're the 2nd largest marked in the world, behind California, despite being only 5M people.
New cars (non-electric ones) are HEAVILY taxed here. A modest family car costs $60-70 000. A decent SUV costs $200 000 (and the roads are full of them).
A Tesla S and a low end 5-series BMW or E-class Mercedes costs about the same here.
Where I live the rule of thumb is that you spend between 1/2 year and 1 year household income (before tax) on car(s) every 5-6 years.
Average household income for dual income households ( most are) is slightly above $160 000, which puts the Tesla D within the car spending budget of almost half the households over here.
I'm just pissed I didn't hold out another 2 months before ordering mine early in September.
I don't know of any way to get it to work on a Rpi at the moment.
If you have a x86/x64 server somewhere in the house you could try to stream the output from the browser running on the server - or something like that. But I'm guessing the DRM will get in your way.
http://www.playon.tv/playon does something like this from a Windows PC to XBMC - but at $70 I would look elsewhere.
It already works with XBMC on Linux with pipelight and full screen browser to show he video.
Desktops won't go away, but the industry will have to adapt and find new markets / new products when the upgrade rate changes from once every 24 months to once every 10 years. As a technology driver, desktops are dying (or dead).
Yes. And that means that the Desktop is dead as a technology driver.
The desktop will not disappear. I don't think that's what all the "the Desktop is Dead" hype is about. The desktop will no longer be the primary technology driver and will become a much smaller part of the overall computing-device market - probably to less than 10% of the overall market (including phones, tablets, laptops and whatever comes next).
The desktop IS dead, at least in one sense.
If you buy one now, you might never have to buy one again.
Acknowledging that I might be pulling a "640k ought to be enough for everybody", I predict that a current generation mainline i7 and i5 will be sufficient for any "desktop" task more or less for ever (or until we move away from a physical interface like keyboard / mouse and touchscreens).
My 5 1/2 year old desktop is still a solid workhorse and significantly faster than my new $3000 ultrabook.
You can always wait for the finished game and buy that when it arrives next year.
Elite is crowd funded - early access is one of the perks of contributing. Alpha access was a $300+ tier.
Partly right, but still wrong.
You're right about them not being for dogfighting over Canadian territories, the F35 is not that kind of aircraft.
The F35 is a bomber that can run bombing missions without an escort (when not expecting to meet state of the art interceptors).
Sweden and Finland have the means to produce nuclear weapons.
Same goes for most other countries with nuclear research facilities. It's not as if it's difficult.