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Comment: Just make sure it makes less noise than her PC (Score 1) 720

by Ost99 (#48492877) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

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.

Comment: Re:Cue slippery slope arguments now... (Score 1) 366

by Ost99 (#48159151) Attached to: Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

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.

Comment: Re:Awesome (Score 1) 283

by Ost99 (#48111067) Attached to: Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

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.

Comment: Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (Score 1) 178

by Ost99 (#47949429) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

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. does something like this from a Windows PC to XBMC - but at $70 I would look elsewhere.

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 1) 727

by Ost99 (#47718861) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

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).

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 3, Insightful) 727

by Ost99 (#47716009) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

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.

Memory fault -- brain fried