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Comment: Is this what burning man is about these days? (Score 2) 228

by PSXer (#44925639) Attached to: What I Did During My Summer Vacation: <em>Burning Man</em> Edition

>pay money for services
>pay money for services
>pay money for services

Wait, how is this different than spending a week in the city? I mean, other than the fact that you get to tell people you went to BURNING MAN, of course. I survived in the desert- by paying a lot of money!

There are still a lot of good campsites in the US. Most of them don't have porta-potties.

Comment: Re:The move to HD hurt them (Score 1) 212

by PSXer (#44440217) Attached to: Wii Outselling Wii U, Only 160,000 Units Shipped Last Quarter

That idea has already been done a few times, but it's never caught on. The GBA could be connected to the Gamecube with a cable. The best game to use the link was probably Pac-Man vs. One player was Pac-Man, who used the GBA screen and could see the entire maze. The other players were the ghosts. They had their individual split screens on the TV. The ghosts had a very limited view so that pac-man wasn't completely screwed with 3 human controlled ghosts.

Of course, the difference is that with the Wii U the screen is included, while with the GBA-GCN setup you had to buy extra equipment. It wasn't used that often. Penny Arcade had a comic on the people who complained about having to buy all the extra hardware.

I believe the Wii could also connect wirelessly to the DS, but that was never used for anything major to my knowledge.

The dreamcast also had the VMU on their controllers, but it's just not the same when the screen is only 48x32 pixels.

Comment: Where? (Score 1) 86

by PSXer (#43489885) Attached to: Facebook Letting Everyone See How Much Data-Center Power It Consumes

The amount of data center power consumed would sure be an interesting statistic, but it isn't anywhere in the link. The only two metrics listed other than the publicly available weather are PUE = [Total Building Load (kWh)] / [IT Load (kWh)] and WUE = [Volume of water required to condition data hall air (liters)] / [IT load (kWh)].

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Gartner Says 3D Printers Will Cost Less Than $2,000 By 2016 170

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-you-one dept.
colinneagle writes "Widespread adoption of 3D printing technology may not be that far away, according to a Gartner report predicting that enterprise-class 3D printers will be available for less than $2,000 by 2016. 3D printers are already in use among many businesses, from manufacturing to pharmaceuticals to consumers goods, and have generated a diverse set of use cases. As a result, the capabilities of the technology have evolved to meet customer needs, and will continue to develop to target those in additional markets, Gartner says."

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