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Comment Re:Old Habits Die Hard (Score 1) 442

If I could get shoes that don't break on that "running on my toes" joint after three months, that would be awesome. Trick is it's not the same for every given shoe size. I'd pay double or more for a shoe that would last a couple of years at that joint, since getting the rest to last that long is a given.

Comment Re:IAB (Score 1) 442

It's a gathering of evil sociopaths. They don't care about why people don't like what they produce. We should be happy these monsters are in advertising, because otherwise they'd probably be driving around in vans kidnapping people, torturing and murdering them, and then eating the remains in cannibalistic orgies. These are evil people.

Sounds like the plot of a game that should really be made. Or at least a book.

Comment Re:Old Habits Die Hard (Score 4, Insightful) 442

Online advertising wouldn't need to be destroyed if it wasn't focused on being as annoying as possible to grab attention.

Maybe companies should focus less on loud, bandwidth-hogging, un-mutable videos, pop-overs, pop-unders, anything Flash, and focus on making stuff people want to buy.

There are no commercials for Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Bentley. Beater dealerships, on the other hand...

Comment Cordyceps controls bug brains to propagate... (Score 4, Interesting) 378

More evidence to support my hypothesis that gut flora plays games with us. All it takes is one bacteria secreting a chemical that makes us feel like crap if we don't eat the sugars or whatever it craves and secreting something else that makes us feel good when we do.

Maybe resisting that sick feeling and staying on course means the rogue organism will starve to death?

There are gut flora organisms which can't be cultured outside the gut, or even outside certain portions of the gut. We don't know what a lot of them do, but there are something like 2kg (~4lb) of them in each of us. Being quite small, each of us is vastly outnumbered on the scale that war against these beasts is basically genocide (How To Make A Vegan Explode -101).

Comment Re: 1.6 ghz? (Score 1) 284

It seems mostly to be a matter of optimization of the code. If you're programming for a set platform like that, without having to double or triple dip, you're golden.

What I wonder about this AMD octopus is whether costly OOE will be left out like it was with the Power architecture chip used in the 360.

Then there's also the memory bandwidth of DDR3 versus GDDR5. Bandwidth is king. I've seen more computers fade into obsolescence for slow RAM than for lack of processing power. YouTube runs like ass on single-core Centrino machines now, for one example. It's the codecs doing it, but it has been the harsh reality with gaming for a long time.

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