You mean a $300 part that is a CPU and GPU combined has a slower GPU component that a $500 dedicated GPU? Shocking. Utterly shocking.
Many people live together in social units called "families" and may own more than one car. Most families don't need multiple cars that can go on several hundred mile road trips on a regular basis. The majority of people's drive is to and from work and the store, which electric vehicles have more than enough range to accomplish.
What will probably end up happening is families will get 1 expensive to run gas powered car for road trips (and commuting for one of the spouses), and another electric vehicles for the other spouse's daily commuting traffic. Even so, it might eventually be cheaper to just rent a gas car whenever you want to go on a road trip if electric cars get cheap enough.
You don't need to use strictly photovoltaics. You can store the heat from solar energy in molten salts and generate power using a steam turbine. Now you can generate electricity during the night.
Here is the wikipedia article on Solar energy. From the article:
The total solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, oceans and land masses is approximately 3,850,000 exajoules (EJ) per year. In 2002, this was more energy in one hour than the world used in one year.
If you do the math, at 10% efficency, you need to cover less than 1% of the earth's land mass in solar panals. In other words, put solar panals on every single building, and you can power the world.
KVM is not so much a Type-1 Hypervisor, as it is a "jail" for the Linux kernel.
It does have a great utility, especially for hosting isolations and for just-in-time host creation.
But is is just NOT a real, NuMA aware, scheduling sensitive Hypervisor with a cluster awareness for capacity management, etc.
KVM is a type-1 hypervisor. I can't believe somebody with 3 digit UID is posting this misinformed crap.
If you have 20 people on that 150mbps wireless network pushing around data, you're lucky if you can get 5mbps out of it. In reality, it'll be a lot slower. With gigabit you can push around data a lot faster with lots of clients.
The other use case is wireless bridges with directional antennas, although you'd probably use 60Ghz for that.
If you use TRIM, then your drive will know what parts of the disk are empty, and what parts are not. With wear leveling, the SSD will always write to free blocks with the most write cycles available first, and it will just remap blocks in whatever order it wants (blocks don't need to be in linear order like on HDDs). I think they start moving data around once the cells get to the end of their write cycles or it thinks drive is full (no TRIM or the drive is actually full).
Getting into discrete graphics they way you're thinking is a waste of money. Graphics cards are going the way of the dodo bird. The current trend is moving everything is moving onto the CPU. Onboard graphics has already cannibalized the low end graphics market, and is starting to cannibalize the mid-range. It's only a matter of time before the onboard tech catches up to the discrete tech.
For the HPC market, Intel already has their MIC processors, latest being the Xeon Phi. The only market they're not competing right now in is the high-end gaming and high end graphics. It's only a matter of time before integrated is "good enough" for high end gaming and they add more features to their Phi processors to compete in the high end graphics market.
I ran a large minecraft server for a while. It was on an unmetered 10/10 for a while, worked fine with 100 people on it. The only problem I had was trying to get backups working correctly without kicking people off the server. In the end I just upgraded to a 100/100, since working on the server became a pain. I had to make sure when pulling large files off the server I didn't saturate the connection and lag out the connections for the players, which meant waiting a long time to trickle files off the machine.
If you're careful and don't need that bandwidth for anything other than your Minecraft server, and have a way to do administrate it on an out of band connection, 10/10 is more than plenty.
Punishing them financially doesn't do anything. They price fix, make a bunch of money, get fined, then have to bump the prices up anyways to pay off the fines. Either way, the customer is screwed with higher prices (at first for price fixing, secondly to pay the fines), the company ends up fine. If you fine the executives, they give themselves a pay bump to pay off the fines, and then pass the cost to the consumer.
If executives actually went to jail for criminal activities, they might think twice before engaging in the first place. No amount of monetary damages will fix the problem.