Where does ECT ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroconvulsive_therapy ) fit into all of this? Or it's newer friend, TMS ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcranial_magnetic_stimulation )?
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While your point on developer effort is valid (I don't know the validity of your RE4 anecdote, but if true, shame on them), the whole tone of the post came off sounding to me like the guy in this comic. http://xkcd.com/359/
Basically, how does other people having fun in their own way diminish you having fun in your own way?
If nothing else, the intertubes should have taught us by now, that on almost any large scale, people are going to find entertaining things that others never even imagined.
I think the original post was trying to link letting a subscription lapse with having your assets deleted.
This is usually not the case, as the other poster pointed out.
I would think that neither microtransaction or subscription games would delete your characters, honestly. It would depend on the particular terms of the game, I suppose.
On the matter of speed:
If the top-speed of the F-15 of about 2.5 MACH. MACH 3 aint that much faster (relitively speaking) and you don't hear about special fuels and pilots waiting for the jet to cool off after a flight so they can get out. MACH 5 sounds about right...
For high velocities, (snip) Assuming a more-or-less constant drag coefficient, drag will vary as the square of velocity. Thus, the resultant power needed to overcome this drag will vary as the cube of velocity.
So, no, not *that* much faster, but depending on the materials involved it might be the difference between "works fine" and "failed due to heat stress".
I'm sure someone with a background in fluid dynamics could explain it better then me. Anyone out there?
Oh case fans. Yes, certainly.
The AT class machines, more specifically, power supplies (think the kind with the 'big red switch', which would still be awesome to have, but I digress) usually had a fairly hefty fan on them.
That combined with case design probably provided for a decent amount of cooling on its own.
I thought that the space shuttle was low on the scale of acceleration compared with previous space vehicles.
Now, if someone can find me a motorcycle that can keep pace with an Atlas or Titan, fire me an email; That would be hilarious amounts of fun to play with
The 486 might be passive, but i've not seen a passive pentium before. Perhaps a later slot 1 type celeron or P2, maybe.
In fact, the original 5v pentium (think 60mhz) was one of the hottest running cpu's i've ever seen, before or since.
Thinking back on it, it probably seemed much hotter then it was on an absolute scale. The heatsyncs and fans used on those old things were tiny compared to ones on a modern cpu. But still, they ran quite hot in any case (the pentiums).
Except... Floppy drives. Which IIRC, had pin 1 on the opposite from the power.
All the rest though is sadly true. Bent pins, pin keys, etc. Most shops had a box or drawer stuffed full of ribbon cables of every shape and size.
If you hit Ctrl-F1, and wonder why it won't work anymore, Ctrl-F1 is a toggle to enable/disable the Ctrl-F2 functionality.
Let's hope Google has done its research and hasn't purged legitimate sites."
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describes a woman who recieved an overdose living for twenty two days after the overdose knowing she was going to die.
In addition to the human element, regulators reviewing the cases cite the lack of sanity checks embedded into the pump as an issue that needs to be addressed. Yet another example of technology designed without proper validation testing to account for human error.
The nurses involved in most of these cases are not being disciplined. Regulators cite systematic failures that should have been addressed when the procedures and technology were implemented."