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Comment Similar System (Score 1) 264 264

I have a Q6600 @ 3.4Ghz and paired it with a cheap 5870. I'm still able to play most games at high settings, even at 2560X1600. IMO it is one of the 'best' CPU's ever made. Will be somewhat sad to upgrade when IvyBridge-E is released. I would have liked to have seen the same benchmarks with the processor overclocked too but nice article. Q6600 FTW!

Comment Twitter Feeds (Score 1) 167 167

I read somewhere that twitter feeds were being used as seeds for random number generators. Found the page here http://pyevolve.sourceforge.net/wordpress/?p=631 This seems like a great approach. Could someone explain the benefits of this over the above, why it is needed and how can we be sure they are truly random.

Comment Re:Thats worth around 6500$ (Score 2, Informative) 479 479

You can grind gold (repeatably kill certain mobs) and sell their drops on the AH. You can make anywhere between 100-200G an hour depending on how good you are and how many mobs there are to kill.

I believe these guys were raiding SSC and TK (high level instances) for drops which can be sold on the AH for around 1000G. Also once you reach such a high level you don't have much to spend your gold on.

Normally people that farm gold live in countries where the national wage is low - And so the term "Chinese gold farmer" is used. I would suspect they make around $4-6 an hour.

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