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Comment The egg came first. (Score 1) 341 341

The egg came first. It is the only natural answer because there had to be an egg before there could be a chicken. Now usually the smartasses at this points out that the egg couldn't be there because it must have been laid by a chicken. To that the answer is that it was of course laid by another hen (different, not by much, but yet different) this process continues today even as we try to breed new stocks based on different properties in hens and cocks, creating new breeds.

Comment Re:Flawed article (Score 2, Interesting) 205 205

I think that the biggest mistake in the test was that they wrote zeros to the drive first, which means that the blocks got allocated (dirty) and had to be read/rewritten with new data when the next phase of the test started. So, basically both tests are the same and it's no wonder they got about the same test results.

Comment statistics "may" lie! (Score 0, Offtopic) 278 278

There are two things that strikes me when looking at the graph. The increase in laptop sales (ignoring the smaller ones) is ingsignificant, the other thing is that it's in percentage, which clearly doesn't say anything about the change in PC sales, since netbooks and smaller laptops are newer technology and I have a feeling that people have more money to buy computers these days. I could be wrong, but it would be interesting to see the graph taking into account the actual sales in number of units, and the actual sales in terms of cost.

Comment Nice going Blizzard! (Score 1) 563 563

Nice going Blizzard, and I'll buy your game as soon as it is available on Steam. I don't want to install several software installer clients and I know and trust Steam, even though it's not optimal (the I-wanna-see-your-passport-before-I-tell-you-the-price is utterly rubbish for instance.) Still, I like your attitude.

Comment Performance? (Score 1) 465 465

So, what kind of performance hit are we talking about here, that being that the PC in question is a gaming PC and needs every cycle I can squeeze out of it, should I even bother? I rarely surf on that specific PC and I don't read mail on it either (Have a real OS for those things.)

Comment It's a question of what your time is worth. (Score 2, Informative) 208 208

A 2 month GTC will cost you around 600-650M isk. With a proper setup and the right skills you can easily make this within 12-15 hours (2-3 days of semi casual playing.) - The way I look at it is that basically you're working for 12-15 hours and the pay you get is $30, which isn't exactly impressive if you compare it with other jobs (i.e. if you take a weekend job every other week and use that money to buy play time.)

Still, if you don't have the money and you do want to play the game, it's a nice way to keep your account(s) running. I definitely think that the GTC trade has made things less interesting for gold miners and that's a good thing. The Eve economy is good, in fact better than most other MMORPGs I've been playing.

Comment Linux it also getting hammered. (Score 1) 582 582

I tried searching for "Why is windows so expencive?" using firefox in Linux and got these results:

"Why I use Windows? | Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft virtualization ..."
"Why Windows Isn't Hell Or Why Linux Isn't Bliss, Part II > Comments"
"The Firefox 3.5 fiasco - Frans Bouma's blog"

at the 3 top. I think it's safe to say that I'll stay with Google.

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Ubisoft Working On a New Anti-Piracy Tool 377 377

Ubisoft recently revealed that their game sales have seen a 50% drop over the past quarter, blaming the overall market slowdown and piracy (particularly on the DS) for the low numbers. They also announced that four of their games, including Splinter Cell: Conviction and Red Steel 2, would be delayed until 2010. The company's CEO, Yves Guillemot, now says they are working on a new anti-piracy tool that should be ready by the end of 2009. He didn't offer any details about how it would be implemented.

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