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Comment Re:The RAM is the issue. (Score 1) 371

But that's the thing, you know? What I'm really wondering is all the artwork, textures, models and so on, how the hell do they fit all of that in only 256+256? have you seen Uncharted 3? :-) Like, HoN doesn't have the graphical complexity of Uncharted 3 but sucks up 1.9 GB of RAM....

Comment Re:The RAM is the issue. (Score 1) 371

Can you believe? Was playing a game on Linux (Heroes of Newerth) and alone that one sucks ~2GB of RAM (plus some other chunk of VRAM)... Otoh I just finished Uncharted 3 on the PS3. Awesome game, great graphics and everything else. How the hell did they manage to fit it in only 256+256 MBytes of RAM?!?!?!

Submission The History of the Floppy Disk->

Esther Schindler writes: "Ready for a nostalgic trip into the wayback? We had floppy disks long before we had CDs, DVDs, or USB thumb-drives. Here’s the evolution of the portable media that changed everything about personal computing.

According to another story from Jimmy Adkisson, a Shugart engineer, “Jim Adkisson and Don Massaro were discussing the proposed drive's size with Wang. The trio just happened to be doing their discussing at a bar. An Wang motioned to a drink napkin and stated 'about that size' which happened to be 5 1/4-inches wide.”


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Submission MPAA and RIAA Budgets Severely Slashed

jones_supa writes: Despite the ever increasing threat of online piracy, tax records reveal that in a period of three years the major Hollywood movie studios cut their payments to the MPAA in half. As a direct result the budget of the movie industry group reached a new low of $49.6 million, causing wage and legal fee payouts to plummet. At the same time it can be discovered how the latest RIAA tax filing shows that their revenue has also reached a new low. In just two years the membership dues from music labels have been cut in half and have now sunk to below $30 million a year. While the two organizations have not yet received their final blow, they are definitely in a downward spiral.

Submission 1,000,000,000,000 Frames per second camera captures light in motion->

matty619 writes: MIT researcher Ramesh Raskar recently gave a Ted Talk detailing their new ultra high speed camera system that can capture light in motion. The implications for this technology include new medical imaging technologies, as well as the ability to see around corners, as detailed in the video.
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Submission A hero of Linux on his last leg of life - unless we help!-> 7

bastiji writes: "

Ken Starks of HeliOS fame is down, but not out yet. His cancer is about to spread to a lethal condition, and only surgery can prevent it. Prevention is possible but due to the stupid healthcare system we have in this country, he can't afford it.

Read the link for the sordid details and do what you can to help someone who's helped thousands selflessly.

Here's another Slashdot link about him:"

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Submission Wall Street Investors Considering Removal of Zuckerberg as Facebook CEO->

TrueSatan writes: "There is a growing sense that Mark Zuckerberg, talented though he may be, is in over his hoodie as CEO of a multibillion-dollar public company," said Sam Hamadeh, head of research firm PrivCo. "While in many cases a company founder can, and does, grow into the job, things are happening so quickly that there is precious little time here for Zuckerberg to do that."

  Zuckerberg would remain as the creative force propelling Facebook's technological innovation. But the 28-year-old would cede the CEO title to someone better suited to overseeing operations and building rapport with finicky investors — mundane but essential duties for which Zuckerberg has shown little appetite or aptitude.

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Submission Open Source Is Becoming a Military Necessity->

jmwci1 writes: "One of the biggest lies told about open source is that it's insecure. But that's not the way it works in real life. Don't believe me? Well, maybe you'll believe the National Security Agency or the Department of Homeland Security. The open source process works for them."
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Submission United States loses AAA credit rating 1

oxide7 writes: The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's on Friday in an unprecedented reversal of fortune for the world's largest economy. S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus on concerns about the government's budget deficits and rising debt burden. The move is likely to raise borrowing costs eventually for the American government, companies and consumers.

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