People doing stuff like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Amen to this, I STUPIDLY bought a REFURBISHED OCZ drive which, coincidentally failed shortly after OCZ announced bankrupcy. The other drive I bought was a Corsair that, like it's OCZ bretheren died three weeks after put into service. The speed is wonderful but the life is pathetic. Despite this, I have a Kingston and a Samsung which are both going strong so I can confidently state that HALF OF ALL SSDs FAIL AFTER THREE WEEKS, THE OTHER RUN FOREVER!
Perhaps I need to work on my sample set and my over-use of capital letters.
Fluffy light weight and plays nice with 256 colors. There are lots of things that used to expect 256 colors for the flashy stuff (seriously, LONG before the
Intel is akin to a Toyota Camry as AMD is a Scion FR-S. On the Camry side of things, presuming the Camry has a V-6, it'll utterly smoke the FR-S, in the quarter mile and 0-60, it's much more practical, room for six and a big roomy trunk. The FR-S is less expensive but less practical, sits lower, a much smaller trunk a non-existent back seat and has proven to be much less reliable. Then again, the FR-S is a zooty two-door, rear wheel drive, and an utter hoot to drive, while the Camry is . . . a Camry.
Having just purchased an AMD Kaveri A10-7850, I've been having fun playing with the newness of the chip, yeah, sensors don't work, the Radeon (ATI) drive is butt-slow and Catalyst is in beta. Still I'm pretty sure that Kaveri has more under the hood than is initally obvious. For Radeon cards in the 4000,5000,6000 range, the open-source driver is neck and neck with the proprietary Catalyst driver. The 7000-8000 R7, R8 series has a ways to go for now but if those two drivers can start sharing more, everyone wins.
Just to let everyone know, my new Kavei is about as fast as my Intel Core I7-920 in most things and faster in others. As for gaming, I'm a Linux weenie, how many AAA games that really stress a GPU are even available (yet?) for Linux. Yes my gaming system is an Intel I7 and an nVidia 660 TI video card while my play system is my new Kaveri. I enjoy playing with Linux, trying out the bleeding versions of Mesa and the latest x11-driver-video-ati but if I'm going to waste time playing games in Windows, it had better "just work".
Intel needs AMD to keep from being a monopoly so instead of bashing either company, embrace them both, it is a nerd thing after all.
It's a lot like this:
Right now, the RP has a rudamentary X-server but a full ssh server and GCC. It's capable of so much more, just like Linux was 15 years ago. There's hints of what it can do, rendering 1920x1080 video and some VERY capable openGL stuff ( Quake3 at respectable rates) but at present, it's a $35 device hiding a lot of Gee Whiz. Sure any Android device can connect and run some really cool apps but RP can do such more, has the same latent capabilities Linux did, the same capabilities that captured the imaginations of so many, the capabilities that have brought Linux to where it is today.
RP is a year old now but it's in a position where it isn't going to get stale, where a 300MHz P2 and a 3DFx Banshee card would be pretty awesome. Sure it won't run Crysis but it's a wholey remarkable piece of hardware and one that does or should capture the curiosity of every Linux afficianado over the last 15 years and the attention of anyone who has gotten excited about Linux in the last 15 years.
Android is as nearly locked up as IOS but RP is as wide open as . . . GNU linux.
Chernobyl was and is still the worst nuclear disaster because it didn't melt down, it blew up. Reactor 4 was supposed to be used for an experiment but was shutdown before the experiment could take place. However to try the experiment, the reactor was started up without letting the Xenon-135 decay to the point were the reactor could be started safely.
Nevertheless the reactor was started in a VERY unstable state, it soon "burned through" the Xenon-135 and the reactor power output rose to ten times it's rated limit and the containment vessel exploded, blowing fuel across the countryside. Following that, the moderator, graphite, burned spewing even more fuel into the atmosphere.
Chernobyl was human error, avoidable but human error. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster
Now if there had been serious fires in the spent fuel pools at Fukushima, Chernobyl would have paled in comparison.
Oh the time we wasted on those old, hideously expensive machines. The hours I wasted trying to get our application to run on a customers old hardware. The worst was a 386 with 2 Meg of ram and a tiny hard disk. He insisted we use that machine because it was still working and he didn't want to shell out the $1500 for a new 486 with 16 Meg of RAM. I couldn't make it work, the disk had errors and the machine was a POS Packard Bell with some intermittent problems.
He finally paid for the $1500 for the 486 but shortly destroyed everything trying to dual boot win95. Heck even Win95 hated 486 or weaker machines.
Well, I only got to name two before I was disallowed, the first was Hemlock, the second was rubber. It's funny but "rubber" became a very important server and people were always talking about "rubber". To the uninitiated, it didn't make much sense. They don't let me name servers any more.
No, the dumbest idea coming out of Intel was to give exclusive licensing to Rambus for all future processors, no wait, it was the P-4, no, wait it was . . .
Never mind, you're right.