There's another step in here: is the code copyrighted? Without that part the rest does not matter. That's why GPL has a copyright even though Stallman seems to be personally opposed to the concept with software.
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Because that's what a lot of customers want and it's easy to market a Linux product to IT departments. I also think there may be some synergy between a VM running Linux and the underlying vmklinux host.
Other than being able to sense head movements and thus providing another means to control the camera, this is just ordinary stereoscopic 3D, not "VR". I understand why everyone wants it to be, but this is the umpteenth time something is being touted as VR when it's not even trying to be close. Before that it was Second Life. Before that Doom.
At the very least, you should have a full range of sensory perceptions, and physical actions by your body should reflect in the simulated world.
Nuclear is expensive. http://www.lazard.com/PDF/Leve... Look at page 11.
Page 11 is talking about capital cost. The figure for nuclear is $7,591/kW, which is a lot more than some (although not the highest). But how does that work out over the lifetime of the plant? Assuming 100% uptime, that's 8,760kWh in the first year, so that's less than $0.90/kWh. If the plant is operating for 20 years, then that's around 4/kWh. Most nuclear plants are built with a 40-60 year expected lifespan, which makes the capital cost negligible over the lifetime of the plant.
The correct page to look at is Page 2, which gives the unsubsidised cost of electricity from all of the generating mechanisms. Nuclear is $124/MWh - that's lower than all of the other fuel sources in their 'conventional' bucket that have a little representative diamond listed (coal doesn't, and has a range that extends both above and below nuclear). Only Gas Combined Cycle is cheaper on average, and that's only when excluding most of the costs. Only utility-scale PV comes out cheaper overall, and you also need to add in storage costs if you want to use PV for a significant amount of grid supply.
You're better off building a containment wall against flooding and keeping the reactor not too far above the water level.
That's fine too. The problem is building neither. The other problem is not fixing the design that was known to cause hydrogen build-up and explosions that breach containment in any problem scenario.
So are the console makers creating the games, or are there independent companies who make the games? Sure, Sony may not want to port to a Microsoft platform, but certainly a third party game maker would be interested in doing this.
There were games on terminal before there was even the first console or gaming computer or arcade games. So keyboards came first.
I never got used to a joystick, they were always awful. And the thing on the consoles are too much like that stupid nipple mouse thing on some laptops that are impossible to use (but which somehow some people like).
I have a feeling they're not talking literally, ie they're not presenting a UI for desktops that's touch based, or a UI for phones that's WIMP based. I'd assume it's more "If you have a feature available in one place, unless it's totally irrelevent, it'll appear in the other."
I have no idea what the alternative, they're not the sort of game that sounds interesting. Most console games fit into that category.
Of course, the idea of playing the game in a TV from my couch does sound interesting, but then you're stuck with a godawful controller that's utterly useless for gaming compared to keyboard and mouse. If you manage it then the game has a bug but you can't fix it without subscribing and selling your soul to Microsoft or Sony, can't use mods, etc. So the console ultimately is to keep the kids occupied and I don't have kids.
I think that console exclusive games are a travesty, a stupid concept that the customers *should* have boycotted to preserve a better gaming environment. This is not a matter of game companies deciding not to port a game because it's hard or the market is small, but because they signed a deal with the console maker.
I can't be bothered to pay more for a console when I already have a PC.
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