An old story arc of the Piranha Club comic involved Ernie Floyd having chimpanzees as maids or drivers. When the maid chimpanzee got pregnant by the driver chimpanzee, it went to court (with Sid Fernwilter as the only licensed monkey lawyer) and Ernie was ordered to pay alimony.
OCZ's notoriously unreliable drives.
I have an OCZ RevoDrive, bought early 2011, and it works like a charm. The only problems I have with it is when installing a Linux distribution from scratch, but after figuring it out once it works very well.
Maybe I'm one of the lucky few who haven't had a problem with reliability?
from what i read, it seems to be questionable whether or not they'll be able to support 1080 gaming (well)
So does that mean that the Wii U is the only console of this generation that will do 1080p gaming well?
Yes I want a car with a spontaneous combustion engine! It might not take me to my destination when I want it to, but it will be very exciting to drive.
If we in Europe would have "thanksgiving" holidays for each good thing that's worth giving thanks for throughout history, some countries would have holiday around 50 weeks of the year.
Though to be honest, that seems to be what some countries do anyway, I mean work only two weeks a year (see e.g. Greece).
... that wants a job? GO PAY FOR EDUCATION!... oh you are not law abiding... let me pay for all the needed so you can get the job.
This applies for most European countries aswell
In Sweden all education is free, and up until a couple of years ago it was even free for foreign students.
As for consoles, fuck those joystick monkey idiots.
It wasn't that many years ago (at least it feels like that, now get off my lawn!) that you needed a joystick to play almost any game on a computer, even PCs.
It wasn't such a long time since they discovered the (now second) largest before, was it?
What really got me was the word "may". So they simply start sending out threats left and right without even bothering to even check if there's any base to the accusations? If a site they threaten is actually licensed, will the organization issue an equally public apology? I don't think so.
And that, dear folks, is the "entertainment industry" for you!
Well MIPS still seems to live strong, at least in the embedded world.
About the backward compatibility thing, since the Xbox One now is basically a specially designed PC, shouldn't it be (in theory at least) possible to make it backward compatible with the first Xbox?
Just to nitpick, but all digital formats are lossy, as you loose data between the samples. You can lessen the "lossyness" by increasing the sample-rate, but it's still not completely loss-less. Only analog is properly loss-less.
Why is Broadband more expensive?
... low population density...
It took some time for this old myth appeared. There are many countries with much lower population density that have both cheaper and better broadband in the middle of nowhere, than you have in the middle of NYC.
I installed XBMC on mine, and been using it exclusively as a HTPC.
Been thinking about installing MAME or something similar though, but so far I haven't played a single game on mine.
Oh and by the way, even with good ventilation, it gets hot!