..but wait, I thought the "death of the PC" had already come? How are people gaming on something that doesn't exist?
That is a decent price, but even $5 is really on the high end when you are talking about sitting in a $5 chair in a big concrete box for 2 hours watching a screen only like 10 times bigger than what many people have a home nowadays. Even without factoring in the profits from snacks and candy a business model should be maintainable on like $1 a viewing.
The #1 thing making that business model not "maintainable on like $1 a viewing" is the licensing fees the theaters have to pay to show the films. It depends on the particular business deals but usually 90%+ of the ticket value goes straight to the movie studio. Theaters make almost all of their money on popcorn/soda/candy. Yes it sucks, but that's the reality.
I think $1 for a movie ticket to a new film is pretty unrealistic though, when you consider how expensive a film is to make, plus the operational costs of the theater.
For most people Facebook is more like this though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W8K9SMI9Fk
So the same as all of their "news" then?
To be fair fan death IS real. It just takes about 70-80 years to take effect.
and it certainly hasn't ended with Obama. He has extended most of the policies of Bush, but seems to get a free pass from most of the people who were up in arms about Bush.
A shocking revelation
Ivy Bridge on 22nm consumes less power than Sandy Bridge on 32nm when idle, according to Anandtech. Only very slightly less, but still less. Those differences will obviously pale in comparison to the claimed 20x reductions from architecture changes in Haswell though.
If you look back through all of Intels die shrinks they pretty much always have lower idle power consumption than their predecessor, although you are right to point out the load power consumption is where the biggest difference is seen.
Intel is working on major improvements in idle power consumption though, because they know that is their weakest area at the moment.
For their next big architecture (Haswell), they are claiming a 20x reduction in idle power consumption compared to Sandy Bridge. Then another year after that Intel will have a die-shrink of Haswell (called Broadwell) using 14nm, which you would expect to reduce power consumption even further.
Those kind of improvements will bring them a lot closer to ARM in power consumption, while still having far superior performance.