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Comment Re:EVE Online (Score 2, Interesting) 142

Well there have been 2 official EVE books, EVE: Burning Life and EVE: The Empyrean Age, which admittedly I haven't read so I can't comet on their suitability for conversion to a movie. However there is the fan made Clear Skies, using a combination of footage from EVE mixed with footage shot using Garry's Mod (Source engine sandbox mod) for interior shots, which I think could very well be expanded to a feature length movie (hell Clear skies 1 and 2 together are 1.4 hours long) and seems to capture the universe fairly well.

Comment Re:Why not both? (Score 3, Insightful) 675

Everyone wins.

Well apart from anyone who wants to host video on the web, who will have to either transcode on the fly (is that even possible?), or store 2 copies of the video, taking up around twice the space (assuming both formats produce the same filesize for the same quality , which as I understand they don't). And then what happens when Microsoft brings out IE X.X (Now with HTML5 video tag support!) which will only play back wmvs, thus requiring a third copy of the file.

Comment Re:Bogus outdated thinking (Score 5, Insightful) 444

I admit I haven't RTFA, but I don't quite get your statement of "And name 3 people you know who run raid-5 on their personal PCs, and I'll show you 3 guys who can't afford an SSD drive.", I can't see how an SSD is a replacement for a raid-5 array. Everyone I know who uses a raid-5 uses it for large amounts of storage with a basic level of protection against data loss. I could justify replacing a raid-0 set up with a SSD.

That said I definitely couldn't afford an SSD that would be able to replace the raid-5 in my pc (4x500GB usable space of 1.34TB), the largest SSD listed on are 250GB @ £360 each, I would need 8 to match my raid 5 setup which is £2880 which is probably enough to build 2 reasonable machines both with a 1.34TB raid-5 using normal HDDs.

Comment Re:OOh (Score 1) 803

That's mostly down to the hard drive controller having changed and needing a new driver, as for some reason Windows won't think to use the generic IDE driver if the specific one won't work. Assuming you are replacing a functioning motherboard uninstalling the driver controllers (or switching to the standard Microsoft IDE driver) before swapping motherboards and Windows will usually boot fine (it might also be a good idea to remove any other motherboard specific drivers as well). I have used this method several times with no problems on Windows 2000 and XP machines. The failing to boot because the Windows bootloader can't find the boot drive because its using the wrong drivers only seems to affect NT kernel based versions of Windows.

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