You induce an interesting point... Maybe they're thinking of starting to charge for Bnet and are worried that VPN will eat their lunch...
As a purely coincidental side effect, I'm sure, this will make sure that everyone on the LAN has their own copy, as battle.net will only allow one CD key on at a time.
Quite a reversal of the "Ghost Copy" feature or whatever of StarCraft 1 that allows many people to use one copy over the LAN.
Then you clearly don't have any Mac Zealots where you work.
Yes, I personally know Mac Zealots. I took constant belittlement for nearly two years because I don't run MacOS. Every time you fired back with the slightest criticism of Apple's many many problems and flaws, he'd turn the color of a tomato and storm out of the room. He literally alienated himself from his friends after he bought an iMac. Sad.
And that was only one of them. Oh yes, they exist. On the Internet and in real life.
Apple, over the years, has really sought to promote this with their marketing campaigns and such. Ever notice they don't sell on their own features, but rather Windows' flaws?
That being said, being a Mac USER doesn't make you a Mac ZEALOT.
The limitation on a drag car's speed certainly isn't engine output - Its traction. Top Fuel dragsters ride the clutch (makes it slip) for the first few hundred feet to keep the wheels from breaking loose. The clutches are replaced every run. The 8,000 Hp isn't even needed till the car reaches 100Mph or so, when the wheel RPMs get up and wind downforce increases traction. And it is at this point when an electric motor starts to fall off - they make all their power early on, when it can't get to the ground on a top fuel engine.
In fact, dragsters have a knob on the top the engine to dial out a couple hundred horsepower if the crew thinks traction will be a problem.
These batteries may very well make electric racing cheaper and more viable, but I doubt they'll help speed much. Less weight = less traction, too.
Well, name one system that wasn't like that. Compare Launch titles for any console with the ones that came out late in its life.
On the SNES, compare Super Mario World to Yoshi's Island or, say, Chrono Trigger or even Tales of Phantasia.
On the PS1, Compare FF7 to FF9. HUGE difference.
On the N64, Goldeneye to Perfect Dark and such. (Granted, the Expansion pack helped, but I'm pointing out the real obvious ones).
On the PS2, compare Red Faction to FF12.
Even though they use higher level languages now, there's still plenty of room for improvement over the life of any console or system.
Hey, thanks. I have windstream, too. I think I'll switch my DNS server links.
You're unlucky. I ran out of mod points yesterday. Other than this, they've been a great ISP, though.
Perhaps it's time to go back to OSS, now that it has become Open Source again?All this shows me is that ALSA is truly garbage, and a very bad idea from the ground up. If you want good sound support under Linux, the best, and sometime the only feasible option is to install the closed source OSS. With this, you always get mixing (even using the hardware mixer which ALSA doesn't always do), support for a dozen UNIX OSs, and finely tuned controls.
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