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Comment Re:Not very well (Score 1) 111

Have your MySQL servers instead of PHP do some calculations in queries (hashes, query-related math, etc) usually doesn't hurt since you're generally offloading CPU-intensive operations to a disk-bound machine.

Interestingly in the presentation he said they actually do the opposite of that, things like md5 hashes are done in the application rather than on the DB because its much easier to scale up the number of web servers

Comment Re:Were nerds here... use the f'ing metric system (Score 1) 472

Fahrenheit just makes more sense to most of us. 30s = cold, 40s = chilly, 50s = cool, 60s = decent/might need a windbreaker, 70s = nice, 80s = warm, 90s = hot, etc, etc. Celsius is no where near that intuitive and was as arbitrarily defined as Fahrenheit was.

No it makes more sense to Americans (being one of the very few countries left still using Fahrenheit) because they were brought up with it.

How is 30s = cold, 40s = chilly etc any more intuitive than 0-10 = cold, 10-20 = chilly etc? Thats a ridiculous argument.

People used to using Fahrenheit find Celsius unintuitive.
People used to using Celsius find using Fahrenheit unintuitive.
Shocking!

My parents were brought up using Fahrenheit but the UK switched to celsius in the 70's, they occasionally still give temperatures in Fahrenheit but for the most part use celsius, its not that hard to adapt really.

Considering the rest of the world uses Celsius don't you think it might be sensible for the US to switch too? :P

Comment Re:Really, though. (Score 2, Interesting) 238

You get 25fps in GTA4 and 40fps in Crysis
Now, which one (given those numbers) would you expect to look better?
Which one actually looks (a lot) better?
Theres your problem.

Also it has a spectacular memory leak that sees it using up all available physical memory after a while, grinding to a halt and refusing to load any new textures, which is actually pretty funny the first time. Driving around in a flying car avoiding invisible buildings :D

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