To all the morons criticizing equal opportunity: What you are against of is called "Affirmative action", not equal opportunity.
Unless you admit you're racists, if so please continue.
Uh oh... I turn 35 this year. I guess I only have a few months left to appreciate new technology before I start yelling at kids to get off my lawn.
I would guess a fairly big factor is because generally the game logic which runs of the processor doesn't degrade well. With graphics you can lower resolutions, change texture sizes and add additional lighting effects which are optional so the game just looks a bit worse but plays the same. Trying to do the same with game logic is much harder, maybe some adaptive AI could be made to play better on faster hardware plus some extra graphical effects probably need some extra processor time but these changes would be much less.
Then the developers want the game to be playable on as many machines as is feasible so they head for as low a target as possible which is a single threaded machine. Making it work on multiple cores then turns into a pretty difficult task for very little gain because of the above.
No it can't. The pixels have no information about the direction from which each photon arrived. Without a lense each of your pixels will receive photons from every point in the scene with no way to sort them out.
It was rushed. Terrible organization of scenes, none of it made sense.
My big problem with Chronicles of Riddick wasn't any of the cinematography or plot or anything like that... It was the jump from a sci-fi setting to a fantasy setting.
Check the Directors Cut. Enjoyed it a lot. Not confusing at all like the theater release was.
The director's cut is actually worse, in my opinion, than the theatrical release.
During the big brawl on the prison planet there's a kind of explosion that kills a pile of badguys and knocks Riddick out. In the theatrical release this is some kind of energy pistol exploding for some reason. In the director's cut this is Riddick channeling the anger of all the dead people from his home planet.
nowadays all major games(dragon age, mass effect 2, battlefield bad company 2, etc..) uses my dual core at 100%
ORLY? 100%, you say? Presumably the games are running SETI@home or similar to eat up cycles while waiting for the GPU or the other core to finish. That's very kind of them.
Why is this modded troll? Wikipedia appears to agree:
Floyd Landis (born October 14, 1975) is an American cyclist, from Farmersville, Pennsylvania, best known for being disqualified for a doping offense after finishing first in the 2006 Tour de France.
I'm not aware of any way to make Flash work on the iPhone, so they must be serving h.264 through some mechanism. It may not be HTML5, though.
FINALLY that phrase makes some kind of sense.
I have only the Sony PRS-505, and have never used any other e-reader. I like it very much because it supports so many open/common formats, such as PDF, RTF, and EPUB. There is a good third-party FOSS app for it as well (Calibre). In addition to being good for public domain texts, it is also great for viewing your own documents. I used it to study my bar exam outlines, which I merely saved in RTF format and copied to the reader. Again, I can't compare it to other e-readers because I haven't tried any, but it's good for what I like to do with it. The interface is pretty clumsy, but that really doesn't get in the way too badly.
You mean its running on EMACS?
C++ is the best example of second-system effect since OS/360.