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Comment Re:consoles loseing dominance to mobiles (Score 1) 284

No, the submitter sees where it's going, look at Nvidia's Tegra 4 and with MS and Sony going for a surprisingly underpowered chip (1.6Ghz rather than the 3.6Ghz that the chip can run at) whilst mobile phones which cost as much as a console and can be plugged into a TV and have far less draconian DRM systems, and are a lot more open than PS or Xbox and can now play back HD1080 and are fully portable etc, and have you even looked at the 3d games available for android - that's now, mobile phones are getting more powerful on an almost monthly basis.

So yes, mobiles are a far bigger market than consoles and the 3d game aspect has barely started.

Couple of examples of Tegra3 / android games:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpzkCTe76Bc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U2r3yKg0Ng

Comment Re:Crap (Score 1) 177

You are going for the wrong comparison, the correct comparison is:

Solar, up to 20% efficient at converting free energy (light).
Gasoline..it's not free, it's getting more and more expensive to get it out of the ground and the higher quality stuff is starting to run out right now.

And I don't know why we keep getting articles about efficiency when it is obviously cost, ROI time and subsidies that really matter.

Comment Re:Time to just remove Java (and Silverlight)? (Score 1) 265

"All this "loading" takes large amounts of RAM so the OS starts paging"

Why on earth would you run a PC without enough memory, I've turned my paging file off for years, it never paged when I had 4GB, I've got 16GB now. The last time my computer slowed due to paging is probably over a decade ago.

Put 2GB in for ~$14 and turn that monstrosity called swap off.

Comment Re:Yeah, but we're very productive (Score 1) 1063

'I get 3 weeks of vacation, and 5 sick days. The 3 weeks of vacation, I had to work here for 10 years to get.'

UK, 1st year of job, minion work, 5 weeks holiday, I got paid in full for the 5 weeks i was sick, and 9 bank holidays on top. People expect you to take your holidays, management take long holidays.

So glad I don't live in USA.

Transportation

Submission + - Futuristic Highway Will Glow in the Dark for Icy Conditions

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "Will Oremus reports that a glow-in-the-dark highway will be installed in the Netherlands that will replace standard road markings with photoluminescent powder that charges in the daylight and glows through the night for up to 10 hours. But the new highway's most interesting feature is when the temperature drops below freezing, the road will automatically light up with snowflake indicators to warn drivers of icy conditions (video). “One day I was sitting in my car in the Netherlands, and I was amazed by these roads we spend millions on but no one seems to care what they look like and how they behave,” says designer Daan Roosegaarde. “I started imagining this Route 66 of the future where technology jumps out of the computer screen and becomes part of us.” The first few hundred meters of glow-in-the-dark, weather-indicating road will be installed in the province of Branbant in mid-2013, followed by priority induction lanes for electric vehicles, interactive lights that switch on as cars pass and wind-powered lights within the next five years. “Research on smart transportation systems and smart roads has existed for over 30 years — call any transportation and infrastructure specialist and you’ll find out yourself,” adds Emina Sendijarevick. “What’s lacking is the implementation of those innovations and making those innovations intuitive and valuable to the end-consumers — drivers.""
Your Rights Online

Submission + - The Pirate Bay and proxies are down (torrentfreak.com) 2

acid06 writes: The Pirate Bay is down at the moment, reports TorrentFreak: Those who wonder whether their ISP has started to block access to the site can be assured though. The site appears to be down globally. Still, every time the site goes offline for a few minutes thousands of people start to worry that something awful has happened to their beloved site. All proxies are down as well.

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