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Comment Re:Serial console (Score 1) 347

As long as you don't have a monitor running removing the card saves virtually nothing.

Do you have a source for that? In my world, I don't see how turning the monitor off (or rather having the OS put the monitor to standby/off/whatever), would do anything to lower the power usage. Anything still drawing to the screen (a screen saver, a game or something) would still be active with the monitor in standby/off so how would that lower the power used? Or nowadays when you have folding@home or similar using the GPU for processing, it would definitely still use a lot of power?


Submission + - CTR of incoming Bing users 55% higher than Google ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: Techcrunch is running a story that shows some pretty significant differences in the clicking habits of users of Yahoo, Google, and Bing. As it turns out, folks who arrive at websites via Bing are 55% more likely to click on an ad than if they arrived from Google (data based on the Chitika network). Essentially, people who use Bing are far more susceptible to advertising.

Bing has acquired a decent market share in such a short time, but could it just be that they've reaped the low hanging fruit of those particularly persuaded by advertising? When their huge marketing campaign winds down, what kind of staying power will it have?

Comment Re:He has no idea what he's talking about (Score 2, Informative) 259

Well, you're both correct. Blizzard used to be owned by Vivendi Games, who in turn was fully owned by Vivendi (a French company). Vivendi Games and Activision merged to form the publicly traded Activision Blizzard. Vivendi currently own 54% of Activision Blizzard ( ).

Comment Re:Usability Glitch? (Score 1) 366

How many of us have tried to walk away from an ATM with our card still in it because we were distracted?

No one I hope? That's why (at least in Sweden), the ATMs give the card back before giving out any money (and no, you don't get any money until you remove the card). You're not likely to forget your money, are you?

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