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Comment I doubt it (Score 2) 393

I'm not an insider or anything, but they seem to be pretty quick on their feet to adjust to the market. They're still going to sell new games and used games for PS3/360 for quite a while even after PS4/720 come out. They're also selling cards for your steam wallet and MS points etc. Probably still in the used system market as well, not to mention the nice margin on off brand controllers. If the end is coming, it'll still be a while yet.

Comment Re:Some Steam titles will play on Piston (Score 1) 328

... or CCP port EVE?

Don't know about the others you listed, but EVE runs fine on WINE from what I understand. There's even a section on the official forums for Linux users: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=topics&f=274

Don't count on them making an official executable for it, however.

Comment Books (Score 1) 135

Not to turn this into a book review, but I just started reading the sequel to the Wool series of books by Hugh Howey called First Shift - Legacy, and the concept of purposefully forgetting things is pretty central to the book. Very good reads, both of them.

Comment Memory speeds (Score 1) 200

I'm a little out of verse when it comes to these components, but I'm wondering what kind of memory bandwidth a dual channel Z77 board can use compared to my now old X58 triple channel board? A couple of the reviews suggested that at DDR 1600 they're both tied around 20GB/s, which baffles me. Can anyone explain how that could be? Wouldn't an extra channel of memory give you 50% more speed over dual channel?

Comment Re:There and back. (Score 3, Insightful) 344

I looked up the range of the Nissan Leaf, they say it can go 62 miles in terrible conditions: 14 degrees F outside, traffic jam, average speed of 15mph (it's most efficient speed is 38mph). That's slightly worse than half their best condition 138 miles: flat roads, 68d F, 38mph constant speed. (http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/tags/show/range#/leaf-electric-car/theBasicsRange/index)

If Toyota is playing it safe and reporting their worst condition distance for now, then all is well. If they reported the distance it could go according to the EPA standard "LA4" test, then it might still get 30 miles in worst conditions.

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