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Profile: SilentSpectre
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Topic: update on WoW vs EQ2   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:51:14 PM(UTC)
I'm with you G. Instant gratification is the name of WoW's game today. We now have an answer as to what one gets when they allow an audience of prepubescents dictate what goes in an mmo. Devs need to snap out of it and understand that the customer isn't always right, and might make poor suggestions based on the fact that while they talk a good talk, they ultimately have no idea what makes a game fun in the long term.

V:SoH might change that if the darn thing ever reaches beta quality.
Topic: Is Clock Speed REALLY that important?!   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:48:23 PM(UTC)
Depends on what you're doing. If you're somebody who simply HAS to have the best performance (ie video editing, 3d rendering, etc.) then it might be worth it. If you're not one of those people, and you'd know if you were, then I'm with Der on this one. You'd probably not notice a big difference. A general rule of thumb is that even in CPU intensive apps, you can notice about 50% of the delta in real gains so long as nothing is holding you back. Keep in mind that's just a broad generalization. Anyhow, the delta is about 8% in raw clock speeds, you'd be lucky to see 4% gain off of it.

You'd also likely see it suck down the juice at a slightly increased rate too.
Topic: Quad Cores for Laptop?   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:44:50 PM(UTC)
I'm guessing 2h'08.
Topic: VIA C7   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007 2:44:25 PM(UTC)
I'd agree with that Grahf, but that doesn't mean it's the only scenario.
Topic: VIA C7   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 2:57:16 PM(UTC)
Yeah but who proposed VIA paying IBM? I was suggesting that somebody such as IBM (i.e. has their own fabs) buy up VIA. They have technology that seems like all it needs is a little fab love and some R & D time and they could really have a contender.
Topic: VIA C7   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2007 11:33:46 PM(UTC)
After seeing the first reports of the VIA Nanobook, I started really looking into their C7. When you get right down to it, that's not a bad CPU. I'm a bit shocked that someone hasn't come along (like IBM) and offered to help them fab a dually or quad-core at 65nm and ramp those clocks up. Seems that such a CPU could really make some headway if it had the right backing.
Topic: LOL Employer closed down today   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2007 6:29:17 PM(UTC)
lol - yeah talk about impractical commuting
Topic: If I'm not back within 3 weeks...   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2007 3:01:22 PM(UTC)
Good luck mate
Topic: MX700 Mouse - RIP   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2007 2:26:24 AM(UTC)
I have to agree with the above comment about not knowing the mouse was unwired. My MX700 was the exact same way *sniff*. I spent a few free hours I didn't plan on having today (thank you for work being shut down by the po-po) down at the computer store. Even a brief time spent with some of the MS optical mice showed that they were lacking. Some of the newer logitech mice like the G7 were amazing.

I couldn't buy anything because I'm already going to have to smooth talk my wife tonight about how one of my main sources of income closing down isn't so bad..
Topic: LOL Employer closed down today   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2007 2:21:38 AM(UTC)
Actually I had arranged to take about 10 days off to do Computex with this firm. Cost me a fortune (2 days salary for 1 day off per my contract) to get the owner to agree to it lol. Things didn't work out with the Taipei trip, and then maybe a month back they fired both this English guy who had law degrees from the UK, Aus and the USA, and then they fired this Chinese woman (who was a real meaniie ;-P) at the same time. Then they told me that I and this guy from Germany + a Canadian guy who pretty much never does any real work, had to train the replacements. Then I got sick, my uncle and wife both ended up with medical problems at the same time, and I still kept doing all the work, etc....

Then on Fri I had to take the morning off for sick tests and they fined me 2 days salary again rofl! I told them I had already paid for this day and that my coming in at all (after lunch) was just a formality lol Oh well.

TBH, the customer they were dealing with never wanted to understand some of the IP violations they had done in the past and in my opinion we were milking them due to their own hard-headedness.

Other than the fact that I had at least 10 days coming (what a month!) I honestly feel happy that I'll never have to deal with their client again