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Concentration

“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”–Samuel Johnson AMD certainly has had enough bad news to concentrate their minds and get their act together for the Read More

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Let Dell Do It

All of us who fiddle around with these boxes have a cross to bear: the friends and relatives who bother you about building them computer systems. If you’ve reached the end of your rope with such folks, and just don’t Read More

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The Promised Land?

The Claim The whole PR campaign for ATI is meant to get you to believe the following: “[N]obody should have to run any game with any of the features turned off . . . .” For gaming, that is the Read More

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DDT for P2P

There’s one huge problem with any digital copy-protection scheme. What about the old stuff? Music and movies have a much longer shelf-life than, say, software. If “golden oldie” radio stations work today, one could easily see “golden oldie” P2P networks Read More

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Intel In 2003

The Inquirer has gotten a look at some new Intel roadmaps, and on the whole, it represents some good news for AMD in 2003. Intel is basically going to shoot its wad for Christmas, then do practically nothing for the Read More