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Automating Acting

I knew this day was coming. From the New Yorker: “In 2004, in a Los Angeles paper, Eugene Pidgeon, an actor and writer turned labor activist for dwarf performers, published a manifesto entitled “Little People’s Progress.” In it, he addressed Read More

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The Age of the Low-Life

There’s been a good deal of talk about hidden code in a few programs that makes a few games rather more risque than the official version. This has gotten a lot of people upset, including legislators. There’s a small and Read More

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Cooling Some Jets

There’s an initial review of the i-RAM over at Anandtech. No doubt the results will be very disappointing to those with unreal expectations (actually, they’re somewhat worse than I expected.) The price tag is also a bit disappointing, the initial Read More

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Clumpy Clock

When is an overclock not an overclock? When you try doing it with a nVidia 7800. Apparently, raising the clock speed of the card only works sometimes. As the chart in the linked article shows, the overclock “takes” to any Read More

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More CPU Heat

SUMMARY: CPU heat becoming a major cost issue. I reported on the growing size of heatsinks I saw at Computex HERE. It didn’t take long for these cooling beasties to show up on mainstream systems – I received a flyer Read More

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Loose Marbles?

There’s an article over here that complains about AMD’s marketing. The article basically says that AMD doesn’t effectively publicize its products. We talked about this just the other day, so we won’t repeat ourselves. The article then argues that a Read More

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Not Again!

A few months ago, AMD said it was going to standardize on one socket, called M2, for the desktop. Opterons were going to get a different socket, called F. It had a lot more pins, and nobody knew exactly why. Read More