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Why So High? . . .

There’s another article about rising video card prices over here. In this article, the author asks a nVidia spokesperson about it, and basically gets a song and dance about trickle-down economics: The reason we have that amount of horsepower at Read More

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Thanksgiving . . .

Today is Thankgiving in the United States. Does it mean anything besides the turkey? To see what Thanksgiving really means, one must look at the word itself. Thanksgiving means gratitude and appreciation for the good things one has: family, life, Read More

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The Opteron Fiasco . . .

1) On August 2, 2005, AMD introduced 90nm socket 939 Opterons, single-core capable. 2) Beginning in early October, the overclockability of low-end Opterons began to be noticed. 3) On October 31, 2005, AMD lowered the prices on many Opterons. In Read More

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A USB Problem? . . .

Recently, one of the in-laws in my life called to tell me that her USB printer for her laptop had stopped working. One day, out of the blue, rather than print, it told her and kept telling her would tell Read More

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Music: The New Stock Market . . .

When Apple created iTunes, they signed a fairly short-term contract with the record companies to provide songs at a set price. Those contracts will be expiring shortly, and when they do, so will one-price-fits-all. The record companies want variable pricing, Read More