Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:June:01 Monday <Sunday, Tuesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/6/1-5 [Recreation/Computer/Games] UID:53065 Activity:kinda low
5/31    I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I do play games sometimes. Is the
        80G Sony PS3 sufficient for say, 2-3 years? I'll use it 80% for
        BlueRay movies and 15% game (I play 3-4 games a year max), and
        possibly 5% something else. I'm just trying to figure out how
        long a 80G will last based on my usage, and whether I can get
        away with a 40G version, or if the 160G is a must have or not. Thanks.
        \_ I'm not a gamer but it looks like the PS3 will be around for at
           least another 5 years. Quick web search supports my theory.
        \_ the primary use of the HD on the PS3 is for saving of game
           data and downloadable content from the Playstation Network
           store. It can also be used for storing BD-Live stuff but
           thus far, nobody has put out anything compelling at all
           on BD-Live. Given what you say about your use patterns,
           the 80GB should be way more than enough for you. Since
           80% will be spent watching BluRay, I'd also recommend
           getting the BluRay remote control which is about $25.
           \_ Isn't the PS3 a regular SATA connection?  You can upgrade
              the drive yourself.
              \_ Yes that too. An 80GB SATA laptop drive can be had for
                 much less than the $100 difference between the 80GB
                 and 160GB.
2009/6/1-5 [Academia/Berkeley/CSUA/Troll] UID:53066 Activity:moderate
5/31    Is there anything grammatically incorrect with "Thank you so much"?
        I always thought "so" is accompanied by "that". Then again,
        my grammar sucks.
        \_ Only a complete asshole would grammatically nitpick that
           phrase if it were said to them sincerely.
        \_ I am so tired of grammar Nazis.
        \_ On a related not, I hate people who say this line all the time.  To
           me, this line shoule be reserved to moments when one greatly
           appreciates what the other has done, and it should be said from the
           heart.  People (like my wife) who say this several times a day are
           just depreciating this line to the level of "Thanks man."
           \_ Thank you so much for saying this, I also hate this but
              that's because it's grammatically incorrect and it drives
              me NUTS to hear other people say it.
           \_ This is cool!!!  Gotta show this to my wife.  Now, would I lock
              myself out of career advancement if I hang this up outside my
              cubicle?  I'm SW engineer.
              \_ Only because it has that smell of 1998 all over it.
              \_ I miss .  "hey thanks, I really appreciate it"
              \_ Probably not. Making fun of sales is a time honored
                 engineering past time. But it is kind of snarky.
           \_ Why is such behavior called "overprofessionalism"?  It has
              nothing to do with how versatile one is with one's profession.
              I'd rather call it "hypocrisy".
              \_ Nothing hypocritical about it. I call it "manners". However,
                 you will realize why it is called "overprofessionalism"
                 when you realize what having "a professional attitude" is.
                \_ yes, overprofessionalism is where manners begin and spiral
                   out of control...
              \_ being oblivious is not a virtue!
        \_ Troll on you BEARS. 1st and 10 troll it again, go Bears!
        \_ Why do you think that is gramamatically incorrect? It isn't.
2009/6/1-5 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:53067 Activity:nil
        \_ postings with signatures should be deleted.
        \_ fucking lame. don't waste your time.
        \_ this is for salespeople              --brain
2009/6/1-3 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:53068 Activity:high
5/31    History of winners and losers by *popularity*:
        VHS > Beta Max
        USB2 > Firewire
        x86 > PowerPC > Everything Else > DEC Alpha > Itanium
        BlueRay > HDDvd
        \_ It's too early to tell RE: "Blue"Ray. They may both turn out to be
           losers. If BluRay never catches on, the wrong format won or they
           both turned out to be losers. Consumers may stick with DVDs as
           good enough and in 5 years move to True HD netflix/ms/apl downloads.
        \_ PC (DOS/Windows) > Mac
           \_ XP > Vista
              iPod > Zune (this isn't really fair)
                                \_ why not? Zune sucked so much...
              IE > Netscape
           QWERTY > Dvorak
           135 > 126
           Windows > Unix/Linux/etc. > NetWare
           RISC > CISC
           (p.s. Sorry! I typed it backward yesterday.  Should be CISC > RISC.)
           \_ This is not clear at all.
              \_ It's quite clear that the above is wrong.  Where are all the
                 RISC machines?  Since CPU speed has outpaced memory and bus
                 speed, fetching is very expensive, which makes CISC a
                 performance win for now.
                 \_ It's still very unclear which will win. For mobile
                    devices, RISC is still very much alive.
                    \_ RISC is very much alive everywhere.  Even king CISC
                       Intel is really RISC with a translation layer for
                       crappy CISC instructions that only still exist for
                       backwards compatability.
           Ethernet > Token Ring
           I suppose you're only talking about winning and losing, not about
           which ones are actually better.
        \_ Get your dates right.
        \_ Nintendo > Sega
        \_ Atari > Coleco
        \_ Wii <?> PS3
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