May 15, 2008

Alienware: Game PCs need more than faster chips

Fast silicon is hitting a wall in game PCs, according to Alienware, which is looking for ways to boost game PC performance.

Parent company Dell vowed on Tuesday to pour more resources into the game PC unit and invest in "product development, design, and engineering."

Alienware's Marc Diana believes optimizing systems for the 64-bit world would allow game PCs to make big strides in performance. In effect, today's 32-bit environments are putting a crimp on PC-based gaming.

"So many people are caught up in this hardware race. Dual-core, quad-core this and that," said Diana, who is Alienware's product marketing manager for desktops. "If these companies--Intel, Microsoft, Nvidia, ATI, and AMD--if they'd just sit down and realize the performance benefit of optimizing their drivers and software for 64-bit."

CNET News.com

Finally a voice of reason who gets it.

Posted by Muddy at 01:04 PM | Comments (0)

Obama Cries when the obvious is pointed out

Obama Takes Issue With Bush Foreign Policy Speech

ABC News' Ed O'Keefe Reports: The Obama campaign is taking issue with a comment President Bush made while speaking to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel's statehood.

"Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along," the President said to the country's legislative body, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is - the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."

ABC News

I think "Dave C" nailed it in the comments:
All who believe in 100% diplomacy are like Neville Chamberlain in 1938 who tried to appease Hitler.

Posted by Muddy at 11:41 AM | Comments (0)

May 07, 2008

Ex-Gitmo Prisoner Carries Out Suicide Attack....

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The U.S. military confirmed Wednesday that a former Guantanamo detainee from Kuwait carried out a recent suicide attack in northern Iraq.

A spokesman for U.S. military's Central Command told The Associated Press that Abdallah Salih al-Ajmi took part in an attack in Mosul.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24504862/

**NOOO! Not an ex-Gitmo prisoner! Gee - I wouldn't have seen that one coming! Seeing as how they're all SUCH innocent people who have been locked up under petty suspision! Right....**

Posted by Mrs Muddy at 03:21 PM | Comments (0)