Friday, October 29, 2010
Recent sales make happy reading for Sony also: since May 2010, 5.6 million PS3s have been sold, compared to 4.3 million Xbox 360s.
This isn’t necessarily a surprise. Previous reports have indicated that the PS3 was slowly overturning the Xbox 360′s headstart, and now one analyst is predicting Sony’s tortoise will grab second place (behind Nintendo’s all-conquering Wii) from Microsoft’s hare by the end of 2012. Take the mic, EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich:
“Worldwide, Sony will eventually take the lead from Microsoft, likely by the end of 2012. North America is a tougher challenge, and as we have seen lately Microsoft’s lead is widening. I don’t know if the PlayStation 3 will ever overtake the Xbox 360 in North America. Maybe 2014? 2016?”
Of course, as Divnich later points out, third place doesn’t seem so bad this generation. While Nintendo’s GameCube suffered from its third place finish in the last console generation, it only sold around 22 million units. With years left in the tank, both the PS3 and Xbox 360 have almost doubled that, and have a better software tie-in ratio (that is, how many games every console owner is buying).
So, could this be the first console generation where three platforms sell 75 million+ units each? The Wii’s already made it!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
^ blocks flash via URL bar
Also I imagine that Bluray is good for Playstation and bad for movies. DVDs are better due to saving 40% on everything. If you have a 1080i camera (and they're under $200 now), just murder the bitrate to 1 Mbps and 80 kbps he-AAC and 2 hours fit on DVD. 1080i is a good resolution. I don't know what is clearer, 720p at 2 Mbits or 1080i at 1 Mbit. It'll look like Satellite transmissions.
1 Mbit meets transparency with 2010 AVC encoders.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
1.) No Fences - Garth Brooks
2.) Ramblin Man - Waylon Jennings
3.) The Woman in Me - Shania Twain
4.) Storms of Life - Randy Travis
5.) Breathe - Faith Hill
6.) Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. - Dwight Yokam
7. Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
8.) Home - Dixie Chicks
9.) Come On Over - Shania Twain
10.) Alison Krauss & Union Station Live
11.) For My Broken Heart - Reba McEntire
12.) Blue Clear Sky - George Straight'
13.) Killin' Time - Clint Black
Friday, October 15, 2010
EBE flying an UFO!
EBE Flying an UFO 2
EBE Flying an UFO 3
Wingspan: 80 in (2032mm)
Overall Length: 55.8 in (1417.3mm)
Wing Area: 942 sq in (60.77 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 8–9 lb (3.6–4 kg)
Engine Size: .46–.52 2-stroke; .62–.82 4-stroke
Motor Size: E-flite Power 46 Brushless Outrunner
Radio: 5+ channels
Servos: 7 standard servos (6 for electric option)
Trim Scheme Colors: Turquoise (HANU898), Midnight Blue (HANU885), White (HANU870)
Wing Loading: 20–22 oz per sq ft
Prop Size: 10–14 in
Spinner Size: 2-1/4 in
Hardware Included: Yes
Speed Control : E-flite 60-Amp Pro Brushless ESC
Recommended Battery: 4S 3850–5000mAh Li-Po
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
President Obama's stimulus plan, the government will spend billions of your dollars building new roads and fixing old ones. They say they'll do it efficiently. ush hours from hell are not natural phenomena. They're manmade -- more precisely, politician-made. Private companies did a profitable project in California on Highway 91. Instead of building a brand-new road, a private developer added two lanes in the median strip of an existing highway. Many people are horrified by the idea of leasing roads to businesses. More toll roads are a must to generate money for both companies and government. They both have their share of poll roads. It'll be like freight trains paying tolls. The republican party needs to build more toll roads for us. Construction companies need to further develop tolls not in the government budget. It's common sense. Time is money. China will pass us by if US won't expand toll roads.
Core i7 980 @ 3 GHz, 8 MB L3
12 GB DDR3
1 Terabyte SATA II HDD
Crossfire Radeon HD-5770.
850W PSU (should be 1000 watts)
Windows 7 Home. (owns 7 Ultimate)
The AMD Phenom X6 will equal Core i7 950 in benchmarks (6 core v. 4 core), but I have yet to find a Radeon HD 5970 for it. I rather have a six core Phenom X6, and have a Radeon HD 5970 and don't know where the customize button is.
Hannspree ST329MUB 32" LCD TV | 1080p | 16:9 | 1300:1 Native | 10000:1 Dynamic | 4 HDMI