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August 25th, 2007 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-08-25 12:17
  Subject:   SHOCKER: Tying DX10 to the lead balloon that is Vista was a bad idea.
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According to an online survey by Valve Software, only one in fifty players who access download service Steam has a DirectX 10-compatible graphics card and Windows Vista installed. In an interview with heise online, Gabe Newell, president of Valve Software, said that Microsoft made a terrible mistake releasing DirectX 10 for Vista only and excluding Windows XP. He said this decision affected the whole industry as so far only a very small percentage of players can use DirectX 10.

http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/94869
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-08-25 20:07
  Subject:   Y KANT MISS TEAN SOUTH KAROLINA REED?
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  Mood:We have met the enemy...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

http://helptheiraq.ytmnd.com/

^O^ ^O^ ^O^

The best part is how she slips in "for the children" at the very last second there! ;D

I do believe I detect the necessary intelligence level and temperament for a future politician!
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-08-25 21:11
  Subject:   You start on Genom Tower; we'll see about hardsuits and boomers.
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Looking eerily like Mt. Doom in the above rendering, the mountain-like X-Seed 4000 represents a utopian eco-vision for a self-contained high-rise city in the Tokyo harbor - powered mainly by solar energy. Aesthetically inspired by nearby Mt. Fuji, the behemoth building would measure 13,123 feet tall with a 6 square-kilometer footprint, and could accommodate five hundred thousand to one million inhabitants.

Designed by Taisei Construction Corporation as an “intelligent building,” the futuristically-named X-Seed 4000 would maintain light, temperature, and air pressure in response to changing external weather conditions.


http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/20/self-contained-tokyo-highrise-eco-city-x-seed-4000/


"Nodes. Inclinators. Megatrusses. Robots."


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