as to whether or not any alternative player represents wasted money really depends on the end user
it's one of the few that can have the software updated over the net
Actually a Smart is safer than an F-150. Bigger is not always safer, most full size trucks and SUV's are more of a death trap than small cars. Full sized trucks (SUV's are classified as trucks BTW) are exempt from some crash testing.
Ford F-150 crash test at 40MPH: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4188150639969807675
Smart crash test at 70MPH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbBo1UPbloI
Smart offset frontal crash vs. full size car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnVNUvixWUQ
I would much rather be in the Smart than the F-150
thought of something like a Ford F-150 slamming into one of those little suckers is more than enough for me to not want one though.
Be sure to bring ear protection.. at least for your son if you don't think you need it.
Well, at least the filming of Batman must be done already
As chili spread east into areas where beef was more expensive (beef was plentiful and cheap in San Antonio and other cattle towns), chili with Pinto or other beans became more prevalent. In some eastern areas, this dish is referred to as "chili beans" while the term chili is reserved for the all-meat dish. Other changes included the adding of other vegetables. Tomatoes are almost always used, bell peppers are common and even celery appears in recipes. Many easterners are just as adamant about the inclusion of beans in their chili for an authentic flavor as Texans are about their exclusion.
Most commercially prepared canned chili includes beans. Commercial chili prepared without beans is usually called "Chili No Beans". A vocal minority of self-styled 'chili experts' believe that beans and chili should always be cooked separately and served on the side. It is then up to the consumer to stir his preferred quantity of beans into his own bowl. Some cooks prefer black beans, black-eyed peas, or kidney beans instead of pinto beans.
A popular saying among self-proclaimed chili purists is "If you know beans about chili, you know chili ain't got no beans". The thought that beans do not belong in chili may be further credited to the fact that most official chili cookoffs do not allow beans. In many cases a chili will be disqualified if it contains such ingredients considered filler.
Well that's what it IS, no questions about it. Make sure C1E is disabled as well.
Did you load that Gigabit program that runs in Windows? Gives you real time status of your pc performance ie: what speed your cores are running?
It's called EIST (Enhanced Intel Speedstep Tech)
oh, disable C1E too.
Online game rivalry ends with real life murder
A young Russian man has been charged with murder after an internet game jumped off the screen onto the street. It's alleged he killed an internet gaming rival after they met face to face in the city of Ufa.
Violence on screen isn't harmful to anyone. But when virtual reality and real life collide an innocent game can end in tragedy.
It all started when two clans - the Coo-clocks, made up of mostly students, and the so-called Platanium with more experienced gamers of over thirty - started fighting to wipe out each other on screen.
33-year-old Albert used to spend hours in front of his computer. On the web he had his own clan and a dozen of warriors. Just days before the New Year in a virtual battle his clan killed a member of the hostile Coo-clocks.
Days later the enemies agreed to meet literally face to face in the real world.
Their confrontation led to tragedy. Albert was badly beaten and died from his injuries on the way to hospital.
“I think they have confused the game and reality. And after we buried him on December 31, they continued to threaten us,” Albert’s sister Albina says.
The alleged murderer hasn't shown regret and hasn't justified himself. 22-year-old student just calmly explained why he killed his opponent.
On the web each of the clans had its own hierarchy and rules
“Beat everything that moves, and everything that doesn’t move - move and beat!” – this is one of the rules of the Coo-clocks clan.
In this case the rule applied to real people in real life. Members of the internet Coo-clocks clan continue to harass the family of the murdered man, threatening to kill his sister, who hasn’t turned on the computer for days.
In an unrelated case another gamer in his twenties came to Moscow from Ukraine to meet his rival. The confrontation ended in with the Moscow man being beaten to death.
And a twenty-year-old from Petrosavodsk killed his grandmother after she interrupted his game calling him to eat.
However, internet experts say these cases shouldn't be lumped together just because some people can't handle the situation.
“Not many talk about the benefits of internet games for disabled people who don’t have a chance to communicate with others like themselves or able-bodied people. Nobody mentions the benefits the internet can offer in education,” says Aleksandr Kuzmenko of a computer game magazine.
With more and more people logging on to get their fix of virtual reality the experts say incidents like these are rare, and want it to stay that way.
To bad we can't put his nose in it and say "NO!"