Slick wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 12:43:
as usual, the knee-jerk bluesnews reactionary brigade is out in force today...
can i assume that NONE of you posting here are microprocessor engineers? no? probably not.
Peh. I used to write and program PLC's for a living back a decade ago, so I've got some idea of where this is going. This is back when Siemens was in their *glorious* phase of trying to tell us that integrated and locked IO module would help us. Never mind that to reprogram it, you'd need to have someone on site who knew what they were doing, or have access to reprogram the PLC, or send someone out to do it for them. Yeah good plan.
Lasted 6 months. Then they went back to replaceable IO modules because of the failure rate, and people switching to Mitsubishi.
You know what the problem is in PC gaming though and 7 year old hardware? Developers. They don't take risks, they'd rather suck at the tit of consoles, and all the rest. But let's be realistic, the PC industry isn't dying. Though I've been hearing that once since before I was in highschool.
"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."