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PlayStation 3 lust...
I'm a geek, you all know this - so don't be surprised that these specs make me drool! The XBox 360 specs are respectable, but the PS3 is lust-worthy! And I love the design. I. Must. Have. One. I can already tell I will be paying the early-adopter tax on this.

Some other sources of info:

I'm not even a gamer!

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mackys From: mackys Date: May 17th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Already on the State Department's "do not export" list...

How many encryption keys per second can an 8 CPU, 3.2 GHz box crack?

Or how many nuclear bomb physics simulations can it run?

How about if you have a cluster of 10,000 of them?

And what if each node in that cluster cost a mere $200... ;]

zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 17th, 2005 06:31 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Already on the State Department's "do not export" list...

Since they'll be sold in Europe and Asia, the State Department can go screw. ;-)

But the PS3 is going to cost a lot more than $200 when it comes out. I'd say at least $500 - but I guess it depends on how much Sony is willing to lose on each box.
silentorphan From: silentorphan Date: May 18th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
After talking with some others over the subject, this conclusion came up: Upon first release, it's $350 per console. "Scarcity" causes stores to force gamers to buy the consoles together with two games nobody wants and charges $500 for the entire bundle.

And no matter how sexy the box may be, I personally refuse to buy the PS3 until they come up with a better controller than the default.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 18th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
See, I LOVE that controller. I think it looks like it will fit in the hands nicely. I can't give a shit how a controller looks, it is all about how it feels and plays.
From: trentmalone Date: May 18th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

"I can't give a shit how a controller looks, it is all about how it feels and plays." Oh really now ...

... Malone and I are the same way! Everytime something shiny and new comes out we buy it, you would not believe the money we have wasted on what is now given away for free with purchase of a large pizza!

“Not valid at Mitch’s Pizzeria”
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 18th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Shouldn't you be asleep? ;-)
From: trentmalone Date: May 18th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Someone needs to learn how to convert time ...


Shouldn't YOU be asleep? It's 5:39am my time, I'm headed out the door in 10 minutes to spend the day with Malone. (I spend every day from 6am - 8pm at the hospital by her side)

zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 18th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Someone needs to learn how to convert time ...

Ah - almost 1 here, I'm still in the office, just getting ready to go home. For some reason I thought you were sleeping until 6, but yeah, you said be there are 6.

I think it is time for food and sleep.

From: ninjarat Date: May 17th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: Already on the State Department's "do not export" list...

Not that it matters. I mean, look at how what the export proscription on Alphas did to the Indian nuclear program. Hint: it set India back all of about 18 months, because that is how long it took India to develop its own high-power computers for simulations and number crunching.

As for the encryption keys: depends on the encryption algorithm. It'd still take several million (if I did my approximations right) years for that 8-way system to exhaustively rip through the AES key space. Not that *that* matters either, because dedicated purpose key crackers are faster by many times than any general purpose system. By way of example:

Anyway, if Sony is smart the street price on release day will be not more than $350. A higher price point will make it seem too expensive. See previous $400 console performance.
purly From: purly Date: May 17th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Not really a fan of the curved top. I will probably not purchase one until I am promised at least one non-MMORPG Final Fantasy game for the thing.
From: autarchia Date: May 18th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ok, this doesn't have anything to do with your post, please excuse, but I thought you'd be interested.

The MVGroup, the bittorrenting and encoding group that does scads of high quality documentaries, all pitched in and bought Connections 3, which they are now offering for dl. http://www.mvgroup.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=3855

Forum registration is required and all that. Don't know how you feel about torrenting documentaries, but I know you love James Burke so...

Lots of great stuff on that group too that's available from PBS and the BBC.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: May 18th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks, but:
1. I don't like to support piracy.
2. I already own Connections3 on commercial video. (And Connections, Connections2, and The Day The Universe Changed.)

I really don't like it when groups like this rip and torrent things that are commercially available. I can maybe see doing it for things that haven't been released and can't be obtained otherwise, but Connections3 is hardly rare. It's like anime fansubbers who fansub titles already licensed - why? There are so many documentaries you can't get on video, why not do one of those instead?