I haven't ranted about the RIAA in a while now so because I haven't in a while I am going to again.
So wired has released yet another publishing results of a survey in an article. The survey says music is getting worse and CDs cost to much and far fewer people steal music than you would expect.
I agree. The music is getting worse. CDs do cost to much. If I really like a band or CD I will buy the CD.
I realize the RIAA knows that 12 year old girls are a HUGE market. But they are not THE market. The RIAA keeps signing big deals to make garbage that sound and look just like that other band, group, girl, guy, man, woman. I honestly do not think I could tell the diffrence between nsync to the backstreet boys if I was presented with a line up.
Please stop signing artists that suck and over charging for the sucky album from the sucky artists.
Warning very nerdy/geeky content follows.
I was lookin around at craigslist and found a SGI O2. I sent an email asking some questions about it. I'm thinkin about buying it. Ya its 10 years old but I dreamed of having one for at least 8 years.
The processor used in the SGI O2 was 64bit there were several other 64 bit processors before Intel got to 64bit. Intel was still working on their 64bit processor then called Merced which would later be known as the Itanium. The creation of the itainum required intel to license many technolgys from the now defunct Alpha owned by Digital Equipment Corp and later Compaq. The Itainum was relased in 2000, nearly a decade after the 1st 64bit MIPS processors were rolling off the line, which would be abandond after less than 5 years of service infavor of the backwards compatible Itanium II with greater performance.
Other 64bit processors
I am sorry to say I knew most of this from my own head. I did use some websites for a little help but not much.
Just renewed my subscription to wired which had expired a couple three months ago. I had sorta lost intrest as no articles had really grabbed me until recently. The article on Spy Satellite and the backyard enthusiast who track them did recently grab my attention. So I renewed.