Totally off-topic, but I agree with this. People do tend to speed up between them, negating the point entirely.
What I'd like to do is throw a foam mannequin in front of cars that I can tell are speeding, giving them plenty of time to brake from the legal speed. Wouldn't damage the car but would scare the crap out of them. Then when they hit it and start complaining I could tell them if they'd been driving within the limit they'd have stopped before it. And that had it been a person they'd be responsible for their death.
That might teach them better.
Yup, I noticed a few years ago that speeds weren't increasing as quickly as they did before. I guess hardware capacitors have reached their limit. But you never hear about anyone researching light-triggered ones any more.
I guess it depends. You're definitely not going to NEED that sort of core count unless you're a render farm or running complex calculations for NASA or something.
On the other hand, if you design games for those cores from the start you could get some stunning performance gains. Imagine splitting physics calcs, AI routines, particle effects etc across multiple cores. You'd be able to increase the amount of stuff happening on-screen without compromising graphic quality or frame rate. It has incredible potential.
But even 48 2GHz Atom cores are still going to be able to crank out mental amounts of calculations And obviously they're going to keep advancing the tech as much as they can. I wouldn't say no if they offered one to me.
But nVidia with 512 cores? These numbers are getting insane.
Had a brief conversation with Sienna Miller on the set of The Edge of Love. She was one of the few stars who actually speaks to us mere extras. But she came up to me - my contract says I'm not supposed to approach the stars
I've also hung out a few times with the guys from UK band Thunder (who had the fairly well-known song "Love Walked In"). Spent a couple of hours with them in the hotel lobby in Newcastle after a gig one night.
And of course the producer of my band's album is Greg Haver. Multi-platinum-selling, Brit-award-winning, abuse-the-hell-out-of-our-bassist, call-everyone-a-c**t Welshman
Sometimes comedy gets lost cross-culture. Maybe in Norway putting real people's names on cartoon characters is the height of comedic wit. Don't get it myself.
But the other problem is that sometimes it's an in-joke, and these definitely shouldn't be posted. People need to remember that if they've been chatting to friends, not everyone in the world knows what they're actually talking about. Or cares.
It's been said in this thread already - wind tunnels and downforce are to blame. The designers need the air to pass over the car in a certain shape to minimize drag and maximize downforce, so it's inevitable that eventually all cars around a certain power level are going to adopt similar shapes.
You need the engine in the middle? Then you need to cover the lump behind the seats. And you need ventilation.
You need a certain amount of crumple space? Then you need that amount of cage at the front.
You need rear visibility? Then you need a certain sized window at the back.
Like stones in a river - they all end up round and flat eventually because that's the way the water goes.
I'm still a big fan of older sports cars, and I'm not even sure if half the ones I like are really true "super"cars. The Jag XJ220 was the first car I saw that I considered stunning. The 94-98 Dodge Viper shapes still make me drool, unlike the butchered post-2000 versions. Ferrari 355/360, Saleen S7.
Doesn't really class as a full-on supercar these days, but it's a classic - the Porsche 911/Carrera. When a design doesn't really change for nearly 50 years you know they're doing something right
It's the 110 TDI. Wanted a Cupra (the 150 diesel would be awesome) but insurance wouldn't touch me
Not had much chance to throw it around yet, can't wait to get it on the motorway on Saturday and open her up. That said, I accidentally did a massive wheelspin this morning pulling onto the North Circular - the turbo definitely works
There seems to be an issue with (I think) browser cache. I've not had any ptz for a couple of days - it's showing 280 and has done since Monday, despite me logging in every day. Try logging in one day from one browser, next day from another - and log out again each time. It's a hassle, but it might just work.
The first "actor" I ever knew who got away with it was Hugh Grant. Same character in every movie. Then I saw him interviewed and reaslised it's because that's who he is IRL! And Will Smith is the same way. But at least Will Smith doesn't bug the crap out of me
Jim Carrey suffers from the same thing, but then you see him in things like Eternal Sunshine and you realise the man actually is a decent actor. And it bugs me when that happens.