Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

4 way sli of Fermi

This guy did a great video of setup/benchmark of 4 way sli of nvidia fermi, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY8uppkjwL0

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Count your purchaes, You owe Tax!

Yep, that is what NC tax collectors are telling their tax payers. They are demanding Amazon to give customer info (name/address/what they purchased)so they could collect taxes, even from previous years.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20002870-38.html

Does that mean if you live in NC, and you bought some drink when you were on vacation out side of the state, you have to pay taxes on that drink to NC government?

This tax system is way too over reaching. Let's either move to either Fair Tax rr Income tax + property tax and abolish all other taxes.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Silverlight 4 is here!

Yes, finally! And for all the developer tools (Visual studio express 2010), go here

Thursday, April 8, 2010

An Alternative Theory of Unions

Just read the Paul Graham essay
An Alternative Theory of Unions.

It is a great read. Last month me and others argued about unions in a post in broken toys. One side of the argument is unions protect workers, and my argument is unions will prefer manu work in farms and resist machinery. The essay supported my argument from another point of view.

Of course, that essay also give me chills. I have long believed that one day IT work will be paid less than janitors (IT job is easy and fun). Now I really need to find what is the next high in demand profession and try to switch.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Energy star for Gas Powered Clock

Heard this from Neal Boortz this morning, and I did a quick google search and fond many links, this is one of them.

Yes the EPA is awarding energy stars to funny things, and because the post is dated in Mar, it is not likely an April fools joke.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-talk-energy-star-appliance-fraud-0328-20100327,0,3996362.story