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Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012

The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

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I do everything I can to not dwell too much on the 1980s and early 1990s, but sometimes I just don’t have any other choice. I think it’s a generalized problem you experience as you get older: try as you might, you can’t completely abandon your formative years, full of...
The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback
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Coolers are exhausting, but in which direction?

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I stood there, immobile, peering into the case. Try as I might, I couldn’t block out the bickering echoing all around me.“…Sure, it’s probably fine. But it might be better the other way.”“Dude, it doesn’t matter.”“You don’t know that! If I turn it, the logo will be right-side-up.”“That’s a better...
Coolers are exhausting, but in which direction?

A Short History of Apple's Manufacturing in the U.S.

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By Marcelo Prince and Willa Plank Apple sells millions of iPhones, iPads and Macintosh computers stamped "Made in China." But it wasn't always that way. The company, which famously started out building computers in a garage in Silicon Valley, once employed thousands of Americans to build its computers in places...
A Short History of Apple's Manufacturing in the U.S.
Feature: Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012

Return and Ridicule

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I am going down to Princeton today to talk to Ed Zschau's class on entrepreneurship today. Ed asked me what I wanted to talk about. I told him "return and ridicule". I have found that return and ridicule are highly correlated over the years. We have made more money on...
Return and Ridicule

The state of DDR4

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Do almost anything often enough, and the individual steps become routine. It certainly feels that way when I’m building computers: There are days I feel like I could do it in my sleep (and, truth be told, there are days I probably have). But when you’re selecting parts, most of...
The state of DDR4
Feature: Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012
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