This Week in Computer Hardware 58

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This Week in Computer Hardware
Episode 58


  1. Mass Effect 2
  2. Bioshock 2
  3. Bad Company 2
  4. Dragon Age: Origins
  5. Aliens vs Predator
  6. Star Trek Online
  7. Assassin's Creed 2 (March)
  • Twitter Questions
  1. alexhackney@ryanshrout Building a video editing machine, I use Adobe CS4, what proc should I go with? I don't want to spend a housepayment for it tho.
  2. vsavoldi@ryanshrout General ?? I have seen around, Why does it show on my Atom 1.6 Netbook, 2 processors when looking at task manager?
  3. EnzoAmata@ryanshrout - What's the difference between a PC I build with the same components as a Mac other than Macs price tag. Is the Mac faster?
  4. siromega@ryanshrout Q: What do you think about comparing Nvidia's Optimus to Lucid's Hydra? They do similar stuff, does Optimus evolve into Hydra?
  5. androslee@ryanshrout is i7/i5 turboboost just a marketing term? is a 2.6ghz chip just a 2.9ghz chip that scales down nicely?
  6. millgroup@ryanshrout Hi. I have an Intel X25M 160gb SSD. Why does Windows 7 64bit allow defrags of this drive? Do I have a setting wrong? (OS not created on the drive, moved to it? -Ryan)


Non-show notes



The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It by Scott Patterson (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Mike Chamberlain


  • ad times: 0:33-0:48 and 21:10-23:30

Production Information

  • Edited by: Tony
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