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Topic # 59294 1-Apr-2010 08:54
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Guess it must be 1 April http://www.geekzone.co.nz/nate/7181

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  Reply # 313720 1-Apr-2010 09:09
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Was this meant to be funny??

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  Reply # 313721 1-Apr-2010 09:10
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Funny you mention this actually, because the latest MemChecker actually frees up more than half the Win7 memory problems, see it here in Action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0&feature=fvst





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  Reply # 313722 1-Apr-2010 09:17
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For those who didn't look at the frontpage (and seeing the lack of a link here would cause this thread go "WTF?" when read anytime in the future): http://www.geekzone.co.nz/nate/7181




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  Reply # 313723 1-Apr-2010 09:20
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Oh, makes so much more sense now! thanks MF :)




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  Reply # 313725 1-Apr-2010 09:23
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  Reply # 313726 1-Apr-2010 09:24
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freitasm: For those who didn't look at the frontpage (and seeing the lack of a link here would cause this thread go "WTF?" when read anytime in the future: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/nate/7181


Oops - sorry, should definitely have added that link.  I typically come in from the front page, so did not think about adding a link.

Thanks MF for adding the link into my post as I can no linger edit it.

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  Reply # 313760 1-Apr-2010 10:17
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DS248: Guess it must be 1 April http://www.geekzone.co.nz/nate/7181

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well, a little early for april fools, but actually this is, in a very abstract round-about way, true. 

look at services such as http://www.onlive.com/  where you can play up to date games, via the cloud, with only a basic PC.

http://www.onlive.com/service/how_onlive_works.html
    *  Connect to OnLive with your TV, PC or Mac® and start a game
    * Your game runs in a state-of-the-art OnLive game server center
    * OnLive connects you to game servers through the Internet, instantly sending your controller actions upstream and the results back downstream at blinding fast speeds
    * Enjoy ultra high-performance gameplay on your TV or entry-level PC or Mac


What if I want to play OnLive on my PC or Mac—what are the minimum specs?
Since the game is running in the OnLive data center, our system requirements are pretty low. All you need is a PC running a current version of Windows XP®, Vista®, or Windows 7®, or an Intel®-based Mac running a current version of OS X®.

sameprinciple applies with most cloud services.



IOW, with this kind of service, you can run programs that require a lot more RAM than you actually have, without having to install the RAM on your computer.

you aren't actually downloading RAM (of course!) but you are using RAM that is on another computer.

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  Reply # 313776 1-Apr-2010 11:05
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freitasm: True. Just don't try playing OnLive from a Telecom Big Time connection, right?


lol. hell no.

I supose unless onlive decides to locate some servers here in nz it's probably not worth botherng whatever plan you are on if you are palying a twitch game (FPS etc). ping would just be too high.

RPGs might be playable though.

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  Reply # 313809 1-Apr-2010 12:02
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For actual free RAM (in linux and yes, it's real) you want http://code.google.com/p/compcache/ :)
CPU time is cheap these days..

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  Reply # 313913 1-Apr-2010 14:48
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You mean Windows Vista/7 (ReadyBoost)?

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  Reply # 313957 1-Apr-2010 16:47
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First saw this referenced from news.google.co.nz


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