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    Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb | VailDaily.com

    BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts is buying Whistler Blackcomb, the 8,000-acre ski resort in British Columbia, in a deal worth about $1.1 billion, it was announced Monday morning. The deal offers

  • 2 years ago
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    Arapahoe Basin expansion plan cleared by White River National Forest

    The White River National Forest has issued a Final Environmental Impact Statement approving Arapahoe Basin ski area’s plan to develop 338-acre of expert terrain and add new chairlifts as well…

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    We've seen that prohibiting adults from a product, or vice for that matter, doesn't actually reduce health or societal damages as a result of it's prohibition. In the case of tobacco, education resulting in cultural and political awareness of the damaging effects of tobacco has done the lion's share of reducing tobacco use in general rather than restricting access. That and vice taxation as well, I reckon. Look at alcohol, age restricted sales, and use among those 18-21 is literally out of control of the education message because of a cultural effect that results in an unintended consequence. Users in that age group are likely to disregard the messages discouraging use and abuse because they consider the whole message hypocritical. I am actually in favor of reducing the age restriction on alcohol to 18 (I mean if these adults can die in the military and vote for office, surely we can expect them to be able to join the rest of adult society in imbibing a drink here and there). That cultural expectation cannot be reinforced in the current paradigm because those in that age group discard the cultural/political message about the dangers of alcohol use and abuse offhand because they are being unfairly excluded from those certain liberties.

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  • 3 years ago
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    For all the bad press the Mexican government gets, from rampant corruption to blatant nepotism and so on, their disaster preparedness and response programs are some of the best in the hemisphere. They might have overreacted to Patricia, but with it's rapid strengthening there was no way to predict where it would have fallen and they evacuated tens of thousands of people from areas that ended up barely affected. Some 4500 homes were leveled during the storm though, and nobody died as a direct result of the storm due to the extensive evacuations even in remote areas. Now the cleanup is underway and infrastructure should come back online shortly.

  • 3 years ago
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    LATEST: Early October Snow Blankets the San Juans

    The San Juans of southern Colorado received quite the treat over the past two nights as an early-season storm blanketed the high peaks with fresh snow. Ski Patrol at Silverton Mountain was even able to bust out the skis to make a few turns!

  • 3 years ago
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    right click, inspect element delete the code for the "roadblock" highlight text

    fuck you seekingalpha.com

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    DirectX and "Writing to the metal"

    When comparing performance, many people have noted that game consoles, especially Sony's (NYSE:SNE) Playstation 4, are capable of creating a very impressive experience in spite of using hardware that is several generations behind what is currently available as graphics hardware in the PC market. The advantage is in the lower cost of building consoles over PCs for games.

    Additionally, games that were simultaneously developed for PC and PS4/Xbox One have tended to have more glitches. Time Warner's (NYSE:TWX) Batman: Arkham Knight was a classic example of the problems that programmers have faced trying to optimize the game on what should have been easily more powerful hardware. But even on cards that cost $600, the game would stutter and crash during dramatic moments.

    This happens because there are all those hardware possibilities with the PC market. But with consoles, every one of them has the exact same hardware in each box. Software programmers can optimize the code that they are writing knowing that the outcomes will be uniform across the board, and will not have as many problems with bugs. They call this "Writing to the metal" internally. The longer a console has been in the marketplace, the better programmers become at making it more efficient.

    Microsoft started to address this issue with DirectX a number of years ago. They started helping 3D hardware manufacturers like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Radeon (NASDAQ:AMD) create standards for what they were releasing. As the years passed, each of these companies was able to write closer and closer to the metal.

    And that's as far as I could get...

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