I got my little sister a pink Dvorak keyboard. She is SO pissed at me! Especially because I was having trouble getting it to work with her computer, so I took her computer to trouble shoot it. I've had peripheral issues with her computer in the past. It turns out it's the room. Both the keyboard and the computer work fine outside of the room. And her VGA monitor has a ton of interference in the room too. Now I've got to trouble shoot the room.
I think games would take much better advantage of high core counts if they took a haiku/BeOS approach to multithreading. For goodness sakes! It always comes as a complete surprise to game devs when a new higher core count CPU releases. And it often takes them years to catch up. If they really can't figure out how to take advantage of those cores, they should just add more ACTUAL simulation. Predetermined break points are cool and all, but things breaking one way is only interesting for so long.
Not really a linux thing, still a little computer related:
I just spent two days trying to diagnose a check engine light on a '93 chevy pickup truck. It turns out the previous owners replaced the 4l60-E electronic automatic transmission with a Custom High Performance Turbo 400. The Turbo 400 is fully mechanical, and therefore didn't have a solenoid control plug. The reason the check engine light was on was because the truck's computer was freaking out because it couldn't find the transmission.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..