- Jan 29, 2006
- 9,066 (2.07/day)
- My house.
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430|
|Cooling||Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU|
|Memory||2GB G.Skill DDR2 800|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600|
|Storage||WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.|
|Display(s)||Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900|
|Case||Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).|
|Audio Device(s)||Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).|
|Power Supply||ThermalTake 430W TR2|
|Software||XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.|
Every once in a while, a market research group or two will bother to determine just how the general populace of the internet will respond to certain types of media. This most recent market research shows that most people using the internet are more likely to possess the qualities of an ADHD riddled 5 year old, and only spend a few minutes on a web page before switching tasks. This does not help advertisers, who would rather users take a slow, mellow approach to the internet, and notice all the subtle nuances embedded in the website designed around making the user buy some trinket or another. Instead, they have to deal with a crowd that is suspicious of anything that tries to get the user to spend more than the absolute minimum required time looking at a web page. The conclusion to this study said that most web page authors really ought to keep fancy widgets to themselves, and merely facilitate what the user is really trying to do, whatever that may be.