PS3’s firmware bug causes Bluray skipping or freezing

Hellboy tosses the baby into the air, winds up his grenade launcher, and the baby never comes down.  The movie has completely frozen.

Was the disc broken?  Was my PS3 dying?

Nope.  The latest firmware has trouble with a specific audio codecs on the 60gig fat PS3’s.

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PSN Trophies: Pain vs. Uncharted


With Sony releasing Trophy support for their console, some games in your backlog may be getting patches to add the support in.

Pain has new set of trophies, completely unrelated to the ones you may have been earning in game already (also called trophies).  The in-game trophies unlocked new skins for the primary character, while the Playstation Trohpies are added to your Trophy Score.  The Playstation Trophies are only mentioned in your PSN Trophy case and there is no mention of them in the game.

Uncharted also had a built-in unlock system.  They unlocked various extra information, artwork and other unlockables.  They are built into the game and interface.  However, you must earn them again if you have unlocked them already.

So, which system do you prefer?  Games that patch to offer new trophies and assume the old were already achieved, but add clutter to the interface?  Or games that patch into their more elegant pre-built-in system, but requiring a replay through the game?

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Who crunches numbers better? PC, Mac, PS3?

Number Munchers

Who crunches numbers better? PC, Mac, PS3?

PC running as a hackintosh, PS3 running a linux variant (unbuntu, or yellowdog?), and the mac running whatever the newest version is, because Steve Jobs told you these new features are needed.


So, I’m looking for the best workstation style flops/$ for parallel computing. Any suggestions? 8 cores good, 16 better. I was thinking of going with a Mac Pro for $2800. 8×2.8 GHz Harpertown cores & 2 GB ECC RAM. Student discount takes off another 10-20%.


Hello Mr Seth,Have you thought about getting a ps3 for your project? The PS3 has about 200 gflop from the cpu PlayStation 3’s Cell CPU achieves 204 GFLOPS single precision float, maybe 15 for double precision, while a 8 core is around 50 gflop.

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