AMD has to get several things right about the products it’s launching today, because the competitiveness of the entire HD 7000 series hangs on its success. First, it needs to create a sizable performance jump, over the previous generation Radeon HD 6800 series; second, its new chip has to prove Graphics CoreNext as being a viable investment for AMD by meeting some basic cost/performance, performance/die area, and performance/Watt figures. VLIW4 had a very short stint before Graphics CoreNext..
Rebellion was built on a lie, Bran explained to Sam. Didn kidnap my aunt or rape her. He loved her. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (CNN) Among the flowers and plants in Marie Monville’s sunny yard sits a rosebush, a gift from her first husband, Charlie.A few years ago, Monville painstakingly unearthed the roots and transplanted the bush from her old house 10 miles away a house that Charlie had thrown into tumult and grief.The bush’s prickles recall the pain she and her family have endured, Monville said, and its peach colored blossoms offer a yearly reminder that God creates new life from old.After years of silence, Monville is now telling a story of her own.It’s the story of how a milkman’s daughter became a murderer’s wife, and how she found a divine calling after a devastating tragedy.”If this wasn’t my life,” Monville said during a recent interview in her kitchen, family pictures smiling from the fridge, “I never would have expected it to look this beautiful.”On October 2, 2006, Charlie Roberts then Monville’s husband burst into a one room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, with a handgun, a 12 gauge shotgun, a rifle, cans of black powder, a stun gun, two knives, a toolbox and restraint devices.Roberts ordered a teacher, a teacher’s aide and the boysto leave, then bound 10 young schoolgirls and lined them up against the blackboard.He boarded the windows, apparently preparing for a long siege, but as police surrounded the schoolhouse, Roberts shot all 10 girls before killing himself. Five girls died; the others were severely wounded.The gentle, quiet man who had shared Monville bed, children and life was now a mass murderer, guilty of unfathomable evil.In mere hours, Monville lost her husband, and her children lost their father. Her close knit community was terrorized and her family name disgraced.
In the case of Earth, it is likely we had a somewhat dense CO2 (and initially H2) atmosphere more the one Venus still has. Most of the carbon was sequestered (taken up and hidden away) by the crust and mantle (aided by plate tectonics), and the oxygen was similarly sequestered in rocks, water and later a large part of the atmosphere again. Venus was too hot to do any of that, and seems to have lost its hydrogen (and so water) to space..