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10 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008

IBM opens up Power chips, ARM-style, to take on Chipzilla

solid gold suleyman

Re: Too Little, Too Late

I will give you at least one. The DCS220 and DSC260 digital cameras used MPC823 processors from Motorola (now Freescale), which had a PowerPC core.

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Google sacks Eric Schmidt memo leaker

solid gold suleyman
Paris Hilton

"The brightest, most capable group of this size ever assembled."

as compared to say, The Manhattan Project.

Paris, because she's on probation

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US census takers fight angry Americans for their data

solid gold suleyman
IT Angle

Cracked sense of entitlement to write excessively flowery journalism

I feel entitled to a firewall against the nuisance of articles by former census workers!

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Google open sources JPEG assassin

solid gold suleyman
Paris Hilton

Ahh, yes

If the quality is as good but 40% smaller, I'm all for it. It will cut the size of my pr0n partition. I don't care that Schmidt, Page, and Brin want to take over the world and probably have tracking codes inserted in the image format. Paris cuz, well, you figure it out!

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HP-Cisco split allows competitors to pick up pieces

solid gold suleyman

every year

we hear rumors a) that Cisco will kill the Cat6k series and b) new cards are just around the corner. The rumors seem to cancel out, and the Cat6k soldiers on. The chassis has had a long run, and purchased used, is still a good fit l for certain applications (like end of row switch for data center. I can't see them doing a new 1 gig card unless it offered EEE, and for 10 gig I imagine they would try to sell me a Nexus...

-SGS

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Google execs protest Italian guilty verdicts

solid gold suleyman
Unhappy

I wonder

if Google had apologized to the family, implemented a review system for its most popular or favorited videos* and made a donation to Vivo Down if this would have been resolved? seriously.

*I'd hate to have that job

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Woman sues rail line for 'exploding' toilet

solid gold suleyman
WTF?

leave a present for the next person!

Simple to avoid this, just don't flush, and if you're like the people at my company, don't even bother trying to hit the bowl beforehand.

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ARM wrestling: Apple iPad chip to overpower rivals?

solid gold suleyman
Paris Hilton

POWER

OK, one reason the G5 consumed so much power is IBM was lazy and synthesized the thing. IBM had people who did low power (PPC 4xx guys) but who got sold off to AMCC. The people who put the G5 together went down the P4 path.1

IBM royally @#$@#$ up the PPC. PA did full custom for many parts of their PPC chip and had efficient clock gating, lowering the power of the chip significantly but by the time it hit the market it was a vanity company for Dan. That product (PA6T-1682M) shipped though, Torben.

That said, why reinvent the wheel? Doing another PPC at this stage is a science project. Why not just do a multi-core ARM chip with full-custom where it helps your MIPS/watt and integrate the graphics stuff they bought?

Paris 'cuz after all these years I'd still like to royally

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solid gold suleyman
Pint

one point

Agreed but teams of 100s? No way. Teams of thousands.

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CherryPal out sweetens Apple with 2W, ultra-cheap PC

solid gold suleyman
Paris Hilton

@zxcvbnm - a little better than that.

400MHz PowerPC e300 dual-issue core with 32K caches is about the same as a 700-800MHz ARM 1136EJ-S. I'd buy one. It'd be a fun box to program.

Paris 'coz I'd like to hack her box, too.

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