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sprained fingers from hitting the fire button.
what happens when you run out of quarters?
But can it dog fight? What happens when the control is jammed or destroyed? The best tactical response to a drone is the destruction of it's satellite control. Gee, China is up to it's butt in ground to space anti-satellite missiles.
There will never......
be a 5g network.
a man walking on the moon.
be a sun setting on the British Empire.
Other infamous truths...
The check is in the mail.
You are the biggest.
You are the first.
The United States Supreme Court rejects the argument that reselling books and movies is a violation of Copyright. Once a product has been sold to an end user that user has the right to resell.
So what if DigitalRev is not "authorised". They have an opinion regarding the product and a right to be heard.
Hmmm.... When Sci-fi meets Sci-fact the clone of "Clonus Horror"...."The Island"
Okay so the storey is pastiche now that sci-fi is all grown up. But can we honestly say that a community of live clones providing body parts 'on-the-hoof" will never exist? "The Island" goes beyond entertainment much the same way that Soylent Green did with food shortages.
So shoe-horn "The Island" somewhere in that list even if only to serve as a warning what power and money is apt to do with exclusive life extending technology.
Why is it necessary to clone people? Unless you have a need to create Untermensch.
AMD missing something....
The problem with Tablets and mobiles is on-board storage. The poor solution now is "The Cloud". And evidentlly that is the new server market.
Personally I don't use, want or need the cloud. As my data and software does not need to be stored where I can not get at it or is not under my control. What I want is a "Personal Cloud". I want a microserver that can connect to my tablet or mobile and send me what I need. This server would be in my house and under my control. AMD is well suited to provide this product.
This does have to be anything more than a few terrabytes of storage with a 4g motherboard, maybe about the size of a couple of bricks.
Captain America is a juicer...
Captain America didn't go to the gym. He just got shot up with more steriods than Lance Armstrong.
The Cloud is your data held hostage.
How about a personal cloud. A small server with a 4g motherboard. An AMD SeaMicro board would do nicely. All your mobile, laptop and desktop devices would link to it for stored data.
Democratic business? LOL
A business is a model of fascism. And so is Facebook.
Just vote with your feet.
Titan use Opteron 6274 cpu's
The Oak Ridge Titan uses AMD 6274 cpu's one for one with the nVidia gpu's. Get it right.
Hmmmm.....will Google have a search tool that sorts by the most copyright infringement hits?
...if not then I guess Google becomes a thing of the past. Google is not the internet police. It is a search engine. When it stops being a search engine then folks will look for alternatives.
First Google sucks up to the Chinese and other abusive and repressive states. Now they suck up to the great satan: the MPAA.
Tablets were "invented" on Star Trek
The producers of Star Trek should sue Apple for infringing upon their tablet design. In fact they even called it a tablet. Or perhaps the estate of Gene Roddenberry should sue.
Apparently there is nothing so ferocious and feared as a wee 9 year old girl with her camera.
Martha Payne can now stand proudly in the company of other Scottish heroes as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace who I wager are all spinning in their graves at the antics of the lily livered pantywaists that their descendents have become.
I would imagine that Ms. Payne should have a right to photograph her food where ever it is doled out as a journalist. All she did was highlight the shame of her teachers.
Say it aint't so
Are you saying that industrialization and development threatens species sustainability? Get out!! Wow. Never would have thunk that.
How many boffins does it take to screw in a light bulb?
If it was Moore's Law then it would not have 10 years to go. It is Moore's observation.
Near Earth Orbit asteroids??? Are you nuts!
Take one NEO nudge it the wrong way and what you get is a 100,000 megaton kinetic impactor. If it doesn't smash the moon into bits then it will certainly smash the crap out of the earth.
Ever wonder why the dark side of the moon seems to have many more meteor craters than the earth side?
Avatar is the incorrect life imitates art self reference.
Every time I watch an Alien invasion movie I shake my head. All it takes is a few asteroids shot earthward a few hundred thousand kilometers per second to end all life ends fairly painlessly; for the aliens anyway.
And Cameron proposes to do that?
What a maroon, what an ignoranimous.
The enormous amounts of energy required can not be adequately controlled much less accurately directed.
Hey Cameron, don't listen to Billy Bob Thornton or Bruce Willis okay!
Hmmm... they could've come up with a better name!
How about Weyland Corporation.
So At&T offers to give you the keys to your own phone?
After the contract is over and you paid a huge premium to pay for the phone, does AT&T give you a discount for using your own phone?
New cell phone purchases are subsidized by monthly fees. Why don't those fees drop when the user has their own phone? Just another example of the mobile carriers ripping off the consumer.
hmmm...delay? How about it doesn't work.
AMD doesn't have those problems with Llano and Bobcat. Hmm....How about Intel graphics suck and Intel on-die graphics really suck?
Whoops there goes market share right to AMD!
The solution is simple
Apple should just buy ProView.
It's all about the arm rest.
When I take my seat the arm rest goes down and never goes back up. If they can not fit then too bad.
You are wrong.
If you are a rickshaw peddler and a fat person sat in your rickshaw charging them more is not discrimination, it is a surcharge.
"Nothing goes in the head unless you swallow it first."
Perhaps this needs to be included in the Blue Jackets manual.
"Ich bin ein Berliner" JFK in Berlin. There are those who will say that Kennedy actually said that he was a "Jelly Donut" too.
So Obama wants his Hawaiian roots to lean towards Asia. Well the Japanese certainly wanted Hawaii to be part of Asia!
X86 vs ARM RISC
The easiest way to keep beating on ARM is to simply evolve x86 to 128 bit. ARM software developerss just can't move that fast and really neither can ARM.
Evidentlly AMD Bulldozer may be AMD's choice to achieve 128 bit capability.
Larry Elison wants to buy everything in sight...
"Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reiterated his interest in buying a chip maker, but AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said his company is not for sale, though he would listen to offers."
Three months later Dirk Meyer was fired.
The year is not over yet. Larry could now buy AMD pretty dam cheap.
Lets get this straight.
AMD shows an INCREASE in sales SEQUENTIALLY of 4-6% (x4=16-20% year to year) and a slight decrease in operating margin.
So AMD continues to grow and be profitable DURING A RECESSION and that is a bad thing?
Paypal? are you nuts!
Paypal is a payment facilitator.
If there is any kind of problem they are NOT available to solve it.
I use Paypal with a credit card. If I have a problem I call my credit card company. Paypal was the spawn of EBAY, well known for it's customer disservice.
Oh yeah, just becasue I have a phone or tablet doesn't mean that I need to use it to buy my groceries.
All I want to do is make phone calls.
The graphics will still suck.
Koomey's Law?? Come on.
Over time, the need to use less silicon per cpu increases. Thats rav's Law.
Over time the cost to produce silicon increases demanding a smaller die size. The benefit other than cheaper chips per mm squared, is the Marketing suits get to claim that their chips are green.
The decreasing demand for low energy use is economic. Economic motivation is not a natural law as it is anthropocentric. In fact none of this is natural law. Just some moron wants to get is name attached to somebody else's mistaken belief that "it" is a law.
Actually AutoDESK just recompiled for APPLE O/S. How many years has it been?
Since you are NOT a CAD user you don't know how unstable AutoCAD C3D is running on WInVista and Win 7. It crashes constantly. So a new operating system running on CPU's that are not qualified by AutoDESk or Dessault Industries or any of the other real world design software developers is only asking for trouble.
Minimum qualification for Civil 3d is a 2.5 ghz cpu with discrete graphics and 2 gigs of ram (4 is better) and a 300 gig hard drive. There is no ARM cpu or ARM bus that is this capable.
Your criticism of my writing does not support your argument. It is only the criticism of a pompous butt.
RE: Point: MISSED
I do run CIVIL 3D on my notebook in the field and many other surveyors and Engineers do also, as well as other civil design, GIS and GPS post processing software (NOT APPS). ARM can't handle that workload that at a minimum requires a 2.5 ghz multi-core cpu and at least 2 gigs of ram (more is much better), not to mention a decent video cpu.
And it all runs fine on XP. Crashes constantly on Vista and not so much on 7 which only emphasizes the point that another O/S will not make life simpler and less expensive for the consumer.
And when AMD APU's start appearing in smaller more efficient notebooks then I'll load up my OEM WinXP (I've got a few stashed) and all my software and take an even smaller notebook into the field. And when I decide to upgrade my software at my schedule not when MS marketing tells me too, then I'll buy a new O/S. And you can bet that ARM RISC will not take a moment of my time. ARM RISC competing with x86 in the real world? Laughable.
THAT IS MY POINT.
And besides ARM is running off at the marketing mouth about how good it will be for laptops and desktops: NOT.
... and therein's the rub!
NEAR NATIVE SPEEDS. That translates to significantly less.
yes you have missed something
All the software that you know enjoy will not run on Windows 8 if you buy a notebook with an ARM cpu. But if you buy a notebook with an AMD APU or Intel CPU and run Windows 8 it will probably run fine. Maybe. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of the boys from Redmond.
Of course x86 apps will have to be recompiled for ARM...
...thats a no brainer.
Lets define some nomenclature first.
Software runs on x86 or computers for real world design and gaming, etc. Applications are tiny pieces of code written for ARM RISC.
In fact they are so tiny and insignificant that everybody in the world can't bring themselves to use the word application to describe them. So they are "apps". Which is an appropriate shortening of the word as that act of shortening further emphasizes an "app's" insignificance. Nobody is calling CATIA or MATH CAD a "soft". Hmmmm, it would be interesting to see how ARM benches Super-Pi. Not likely as it would have to be recompiled and debugged first.
Software like AutoCAD civil 3d which is barely stable on Windows 7 will never be compiled to run on an ARM RISC cpu.
What x86 developer is going to recompile and debug a few hundred thousand lines of code so that it can run unstably on a tiny little cpu in a hand held device that is barely readble and has no keyboard?
How many x86 developers recompiled their code to be PC and APPLE compatable?
And why is the industry so willing to allow ARM; this insignificant, puny, little ant of a cpu that status of usurper? Why is the industry so willing to go to the additional expense of compiling comaptible O/S's?
The thousand's of Legacy titles out that can run on Windows XP will be no longer viable in a Microsoft ecosystem native to ARM.
So basically the consumer is getting screwed again. At least Mac buyers chose to get hosed.
So the software that you now own running on whatever computer you use to read this will be dead in the water on Microsoft 8 if it's feeding an ARM RISC cpu.
So much for STANDARDS.
The Andrea Rossi ECat Cold Fusion Reactor will be demonstrated in the U.S. next month and NASA right now is testing a unit.
Why are we trying to build massive, big science power plants when LENR and fuel cells for individual use truly bring power to the people?
Oh gee whiz I know... MONEY. Somepbody has to spend it so somebody else can rake it all in.
AMD goes with an established industry insider. This is another first for AMD. No more home-grown maverick's.
HP makes a good Laptop. But I would never buy one. Why. They are too big, too clunky and too plastic. They are massive, like folding desktops! The perfomance is fine. But I would purchase Lenovo simply because of it's metal case, matte finish and much thinner form factor even with the same perfomrmance.
According to IBM...
the PC is dead. According to Lenovo, IBM is brain dead!
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