15 posts • joined Wednesday 7th March 2012 03:24 GMT
Re: A couple of picoseconds? Really?
Maybe that misunderstanding is why C++ is such a dog ass slow and bloated beast. I thought it was more incompetence than ignorance....
Re: Not Intels fault this time!
I am certain intel would love to do that, especially given Apple’s history of kindly forgiving vendors who ship shit to them. If it weren’t for the miserable performance of every other PC manufacturer, I’m sure intel would be using its classic vendor support - you are on your own.
An implied pressure to intel comes from ARM, and that people are whispering about ARM Macs, which have doubtlessly been produced in evaluation samples - that is what product research does, after all. Apple went from 65xx, 680x0, PPCn, to x86; to think that x86 is the last stop is foolish. At least the last two transitions were due to supplier fuck up.
[big brother, for the next set of ads ]
While a rose may smell as sweet, it seems a pundit gets a boost from el reg if their name elicits a giggle from pubescent boys.
I’m not complaining. It would be a better world if all the press personalities had 3rd class porn star names. It would be appropriate.
Why are the register pundits themselves given risque pseudonyms? Its not for lack of material and puerility...
This topic really brings out the odious cranks.
The best living laboratory of the consequences of a less diverse genetic pool can be found amongst the surviving royals and other aristocrats. Somehow, despite generations of carefully selected traits, we have come up a bit shy of the eugenic ideal of superman. To be fair, a lot shy.
Given the shoddy make-up of most of these individuals, it is tempting to say it is time to give the druggies and abusers a shot at it; but I suspect that might have been the problem in the first place.
“...if an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us...”
Wouldn’t this require a time machine? I’m not a US biologist, or anything like that, but I would think that if anyone, from any point in the past, constructed a working time machine, he would be the brightest person alive.
Even if he was thick, he would be able to use his invention to eliminate the competition and safely secure the smartest person award.
I think Mr Crabtree should stick to his eugenics work and leave the space-time business to others more skilled in the art.
love the trust chart...
TV weather reporters are more trusted than the President, the Opposition and the news reporters? Sure, trust could mean, ‘trust’, as in ‘I trust him to be wrong’ [ eg, PM ]. How could 60% of people avow trust in a weather reporter, especially with respect to weather-related information [ ie. climate]? Put another way, politicians and news reporters have a lot to be ashamed of.
Paris, because they are all ____!
I would be surprised if Apple hadn’t built just about every conceivable size of slab (and phone, for that matter) to see what the trade-offs are.
It is one thing to think that 7 inches isn’t enough, but it is far better to try as many sizes as you can to see what the best fit is.
If their technology is that advanced....
Why haven’t they cracked ‘English’? It is like looking at Star Trek, 200+ years in the future, and the best cure they have for baldness is stapling some retrievers fur to the captains head?
Do we have any history on this groups predictions? What did they predict, 10 years ago, about today?
It would be awful to have to put your name behind such outrageous guesses, and I would guess only drooling crack heads would. Does pcmag not get to contribute to the panel?
Paris; the patron saint of drooling crack heads.
That is some chart!
What, pray tell, is the point of assigning numbers to that awkwardly drawn depiction of twilight at the foothills?
Why, in Q2/2010 did HTC appear twice, once up at the top with either 10 or 100 percent market share; but also at the bottom as a little ‘snow cap’ on Nokia? Was there a joint venture; or just an over-jointed artist?
Why would Asymco want to assert its copyright on this low definition Rorschach test inspired doodle?
Re: Balanced reporting
The balancing is frightening me. El Reg was one of few reasonable outlets to maintain the ostrich position on this issue. Does this shift towards balance signal a greater threat exists? I'm not very comfortable with that.
ps: You should package an publish the whole comment section from article as a case study in reading comprehension. It is quite stunning, and mostly stunned.
Do you approve of the company you work for?
It would be interesting to see the relationship....
Love el reg
I enjoy reading the failed prognostications of iSupply, Gartner, and the like in your journal. Hubris-in-flames is always amusing. Any chance you could find a bright young thing to amass a sort of meta-study of these sooth sayers?
Being ADD, I would like a simple rating number, a BS-factor, which could be stamped onto any PR from the high tech weathermen. Maybe Gartner, for a fee, would do a report on how accurate their predictions are?
is there anything they can't do?
I wonder if they will devise a way that you can intermix letters, punctuation and digits without having to shift attention away from the task at hand.
I've always hoped for a device that could let you transcribe ideas quickly and without distraction.
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