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* Posts by Modeller

6 posts • joined 1 Aug 2007

Krzanich: NO new Intel 14nm Broadwell chip for YOU, world, until 2014

Modeller

re: [no] laptops with Haswell (22nm) processors available to buy

Haswell architecture is employed in new desktop CPUs (LGA1150 socket), as well as in laptop and low-power applications.

> Unless machines with Haswell processors are widely available

Yes, they are. In fact, I has just bought a PC based on i5 4670k ("4th gen" or Haswell arch).

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'SHUT THE F**K UP!' The moment Linus Torvalds ruined a dev's year

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Linux

you still haven't learnt the first rule of kernel maintenance?

What is the first rule of kernel maintenance?

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Four in ten Brits have had to change all their passwords to foil crooks

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Black Helicopters

Statistics & lies

"The GetSafeOnline.org survey showed that almost one in five (19 per cent) have lost money as a result of cyber criminals. ... a successful attack costing, on average, £247 per person."

So really, an average cost of a cyber attack is £247*(chance to get robbed = 0.19) = £46.93. Not much. Certainly not enough to justify the inconvenience of changing passwords regularly.

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Game designers deconstruct their 'art'

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Pirate

Duh

I only tried to play Oblivion and had finished Follout III. Frankly, the story of both games did not impress me much. Nice graphics in Fallout III, but this is not the fault of the game designer.

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AMD: 'At heart, we're a design company'

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Dead Vulture

Dead end

Dessau: "the speed of the processor no longer determines the experience of the end user"

This guy is delusional. Just because it costs more than ever to develop a new manufacturing process that makes chips faster does not mean users do not want faster processors. I, for one, want a CPU that is 10 times faster. I do not want 10 slow CPUs on one die as a substitute.

Previously, part of the profit generated by selling older generation chips went to subsidise the development of faster, newer generation of semiconductors. It may seem sub-optimal to a marketing person like Dessau, obviously he wants to concentrate on profit generation, not development, but let us see where this fab-lessness leads.

The costly process development is outsourced to The Foundry. Why would The Foundry want to spend billions upon billions of $ to create a process comparable to the latest Intel or IBM process? It is not where the profit lies. The most profitable are one-generation-older chips, I think. So a design company like AMD would not be able to make a CPU faster than Intel's, unless AMD pays same billions to The Foundry for development. If it does not, it would have to design chips using old technology. This would mean an end of AMD as a competitor to Intel on the "fastest CPU" market. We'll be stuck with Intel's monopoly.

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Alienware Area-51 m9750

Modeller

Heat?

It is all interesting, but how hot does it get after 5 hours of gaming? Will it only burn palm of your hands or will it burn through the table top as well :) ?

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