No need for a trial
This looks like civil asset forfeiture or just abuse of power...
1267 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009
Most patents these days, sadly, are quite suspicious.. and are there more to raise the cost of entry to the market you just created.. even if the patent itself is obvious.
There is one such patent that I appear as co-author.. and while it was/is a good idea, I don´t think a patent should have been granted.. but if was filed and was granted.
That is why the coercion/blackmail worked!
If I had to choose at the time between Intel giving me money, or being denied sales/highly increased prices for Intel for using AMD, I would have only one option as a computer maker: go Intel.
right now companies are buying for their data-centres more expensive, higher power using less performant Intel bases servers.. and while the excellent Intel management might have part to do with this as it reduces the TCO, for many of them it does not make sense.. yet they buy Intel!
Plenty of security software has been proven to have backdoors, and published here at The Reg.
Is is publicly KNOWN to have backdoors on purpose? No, but think about this: the US government can demand these backdoors to be present, with a gag order, and Intel (or any other US based chip company) would have to comply.
Do I think they have backdoors? It makes sense to think that there are ways for them to hack the system. And the secure enclave is one of the best targets.
Same for China, don´t get me wrong, they could also put backdoors/difficult to find vulnerabilities.
There are, of course, many other places to put backdoors-compromises, like UEFI, etc etc.
And the result is that the police can release you "under investigation" for the rest of your life and put arbitrary restrictions to your life, or expel you without trial.
some Reg readers have been released like that.. for YEARS (not me..).
I would rather have the us version of privacy, just remove the Civil Forfeiture bullshit.
It seems to me that they are about a year late into the game.. AMD provides x86 compatibility with more performance.. and they will ship "mid 2020".. so they can barely compete with 2019 product and obviously not 2020 product.. so they will have to compete on price.
I fully expect their integer performance to be low.
Anyway, all competition is good, and I hope the best for them.
Link to cloudflare´s analysis:
It was a good product in 2000.
Right now, it is obsolete, slow, etc.
There are many reasons to still use it.. but it is way too expensive for what it is.. using a supported version of postgresql is way cheaper and you get more for your money... plus you can also design products not to use Oracle but rather way faster alternatives... if you know what you are doing.
The problem is who makes the decisions, and that is the bean counters, as long as they call the shots and are not just giving suggestions, Boeing is doomed.
And as the directors are either smoke and mirror sales teams or bean counters and they are not going to fire themselves, they need the US to wage a trade war with the EU and China, otherwise they have a big problem.
I dont see LIDAR being the future.. what we need is decent processing.. we don´t have LIDAR, yet we drive with way less processing power than a modern ARM processor.
If you think about it, we humans just use two cameras (AKA eyes) plus object recognition to determine distance from objects.. and we should be able to do the same with cars, hence no LIDAR needed.
Most development these days takes place using a laptop with 16-32GB of ram, and i7 or i5, SSD(s) and two external monitors, 22" or 24".
I would say that is the standard... and essentially what I use at work.
For my own dev/play time I use a desktop.. and yes, it is better, but not so much better.
As for noise.. no way a dektop makes less noise.. on the contrary, it makes way more noise: active fans on PSU, and 65/95W TDP at the very least
Brexit voters feeling the pain is not a big concern for me, a dirty immigrant.
But while the leave areas and demographics are the ones that are feeling it more, it is not only people who voted for this who are being impacted, and I do try to feel bad about it.
I would say that the worst problem this arises is not economic. It is a big divide in society.
What aboit using well known and understood libraries/frameworks for this? I a quite keen on using standards for these things, as more people have looked at the problem, and if there are problems, it has greayer chances of being detected.
So, essentially, the same reason you should not use your own random number generator or cryptography.
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