Re: The consumption myth
In a word, ofcoursefuckingnot.
475 posts • joined 10 Sep 2009
"It's not a cheap marvel: the Australian price of $AUD929 translates to $US829 or £517." "...it'll be hard to resist."
I suspect it will be quite easy to resist. My three-year-old Galaxy Nexus does everything I want and the battery lasts two days if I dim the screen as much as possible (20% left at the very end of an arduous day on the default settings). As once was noted, "There's a sucker born every minute," and I doubt the S5 will go completely unsold. Still, +500 quid is just idiotic for any PHONE. Not a laptop mind you, but just a bloody phone. Pfft.
What a fat load of bollocks. Bonus pools and noble sacrifices don't enter the picture where contractors are concerned. So your client is deciding to squeeze you on price? Fine, the project ends early at their behest and you find someone else who needs your help. And if that's not acceptable, you shouldn't be a contractor.
I'm sure any second you'll give some diatribe about the evils of capitalism and how contractors should unionize to fight such practices. Meanwhile, those people willing to contract their services are the very epitome of the capitalist that you hate so very much.
In a free economy (which doesn't exist anywhere, including the Internet), Vine is perfectly within their rights to define their business as they see fit. They also must suffer the consequences if the majority of their users go back to using YouPorn, PornHub, or XHamster instead.
In other news, the other 6.99999999 billion people on the planet didn't even notice.
One would assume this to be the case, but a grid of compute nodes as described could end up as a mix of processors, where specialization dictates the need. They do this already with on-board memory and graphics controllers, so it's not a far-fetched idea that you could have RISC and CISC on the same die, operating independently and/or in some joint mode.
Of course, the bigger question is really whether Intel could find any demand for this sort of thing in the mainstream. They certainly don't want to approach the market with the Son of Itanium, as it were (even though Intel-haters the world over would gleefully cheer such a move).
Short memory, eh? If you think that crony capitalism is a product of the last 40 years, you're sadly mistaken and quite naive. I suspect examples extend back 100s of years, but I know you can see the effects as early as 1929, once Herbert Hoover took over in the US and Ramsey McDonald came back into power in Britain.
Not that it will improve the numbers enough to make it commercial viable, you have to keep in mind that they're proposing arrays of the material, so that 1/2mw would certainly grow larger. You're also underestimating other available signals that would provide additional power. While not world-beating, that enough of a start to work on improving the efficiency and scope such that charging a phone might be possible, even if very slow.
Pfft...you can get imprisoned for looking or sounding Muslim. The reasoning doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme. The important thing is that those with power wield it for their own benefit at the expense of others. And how is this so much better than capitalism? Pink commie scum everywhere you look nowadays.
As every fule kno, the people who want workloads to be distributed actually distribute them from the get go, with apps appearing in both data centers in active-active fashion. There's far higher demand for this setup than the flexibility to move VMs at will.
Paris, who knows all about active loads...
And the prize to missing the point goes to:
"Central to the Robin Hood folks' logic is that there's such a thing as too much financial speculation."
Wrong. The central point of a transaction tax isn't to discourage investment. The central point is to vastly expand the tax base so large that the tax burden can exclusively rest on those who choose to undertake financial transactions. Whether the tax will have a deterring effect on investment is debatable, but irrelevant. No amount of discussions about tax policies or economics can ignore the overwhelming mathmatical support for moving to a transaction tax model exclusively. Note the work at http://www.thetransactiontax.org and http://www.apttax.com
Per the infamous John Galt:
"You have heard it said that this is an age of moral crisis. You have said it yourself, half in fear, half in hope that the words had no meaning. You have cried that man’s sins are destroying the world and you have cursed human nature for its unwillingness to practice the virtues you demanded. Since virtue, to you, consists of sacrifice, you have demanded more sacrifices at every successive disaster. In the name of a return to morality, you have sacrificed all those evils which you held as the cause of your plight. You have sacrificed justice to mercy. You have sacrificed independence to unity. You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. You have sacrificed happiness to duty.
You have destroyed all that which you held to be evil and achieved all that which you held to be good. Why, then, do you shrink in horror from the sight of the world around you? That world is not the product of your sins, it is the product and the image of your virtues."
Google is your friend. Regardless of your AGW point of view, don't stand in your bully pulpit, ranting like a denier or believer idiot when ten seconds of searching produces:
Pathetic? Likely, but the mirror isn't forgiving whether you bother to look into it or not. Geez.
A movement of 3 percentage points hardly qualifies as a "mood swing". To be fair, Yougov.com doesn't provide information on the accuracy of their poll. But based on some quick calculations for a sample size of 1000 in a country of 250000000 to 300000000 people, 3% easily falls within the confidence interval at 95% and 99%.
Nothing to see here; move along.
Relying on the hot trend of the day, I'm sure most of the systems will be available via VDI exclusively, so they can control and record everything someone is doing. Will that stop someone? Hahahaha, of course not. But it will set them up to buy the next big thing in IT controls before the end of the new contract, which means even more money.
If they were kind, HP would at least use Astroglide next time.
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