Re: Anone surpised?
I doubt envisaged properly captures the visions that those dupes were experiencing.
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Are nipping at the heels of circa 2000 MicroSoft. Bad idea layered upon bad idea, holes plugged with inscrutable goo, no traceability, vendors sidelined by the whims of their suppliers.
When people say ARM/RISC-V/... will never become mainstream serious, look to how intel completely lost their mind in a bid to shutdown competition. In the unlikely event that there was ever a full investigation of everything from Spectre forward, I am sure you will find a circa-1998 internal email saying something along the lines of "... and if we just ignore the privacy violation and speculatively treat the first level cache as a virtually indexed cache, we will hit 90% of mips/sparc/dec/... ", each of whom knowingly did the right thing.
At a point, it doesn't matter if the intel X is 1000x the ARM Y If the intel X is only suitable for hobby computers, it will inevitably find its niche.
Certainly; on a daily basis google's insights target me with ads for hot women in a town 650 km from where I live, that I have never physically been within 250 km of. It does happen to be where my ISP's head office is, so sure that is a point of confusion. A bit of a paper tiger.
Asymmetric multiprocessing has been implemented for years; and if you look at a cheap x86 core as an x86 accelerator which you turn on and off as you need it, it doesn't clobber your power budget. From a technical perspective, the x86 doesn't need to run darwin code itself -- it can run as a slave to the arm cores.
"One of those tasks is manipulating lots of files": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_File_System
"Terminals & shells": Are you sure IOS doesn't do that? I have applied at least one jailbreak that gave me a root shell (bash). It is pretty surprising what is in there. It isn't a simple embedded OS by any measure.
Macos and I*os are just packaging options for the same system software. Apple can always add packaging options and could even make something ridiculous like an x86 iphone. But an arm-laptop would substantively cut the BOM for computer.
The i*OS are all based on the same kernel as macos -- darwin. Do you imagine that some apple engineer thought one day "hey, I'm going to cross compile the toolchain and run them on my ipad?"; even if just for kicks? The Ipad has enough ram, cpu and storage to use as a dev machine; why wouldn't they?
Geekbench disagrees with you. The A13 single core beats the i9-9900 by about 7%. The multi-core is quite a bit different, but heat dissipation is a big issue; if you exclude imac and mac pro; the macbook pro (8 core) has about a 50% lead; but still has a lot better heat dissipation than an iPad.
Do remember, Apple make in-house designed ARM CPUs, that are quite a bit different from the more generic line.
"... Linux, being a niche product, did not attract hacker attention..."
This myth was from MicroSofts talking points on why Windows had so many problems; the implication that it is being victimized because of its own success. In marketing innovation, it is a coup worthy of Jobs: blend a little bit of fact, a mirror, and some smoke, and whoosh a whole new story.
"Features" of windows, such as the ability to attach lumps of executable code to emails, and have LookOut! helpfully run them on the recipients machine with no action on behalf of the recipient, are more the cause of windows success than the product of it. Of course, no other vendor would dream of doing something so irresponsible. Had they known they would be richly rewarded, they might have.
The central architecture of running untrusted lumps of data, and opening vast kernel attack surfaces, was what made it the favoured hacking target; it was so easy school children were routinely producing malware for it. The fact that you could spread your malware to just about any machine you could find was merely a bonus.
So, if I were looking for a job, where would I find this job board? Some people suggest turning off ad blockers; and I did launch a throw-away profile for you site but still can't find this thing....
I know google has messed up the traditional relationship where the people advertising pay to attract attention. By chewing on the stick at both ends they have maximized short term gain at the cost of zero loyalty. You have my loyalty, and I think a few others too. Is this the best example to follow?
Intel have been dickheads about licensing their cores into architectures that would suit embedded machines, such as cell phones, tablets, etc... This leave it to beaver(ton) attitude has surely cemented their enormous success in the mobile market.
They aren't the only moghuls on the hill. Not all ARM licensees are created equal, so while some have to struggle to minimize the royalties they have to pay the japanese banks, others can put as many as they want on an SOC without affecting the bottom line at all. A more flexible arrangement permits using say an intelligent component in a place where you might think a dma controller or iommu might live. Distributing io resources in this way permits much higher io bandwidth with much less power, greater security. and a better design.
One of the promises of a truly open architecture is that designers are not hampered by penny-pinchers. There have been *open* designs in the past, for example Sun threw one edition of SPARC over the wall, but this isn't really *open source*, it is *abandonware*. Open source is all about the future.
Anything could go open source, but often the embarrassment isn't worth the gain. In the last few years, we have been privy to some of intel's stupendously bad engineering decisions. Anybody peeking in wonders is it possible to run mission critical code on x86 cpus at all?
Case in point -- treat the L0 cache as a virtual cache. Unless you have spent time in this area, it is tough to parse, but the basic idea is this: in a physical cache, you have to wait until the mmu-hardware validates the address, loads its physical translation, then push that translation into the cache(s) to see if the memory is instantly available.
Many RISC architectures had recognized the latency in this, so used a virtual zero level cache, so they could spit the program address into the cache int parallel with the mmu, thus reducing the latency. These architectures used "address space identifiers" to segregate the virtual cache for protection.
Intel noticed that *most* of the time, the lower N bits of Virtual Address == lower N bits of Physical Address, so shipped a masked Virtual address into the level 0 cache at the same time as waiting for the mmu to respond. Thusly, they simulated the performance gain of a virtual cache, with the maintenance simplicity of a physical cache, at only the cost of surrendering the privacy of all programs.
They did try and pour all of their intelligence into the OS, and that didn't really turn out so well. Whether it was a shortfall of intelligence, or something else, it became a hostile goo. A benefit of the Azure model is to use software that actually works without admitting it isn't theirs. This will only last until pride forces them to put host the print services on their own software, thus joining little pools of hostile goo into an ocean of it. Heady days.
I am deploying a cloud based coffee service to eliminate elaborate on prem coffee production. Soon you will tap a coffee icon, and your cloud provider constructs and transports your preferred beverage to your desk. It will save so much money and energy, I might be able to sell carbon offsets.
There is no collision-proof car, but a consistent handling car with strong braking capacity and minimal distractions can find a larger class of drivers who will be able to avoid accidents than a rolling travesty duck taped to a video game. IMHO, and with apologies to model-x owners.
Sure that free version of "final cut" is going to wreck your life; but there is a big difference between installing a free version from some dodgy site and being pwned because your email client helpfully ran a little attachment as a mail notification service.
More like Not Even If; Newt is a very smart and savvy politician(*); he knows that simply isn't true as the US has few friends, and even those are distrustful. While the various camps want to place the blame for that solidly on the other camp; I am sure it is the oscillation that causes the distrust. The policies of the earnest are undone by the disingenuous and vice versa. You can only trust the US so far, where "so far" means less than 4 years.
(*) Sascha Cohen made many very smart people look like fools; and good on him. Newt was not one of those. If you watch the Ali-G interview you see Newt figure it out 15 seconds in, then he treads carefully to make sure he leaves no idiotic soundbite behind. Although I personally despise the ideas that Newt caters to, I gained a healthy respect for the mans BS detector.
Apple is worth somewhere around 1.5T$ now.
The core foundation of Apple's software technology came from the prophets at Xerox 40 years ago; I think they got a pizza and some beer for it.
Shortly before that, HP repeatedly rejected a product design for a small computer system from one of its employees. That design became the first Apple computer.
I hope HP gets it together, because when these two clown cars link together to form a clown train, there is no guessing what future derailments are in store.
Is that you Elon?
Are you sure they are "second-to-none", better than "Black-Box" flight data recorder. That sounds a little hyperbolic, a little, uhh, musky. Are the data recorders in trains inferior to those in Teslas? Busses? Trucks? Ships? Rockets? Are the unfiltered (ie. no software) sensor values captured by the recording system? Oh, no, you mean it is just a glorified syslogd? I suppose that is second to none, if none litterally means none what so ever.
If Tesla says .... Tesla are a subsidy whore and run an operation that is almost entirely based upon market perception. Tesla is ' worth ' more than GM + Ford combined, except that GM's real estate holdings alone are worth more than Tesla and its next 25 years of sales, even assuming that it reaps 100% profit.
Honestly, it is a requirement that all cars have this logging capacity; but logging off the can bus means there has already been a layer of software interpretation, which makes it all very suspect.
I don't think being able to playback a recording of "I don't understand" in 21 languages qualifies as support....
I think Bixby's real failing is a shortage of misogynist stereotypes, with amazon, google and apple having taken shop-a-holic, gossip and air-head (ir)respectively.
Try profiles. It takes a bit of work, but you can partition the sites you visit into different privacy classes then launch browsers as needed.
I don't know that its necessary. Without taking any extraordinary effort to hide, various web sites try to entice me with effortless hookups in Chatham (Ontario, CA). Good for them, I am in Canada, given that I mainly type in English, with enough French thrown in to be pretentious and the odd British spelling, it didn't exactly take Sherlock to spot that. I am not in Chatham, have never been to Chatham, and could just barely drive there in a day.
My ISP is in Chatham, I suspect that is the confusion; however I do not hide that I want to shop at the local IKEA, RONA or Canada Computers (not the most creative bunch), and every time I visit the respective websites, I seem to have to adjust my preferred store to be nowhere near Chatham.
All said, I have nothing against Chatham, and maybe this is part of a concerted effort to indoctrinate me in some Bacchanalian counter culture. A bit more likely is that all this tracking software is about as good as the rest of the software in the world. If I switch my cellphone to FIDO, will g00gle start pushing dog ads at me? Hookup with wild bitches in Chatham?
Did Dell drop the lawsuit because they realized that if they won, they would be out of pocket? How did Acers wind up?
Since (Sony, Toshiba) sell computers as well as source optical drives, did they sue themselves? [ with acknowledgement to 'the rutles' ]
HP pays sony $50 for a dvd-drive; puts it in machine, charges customer $100 for it. Judge says sony was gouging, forces sony to give HP back $15 per drive. HP’s net cost drops to $35, so HP should only have charged customer $70. Does HP now reimburse its customer for over-charging? If 100% markup is fair; then HP should give every customer $30.
HP, arguably, suffered no harm from the collusion, presuming that dell, gateway, ... were also suffering from this cartel. The actual victim was the customer, who got to pay both Sony’s inflated price and HP’s inflated markup of that price. Really, this is not an anti-trust victory, but a cash grab by HP.
I doubt HP just ate the inflated price of the devices; it most likely passed it on, with a generous markup to its customers. Could HP end up losing money because of having to reimburse the marked up amounts?
I know, justice is more selectively blind than that; but HP isn’t the hero here.
Not just Lewis; A O. kept on writing articles featuring opinions of disgraced deniers; as well as half-witted economic treatises that would embarrass a 1st year. Search “global warming” if you don’t believe me, you can simply jump to 2013 and read the shit show.
They should be fired for stupidity and hubris. Whatever pictures tickle their whatever is not salient; that they were not only using the company resources for their fetish, but also making the maintenance of that fetish part of the responsibility of IT is pompous buffoonery. While we didn't toss tea into the great lakes (unlike our neighbours, we are not tossers), we don't take kindly to pomposity. We routinely eject PMs over it; so this tiny pond wanker should be gone before the moderators approve this.
Hey Cheech (Harold), do you think people would like a lo-rider scooter.
Yeah man (kumar), we could make them wicked cool.
Lets get some money and rock this thing.
Hey Chong (kumar), do we know how to make those scooters?
No man, we smoked all the cash. I don't think we can make them.
Yeah man, uh, lets move on.
" a good product sells itself .." I worked for two companies that seemed to have good products that believed that BS ( Sun Micro, QNX Software). Both floundered into dust before being sucked up into vacuums. I worked for one fruit vendor that knew that with good sales and marketing you can even sell a book about your sales and marketing.
AGPSI has to be about the stupidest traps that any engineering company can fall into; and so many do because they are dumb enough to believe everybody is just like them. At one point QNX was penning an advert (I hope it never came to life) with a tagline about QNX being the OS for people who knew how to program their VCR. Can you imagine? From that moment on, all my e-devices flashed 12:00 unless they could figure it out themselves. Sadly, the fruit vendor was the one that figured that out. sigh.
Maybe some simple switches & sockets which communicate over the mains running through the building, and a sort of gateway that could present a reasonable schema of the building to whatever software framework or infrastructure you desire. Dirt simple addressing, maybe just rocker switches or dials on the endpoints. Doesn't sound tough; maybe $40-50 per switch/socket/...
If only we could go back to the mid seventies and standardize such a thing....
Your premise is deeply flawed. In the first place, there is no quantitative means to establish healthier; so any labeling attempt of the sort would just open lawsuits. In 20 years we might be able to definitively say healthier, but even then, there are so many variables.
Is the nutritional virtue of meat strained? Is Kobe beef healthier than Kentucky-meth-addict raised beef? Grain fed, milk fed, mutton-brain fed? Does it make a difference in the product. Nobody knows to establish a meat health scale; but I will likely take a pass on mutton-brain fed or meth-addict raised.
Processed is a weasel word. Domestic animals, are not at all natural; they are the product of 100s of generations of genetic engineering (mainly artificial selection). That is a lot of processing, and that's is before baby future steak gets her first taste of industrial nutrition and medicine. Everybody points at hot dogs as processed and Kobe as natural; but that is not at all true, hot dogs are just a little more processed than Kobe. I don't advocate eating the nitrate doused bits scraped off the killing floor; but processing isn't the problem.
If we were genetically suited to eat cows or sheep, those cows and sheep no longer exist. We have replaced them with something we have no reason to believe is compatible with our genetics. Comparatively, mashing some peas, oil, fiber and starch to make a beyond burger pretty innocuous.
That EFF will end up defending such a deplorable organisation isn't without precedent. Long ago, Dennis Miller griped about having to go to the wall to defend Two Live Crew on freedom of speech. Couldn't we get to defend Hendrix or something. The sad thing is that defending something you like is no test of your mettle; defending something you abhor is.
Red Light Cameras. I first thought they were something else entirely. They detect motion in an intersection during the time all lights are red; photographing the "offenders" license plates as evidence that they ran a red.
These are a specific case of why the general idea of robotic law enforcement is a bad idea. Our laws and regulations are not refined enough for a mechanical interpretation.
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