ChromeOS is A WEB BROWSER, so it makes fucking absolutely no difference what the instruction set of the CPU is.
No problem. Also my above reply was pessimistic, better to check some reviews after finding a nice model.
The new GTX 850M and GT840M feel nice (the latter being rather slow if you're into demanding games)
You plug your mouse on your Macintosh's power connector? wow.
Mac has always had to be just weird in little ways. I remember I had a hard time figuring how out how to turn a G5 all-in-one one (and when I knew how to do it, spend at least ten tries booting a CD/DVD)
Why not dd the whole disk, that way you have a bit exact copy of the whole raw block device. Then you can use that 16GB SSD for whatever you want, including use in the laptop. If the laptop really ended bricked though you would need a computer able to read a M2 drive, or a M2 to SATA adapter.
At $300 though ($200 + $100 for a big SSD) I would choose another laptop, there's the Toshiba with the new-gen Atom (celeron N2810) that comes with a 500GB hard drive and page up/page down keys. And oh, VGA and wired ethernet (I had to check that the latter was missing from the Acer)
Well, that makes some sense, as it's mostly read-only stuff there, putting usr on a slow USB drive makes good sense.
But now you need that stupid drive hanging off the USB port. It would be nice mounting
The new Maxwell stuff quite possibly has higher performance per watt than the Intel GPU. This may make the dedicated GPUs a bit more interesting again (and if the Intel GPU doesn't run, more watts can be spent on the CPU performance which can allow better framerate). Sure, stay modest enough on the wattage.
I'm with the others not understanding what you're on about with monitors, but indeed additional cooling is useful. The thing is no matter how efficient the CPU and GPU are, it's a product of the watt budget and how the laptop is designed. Depends on the thickness/thinness, heatsinks and fans, build quality etc. so it's really on a laptop per laptop basis.
Modern stuff also throttles, it gets slower when needed so the laptop won't melt itself, that plays in both sides.. Less chance of failure, but additional cooling now is needed to get higher performance and a cynical laptop vendor may exploit this by undersizing the cooling esp. with the model that has a bigger faster GPU.
At some point enough x86/x64 patents will expire that Nvidia will be able license the remaining ones and so an x64 chip of their own.
But after x64 there were SSE3, SSE 4.x, AVX, AVX2, now AVX512 coming soon. Those are the wide SIMD instructions. This stuff isn't strictly needed - yet, already SSE2 gets needed to run some 32bit code like some flash versions and codecs, this annoys some current Athlon XP users. Maybe some other stuff like hardware encryption is "protected".
So the fullest x86/x64 support will be left to AMD and Intel only for the foreseeable future.
Nvidia is betting on ARMv8, with an ARMv8 + Kepler (of the GK208 variant) chip this year and probably ARMv8 + Maxwell next year.
Not that you seem to care, but nvidia is precisely launching a SECOND Maxwell chip with that laptop announcement, first was GM107 in desktop GTX 750 and Ti, now in 860M, 850M : it has five "SMM" and a 128bit bus. Second is GM108 in Geforce 830M and 840M, a smaller GPU with less SMM on 64bit bus. With DDR3 memory. That gives low performance, but it's clearly a low power low budget part.
Last time I watched Matrix 2 I found it nice and entertaining. It's an underrated movie. There's so much worse stuff out there (including the third movie) and Neo meeting "the architect" is mindless fun, I laugh at the complicated words and trying to understand what he means. The first movie feels old and tired (rewatching it is not rewarding as you know everything about it already) and it had the horrendous crap about mining bio-electricity. One bullshit line that ruins the whole series.
3) Traversing huge databases is a trivial thing with hugely parallel networked computers. See Google, who have one of the largest networks, along with Amazon, and apparently Microsoft also have a large one as well. (likely bullshit to make investors and fans interested in Azure and Xbox One respectively, especially dropping XBOnes online-only stuff)
But almost every movie or episode that shows "the database" ('not necessarily voice recognition stuff) has it display everyone's picture sequentially along with some ID and misc info. This would be completely impracticable even with Google's or similar network.
It's the equivalent of taking a dictionary from first page and reading every definition aloud till you stimble on the word you were looking for. Even if the backend could do that, you'd be transfering all that crap to the local workstation so that the FBI/secret agents/hackers etc. can look at that flashy stuff.
Google doesn't make 45 billion pages flash before your eyes and Amazon doesn't display 42 million product pictures when you look for something.
Amusingly, Star Trek shows do a better job of representing database searchs.
A giant ribbon was found in our neighborhood, only one link away, said researchers. It is one of the ten tallest ribbons or panels found on the web, being nearly 100 pixels tall. The ribbon's purpose seems to provide useful links and social "features", but we couldn't investigate much of this. The ribbon is unmovable even when you scroll the webpage, and its considerable height causes a gravitational lensing effect called "reading through a mail slot". Amazingly, a smaller rectangle was spotted nearby, it reads "feedback". It actually touches with your scrollbar! The whole result looks "modern" and slightly big, but scientists are puzzled that it feels so readable and non-annoying. Apparently, many other websites including previous submissions to slashdot were much worse.
I like it better on linux as I get the full "file edit view history.." menu per default.
It looks good in a GTK2 desktop if the system-wide icon theme is decent.
the worst thing with it is that I left myself open way too many tabs and keeping track of them is near impossible.
It would be relatively easy to backup this on "only" four 4TB disks. They could be in one USB3 enclosure each, or in an outdated PC (pentium 4 or something) that is turned on for backups only, whatever.
A simple mechanism to make them appear as a single ~16TB volume or directory would be nice. Or perhaps optional. Or just use some real backup software.
Maybe the backup will be so painfully long (days?) that a drive failure may be a concern.
On another note, I'd like a very easy and nice to use program that simply back ups the file names etc. ; I can afford easylier to lose music/movies if I have a list of what I actually had, so the good stuff easy-to-find can be found back and reconstituted.
a quick check on the web
Russia and North Korea share a 17 km border along the Tumen River. The border was created when Russia gained the territory of Outer Manchuria from China in the treaties of Aigun and Beijing in 1858 and 1860. The border area was regarded as peripheral within Russia for much of its history, regaining some importance during the Korean War as a transport route of weapons and aid from the Soviet Union. According to a Wikileaks cable from 2009, the border appears to be lightly militarized. No Chinese or North Korean troops are visible from the Russian side. There is an unobtrusive Russian outpost off to the side of the border, with a fairly large radar array.