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Comment Re:I don't see the problem (Score 1) 98

Well that just goes contrary to my understanding of what the main CPU is supposed to do, crunch data, and as much of it efficiently as possible in the smallest package available. TDP rating be damned if it can handle it! If it's dark, it's wasted die space. Specialized hardware that's rarely used (relatively speaking) should resides outside of it via PCIe bus assuming latency and bandwidth considerations are met within the predefined scope of capability and need. Again, just my view on it. And because we're talking about PC CPUs, I don't see why a modern desktop process should be the equivalent of a SoC (System On a Chip). Ergo leaving dark silicon in place as video, wifi, audio, etc. Though for bandwidth and performance reasons, I get why the memory controller is on die. The video, however efficient the Intel HD stuff is, really should be external.

Comment Re:If only... (Score 1) 245

The US has lots -o- land! There's no reason people should be concentrated in a select few coastal cities. If it's too expensive, it mean you need to move! That includes janitors that can't live in San Fran to clean up the office; there's existing staff and robots for that. And if they really want janitors around, they can pay them a living wage to incentivize living there. Ditto for for the working guy (that's me too) that has to be at the office on time.

Comment Re:Makes no sense (Score 0) 245

In theory, proper pricing of a toll would pay off the bond quicker. As a result, more roads can be build and/or other forms of public transportation.

Above and beyond that; to me, the real value of wealth is in COL (Cost of Living). Take San Francisco for example. It's already reached maximum capacity for all but the most wealthy and exceptionally talented. For everyone else, GTFO! You're wasting your time and money living there as there are far better places to live that will let you keep more in your savings account.

Comment Re:If only... (Score 2) 245

So? Why is this a bad thing? In fact, it serves as a daily reminder of what supply/demand forces DO! Here in Houston, our I-10 Katy toll has difference pricing depending on time of day. I wouldn't be surprised if this turns into real-time pricing based on traffic in response to real-world events such as a traffic accident and weather.

Comment Re:4/5 in favor (Score 1) 748

So while failure (in life) shouldn't destroy you, it shouldn't be brushed aside or even rewarded either. Part of the reason automotive insurance is so expensive is because it costs money to fix property and care for the injured. So if you have people that don't fear making proper decisions, they will make them poorly for they now have a system they can lean on; but then so does everyone else and thus the system just falls apart. Just like communism.

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