Duh!!! Does Apple really want shakeup an already tenuous "blessing" by the Chinese government? Never mind the fact the Chinese App store is mucked up and certain featured not available. That's a BILLION consumer potential market they don't want to miss out on.
In my personal experience of "benchmark queens" in general; be it automotive performance or computing, are all about the synthetic numbers and zero basis on practicality (let alone value in cost). If a gamer is doesn't give a toss about a particular core subset of general computing (Video, CPU, RAM, and Storage), they're not benchmark queens. I've met plenty online who are. And when queens start debating online over numbers, the flamewars begin.
Ouch! Seriously bad. Worse than the Pentium FPU bug (and that's bad). What good is a computer if you can't rely on the data being committed back to disk because of corruption mid-flight in RAM?! At least with the FPU bug, it was only FPU. But here we're talking about an industry wide issue where any operation cannot guaranty data doesn't become corrupted back to disk. By the time bit-rot sets in, you may have to dive into your grandfather-father-son backup archive. And that's assuming such a backup scheme is being used by those who are effected. Shit, that's assuming people are even backing up their data in the first place!!
True, and commodity chips not to exact spec will introduce disturbance errors. But apparently this is been a known problem with DRAM with various method of mitigation during the binning process. It's just that density and tolerances have become so tight that the issue is now exasperated. I wouldn't be surprised at all if those 19 models also had a few that failed if tested again and again.
Honest. General computing from low-end PCs, phones, and other devices are long overdue in employing ECC by default. So you lose capacity and tiny performance hit. BFD if that means your data doesn't become corrupted. The only people that would care are the PC gaming benchmark queens.
FTFP. "We induce errors in most DRAM modules (110 out of 129) from three major DRAM manufacturers."
Short version, leakage current from adjacent gates can nudge other to bit-flip. I don't think this is a manufacturing problem as it is a fundamental EE design oversight. So yeah, defective by design (unintentionally)!!
Well only because you mentioned it, the rainbow blotch in the middle is distracting. Would prefer just the red/black image by itself
To the victor goes the spoils, as they say.
Castro's revolution was predicated on creating a New democratic government; instead he shut the door behind him with communism. Fact is, reality isn't a morality tale. Often the bad guys really do win.
What increasing incomes??! Are we not in a period of stagflation?
This exploit can be used both ways as a "tool", right? If a malware infected Thunderbolt external drive can flash the EEPROM with a rootkit, is there any reason to believe that Apple couldn't create a utility Thunderbolt ROM drive (read-only to prevent client laptop cross-contamination) to stomp it back out?
When all you want is candy (empty quick-fix sugar rush), everything else tastes bland; so you keep eating candy. Without question, most TV and Hollywood production in the last 10+ years is vapid crap!
I suppose that makes sense. Soldered on = less interconnect resistance on the bus vs. socket with lower powered components.
So does that mean we can expect newer mainstream ATX MBs to use SODIMMs now?
Is that what that is?! I just saw a pop-up telling me an OS X update applied when I returned to my desk. Curious, I checked the updates and didn't seen anything new installed today. I figured it was some malware clickbait popup that came and went from inactivity on my end.
Ok, all of what? 2 people are offline now?
Moderation is the key; as is with any activity.