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Comment Warrants? Cry him a river. (Score 1) 85

He went on to argue that the phenomenon of communications "going dark" due to more sophisticated technology and wider use of encryption is "overwhelmingly affecting" law enforcement operations

Basically he is whining because the FBI actually has to, you know, go to a judge and prove sufficient cause for her to grant them a warrant before accessing an individual's property or papers like the 4th amendment says they have to.

Cry him a river, build him a bridge, and tell him to get over it.

Comment Re:Sanders 2016 (Score 1) 176

>Probably has more to do with international trade being halted since December

You know international trade is not halted, yet you said it anyway. That makes you a liar.

LOLZ, as of this moment there is less than 10 cargo ships operating on the entire planet, the rest are moored. You can ignore reality, but you cannot ignore the consequences, and they are already here. How about them train profits last month huh? No biggy on those 100 wally worlds shut down this week either huh? Your lack of perception does not make me a liar, just makes you fit right in on the bus load of retards.

http://www.snopes.com/cargo-sh...

You should take the pills the psychiatrist prescribes.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/

You should probably get rid of those rose colored glasses.

Read the Snopes article to which I linked which explains how that website only shows coastal traffic and so it doesn't give any information on shipping out at sea.

Our family business has been importing goods from Europe without interruption. We had a shipment arrive from Ireland yesterday. You are not showing good judgement in what and who you believe.

I take into account a lot of factors and read between the lines as we all know that media sources are doing a lot of BS'ing, profit loss in the train based shipping industry over the last month does appear to support cargo shipping has a serious problem that ultimately reflects on health of the world economy and there have been interviews with people in that industry that capitulate truth to the fact international shipping has fallen just short of halted as they would have to operate at a loss, oil industry has also taken notice and stopped gouging as much but at $20 a barrel the cost of fuel should be lower than it is, Wal-Marts in the hundreds closing is not a good sign at all either. Federal reserve closure of the NYC location and moved over to Chicago could likely be to cut costs to continue to present the illusion of a healthy economy by buying up stock when the NYSE/NASDAC starts to tank. Doctored figures on the actual unemployment rates. Pretty sure by the looks of the over all picture will be shown in the trucking industry next. Being that there is federal law that dictates the money in your account that is in the bank belongs to them in the event of a financial meltdown of the banking industry (again), the money belongs to the bank. Based upon what we saw in Greece, knowing there really isn't anywhere for the federal reserve system to kick the can this time, I myself would not trust the banks with the money. Sure, even the president stated that those who have stated the economy is in bad shape are full of it, but how often have you seen the government be honest about pretty much any situation days. There is too much real data to reference publicly available to support that the president is one that is full of it. It is also understood that it is an election year and the economy does experience an element of uncertainty during this process but this appears to be a bit more than just an element.

You've gone off the deep end. Start swimming the other way.

Comment Re:Power efficiency is good in some places, not al (Score 2) 333

Where I work we have lots of customers that *need* more processing power, and efficiency be damned.

I assume most customers who need extreme processing power have learned over the past 10 years that faster individual processors are not coming. Algorithm design plus parallel processors is going to be the source of perhaps all performance increases in the foreseeable future. Until we move away from silicon that is.

Are there even supercomputers out there which have faster processors than the fastest Xeon processors out there? I may be wrong, but I believe there really hasn't been any non-parallel based performance increases for a long time.

Yes there has, but more through architectural changes - new instructions, new modes, bigger better caches, improved offload models, task specific hardware (like crypto, packet moving etc.). This has been enabled by the increasing number of transistors on die and is driven by the mobile and server markets, which have evolving and quite different needs. Xeons today do more work per second than Xeons in the past and the scaling is greater than the scaling of the individual CPU core performance.

Comment Re:Better transistors? (Score 1) 333

And if they're having a significant reduction in power consumption, then adding more cores gets all the easier.

Its always seemed to me that the best approach to processing is to offer a variety of cores and let the scheduler handle what to put where. You can have one or two extremely fast cores, half a dozen moderate speed cores, and dozens or more low speed cores - why insist that all cores be the same in "general purpose" computing?

If the universe follows the usual scaling rules, I would expect the optimum size distribution of CPUs on a chip for general purpose workloads to be logarithmic.

Comment Re:Better transistors? (Score 1) 333

In addition, lower power per slower transistor does not imply slower per unit area or less work per joule.

I have been involved in the development of things that while smaller and lower power, are in fact faster and lower power per unit area than the larger faster counterparts.

This implies greater performance goes hand in hand with greater parallelism.

Comment Re:Sanders 2016 (Score 1) 176

>Probably has more to do with international trade being halted since December

You know international trade is not halted, yet you said it anyway. That makes you a liar.

LOLZ, as of this moment there is less than 10 cargo ships operating on the entire planet, the rest are moored. You can ignore reality, but you cannot ignore the consequences, and they are already here. How about them train profits last month huh? No biggy on those 100 wally worlds shut down this week either huh? Your lack of perception does not make me a liar, just makes you fit right in on the bus load of retards.

http://www.snopes.com/cargo-sh...

You should take the pills the psychiatrist prescribes.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/

You should probably get rid of those rose colored glasses.

Read the Snopes article to which I linked which explains how that website only shows coastal traffic and so it doesn't give any information on shipping out at sea.

Our family business has been importing goods from Europe without interruption. We had a shipment arrive from Ireland yesterday. You are not showing good judgement in what and who you believe.
 

Comment Re:A Tad Expensive. (Score 1) 459

$165,000.00 for a 972 sqft mobile home on 1.08 acres? Christ, I could buy over 200 acres for less than that around here, and still have plenty left over to build a house.

Free state my ass. More like rip you off on cost of living state.

The trouble with cheap land is that it's a long way from where you want to be.

Sounds like it's where he wants to be, though.

Not entirely. He's troubled by the lack of internet.

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