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Comment: Re:It's a huge risk (Score 1) 44

by John Jamieson (#47426985) Attached to: Apple Gets Its First Batch of iPhone Chips From TSMC

I don't remember TSMC even keeping up with AMD most of the time, and they were a node behind Intel at almost any time.

It appeared to me that TSMC may have seemed to keep up, but AMD and Intel were producing huge dies and had to have a process really fixed before they ramped. TSMC had the luxury of announcing they were at a node, while only producing simple stuff with it and fixing the bugs over a long period of time.

An Aside: In my opinion Intel chip designs have been less than spectacular given the R&D resources they have, it has been the process engineers that have given them the dominance in performance.

Comment: Re:Slippery Slope (Score 1) 1633

by John Jamieson (#46771509) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

I am sure some people may miss the difference, I did not.... thus the title slippery slope.

Anyway, just yesterday some student up in Calgary (Canada) stabbed 5 other students to death with I knife (if I remember correctly).
Totally stupid/evil stuff, that is why they will have to take away the knives after they take away the guns. They are all "Arms"

Comment: Incorrect understanding of Christianity (Score 4, Informative) 495

by John Jamieson (#45490391) Attached to: Norway's Army Battles Global Warming By Going Vegetarian

No, Christianity does NOT have similar rules for non-Christians. Some who have claimed to follow Christianity may have, but they have to make it up. (creative excuses for discrimination seems all too common for most humans through history.)

Ghettos started as segregation of Jews, in places they were not treated well, in other gettos they were treated VERY well, encouraged to settle, and left alone to practice Judaism without restraint.

Comment: Were you lucky enough to miss the sale? (Score 1) 52

by John Jamieson (#39515375) Attached to: Amazon Selling Kindle Fire Refurbs For $139

I am betting that at $139 this will very soon be considered overpriced for a locked in tab that does not have GPS or a SD card slot.

Soon we will have the new google Tablet available at 199, and a bunch of others at bargain prices to compete.

This is one "bargain" that most of us will be lucky to miss.

Comment: Re:Nature is sexist (Score 1) 589

by John Jamieson (#38729838) Attached to: Tackling Open Source's Gender Issues

If someone disagrees with you, I suspect they have not raised children. We raised ours gender neutral, and by 6 months they already started showing their preferences. One son was fixated by machines at 6 months, the other had to pick a face painting at 1.5 years, never having seen a comic or cartoon in his life - he picked Spider Man, and loved it.(he is very well behaved but loves physical play, sword fighting etc.)

Our daughter plays barbies with my one son, and it fun to listen to. She spends an inordinate amount of time begging him not to kill all the guests at the wedding etc. Yes, they are playing well together but the interests and mental processes could not be more divergent.

Comment: Good luck with that (Score 5, Insightful) 589

by John Jamieson (#38729678) Attached to: Tackling Open Source's Gender Issues

Society has to get over the preoccupation of having a 50/50 gender split on everything.

As a married father of a girl and two boys it is very clear that every child at a very early age (6 months) starts displaying very different interests and abilities. My two boys both took to boy things instantly but one loved swords (guns, sports etc) and the other took to mechanical stuff (cars, thomas the train etc.)

A rule is just a general principle, but, as a rule girls move into IT for reasons other than the love of coding. Claim that they are too smart to work for free, that they figured out that IT staff are abused, that nerds scare them away or whatever you want... but the truth is they just have other interests, get over it.

"Engineering without management is art." -- Jeff Johnson