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Comment Re:The important details: Slower and over 540$ (Score 2) 75 75

For all intents and purposes the "pro" part of Iris (bolting on EDRAM to the chip) does allow the GPU to do good graphics. It just isnt cost-competitive to buy a "pro" instead of buying a regular cpu with a discrete gpu card. These iris pro's are truly a ripoff.

Comment Re:Investigating if laws were broken (Score 2) 312 312

Surely It's also a balance of how useful something is when used correctly compared to the damage it can do when misused.

Subjective bullshit and I can prove it.

I declare that nothing you have ever done or potentially will ever do is useful. Now head off to jail, criminal.

Comment Re: Speed v.s. reliability (Score 2) 113 113

It would be nice if all the tunables

You seem to be under the impression that the stuff I mentioned are or could be "tunables" -- they are based on specific conditions of a specific rendering scenario, cannot be discerned at runtime without a performance hit, etc.. determined by extensive profiling and statistics gathering, not your imaginary "tunable parameters"

It seems to me that you are quite far afield of your expertise to not know that determining if an edge of a polygon needs to be anti-aliased is something "tunable" - as if the end user is going to be presented with a list of several million polygon edges and enable and disable anti-aliasing on them individually..

I wonder why you bothered opening your mouth at all

Comment Re:Speed v.s. reliability (Score 4, Insightful) 113 113

Speed increases may be sacrificing some reliability or cutting some corners.

Probably mostly corner cutting.

Don't need the 16x anisotropic shader if the texture isnt viewed from an extreme angle, or if the texture hasnt much high frequency detail, ...
Don't need the 16x antialiasing filter on edges of a polygon that connects seamlessly to another polygon, etc...

These two alone could be huge

Comment Re:Absolutely (Score 1) 351 351

I was talking about how we determine what benefits society or not

Did you miss the whole mutually beneficial part of free markets?

You think this is "economics of advertising" when its just "economics" -- economics is the thing that tells you what is beneficial and what isn't -- its that whole efficient allocation of resources thing that flusters those that dont even understand what subject they are really talking about, but want to pontificate about it anyways.

Comment Re:Absolutely (Score 1) 351 351

You know, the thing about free trade is that when people are free to trade they only do so when they believe that it is beneficial for them to do so.

Viewing advertising is just another kind of cost. Its still trade.

The upshot is that so long as people are free to trade then trades are generally mutually beneficial. The advertiser wins, and the consumer playing that "free" game or watching that "free" program wins. They both win. Its win-win.

Not a zero sum game. The idea that society might lose is ultimately based on the notion that economies are zero sum games, but they aren't. They never have been. They never will be. The idea not only isn't right, its not possible for it to be right.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 398 398

If the only difference is in opportunities in life for training...

Not only is that not the only difference, you ignored the one he specifically mentioned and showcased, which was cultural differences.

Why did you ignore it? I know why.

because you would look like a real fucking asshole if you went on about how the solution to the problem of diversity is changing peoples cultural differences.

No, I take that back... you wouldnt look like a fucking asshole.. you would look like a fucking racist asshole.

Comment Re:Bias... (Score 1) 155 155

Some people recognize the benefit of having the government involved in regulating certain markets.

Yeah but this guy in particular wants the government to regulate every market, completely.

Dont make excuses for him. Don't try to downplay it. His belief system is based on the notion that the government rules and fuck individualism.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"