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Comment: Re:Time to stop considering individual components. (Score 1) 85

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49458419) Attached to: Intel's Core M Performance Is Erratic Between Devices

I said sometimes and also referenced everyday tasks. Are you transcoding video on a daily basis?

If you're a person who's transcoding video, then sure, one core i7 with less cores but higher frequency will do the job better than another core i7 with more cores and lower frequency.

But if you're looking for a machine to do office suite docs, browse the web, email, etc. then comparing machines based on does this machine have a Core M vs Core M becomes irrelevant. You have to think about things like build quality and overall design.

For a lot of things a computer gets used for these days by common users, looking at spec sheets isn't enough. It's been that way for a long time and now we've reached an interesting place where this point is coming down to how the boards and chips are layed out.

Comment: Re:Time to stop considering individual components. (Score 1) 85

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49453993) Attached to: Intel's Core M Performance Is Erratic Between Devices

I don't think they do actually. When techies are screaming about how Apple products are overpriced, then start suggesting things that should have higher specs but the usability on them is shit because they built the device based on a checklist and not actually thinking about how anyone's going to use it...

Comment: Re:Time to stop considering individual components. (Score 1) 85

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49446461) Attached to: Intel's Core M Performance Is Erratic Between Devices

That's why I compared it to modern cards which generally range from about 130 to 200 HP, with most ranging near 150 HP.

Simply put, we've got "sufficient" memory bandwidth and latency times that for most use cases, it doesn't matter.

My point was that we need to start evaluating machines based on the whole gestalt of the build and not just, "oh this has X, Y, and Z parts therefore it will perform in some certain way."

Comment: Time to stop considering individual components. (Score 5, Insightful) 85

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49446119) Attached to: Intel's Core M Performance Is Erratic Between Devices

It's something some of us Apple fans have long figured out is that individual specs sometimes are completely meaningless.

Having a Core i7 will not actually feel more responsive in everyday tasks compared to a Core M if the i7 is paired with a spinning rust disk and the Core M has a PCI E SSD.

Similarly, just looking at the chip in the machine might not tell us everything if we don't know anything about how it's handling cooling or what specific design choices were made.

We're on the verge of reaching the 150HP car of computing. Don't really need much more for most tasks unless you're doing heavy lifting or looking to have fun, and even a lot of good clean fun can be had at 150HP.

Comment: Re:OH NO! (Score 1) 304

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49432091) Attached to: Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans' Health

You could always choose another insurer, you could choose to pay out of pocket

Even if we went with the libertarian ideal of deregulation and lowered the bar to entry, no. That doesn't solve the problem of restricted access to care. What happens is that people who can't pay *still* get less care because no one will cover them.

Paying out of pocket is right out because of how fucking expensive it is in the US to get health care.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather have a Canadian style system. Mostly because the issues of waiting lists and such are largely bullshit.

Comment: Re:Define "Threatened" and "Unwelcome" (Score 1) 765

If you knew your computing sciences history, you'd know that Grace Hopper isn't a cherry picked example. Systems programming was considered women's work for decades.

Lots of women were ignored for their contributions to STEM.

Lots of women are, not surprisingly, leaving STEM because of attitudes like yours.

Who should I believe, you or my lying eyes?

Comment: Re:What's missing from this story? (Score 1) 569

Because that discussion is unrelated to whether or not it's OK to SWAT someone.

It is true, that policing in this country is heavily militarized and with rampant abuses, but that doesn't change the fact that intentionally SWATing someone is fucking atrocious too.

Comment: Re:Define "Threatened" and "Unwelcome" (Score 2, Insightful) 765

Yeah, Grace Hopper totally got into computing for the dolla dolla billz.

Oh wait, no she didn't. Your argument relies entirely on ignoring the fact that from birth until college, women are explicitly and forcefully discouraged from going into STEM fields. They're sexually harassed when they do make it over the hurdles and then called liars, cheats, and interlopers when they make it and ignore the bullshit.

This is an amazing comment because in your argument about how women are just in it for the money you actually prove the argument that women are treated like shit.

I don't know if you're just trolling, pulling Poe's Law, or a shithead.

Comment: Re:A turd by any other name (Score 2) 317

by RyuuzakiTetsuya (#49278965) Attached to: Microsoft Is Killing Off the Internet Explorer Brand

It's not too little, too late if you consider that the alternative is to rely on either Apple for WebKit, Mozilla for Gecko, or Google for Blink, etc.

If this new browser's point is to have a browser that you can use when you turn the machine on and have everywhere no matter what machine you're using, then it's not too little, too late.

Too little, too late would be Mac, Linux and Android ports of IE10.

This isn't Ballmer or Gates' Microsoft. It's Satya Nadella's and I think he gets it more than they did.

Whoever dies with the most toys wins.