A dual socket mobo with 16-core AMD CPUs in each socket will probably spank your current Intel system. That's one area AMD excels at, they sell 8 and 12 core CPUs cheap, 16-core if you're serious.
Oh get over yourself. The stuff came out of the ground so it can quite easily be buried back in the ground. Or did you think radioactivity appeared as if by magic from unicorns and fairy dust as soon as the uranium was put in the reactor?
And people like you go on about long term pollution, but I bet you don't think twice about the immediate pollution caused by mining to get the ore to build the latest smarttoy you've upgraded to do you? The way things are going they'll be hardly anyone around to care in 100K years time since manking will have nicely wrecked the enviroment anyway.
Beached whale? Tell that to France thats been using it safely for the last 50 years for the majority of their electrical power.
What about the cost (enviromental and financial due to climate impact) of the CO2 from fossil fuels? Oh wait, 21st century western society can simply be powered by windmills and solar cells, right? Suuure.
"Automation has always led to increased employment and wealth for the masses."
Has it? You need to venture outside your parents house and visit the rest of the world occasionally.
You don't need a special processor mode to do power management FFS.
Umm, no. CATV stands for Community Antenna TeleVision; it evolved because people in areas without OTA reception (i.e., valleys) put up a shared antenna to receive OTA signals.
1. I would not do the same things second time around, wouldn't be doing full time university and full time work, I would quit the university, do full time not for 5 years as I did but for maybe 4, move onto the contracts then as I did at first, but not do contracts for 10, instead do it for 5 and start my own business 6 years sooner after getting just enough experience anyway.
2. I wouldn't bother buying and fixing and renting/selling properties as I did on the side, that diluted my effort and pulled me back from starting my own real business.
Basically if I could talk to myself 20 years ago, I would tell myself to skip college altogether, work right away (as I basically did anyway, but I did full time studies and full time job, which was unnecessarily difficult). I would make sure to explain to myself how to properly save money from much younger age and tell myself to start the business much earlier.
Spoken like someone who doesn't understand the difference between a workstation and a server.
... that they'll even spend probably billions trying to replace the minimum wage guy at the wheel of the taxi with some automated system that probably won't work as well for decades if ever?
Someone explain this techno nerd obsession with replacing people with robots, I just don't get it.
Blame Intel with their idiotic system management mode. The person who thought that was a good idea should have been fired on the spot instead of the damn thing actually being implemented since the 386.
That way it can't be overwritten by software. Or at least require an internal jumper to be set before any writes can happen. Any user updating their BIOS would be fairly experienced so taking the lid off an setting a jumper wouldn't be a problem for them and people who arn't technical could just take it to a store.
It works perfectly fine for everything except DirectX gaming. I don't think you need to worry about Call of Duty in your office environment. There's a difference between a VM and emulation, just so you know.
The ones least likely to be replaced are a) socially prestigious, or b) in jobs that require direct interaction with humans. So lawyers and Doctors are safer then anyone else.
The lion's share of MDs could be replaced by machines. We tend to worship the ground they walk on in the United States but at the end of the day medicine is just a trade, no different than plumbers or electricians, and nurses do the bulk of the work in your typical medical practice. The percentage of truly innovative Doctors is no different than the percentage of truly innovative coders, for most it's just rote memorization and long established best practices.
There are countries that recognize this fact, where MDs are paid less than teachers and society doesn't treat them as Gods walking amongst men. Of course, in fairness to American MDs, Doctors in those nations don't have to deal with crushing malpractice premiums and student loan debt.......