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Comment: Re:This isn't new, NVIDIA is working on it too (Score 1) 98

From the summary: AMD partnered with Hynix and a number of companies to help define the HBM specification and design a new type of memory chip with low power consumption and an ultra-wide bus width, which was eventually adopted by JEDEC 2013

AMD started this with Hynix 4 years ago, so obviously the tech itself isn't brand new. The new news, is the pending release of hardware using said technology.

Comment: Re:Why do companies keep thinking people *want* th (Score 1) 125

by Xenx (#49633243) Attached to: Ubuntu May Beat Windows 10 To Phone-PC Convergence After All
Believe it or not, there are other people in the world. Some of them would actually welcome a functional combining of the systems. I highly believe it's entirely possible to make the phone itself lose nothing in the process. Sure, a phone would never be able to replace the most power hungry of operations on a desktop. But, it's feasible to see it be able to perform basic desktop functions. Pretty much anything short of gaming and heavy number crunching is already well within the capabilities of current hardware. It's just a matter of optimizing the hardware and software.

Comment: Re:Failng to fire (Score 1) 249

I'm not going to speak about the actual guilt/innocence of the officer with 18 complaints. But, honestly.. saying you should fire him for having that many complaints is ludicrous. For starters, you'd be setting a terrible precedent. "You mean, the complaints don't have to be real to hurt the officer?" Then, there is the whole firing him without legitimate grounds. I doubt that would go over well with the union.

Comment: Re:Some good data... (Score 4, Informative) 434

by Xenx (#49626319) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer
Every Nexus back to the Nexus 4/7(2012) has images for 5.1.0 or 5.1.1. That means, every Google released device released in the last 3 years is up to date. You can argue about whether 3 years is enough time to support their devices, but they are supporting their own devices. Devices sold by manufacturers, instead of Google, are not Google's direct responsibility for upgrades. At least be straight forward about your claims. Google's devices are Nexus devices. GPE or whatever it is you're talking about aren't Google devices. They're just not manufacturer themed. The updates for those devices still originate from the manufacturers and not Google.

I'll admit I'm biased. But, at least be accurate with your complaints.

Comment: Re:I saw improvement from 15/2 to 30/5 (Score 1) 170

by Xenx (#49573315) Attached to: Verizon Tells Customer He Needs 75Mbps For Smoother Netflix Video
3 HD streams on Netflix would, based on Netflix recommendations, use all your original download bandwidth. Obviously there is variance, but it's telling in your situation. I don't know your exact specifics, but you were likely pushing your download too hard. Based on Netflix's recommendations 50/x would be about 10 streams. You are right that upload might matter. However, even the most strenuous online games barely touch the upload bandwidth. That is, unless you're hosting a server or something.

Comment: Re:Cripple Linux? (Score 2) 174

by Xenx (#49529659) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested
Everywhere I'm looking, the Windows stick is $150 and the Ubuntu is $110. I don't want to dig for more realistic numbers, but based on retail pricing for desktop/laptop level components we're looking at around $25. It wouldn't seem overly unreasonable to assume most/all of the price difference is due to hardware and little/nothing to do with MS.

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