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Comment: X3 is Rockchip/Spreadtrum/RDA, NOT intel (Score 1) 88

Intel was forced to "invest and partner' in China, or face same sanctions Qualcomm did. They decided to throw China a bone in form of $1B and license for lowest performance Atom CPU cores.

X3 will be made 100% by chinese 'partners', if at all - previously Intel dropped ATOMs $40 sticker price down to $4 Allwinter 4core level and there still were almost no takers.

Comment: Re:Who processes the commands? (Score 1) 248

by citizenr (#49057683) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple

Figuratively I agree with you, but not literally. We could put computers and software into a house to handle voice recognition. Most of us here probably have enough processing power already

again, this was NEVER about processing power, Siri used to run locally and on 1GHz one core ARM phones (before it was bought out by Apple, renamed to siri and moved server side).

Voice recognition algorithms are small and simple (for example walking over HMMs). Its learning that is processing intensive and takes whole clusters and tons of example data.

Comment: Re:Who processes the commands? (Score 2) 248

by citizenr (#49053029) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple

If we somehow had enough processing power and software _in_ the house I'd consider it..

We do. It was NEVER about processing power, it was always about control and gathering more data.
In part this data is later used to retune DNNs, but also to extract usage patterns, habits, scenarios, context.

Comment: Re:ha (Score 1) 149

by citizenr (#49044967) Attached to: Mooted: An Undersea Link From Finland To Estonia

It isn't a captive market, competition from the ferries should keep it down. A return ferry ticket is about €50. While you could charge a premium for business class seats, they alone won't fill a train. The Eurostar London-Paris service is a reasonable comparison. Booking in advance, you can usually get a return ticket for that for £100 in off-peak hours. The Dover-Calais ferry is cheaper, but way more inconvenient.

or you could fly there for 45 pounds ...

Comment: Re:i must click dem! (Score 1) 98

by citizenr (#49022539) Attached to: New Multi-Purpose Backdoor Targets Linux Servers

If you are a Windows Administrator who happens to get dumped with the odd Linux server. Xnote may seem like a good option for a text editor. Not as scary sounding things like.
vi/vim (Ok you got in... Now why can't I type!, or vi short for Virus Infestation)
emacs (This sounds like a Macintosh emulator to me)
nano (Disk Compression tool?)

Windows Admins are use to Notepad being the default text editor. XNote may be a good pick to choose.

There is always Midnight Commander editor (mcedit) for such idiots like me (hate vi, will never touch emacs).

Comment: Re:What happened? (Score 2) 422

by citizenr (#48994397) Attached to: What Happened To the Photography Industry In 2014?

Well, about 3 years ago I went from a 10 year old 3.4 GHz machine to a new 3.4 GHz machine and the difference was quite obvious. The new one was about 10 times faster, of course it also had double the cores.

1) can I borrow your time machine? Pentium 4 3.4GHz (paper mhz due to shitty arch) was released in 2004, 11 years ago, not 13.

2) 10 years = 55million versus 1.4Billion transistors

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