Or the purple wigs.
Or the purple wigs.
2. China & India, you really need to step up your game.
It's not quite as big a boost to national prestige when hobbyist makers are getting their stuff launched. If SpaceX starts providing unused space for hobby payloads to fly standby, every school science project could get launched.
The problem is for the vast majority? To use a car analogy its like using a top fuel funny car to go to the store for milk, they have more power than they can possibly use.
Take my dad for example, he is the perfect "Joe Average" user. he uses social media, watches videos, uses his bookkeeping software, the kind of everyday tasks the majority do daily. When the price dropped on the Phenom IIs to make way for the FX I thought "Well it has been awhile since I built him that Phenom I quad so maybe its time for an upgrade" and ran a usage monitor for a week to see how bad he was hitting the CPU,what did I find? 35%. That is the average amount of usage that quad was getting. Sure he'd get occasionally over 50% but that was only for a few seconds.
And THAT is why its really not gonna matter to Joe and Jane average, because their systems already idle more than they run and the prices are already crazy cheap. I mean I just got dad a quad core Android tablet for Xmas.,..think he'll EVER come up with enough to do to peg all 4 cores enough that an upgrade would help? Not likely. Hell I was the guy that built a new system every other year with a major overhaul on the odd years,now? My system is 4 years old and I have zero reason to upgrade to a new one. Why should I? I have a hexacore, 8Gb of RAM, 3TB of HDD, the only thing I upgraded was my HD4850 for an HD7750 and even that was about lowering heat and not performance.
Lets face it, Moore's Law made systems several orders more powerful than the work the masses can come up for them to do. Who cares if Moore's Law finally winds down when the systems are so powerful they spend more time idling than anything else?
The US dollar is backed by the full faith and credit of the US government . Bitcoin is backed by absolutely no one
I'll give you one guess as to which of those two I put my trust in.
engineers are not as highly respected in Korean society as they are in say, American society.
Wow. Talk about damning with faint praise.
I always tell my customers to look around, killer passwords are everywhere. The street signs in front of your house? Take the first three letters of the first cross street in front of your home,add your street number. Carry your phone everywhere? Go to about phone and take the first few letters/numbers from each field. And there is a bazillion apps out there that will save passwords and even generate them on demand.
The problem is that folks have had it drummed into their heads that they have to "make up" passwords all the time and because most simply suck at that task you get these really simple passwords when in reality you are surrounded by really good passwords and just never notice.
Yeah, the NSA would never abuse all that personal data it's hovering up.
That way, it's less hassle to build a replacement robot than it is to recover one hijacked by the disaffected.
Actually, drive the price of robots down low enough, and people won't bother to secure them. You could just have a free global pool of robots, and just find one nearby when you need one.
I wonder if they bust OTHER hate groups, like the mosques that preach hate, or the other "* Power" groups? Wanna bet the answer is no?
You see THIS is the problem I have with so called "hate crimes" (like someone is gonna bash your head in because they like you) is because you ALWAYS seem to end up with "protected classes" and "acceptable racism", for examples see black power versus white power (Protip: Both are run by racists that incite violence) or how the Muslims in this country can burn bibles and American flags all day but that preacher said he was gonna burn a koran and got thrown in jail.
Either the law is the law, equal for all, or its just so much politically correct farce and sadly more and more in the west the law has become the latter,with certain groups being ignored when they are racists while others are punished. If racism is wrong then its wrong across the board, all this politically correct bullshit does is make old hatreds fester and give the racists plenty of recruitment fodder.
You are close to the reason but as a retailer I'll tell ya what is REALLY going on.
Its really VERY simple and the reason PC sales have flatlined is NOT folks suddenly going to sailphones, not replacing their PCs with tablets, the really truly true reason why PC sales have stopped? PCs went from "good enough" to insanely overpowered and now even the bottom of the line PC is overkill for Joe and Jane Average. I mean look at the specs of the bottom of the line I was selling FIVE years ago....Phenom or Athlon X3 with 4Gb of RAM and 500Gb hdd. Now how many folks are gonna be able to max that out? Hell I paired an Athlon X3 (unlocked to a Phenom II X4) with an HD7790 and my youngest is playing all the latest shooters on it!
So THAT, that right there, is the problem. Software simply didn't keep up with the incredible advances in hardware and now most PCs spend a good 60%+ of their lives in idle. Its no wonder why AMD and Intel aren't really working on releasing new chips, why should they, when the ones they release now are so insanely badass? hell I can put together a hexacore loaded to the gills and slap it in a customer's hands for less than $500!
Not to mention those that have the money to buy such cars? Tend to be rich arrogant douchebags who don't have any damned sense!
Sorry folks but sometimes stereotypes are true and "rich arrogant prick with daddy's money" is sadly all too true. I mean there is a reason why most racing teams aren't owned by the drivers, often skill and money don't go hand in hand! I live next to a college where a lot of "richie rich" types go and it never fails, we end up scraping rich kids and their overpowered toys off of trees and overpasses every year. If we are lucky they ONLY kill themselves, if not? Well the family writes a big fat check and makes the problem go away.
I mean look at Walker, whom it was reported had one of these cars (although he wasn't driving that day) in his garage.....he's a fucking ACTOR who PLAYED a race car driver folks! Anybody here thinks he really had the skills to handle one of these monsters if it started getting away from him? Show of hands?...Thought so.
So I'm all for a true free market so if they want to sell these? Fine and dandy.....they should have to pass a course showing they can handle the thing at the speeds these are designed for! Many on the left want proof you have taken a gun course before you can own a gun, how is this any different? You can do a HELL of a lot more damage with a couple of tons hurdling at 180 MPH+ than you can with a revolver and these monsters are DESIGNED to be run at insane speeds, they handle like shit at low speeds.
Look, back in the day I owned my fair share of hot rodded muscle cars so....I get the appeal, okay? Just like the pocket rocket bikes they are fun to drive. But I was lucky enough that there is a large flat abandoned piece of highway nearby that you can see for miles and miles on so its pretty safe for hot rodders, most places have too much traffic to let a monster off the chain. If they are gonna sell these race cars as street cars at least make 'em show they can handle the thing, okay? I really don't think that is too much to ask when you could easily wipe out an entire family with one bad curve.