The last job that I quit, I gave 6 months notice so I could train the guy replacing me and they could find someone to do it. They ended up hiring 3 people to replace me (one admin with 2 helpers). Unfortunately, the guy who replaced me (I had no input on his hiring) never came in for any training, and fired the guy who I trained during that time a few weeks after I left. He then ripped out everything, spent 10x more than I did the whole time I worked there, couldn't get anything to work and got fired after a few months. The company rehired the guy I trained. I have no clue what happened after that.
I had a commodore 64 and learned from the manual. The earliest thing I remember is copying the balloon sprite code and modifying it to make a simple car game. Then saving it to.... CASSETTE tape!
Our schools (and parents) do a crappy job of educating people on BS like this. Any _reasonable_ person would know it's a scam. But, I've met a lot of people who think dowsing works. Many believe in ghosts. If we started teaching kids about pseudoscience and the philosophy of science in grade school, there would be a much smaller market for snake oil salesmen.
I don't really have issues either, but the last fps that I played much was quake 3.
And you have a problem with this?
I've had good luck with HP's dm1 with an AMD e-350. I upgraded it to 8GB, and can run VMs on it. The main area where I had issues with the speed are games (though it will play GW2 at 15-20 fps) and emulating an android device under eclipse.
Way back when I was a tech at a local computer shop, we'd see bad batches of drives. The one that stuck in my mind was 6GB IBM drives for a period of a few months. I think 1/3 of the drives were bad. We tested every system with a variety of tests including drive tests and even winbench, since it worked pretty well at catching flaky motherboards.
yeah, you're right. I guess I'm too old.
The 486 was the first x86 cpu that was:
had cache (8KB)
had built in FPU (387)
Basically, they took concepts that were being done in risc processors and used them in the x86 world.
Following up... Pentium brought superscalar design, and IIRC, pipelined fpu. The Pentium MMX brought integer SIMD. The Pentium 2 brought Out of Order design.
It really depends on what you're doing and what you're spending. If your task can use all 8 cores of a piledriver cpu, it's very competitive. I have to wonder if a large part of amd's problem is intel is at 220nm, while amd is still stuck at 320nm. It would take an incredible design to be competitive.
If we are actually in a simulation, as some have suggested, then that would make the runner of the simulation a god. If someone believed that that was an unlikely possibility, but still a possibility, but didn't believe in other types of gods, would they still be an atheist?
Just because an OS company isn't going to survive long term doesn't mean you can't make money off their stock. I made decent cash off of BeOS stock in the 90s.
Fewer annoying smirks.
Xerox was the first commercial company to make a GUI. Both MS and Apple hired from the pool of people who worked at Xerox before the mac came out.
apple Market Cap: 229.19B
microsoft Market Cap: 253.10B
I wouldn't really call apple the little guy.