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Comment Re:Anandtech Fucked Up (Score 1) 183 183

The acoustic profile is absolutely horrible compared to say a HAF 922 or Fractal Define R4

I was actually considering the card but my HAF-X case has really poor noise dampening. It's practically a net with fans on it. For me the noise is definitely an issue.

Comment Re: Start here (Score 1) 1145 1145

A sprinter runs 100m in 10s. How does the average speed of the sprinter compare to a car speed?

There are 3600s in an hour, the sprinter runs at 36kp/h.

Before the metric system there were many, many versions of mile and other measurement units. In northen europe we had russian mile, british mile, swedish mile, danish mile, finnish mile, german mile, nautical mile with distance ranging from 1.5 to 11km. Without metric system the trade with the rest of the world would be really difficult.

Comment Re: Start here (Score 1) 1145 1145

A sprinter runs 100m in 10s. How does the average speed of the sprinter compare to a car speed?

There are 3600s in an hour, the sprinter runs at 36kp/h.

Before the metric system there were many, many versions of mile and other measurement units. In northen europe we had russian mile, british mile, swedish mile, danish mile, finnish mile, grman mile, nautical mile with distance ranging from 1.5 to 11km. Without metric system the trade with the rest of the world would be really difficult.

Comment Re:4.5TF, single or double precisions? (Score 1) 176 176

It's been a while, but better late then never.

The 4.5TFlop is single. It is useful for tasks such as artificial intelligence. I used a convolutional neural network for aerial imagery classification and I got over 80 times more performance out from a GPU (more importantly over 30x improvement in performance per watt department). However, it is much more difficult to achieve this peak performance on a GPU than on a CPU, mostly because of the memory latencies. The CPU has advanced caching mechanism, that is not present on GPU.

You are correct, the double precision performance is more like 2TF, which is still a HUGE number. It beats any processor in the market by order of magnitude.

Comment Re:Missing the point? (Score 1) 358 358

My nexus s used to lose connection to cell towers with android 2.3.1. Apparently a subsysem had crashed an the only way to restore the connection was to restart the phone. The crash was always silent, without any notification, I usually noticed it when I tried to make phone calls. Often (about every other week) I spent days without connection before I noticed it. The problem was not limited to my phone and it reocurred with firs vanilla 4.0 firmware.

Being able to receive basic phone calls does constitue as "decent function".

Comment Re:Two-dimensional? (Score 1) 160 160

It's not two dimensional if it has a measurable thickness, which you stated in that same sentence. Unless you have a different definition of "two dimensional" than the rest of us.

It's two dimensional in sense that the third dimension is insignificantly small relative to other two dimensions e.g. it's flat. Also keep in mind that flat does not mean planar, for example earth is flat in spherical coordinates (r=const).

Comment Re:Prove your absurd prices (Score 1) 1303 1303

What I find even more disgusting is the following:

We don't have an obligation to solve America's problems. Our only obligation is making the best product possible.

The core ideas behind capitalism are heartless. You must either participate the lottery called "American Dream" or accept socialism. I will be the first one to welcome you to EU if you choose the latter.

Well apparently corporations are people too

It's not true.

The biggest problem with business today. Not just shortsighted and focused on short term profits, but the "Fuck America" attitude as long as it makes them X amount of more profit. Profit at all costs.

Don't be so modest, the attitude they teach in business school is "Fuck the World".

Comment Re:Android performance (Score 1) 92 92

Despite improvements, ICS isn't quite as smooth and responsive as iOS was four years ago on the first iPhone, and it's really becoming quite an annoyance that Google hasn't yet solved this.

Both iOS and Windows Phone 7 use retained mode graphics, while android uses immediate mode graphics. Difference is that in android cpu has to redraw everything on screen when something changes while competitors load everything to GPU which will then redraw the screen. Android developers brag about android being hardware accelerated but it still uses the old model - even tho line command is hardware accelerated the cpu still has to make this line command.

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