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Comment The Point of a Benchmark (Score 1) 234

I always thought the point of a benchmark is to show what a device is capable. So if the "phone does indeed let its GPU run at a higher frequency when particular benchmark software is running", Its just showing what its capable of. Though I would definitely want to run benchmarks the whole day and see what happens.

Submission + - Obama Praises Amazon at One of Its Controversial Warehouses

theodp writes: In his first term, President Obama was a big booster of indie bookstores. But on Tuesday, the President chose to deliver his speech on Jobs for the Middle Class at one of Amazon's controversial fulfillment centers in Chattanooga, TN. 'Amazon is a great example of what’s possible,' said Obama, who also toured the 'amazing facility' where workers can make $10.50-$11.50 an hour as an employee of Integrity Staffing Group, 'may also be eligible for medical and dental benefits', and 'must be able to stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours' in temperatures that 'will occasionally exceed 90 degrees.' So, are '21st century migrant workers' the new middle class?

I like work; it fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours.