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Comment: Caveat (Score 1) 2

by rbarreira (#42117869) Attached to: Windows 8 Sells 40 Million Licenses In Just One Month

Second, Reller noted that the number of upgrades to Windows 8 was outpacing the volume of upgrades to Windows 7 in the equivalent timeframe. What she didn't note was that Windows 8 upgrades are substantially cheaper than Windows 7 upgrades were

Comment: Re:Ouch (Score 1) 101

by rbarreira (#39722909) Attached to: <em>Prince of Persia</em> Source Code Released On Github

Indeed. And it's definitely not true that compilers always do a better job of optimizing than humans. Compilers are much better than they used to be, but for certain specific routines they still can't beat an expert Assembly programmer who can try out several strategies in a flexible optimize-benchmark-optimize feedback loop that compilers aren't able to do.

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