I take it you don't believe in the existence of malware that can over-write the BIOS?
"... IC makers such as Intel
Does that answer your question?
I've been playing with all three a little lately. There's a fair amount of cross-platform capability there, with fairly capable html browser classes available.
Not to mention, libre.
There is a guiding force, but the leader of it all has this compulsion of self-contradiction. Likes to cause a lot of confusion by pretending to be God, and then saying that, since he is not God, God cannot be,. Etc., etc.
But you are right. Corruption is a continual and necessary part of the present natural world.
Which is the reason that national constitutions that waste little space on idealisms and focus primarily on checks and balances seem to be the most stable. (And why traitors to those constitutions attack them by trying to overload the checks and balances with idealisms.)
No, we didn't.
My high school English teacher had it pegged:
1984 was neither predictive nor prescriptive. It was descriptive.
An allegory for society as we know it, through a lens double-tinted ever-so-slightly to two extremes, to bring a known secret out in sharp relief.
1984 is the world as we know it, viewed through the glasses of someone who thinks he is smarter than the rest of us trying to see it from the eyes of the rest of us.
Which is why it gave me a headache to read.
Very instructive book. Too bad most people don't think far enough to see the real message.
I don't use youtube often enough to know about this, but can you ask youtube to look at the places in the video where the nutcase admits you produced the original?
Be aware, of course, of the Streisand effect. In this case, your attempts to shut his video down may give him fuel for his claims that he is being persecuted, adding slightly to his base of believers.
Sure, Intel will pour more money and manufacturing and silicon into maintaining their monopoly.
But it's such a waste.
Just for kicks, I tried comparing my recent single-core Atom with my ancient G4, using bc to compute pi an easy way.
Not conclusive by any means, but food for thought.
I think the people who designed the Itanium seemed to think you could optimize all conditionals out of your code with the right compiler.
Pushing things way too far to the extreme does not prove much about more normal designs.
Use bc to compute pi on a single-core Atom. (Relatively recent, right?)
Do the same on a G4 iBook. (Ancient, right? waaaaaaaay slow FSB, right?)
Now compare the time between charges.
Gives you something to think about.
You've got a few of the points right, but my experience with a single-core Atom (recent Lenovo) versus a single core G4 (ancient G4 iBook) leads me to think Intel really only caught up with the PPC recently.
Apple bailed, not on the PPC, but on Motorola and IBM's SOC ideas.
Jobs kept talking about the road-map during the switch. Not the CPU, the road map. Intel's (still vaporware) pseudo-UWB, on-chip peripherals dedicated to desktop functionality, etc.
Mostly they ran scared from real UWB, but that's a bit of history that Intel has effectively erased. (A little strong-arm here, a little bribe there,
Shoot, my single core Atom ultra-lightweight is about as slow as my (unfortunately dead) iBook G4 on most of the real-world loads I put on it. (Well, some, at least.) The Atom is no improvement over the G4 in battery use, either.
Intel really hasn't kept any of their promises, so we can see that all Jobs really got was road-map into the mists, and the approval of a bunch of lemmingeeks.
I think you are confusing Intel with AMD in the '90s.
Sure, Intel (and Motorola) were using RISC tech in their CISC designs from back in the mid-'80s. Bits and pieces of the tech. Not full (almost-)RISC cores running CISC instructions by emulation circuitry (contrary to the propoganda), but cherry-picked RISC techniques. (8 GP registers do not a RISC make.)
AMD's 64 bit CPU was the first real x86 CISC-on-RISC. (And Intel had to go cap-in-hand to AMD for that, in the end.)
My bicycle is significantly more efficient getting me to the train station than the bus is.
I walk because it costs 150 yen or so to park the bike. That's still more efficient. I don't live close to a bus stop. Lots of people near me don't live close to a bus stop.
More than half the people going into the station at any particular time of the morning have not come in on a bus. And most buses at this station are about half-full, not operating at maximum efficiency.
The plain and simple fact is that we are not all going from and to the same place at the same time. Buses and trains are very useful in certain traffic corridors, but rely on small-volume transport to fill in the very huge gaps.
That said, there is still more to say. If Intel threw as much money at ARM as they do at x86, ARM could be even that much more efficient at the smaller design rules Intel has to resort to to make x86 anywhere close to efficient. And if Intel had joined (for example) the PPC consortia with the engineers they head-hunted away from better designs, they could have much more efficient server CPUs than any x86 CPU they have now or ever will have.
But, if they had done so, they could not have maintained their practical monopoly on desktop processors, and they would have given up their strategic inroads on servers. (Because someone else owns the IP, you see.)
We assume that di-hydrogen monoxide is not a chemical the AC and his/her ancestors either did not grow up or did not evolve with. So you are changing the subject.
We are also pretty sure that non-dangerous levels of H2O are used in the production of organic foods, and non-dangerous levels are contained in them, as well.