You're right... after looking at the numbers long enough, you start to see a pattern!
Oh my God... the Russians!
I like the part where they said "Depending on the variability of AMD's press and retail samples."
The variability in the results was mostly caused by some last minute driver changes that caused a performance boost in the Radeon 290 and 290X cards, but the submitter seems to make it look some sort of "golden sample" conspiracy from AMD.
The good news is that now that the congresscritters will have Bitcoin of their own, so they'll have a vested interest in helping it become a legal and legitimate currency. That way, they can spend it on attack ads against their opponents in 2016
Don't forget that there are still a lot of banksters out there who are still trying to outlaw Bitcoin transactions in the US, using sites like Silk Road as an example on why it shouldn't be adopted as a mainstream currency. The potential loss of credit card transaction fees if Bitcoin becomes popular is starting to become a big deal for big banks and their lobbyists.
They should throw in some "free" Surface RT tablets while they are at it. It seems that they have a few thousand of them to spare...
At some point, the CPU's built into phones will be powerful enough to handle most desktop applications for businesses without a noticeable performance hit. We're not quite there yet, though. Maybe in three or four more years, perhaps.
Hard core gamers will always want the latest $500 video card from AMD or Nvidia, though... and there will likely continue to be a niche market to support them. Everyone else will continue to buy whatever laptop they can get from their employer or for under $600 from Newegg or Best Buy.
Yeah, I love the ego of this guy. He seems to forget that Ubuntu's market share is still puny compared to Apple and Microsoft, and nobody is "following his lead" on anything.
Honestly, I doubt that many outside of the Linux community are even paying all that much attention to his statements.
Considering how CL&P's web site crashes under the load every time there is a major power outage, perhaps it's time to get rid of the incompetent people running the show now and outsource their IT to another company.
The power grid in New England is already horrible as it is, so the new guys probably couldn't do much worse. For an example, we seem to have power outages every other week in northern Connecticut that often last for several hours.
I think that the "free market" he's talking about is the one that is filled with $5 to $10 MicroUSB chargers for Android phones on Amazon and eBay.
Sure, many of them are cheap generic Chinese clones of the OEM chargers made from Motorola, Samsung, and HTC. Odds are that some of those will likely fail in a few weeks due to poor build quality, but at least you have to option to buy one if you're willing to take the risk.
Perhaps Microsoft will buy them. Judging from their past investments, they seem more than willing to pony up big $$$ for formerly important cell phone manufacturers that are quickly losing market share.
I wouldn't think that this Wikipedia algorithm would have worked on a movie like "Jobs", where it probably had a ton of Wikipedia page views and edits but not that much box office revenue.
When you have movies that are based off of nerd heroes like Steve Jobs, I'll bet that the Wikipedia editors probably fought tooth and nail to find every plot hole and technical inaccuracy they could find.
Likewise, I could see the algorithm falsely predicting success of certain Sci Fi and comic book hero movies, for the same reason.
I would think that movie theatres would want you to spend $12 to see the new movie that just came out instead of a $2 movie that has been out for six weeks.
Why do you think that studios time movie releases the way they do? It would be foolish to release three romantic comedies in one week (for example), since most movie viewers would watch one and wait for the DVD release on the other two.
That's OK... the MBA's get their vengeance by asking the server admins for a status update every 5 minutes while they are busy trying to fix the problem.
Then they'll ask IT for a 20 page root cause analysis report of the outage the following day after service is restored, even though they have no intention of reading it past the first paragraph. Not that they would understand what they were reading anyway.