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Comment Re:Why not move to High Sierra? (Score 1) 67

Because there's nothing on the latest versions of macOS and iOS worth updating for at least for me. So if I do install them I'll just have slower systems due to the extra bloat and apps from Apple that don't work as well.

I'm avoiding moving onto iTunes 12.7 because they took out the apps in an incredibly stupid move. I have iOS apps installed on my iPhone and iPad so I'll be downloading the app twice instead of once to my Mac and syncing it to my devices. So there's no way I'm going to High Sierra while iTunes is so fucked.

And the Music app keeps getting more screwed up with each release. I haven't played around with iOS 11 but iOS keeps getting worse. 9 to 10 was terrible for handling notifications on the lock screen. They added a step or two in order to mark a reminder as completed. Just a bunch of little things like that which make the experience worse and I hate to see what they've done in 11. But since there's nothing that they've added that interests me all that it will do is slow down my devices.

I'd love for them to just put a patch out for Sierra and iOS 10.

Comment Not on silicon (Score 1) 359

You can't create an open source x64 chip because you would need to license the instruction sets (x86, SSE, x86_64, ...) from Intel and AMD, as they have cross licensed them from each other.

The best way to approach it would be to create a new processor (along with motherboard because it would need a new socket) running it's own instruction set. Then have the open source operating systems move over and use virtual machines to run Windows, Mac, etc. Even better would be to build something like Rosetta from Apple when they moved from PowerPC to Intel which ran the apps seamlessly together.

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 310

I was wondering if they were going to tie it into the GPS to make sure that you were actually at a traffic light or stop sign if you were stopped and not waiting to merge into traffic as you are going on/coming off the highway. Or stopped to let an emergency vehicle by or stopped for a school bus when the whole point is to have your attention looking out for pedestrians.

Comment Re:We'll just live with the slowdown, pretty much. (Score 1) 416

I didn't saw sue them to fix it under warranty. The lawsuit would be for false advertising. In order to fix the bug and have a CPU the operates properly then their products no longer meet the specifications that were promised. This impacts everyone. Just because home users may not see, some will. But they bought computers based on the speed of the processor. Plus don't forget that Intel charges based on the speed that the processor is able to give businesses and users.

Comment Re:We'll just live with the slowdown, pretty much. (Score 1) 416

No, but this would be one of the few times I'd love to see a class action lawsuit. Intel has been selling us CPUs with a specified amount of processing speed and for all of these years because of this bug those CPUs will no longer be able to match those specs.

Rebates should be given out automatically based on the cost of the CPU on systems and an average slowdown for the market that they used the machine for (home use, corporate desktop, server, etc).. Large companies such as Apple, Dell, etc have records of who they sold computers to and it would be a quick first step to get money to people. Others who bought from smaller shops, couldn't be reached by the big companies, or bought parts would have to submit receipts.

Intel keeps doing this and keeps getting away with this. They will still do this unless there is a huge financial penalty for them. With this they could slow down a large proportion of the world's computers and have nothing happen to them.

Comment Re:Not surprising, really. (Score 2) 308

China has stopped taking the West's "recycling" because it was too contaminated for them to use and it went to their garbage stream. It wasn't just one day China said that they weren't going to take the plastics. It's been a long time of them having to say that the stuff being sent over wasn't being prepared properly. If we in the West would separate it properly then China would gladly take it. But to make the programs work we have to tell people to throw it all into one box and then invent mechanical separators because there's a limit to the number of people you can have doing the job manually. (The cost has to be kept down so that's one limit but also not many people want to spend the picking through recycling.)

Comment Re:The problem is the theaters, not the movies. (Score 1) 162

For me it's both. I hate theatres for most of the reasons you suggest. Then there is a lack of movies that I actually want to see. The studios keep putting out movies that are just the same thing. They keep making money with rebooting superhero stories and until they stop that's all we'll get.I'd love to have well-written movies with stories that make me think but I'm in the minority so those movies rarely get made. It's cheap laughs and special effects with just enough story to justify their use for the near future I'm afraid.

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