They also take 24 hours or more to credit accounts with electronic funds paid in
A luxury. Myki typically takes 48 hours when topped up online.
They have any passwords he would use on a regular basis - including any for keepass or similar password wallets.
If they had all the passwords, they wouldn't need to wait for him to log in to the notebook.
ARM is capable of performing at or near Jaguar levels.
That's something you are going to have to back up.
Comparison here. Okay, so the gap is a bit bigger than I remembered, but it's still in a similar ballpark. Unfortunately I couldn't find a more exhaustive comparison between them right now.
There's plenty of games out there already for iOS/Android so the architecture isn't a roadblock.
Plenty of games out there for 68K too. That does not mean it is as capable is x86. I do not care what games you play on your phone. They are not the same class as big PC games like Half Life. It is a simple fact that x86 has more raw power than ARM. There is no technical reason ARM could not be improved to a point that it is as powerful as x86 but it is not there now.
Architecture is a roadblock when one architecture provides serious performance gains.
Is Battlefield 3 on Tegra 5 capable enough for you?
Remember how well Cell worked out for IBM and Sony?
The Cell is not a general purpose chip. ARM is. There's plenty of games out there already for iOS/Android so the architecture isn't a roadblock.
There's nothing stopping NVIDIA creating a SteamBox using a Tegra with a massive GPU.
There's two things. First, no ARM core would keep up with it. Second, the IP for their massive GPUs is laden with agreeements with assholes like Microsoft.
I disagree. If 8 Bobcat derived cores can handle the PS4/XBox One, then a collection of high end ARM cores can handle a decent GPU (doesn't need to be Titan level). Also, NVIDIA already have their Kepler cores freed up for licensing so that won't be a roadblock for integrating with ARM.
I cannot conceive that anybody will require multiplications at the rate of 40,000 or even 4,000 per hour ... -- F. H. Wales (1936)