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Comment Re:Are either of these processor relevant? (Score 5, Informative) 163

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/snapdragon-s4-pro-apq8064-msm8960t,3291-4.html

Atom isn't here, but perhaps because it is too new, but it's clear from this graph that at least Tom's Hardware seems to agree that the Snapdragon eats Tegra's lunch.

I have a Nexus 4 (Snapdragon S4) and a Nexus 7 (Tegra 3), and the 4 is WAY, WAY faster than the 7 in almost every experience.

On the Nexus 4 I can leave a movie playing in the background and keep listening to it while I check an important email that just came in or make a move in a game of Words with my wife. Attempting the exact same thing on the Nexus 7 results in the movie skipping and the user experience slowing to a crawl.

Perhaps there are some significant architecture differences between the two, but at least from a real-world user experience standpoint, I would not characterize the OP's assertion as "random conjecture" at all.

Comment Don't wear two hats. (Score 1) 276

If you're e developer, be a developer. If you're a manager, be a manager.

Don't attempt to be both, because that's not what your company wants of you. You may feel like they're "getting in the way," but I have news for you: it's not "your" project. It's your company's project, and management will decide what it is, where it is going, and what metrics will be measured.

The best thing for you to do is to deliver what is asked of you and in a timely and cost-effective manner. If you're afraid of voicing your opinion to your own management team, then perhaps you don't fit in as well as you think.

Comment Re:2-7 times mass of earth (Score 1) 420

A planet twice the mass of Earth would be habitable to Earth humans who were in good physical condition and not obese. And, it is likely humans would evolve the musculature to live well there after just a few generations.

The gravity there would be about 125% that of Earth's, and seeing as how I used to have more than 125% of my current mass, I figure I would get by just fine.

A planet 3x the mass of Earth would have about 145% the gravity, so that would start to be an issue for even the strongest and most healthy of us.

I think the biggest issue we would have in any higher-gravity environment would be our cardiovascular systems. It would be more difficult for our hearts to pump blood up into our heads, as our hearts would be working harder.

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