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Comment Re:Screens (Score 2) 228

Agreed, if anything this sounds to me more like streamlining the supply chain and manufacturing by removing component variance. Using the same part a million times is significantly cheaper than using one part for 800k and another for 200k even if the single part used a million times is more expensive.

I'd expect the same result across the board as they roll it out.

Comment Re:The real question is (Score 1) 117

Remember that intel had and still has an arm licence, and when they did make their own arm processors the xscale had one of the best power to performance ratios available, while also having very effective frequency scaling and power management..

Even if it was an Apple designed SoC the quality of Intel's foundries are unmatched really, so for the same chip they would have received a higher quality product.

It's my opinion that, yes it would have been better.

Comment Re:Life Limited Parts (Score 1) 233

- take-off stress being particularly high
- structural micro-damage to wings being critical

For a helicopter, maybe not so much take off, but landing sure is particularly high stress, and replace wings with rotors as they are serving the same basic function (providing lift).

Comment Re:Chips with 5x lower power consumption? (Score 1) 82

well a quick google search for "laptop power consumption by component" first link is a PDF

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.87.5604&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Which is a fairly nicely done research paper, sure in idle the screen is the most, but under load the CPU dominates, and that is very true even in a lot of newer laptops..

Comment Re:Chips with 5x lower power consumption? (Score 4, Insightful) 82

During lower power states and standby states, the comms units, the display, etc. can all consume way more power than the core.

Which is great really, because only a few years ago it was top of the list for power consumption. once it gets to the bottom, then we can start picking up the next heavy hitter to power consumption. It makes sense to work on what is hurting the most, and the CPU was hurting the most, now we can shift focus on to the next big one. Although that doesn't mean the CPU group should slow down, else they will soon be back at the top of that list.

Comment Re:Price Anarchy (Score 1) 692

If I had the time and motivation, it would be worth investigating opening many international accounts and trading between the currencies using bitcoin as an intermediary.

Just looking between USD and GBP you could have done quite well over the last month. That is an interesting idea.

Comment Re:Indigenous vs. Immigrants? (Score 2) 484

unfortunately I don't know what that is

Skilled trades, actual physical skill trades. Welding, fabrication, millwright, crane operator, etc. there are so many open jobs for people with training, skills, certifications/licenses. Problem is for the last two decades we have been pushing everyone to go get a 4 year degree to get a cushy office job. the reality is there are only so many of them, in the end someone has to go out in the field and do the work.

Comment Re:It's sucks, but they're sorta' right. (Score 1) 332

You know i wonder if you could argue another angle, the "and effects". Every e-mail I write is my own work, which has it's own copyright. the Media industry has pushed extremely hard for more than a decade to have digital copies of copyrighted works be treated as if they were physical goods. under that logic, them copying/reading my e-mails is equivalent to them stealing my personal copyrighted works.

Just a random thought to throw out there.

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