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Comment Not Even Wrong! (Score 1) 487

There are so many things wrong with the prediction that I don't know where to start.

Power: While content creation is often processor intensive, video editing is very processor intensive. Even playing 3K much less 4K video will get my i7/nvidia "mobile workstation" warm. I make youtube videos like many people. I can edit them on my notebook, but I export the media, which holds a hyperthreaded quad core at 90-100% for hours at a time. Notebooks don't not like that. Gaming computers are powerful, but I feel that few have enough airflow for having both the GPU and CPU running at the same time. Yes, video editing programs are GPU accelerated. 4K will be a bitch. My next desktop will have 8 cores.

While my notebook isn't bad a CAD/Design, because my desktop can run it's video card faster at all times, it's still faster. If I want to raytrace an animation I use my desktop because it can take the heat.

As for API's and computer languages, whatever all of you decide to use--will be used. There are a lot of computer languages out there. Companies can dictate whatever they want, but they are not going to be able to hold a platform if they are aren't on the same page as the bulk of programmers. This is a small but sill a significant part of why C/C++ is still popular.

The death of the PC is only the dream of the person who wants to sell you a service and control you information. Don't go for it.

Comment Silicon Valley (Score 1) 118

Here in Silicon Valley, there is road noise everywhere. During the growth since the 1970s, it appears that they didn't or couldn't expand the highway system enough to suit the needs, and now the cities are riddled with expressways and 45-50 mile roads near their house.

It isn't so in New England. You have highways and more quiet cities. There is a distinction. In Connecticut, the closest thing you have to an expressway is the Berlin Turnpike. If you live in CT, you would be amazed to learn that they put the equal to a turnpike right through everyone's neighborhood.

It doesn't make sense: Here in Campbell, there's a highway that runs north-south, and there's also an expressway that does as well--just a few blocks away.

The cars from the expressway are loud enough to hear with the windows closed this morning, and it's almost a full block away. The only time it's quiet is on the weekend, sometimes.

Telecommuting would seem an answer. It would allow us to not have to build so many office buildings as well.

Comment More Toy, Less Tool (Score 1) 265

Transparency is not very useful.

How about fixing the Bluetooth File transfer?
How about making mounting cellphones more reliable?
How about giving easier fixes for non 4K compliant programs?
How about giving us more than 2 power management options at once?
How about fixing your photo program that won't leave Irfanview's associations alone?
How about building some audio system like core audio or Jack Audio Server, you know, to help the musicians that make your music.


Comment Newest Quads are 30% Faster than Sandy Bridge? (Score 1) 240

I am so glad that I bought a good motherboard. I do Rhino 3D, Photoshop, Premier / music recording / and some after-hours gaming.

My 4-year old stock-clocked processor is only about 30% slower than a new quad. In fact, I just put my that motherboard/processor in a new rackmount case. I am still editing the rebuild video; but case is here:

I've built/assembled/configured about 104 computers since 1990. I have never reused a motherboard/processor before. I am hoping that AMD's 8-core pan out, and are affordable. Intel has had things too easy for too long. Intel my not be the whole desktop for long.

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