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Comment Re:FINALLY! (Score 1) 267

People with highly-multithreaded workloads should look at the Skylake 6900k and 6850k, and the Ryzen 1800X and 1700X.

The 6900k and 6850k are not Skylakes, they are Broadwells. Yes, I know they have 6xxx numbers, but Intel adds one to the first number for CPUs with more than 4 cores.. Or something, maybe they give out numbers and brands by dice rolls, who knows..

Comment Re:Echo (Score 1) 140

The theory about Echo and such is that those are not disguised eavesdropping devices.

Which, of course, is only partially true, as 99.99% of all adults will not have the slightest clue (or ability to verify) when Echo records something, and whether or not that recording goes to some remote 3rd-party.

Well, they wouldn't in Europe since reselling collected personal data is illegal. Amazon can use it themselves, but they can't send it on or resell it.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 359

He may be honest, but he's also wrong. Yes, of course "real work" needs to be done to turn ideas into reality, but those ideas are at least as important as the work themselves. "Real work" in service of bad ideas is entirely wasted, and there are plenty of Silicon Valley companies turning out useless apps and software products that won't go anywhere that talented people have spent a lot of time making.

No, ideas are a dime a dozen. You probably come up with a dozen ideas every hour, from the mundane to fantasy.

Execution is key. An idea is just that, abstract. It doesn't mean anything, and millions of individuals will have that same idea.

Not only that. Even a suboptimal idea or even bad ones, can and will win if executed better than a good idea. They really don't matter 99% of the time. We celebrate them because once in a while ideas come that are so powerful they change the balance, but what most people don't realise is that those ideas are celebrated for being exceptionally rare. Most ideas good or bad, doesn't fucking matter. Execution is key.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 359

Seems to me lately only weird guys with personality disorders like Jobs, Musk, Bezos, and Zuckerberg can both raise the money

I don't think it is their wierdness that made them succesful It is that they were BORN rich. They went from being very rich to being super rich. Being born rich is the key qualifier for success.

Comment Re:How are these sandboxes different (Score 1) 104

substantially, as a patentable idea that is, than java applet sandboxes of 1995 vintage?

It is sandboxing a "web browser process", that is what the patent is for. Sandboxing ... a ... Web Browser (Process).

The process at the end is just added to make it sound more technical, and make lawyers and 80 year old judges think it is complicated tech stuff.

Comment Re:Knowledge about the age of the rainforest is kn (Score 1) 147

Just for reference, population estimates for all of Europe (where it hasn't been inflated by agendas) at the dawn of the bronze age was about 100,000. Estimates of 10s of millions of natives living in the Americas is simply politicised nonsense. The land couldn't support that many people at their technology level.

Which bronze age? Antique Europe had millions of people, and while antiquity was iron age at its height, it started in the bronze age and "only" spanned a couple of hundred years.

Comment Re: Translation... (Score 1) 78

Aren't there more improvements like more lanes and other shit like that. Buss speed? Fuck, other shit beside 'ghz'.

People tend to focus on single, simplistic things. Kinda show a very shallow understanding of the subject matter. Like the new MacBook.

Maybe, but that is more in the integrated chipset. It was the only thing upgraded in Kaby Lake, so they will probably upgrade it in minor ways again.

Comment Re:Translation... (Score 1) 78

8th gen will suck as bad as 7th gen, so that means the 4th gen stuff will STILL outperform it.

Except it will have 6 cores. I assume they are talking about the old news of Coffee Lake which is a Skylake achitecture with 6 cores and will be the desktop and high-end laptop CPU of the "8th gen", where cannonlake would only be on ultrabooks.

Comment Re:Only 86%? I would have expected it to be 100%+ (Score 1) 194

Only if you have adequate storage to overcome any temporary lack of generation.

Not that big a problem with wind actually. We can store for that long. The bigger problem is hydros. Given a bad season rain or mild winter, the dams can have an entire year with under projected energy. That is when Sweden. normally a net exporter, needs to import massive amounts of energy because they don't have coal plants anymore.

Comment Re:Isn't this illegal? (Score 5, Insightful) 326

Aren't they required to conduct all government business on government systems? Didn't Hilary got a whole lot of crap (and lose an election) over this?

Welp, they're in charge so I guess they get to make the rules, but did they even bother to change the laws first?

Yes, it is. And what Hillary was accused of by the Republicans.

But.. Hillary's emails.

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