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Comment Re:Narrow (Score 1) 46

None of the features will be as small as 10nm in size, just like none of Intels 14nm chips have features even close to as small as 14nm.

The current trend in labeling since transistors started on their vertical adventures is to extrapolate an "equivalent" feature size based on overall transistor density. These TSMC-made chips have about a 30% higher density than their "14nm" chips, just as Intels "10nm" chips will have about a 30% higher density than their "14nm" chips.

Comment Re:Not really the whole story... (Score 1) 46

Intel is only "refining" the 14nm design through the natural course of their "tick-tock" process (which has now added a third "tock", which seems likely to be due to lack of real competition).

No its because their 10nm test yields aren't even close to economical.

Intel has blown their advantage. I'm sure someone will reply with "but its not real 10nm" while being completely ignorant that not only isn't Intel doing "real 14nm" that they are the ones that invented lying about feature size.

Comment Re:$50 billion for 50,000 jobs? (Score 1) 279

Okay, yeh, the government taxes $1 mil/ job out of the economy. If that was the case, then given that MILLIONS of people in the U.S. that work, the government would be rolling in money.

Tax revenue: $7.14 trillion

Sum of:
Federal: $3.64 trillion
State: $2.05 trillion
Local: $1.45 trillion

So yes, the government is rolling in money.

Comment Re:Wrong even if correct (Score 1) 220

In the simplest model, sure, we have 4% more money and 4% more stuff, so prices should be stable, right? But instead demand leads supply in a growing economy, so prices go up.

You think that there isnt a demand for currency and that supply and demand dont also apply to it, because you continue to be an ignorant fuck.

It is *your* model that is "simple" while you try to attribute your error to me.

You took an economics course and forgot 90% of it. You remain ignorant and will continue to remain ignorant while you continue to think that making things up is a substitute for veracity.

Comment Re:Wrong even if correct (Score 0) 220

Inflation is a symptom of a healthy economy. The money supply should be increasing as the economy increases.

Just wow at the completer ignorance of what inflation is.

If both increase at the same rate, there is no inflation, you economically ignorant fuck. Why are you pretending to be knowledgeable about a subject that you clearly are not? Surely you know that you arent knowledgeable on this subject.

Why are you being dishonest? What gain are you getting by pretending to know something that is patently not true and therefor you dont know?

Comment Re:and tomorrow (Score 4, Insightful) 244

The problem with this reasoning is that it avoids engaging with the issue at hand

The issue at hand is that a bunch of companies are joining forces to control what you are allowed to see, and are starting off with one of the biggest boogie-men available to them as their reasoning for doing it.

Perhaps you thought that there was a more important issue here?

Comment Re:infrastructure (Score 1) 206

Either that or tar and feather your local elected officials for being greedy

Exactly. My guess is the none of biggest complainers here have any idea whose desk their local franchise agreement lands on whenever its up for renewal or debate. Therefore they could not have petitioned this office, nor could they have made intelligent decisions about who to vote for whenever this office is up for election. These complainers are noisy but toothless. They cant even vote out the corruption because they have no idea who to vote out.

Comment Re:infrastructure (Score 2) 206

You would think that in the Democrat mecca known as Seattle, that a successful government effort to improve the local infrastructure and its offerings would have happened, right? Right?

My observation is that democrats petition bodies of government where they have minimal influence (federal/global) instead of bodies of government where they have maximum influence (state/local.)

I live nowhere near a major city yet my cable internet speeds have been regularly upgraded, now sitting at 50mbit for $50/mo with no television service and its the second lowest tier available. On top of that, the local cable franchise has changed hands twice in the past decade starting with a small local cable company, moving to a larger regional cable company, and now onto a larger still national company.

Now both my town and my state are in general run by Democrats, but these are not traditional Democrats because we have a long standing history of giving both major parties the middle finger by voting in independents at all levels when the party choices are either looking to federal matters instead of local matters or are otherwise still complete dip-shits.

You see it here on slashdot, the incredible amount of hate for Trump, who will soon hold the only federal office in the land. This ties right in with the Democrats focus on federal matters instead of local matters.

My advice is for everyone to get involved where you will have a real influence, your local government. It is there that your desires may most likely be realized. If the local government is extremely corrupt, do something about it.

Comment Re:between 3 and 10 Mb/s is slow? (Score 1) 206

I recently purchased a budget router, with my only purchasing filter being support of an open source firmware if I so chose to install it.

The budget router, a TP-LINK TL-WR940N, has the capability to limit the bandwidth use of any connected MAC address.

So you are wrong, or lying, and in either case pretending.

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