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Comment Re:Finally! Will it last for AMD? (Score 1) 270

I'm hopeful that AMD will be able to press this new design into better performance than Intel can manage with their current technology at this price point.

Your optimism is cute, but unwarranted. AMD won't really be a threat until they can easily beat Intel at every performance level, price be damned.

Intel has no problem dropping prices to match the price/performance of anything AMD does. Inel is able to demand the prices they currently do because of AMD's decade-long streak of incompetence. Intel knows they can charge more because AMD isn't a threat.

If you want to know what Intel does consider a threat, you have to look at the ARM architecture (and ecosystem). Granted, ARM isn't a single company, but that's part of Intel's problem: Competing with ARM is fighting a Hydra - one company's failure doesn't really affect the ecosystem much, and the combined might of all of the ARM licensees ensures its viability.

ARM has almost perfect dominance for everything mobile and embedded - a market Intel has been trying desperately to enter, with zero success.

Comment Re:Yet more skewed bullshit testing from AMD. (Score 1) 270

You're saying a comparison to a CPU core nearly a year older is a fair comparison?

The story hasn't changed in nearly a decade: AMD boasts they have "massive" performance gains over their old hardware, and that they can selectively beat Intel's old hardware.

The problem is that Intel invariably has its own improvements, and they easily beat AMD's best-case hype.

I really would like to see AMD return to beating Intel's chips, but this doesn't leave me hopeful.

Comment Re:Does this mean... (Score 1) 90

I have an optimus laptop (Dell L502x) and run Ubuntu 14.04 on it. No issues. Installed just fine with the intel driver (Duh!). I do have the proprietary drivers installed now, but it works fine. Switching from Intel to NVidia and inversely does require a login/logout. Not very practical, but good enough if you really really really need that NVidia card for a game.

Comment Re:It's about time (Score 1) 62

Yeah, Google sells there phones everywhere. (Hint: they don't. I can't get a Google phone if I wanted). Google may support their phones a longer time, but other manufacturers don't. Even in the premium segment.

Besides, you talk about 2 years for a Pixel... I talk about over 4 years supported. So, liar? More like realistic vision on longevity of devices.

Comment Re:It's about time (Score 1) 62

cheaper premium smartphones

It's not a premium smartphone, if you don't get updates... So, let me fix that for you: cheaper smartphones. That's it, explains it all...

Even Google and Samsung suck at keeping updates going for longer than six months, which is why the user who expects longevity and supports shells out for Apple. Sad to say, but I expect my smartphones to last four years. Two, new as my wifes phone on a subsidized contract (with flat everything), and then two more years as a hand-me-down for me with a much cheaper plan.

Comment "Bug that takes forever in generating keys" (Score 1) 216

TFA reads like a classic example of "User refuses to learn to use screwdriver, complains all fasteners are hard to use."

* Author seems to think encryption is a simple magic bullet.
* Author doesn't even bother reading the manual for the tool.
* Author reviews only one tool in a large family of tools, blames the entire family of tools for his own ignorance and incompetence.
* Author doesn't know about the problem space, has expectations that reveal a tragic level of misunderstanding.

The bottom line is encryption is easy.... authenticity is not.

Without authenticity, encryption isn't terribly useful.

Authentication isn't a problem that's been remotely solved. If you have a better idea than the following two, you're going to make a fortune:

- A web of trust requires real effort on the part of the user to work - you have to attend a few keysigning parties for it to work. Even then, can you really trust a web of trust?
- A trusted third party model assumes a third party is actually trustworthy -- which experience has shown isn't really the case.

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