A lot of people outside of Europe (and to be fair, even Europeans) doesn't understand how the EU works. Ireland can't simply decide to stop obeying EU treaties any more than a US state is allowed to all of a sudden decide that someone no longer have to pay federal tax. If that happened, you can be sure that the IRS would demand the taxes be paid in full after they found out about it.
Given the tech-oriented and international audience of this side, I'm not sure that one can assume that I am alone in being confused by the wording of the title. A better one would be to simply refer to the person as "sports executive".
I still run Linux on my workstations because it's easier to get all the workstation/laptop things working there. However, I'll give FreeBSD a try on the desktop as well next time I reinstall.
On the server, there are really no benefits to Linux currently.
It might sound like a trollish thing to say, but it's true. It's not the only reason of course. FreeBSD really is much nicer on the server. It's much more predicable and easier to analyse problems. The lack of systemd is just one factor that contributes to this.
With reference counting every single allocation, as well as every single object ownership transfer requires extra CPU cycles and memory accesses to manage the memory as well as manage the counter (yes, I know Swift does some clever tricks to avoid the counting which frankly is the only reason it's as performant as it is). Also remember multithreading issues when updating the refcounter.
With garbage collection, you obviously don't need to do any reference counter management, saving a lot of CPU and memory access cycles right there. But what is less obvious is that memory allocation itself is much faster with (compacting) garbage collector. After collection, all free memory will be in a single contiguous block, reducing the memory allocation operation to a single ADD instruction.
So, in summary:
With refcounting you have:
With a GC, you get:
There have been plenty of research on memory management, and we're well past the time when you could say "GC is slower than the alternative".
That said, myself and most other people I talk to are annoyed that the government is not being more welcome to electric vehicles. You could have very good coverage with only a handful of charging stations, and you can travel across the country several times on a single charge.
Instead, you get this: http://www.stuff.tv/sg/feature...
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