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...
But, I have seen people buying cars that would cost them roughly a year's salary. It used to be even worse, which is why the government introduced a new law saying that you are only allowed to use financing for 50% of the purchase price.
What I am objecting to, however, is the statement that a 35k USD car is "only for rich people". Plenty of "normal" people own cars here. It's a matter of priorities. Priorities, mind you, that I don't agree with. I do have a car, but I really wish I could get rid of it so I can spend the money on better things.
So yeah, anyone complaining about the price of this car will get laughed in the face by not only Anonymous Coward above, but also by me.
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