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Comment Imaginary benefits of social media advertising (Score 1) 26

It doesn't really matter how Facebook measures engagement and so on, much bigger problem is complete lack of results of all social media advertising. This is not 1-2% response ineffective, this is 10^-20 ineffective. It is quite likely that the entire Facebook advertising haven't sold a single thing today.

Comment Re:Don't evolve too much for all us old hats! (Score 1) 63

To me it's more that everyone is running to low-input stuff. Puzzles? Complex control sequences on simple control schemes? No, running and jumping and controlling your movement is too much for today's tiny brains; learn from the Wistar rat: put one button in front of a signalling stimulus, and train them to press it at the appropriate moment to receive a reward.

Comment Re: commercial advantages (Score 1) 41

The same way Nazi Germany did. High unemployment, low faith in its leaders and a scapegoat to blame.

Germany had punitive WW1 repatriations to blame for hardships. US has what... oligarchic 1%?

Unemployment, wealth inequality, disregard for social contract by well-off and low faith in its leaders are entirely home-made problem. Trump was entirely preventable, instead we have SJW twitter-storming outrage on largely irrelevant issues. I hope they will be happy when female labor participation rate reaches 50% in concentration camps.

Comment Re:Surprised much? (Score 1) 376

Where the citizens carry lethal weapons and shootings are a daily occurrence.

About 2/3 of those are suicides, and most of the rest is urban drug gangs (i.e., detroit, baltimore, etc.). Europe will learn more about this as their MENA populations continue to increase. Just sayin' the violent deaths are not particularly related to healthcare.

Comment Re:Performance? (Score 1) 84

It depends on if they emulate it by translation and shadowing, or by interpretation. Software translation is rather fast, but not native-fast. To get native-fast, you have to go native.

I've been suggesting an accelerator chip (maybe even off-die) that decodes x86 instructions into the internal RISC instructions stored in the ICache, but people keep telling me it's impossible because... they're stupid. Modern x86, x86-64, and ARM chips all read instructions in their ISA and translate to an internal CPU RISC ISA, to the point that x86-64 chips actually translate x86 instructions to take advantage of around 60 hardware registers thanks to having not just twice as many GPRs (16!), but those GPRs being 64-bits wide (32 GPRs), plus the EBP, ESP, and EIC registers being 64 bits wide and only validly addressing a 32-bit address space (3 more registers). Multiple instructions hitting the same memory won't just work on cache (fast), but will actually load that cache line to register (extremely fast) and operate a series of instructions there--even out-of-order instructions.

No doubt the instruction decoder would be large-ish, and access to its own (I4) cache would prove a performance boon if that cache is kept consistent with actual RAM. Nevertheless, it should be roughly-trivial to produce a CPU chipset that can execute both x86-64 and ARM64 code, in the same way it's roughly-trivial to produce a CPU chipset that executes both x86 and x86-64 or ARM and THUMB. These aren't simple tasks by any means; but the fact is we routinely create chipsets which execute an ISA, and chipsets which execute multiple ISAs, and even chipsets which execute old ISAs while automatically leveraging internal facilities such as registers available to new ISAs (which isn't impressive when you think about OOE, parallel execution, and branch prediction). x86-64 is related to x86, but only at face value; they're different instruction sets, just like ARM and MIPS are different, and it should be fairly easy--not cheap, mind you--to wedge x86-64 in with ARM.

Comment Re:So. 50,000 more H1-B visas need to be issued (Score 1) 321

How to build a wall:

1. Call civil engineers.

2. Say, "one wall please."

3. Give them money.

4. Build wall.

So when the wall is built, and we're standing there watching the giant catapult flinging illegals back into Mexico, what exactly are you going to say then?

I get it, you're opposed to Trump ideologically. But you have to stop saying retarded things like "you can't build a wall" or no one will ever take you seriously again, and you'll keep losing. Then again, that's fine, because I want you to keep losing. So keep running around saying walls are hard.

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