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by Glorious
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Intel ARM -- I mean MIPS -- Chip CONFIRMED!

Isn't it clear that he already has one? :wink:
by Glorious
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME
Replies: 38
Views: 1628

Re: 16 core CPUs with a single RAM channel are AWESOME

WHY CAN'T I UPVOTE?
by Glorious
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3015
Views: 115809

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Passenger vehicles generally remain drivable without power steering, especially if already moving, provided the driver can keep their wits. Heavy equipment is a whole different category of scary. Can confirm. I've done it. It's certainly not easy if stationary, but manageable when moving. As you ex...
by Glorious
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: You can buy ANYTHING with a subscription now...
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: You can buy ANYTHING with a subscription now...

As far as MoviePass goes, from what I've read, their business model is profit oriented for the long term They are losing money and going bankrupt. Their filings literally says their business model is "highly uncertain" for the rest of this year. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/104...
by Glorious
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

I was more-or-less with you right up until here. The Newton was a disaster. Apple dumped $100M into the project, which in the early 1990s was an enormous investment for the company. The Palm Pilot made it obsolete and Steve Jobs mercifully put it out of its misery. Yes, the Newton was a failure. No...
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 33
Views: 3205

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

Ignore the actual report and look at the very end: A clearly political CYA statement at the end of the document? This is 100% real. Are you being sincere here? If so, can you the explain the thought process here, because, honestly, it's completely "alien" to me. :P Seriously, are you actu...
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 33
Views: 3205

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

I just realized, this isn't even a forgery. Why? Because nothing in it purports or even implies that it has anything to do with the government or military. Anywhere. (OK, there are couple of references to "our" sensors, but that's pretty much literally it). This could be a fifth grader's b...
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

Would a video help? Evidently reading is hard, because what you cited to reprove me only demonstrated I was entirely correct. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBCUzydKSng&feature=youtu.be&t=3922 Turns out, he -REALLY- didn't just want to sell sugar water for the rest of his life. https://www....
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: VLC becomes one of first ( (non UWP?) ARM64 Windows apps
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: VLC becomes one of first ( (non UWP?) ARM64 Windows apps

What is the point of this entire thread?
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

I was replying that nonsense. Apple is an Arm architectural licensee. It's nonsense to state what your cite literally says? I repeat, again: In the late 1980s Apple Computer and VLSI Technology started working with Acorn on newer versions of the ARM core. In 1990, Acorn spun off the design team int...
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: VLC becomes one of first ( (non UWP?) ARM64 Windows apps
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: VLC becomes one of first ( (non UWP?) ARM64 Windows apps

End User wrote:
Good to see. For Windows 10 on ARM to be useful more devs have to do this.


VLC has been cross-platform since time immemorial, and it's explicit purpose is to run anywhere and play anything.

That's not really most devs.

I'm not sure what the significance of this is.
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 33
Views: 3205

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

Sure looks fake to me. :shrug: My initial impression too. Just the more I looked at it, the more I could say what was wrong with it. --- A long time I ago I knew a editor for a vanity press. That is, one of those places where you pay THEM thousands of dollars and then YOU ARE NOW A PUBLISHED AUTHOR...
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....
Replies: 33
Views: 3205

Re: I'm not saying it was Aliens... BUT....

I don't have experience in military stuff or whatever, but that doesn't strike me as convincingly authentic. It's clearly written, down to literal wikipedia and regular layman websites footnotes, for a particular audience. Namely, us. That's not a big deal in-and-of-itself, plenty of "declassif...
by Glorious
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

If arm can still do that reasonably well then many people will happily buy it. Yes. And my contention is that their current or immediately-upcoming ARM mobile processors can indeed do all that reasonably well, especially if they tweak the design mildly for ~10-15w TDP and make sure it has ironclad ...
by Glorious
Thu May 31, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3015
Views: 115809

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

THERE! ARE! ....

blurry lights?
by Glorious
Thu May 31, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cortex A76? In Arm’s words, it’s a “laptop-class” performance processor with mobile efficiency
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Cortex A76? In Arm’s words, it’s a “laptop-class” performance processor with mobile efficiency

JBI wrote:
It is difficult to tell when you are being sarcastic, or just plain trolling.


Can't it be both?
by Glorious
Thu May 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

"ARM Holdings develops the architecture and licenses it to other companies, who design their own products that implement one of those architectures‍" This low-effort nonsense of yours makes it impossible for anyone to tell if you are trying to refute me or agreeing with me, but I'll actua...
by Glorious
Wed May 30, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

There are several reasons why Atom lost in the ultra low power market and this is indeed one of them. The comparison here is that there are ARM instructions that fly through there decoders: there doesn't need to be a difference between the micro-op and the incoming instruction. For ARM, decoders ar...
by Glorious
Wed May 30, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 53
Views: 1760

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Unless, of course, you started a Windows 7 install on a legacy platform and upgraded it to Windows 10 on a newer platform. My personal machine at home still boots via legacy mode simply because MS couldn't get the upgrade process correct for the transition. Someday I'll reinstall from scratch, but ...
by Glorious
Wed May 30, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3015
Views: 115809

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Want to loan me the money to buy the equipment, build out some space, and acquire the required licensing? I have a still, endless woods, plenty of overalls and absolutely no shirts. Folks take a shine to my 'shine. Want to partner up? You won't need to need to worry about those revenuers ott HEER, ...
by Glorious
Tue May 29, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

You are saying the only difference between a "real" Mac with x86 and a "real" Mac with Apple ARM is that you won't be able to hackintosh for cheaper once Apple goes Apple ARM. I haven't said that at all. Literally, you did. Here, let me help you: That's me. The only Mac I'm inte...
by Glorious
Tue May 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

If such a thing comes to be, it will absolutely, positively, in no uncertain terms NOT be cheaper than an x86 alternative. Thinking otherwise is not insane, it's just willfully ignorant. I toyed with that idea, that maybe he seriously thought that Apple would just beneficently cut prices or somethi...
by Glorious
Tue May 29, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

It's WindWalker. He looks at the fact that x86 processors are actually useful for tasks that don't include viewing Apple-Approved content and picking from curated Apple-Approved ideas as the greatest thing that's wrong with the world today. I don't know anything about any of that, I'm just going by...
by Glorious
Tue May 29, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

I see no reason to buy a real Mac when I can hackintosh a cheap PC. The ARM Mac can be both price and performance competitive with Intel PCs. If wanting that makes me crazy I don't want any of your sanity. OK, let me explain it to you then. You are saying the only difference between a "real&qu...
by Glorious
Tue May 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

I don't think they'd take on the extra development cost unless they were going to do it for the entire line. They can't replace the entire Mac line without at least taking a stab at the iMac Pro and Mac Pro. I guess the only way they move on without those "pro" machines is if you believe ...
by Glorious
Tue May 29, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2190

Re: How Apple Dethroned Intel As the World's Most Innovative Chipmaker

This is just some random guy saying he believes Apple stuff is faster. Which is all anyone can ever say, because it's basically just geekbench numbers and absolutely nothing else. And in this, since the chip hasn't even been released, we don't even have those. We have nothing. Just look at this nons...
by Glorious
Wed May 23, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 1104

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

If she has full (comp & collision) coverage (which it looks like she does), I would just pay the deductible and let her own insurance take care of it. OP indicated a 500 dollar deductible. Unless "scuffed" actually means bent metal or deeply scratched paint, we're not almost certainly...
by Glorious
Wed May 23, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?
Replies: 34
Views: 1104

Re: Car accident, what is insurance's responsibility?

If you don't care about the scuffs, and it's just the side rearview mirror+assembly, those (shouldn't) cost anything remotely approaching $500 anyway. Someone took mine near clean off overnight once when my car was parked. OEM, it'll probably be like 200-300. Aftermarket or pick, probably less than ...
by Glorious
Mon May 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3015
Views: 115809

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Such "Saucy" language!
by Glorious
Mon May 21, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Child Proofing the digital world
Replies: 33
Views: 3933

Re: Child Proofing the digital world

20 years and maybe billions of dollars have been thrown at creating algorithms to detect and filter "objectionable" material on the Internet, and they just do not work effectively when used in the real-world. Especially when there is an incentive for humans on the other side to try and ge...