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Everything posted by CarlBar

  1. I could speculate but we'd be going fairly far off-topic. But nothing i can think of is good.
  2. The issue is they won't be able to use android or snapdragon processors. Same situation Hauwei is in.
  3. Summary Another round of companies have had restrictions placed on them including for the techies amongst us mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi Quotes My thoughts Well That Escalated Quickly :p. No to be more serious i don't have a clue what to make of this because with the way the US is at the minute there's no way to tell if these will even stick around very long. So in the short term i don't know what to make of it besides silly meming. Long term if it does stick and they can't get the necessary permits it's going to flatten another major player in the sma
  4. Sadly as LPL, (and another channel i watch, BosnianBill), show the general rule of thumb is that the better the electronic portion of a smart lock, the worse the physical security, and vice versa. From memory i don't think I've seen either review one that wasn't complete usless junk in one way or another.the issue tends to be lack of institutional experiance in one of the fields, so they make very basic security error's, (for example smart locked items that can be disassembled whilst locked), that even Masterlock manages to avoid, (and thats a really low bar, they routinely make mistakes the L
  5. Chiplets shouldn't add much to it, and they actually save a lot. remember the bulk of the silicon volume is in the IO Die and thats on a different higher production volume process, (in part because this stuff doesn't shrink down or get more power efficient on smaller nodes). That plus fewer dies thrown away at the end due to fewer having a killer defect doubtless means more actual CPU's per wafer.
  6. To be fair you only have to watch a few LockpickingLawyer videos on master-lock products to realise even some security companies don't care about actual security. For the curious a General Channel Link. And an example of him opening 11 different masterlock products with the same security flaw in less than 4 minutes.
  7. Agreed, the last thing TSMC wants is to be constrained to one other company. They're not going to let one player put the other out of business generally, it hurts them in the long run too much.
  8. I don't think the initial comments that started that thread where meant that way. My own reaction to the thread title amounted to A) You have got to be kidding me that can't really be a thing), B) Who would be so dumb as to use a device like this for that purpose. People who want to use a chastity cage, not my thing but not a problem for me eitheir if people want to, more power to them. An IoT device for it though is just asking for trouble. I'm pretty sure legal codes require some kind of manual override. Probably also "Fail Safe" as the default.
  9. Already done some time ago. It's a process node issue and any changes Swan made there, even if he made them the day he became CEO, won't be visible for several more years.
  10. To add to this the new guy came up the Intel technical side at the same time as the people there running things did and they're the one's who dropped the ball and got Intel in this mess. That or the people above them, (i.e. the new guy back when he was CTO), did. Either way it's not a ringing endorsement. Hard to say. One way or another it's a showmanship move not a practical one. Swan wasn't there long enough to actually do anything which means there's no real basis for getting rid of him on factual grounds. But much like their new CPU launch it's about appearances to sh
  11. Disclaimer. I'm from Europe, and beyond a strong degree of "A pox on both your houses" sentiment towards both sides in the US right now i have no personal stake in this. What Parler was actually like overall is irrelevant. What matters is was there visible content of the types cited against which parler was taking no moderation action? If so then thats all the reason that Apple, Google, and Amazon need to stop supporting it. Doesn't matter if it was a few crazies only, it's still all the reason they need to take action.
  12. While i get what your saying there, and somewhat agree, it's still the case that we have an example of a digital wallet asking for a level of info, (they wanted more than just this), that i'd expect from a bank or government agency. Thats not a good thing to be doing and it sets a bad precedent. As another example of this effect. The whole reason the early phishing scams where so effective wasn't just human idocy. It was because the internet was a wild west in terms of type and nature of e-mail communications so a lot of them where asking reasonable things for the time they happened in. The ch
  13. Eh i had paypal ask me for a lot more several years ago. Which was why i stopped using them. Your right it's somthing that shouldn't happen but when you've got legitimate mainstream sites doing it your going to see this kind of stupidity
  14. Personally i think it's going to be more interesting to look back on this in another couple of decades myself. Compare this to the time period after the initial crash. That focused on the design being flawed with no mention being made of Boeing possibly hiding details from regulators.I suspect a couple of decades from now is going to produce a much more interesting picture of this whole thing. Though this does answer the question i had at the time "Why wasn't the details of the control system change required to be made more obvious both in Boeing documentation and airli
  15. You give most consumers way too much credit. Most don't have a clue,, in fact even today i bet most people can't guess where somthing is made without looking at the labelling info about that.
  16. Thanks for addressing all of that, i wanted to take a swing at it, but was having trouble finding a good starting point. Plus there's some stuff in there i didn't know. I'd also add that TSMC doesn't want to be dependent on apple for their business, it's not in their interests to let apple cutoff AMD and NIVIDIA. And from what we know late 2021 is the earliest we'll see Zen 4. Whilst apple has a lot of stuff lined up for the early and mid part of the year. So Apple's buying up of capacity may not actually affect AMD all that much, they may even have had a prior contract for that ot
  17. At the risk of derailment just allow me to take the opportunity to express my condolences to all american's reading this.
  18. Been meaning to give my thoughts on this but been putting it off. This provides a nice springboard and i've got free time so here i go. Whilst i agree with the general sentiment above, some of the things people from the US have been saying in this thread make it clear the US style unions are incredibly flawed too. A lot of the stuff mentioned wouldn't fly in the UK, and i'm sure most of the rest of Europe, Aus, and probably a few other places too. A union cannot force people in a company to pay union dues or be part of it, they can't, (beyond keeping the employee informed of their
  19. You sure about that claim, because google, (inevitably), led me to Wikipedia which has several tables and there's only a handful of European countries that rank worse than the US, and of those only Italy, (worse in some area's better in others), is a country that i'm sure is part of the EU. The rest are in far eastern Europe where Eu membership isn't universal. And they certainly don't account for the bulk of the Eu population so i don't see how they could be skewing the figures. (3 of them had the crap bombed out of them by someone in the last 20 years too).
  20. Sounds great in theory until you factor in the point that Intel owns the bulk of the high performance node production capacity ATM. Right now those fabs give Intel a short to medium term guaranteed income. Thats money no one can take away from them because no one else can physically manufacture anything to take over those sales, the manufacturing capacity doesn't exist. For all intents and purposes Intel has a captive market. Sell off those fabs and once those fabs get their process node issues under control Intel's guaranteed income goes poof as anyone can use them to meet global
  21. See my edit and follow-on post after the one you quoted. You mistyped the number which threw me for a loop. Your actual usage, (adding in those gas cylinders), works out at 9 and a bit bitcoin.
  22. That why i tried looking at things like driving and general electricity use, (as a lot of that is for leisure). As another example, a transatlantic flight uses enough fuel per passenger on average to mine 2-3 bitcoin depending on exact takoff and landing locales.
  23. That could do it too. Should have spotted that but i'm not used to using electricity usage. Double looking at that bill he posted it does come out to a summed 5292 Kwh's Which is more in line with what i was expecting. I can belive using 50% less per person, just not 99.946% less.