Quality of editing lately is ticking me off
29 posts • joined 1 Feb 2008
I for one am glad in retrospect given how it turned out. Due to the discontinuation of Google Reader, I was forced to embrace new alternatives and am happy to have settled on one which is more polished than reader ever was (Inoreader if you want to know). Reader, if it still existed would still have been a neglected service and not get the care that can be expected from a competitor whose main offering is a feed aggregator. There are also the added benefits of moving away from Google walled garden.
It's not an easy switch!
I hate in when an article makes one think it's straightforward to move chip production between Fabs that easily!
TSMC, UMC and Common platform (IBM, Samsung and Chartered Semiconductors) all have different reference flows and it's a major change to move from one to the other. From what I've experienced in the EDA industry, each platform has its own pros and cons, however TSMC has been where I have seen production nodes shrink fastest. If they've cleaned out their 22nm process to improve yields, it might prove beneficial for Apple. It's not a simple case of changing fabs cuz they're pretty pissed off at Samsung right now.
Is hardware all that matters
We all know by now that the 'magic' in Kinect lies in the software. Hardware cost just isn't the right metric for cost calculation these days what with east asian companies ever striving to lower their price compared to the competitors.
That said, 95 is still a huge profit margin even after the other costs are factored in, but I for one am glad that kinect is not from Apple. I wouldn't want to spend 200+ quid toy only to buy games downloaded from iTunes that St. Steve has deemed fit for us.
The author speaks as though only Windows kernel is full of workarounds ... give me a break! Look around you .... anyone who has worked on the Linux source code will know that it is full of workarounds and magic numbers and all that jazz.
Workarounds are the way software is written, so as not to sacrifice backward compatibilty . Its a necessary evil, albeit one that could be avoided with a very well planned design. Get used to it!
I remember working on the exact same algorithm a few years ago. The patent in question was based upon a research paper 'Compressing differences in executable code'. One of the co-authors of this paper Udi Manber now works for Google I think. So the original author has helped write Courgette, but a different company holds a patent ... interesting to see how this will pan out given the pathetic US patent system
The Reg losing quality!
Is it just me ? Lately I see unwarranted criticism of anything MS on the reg.
C'mon reg, you are supposed to report, not just launch into mindless ranting about something MS has pulled off. The world would indeed be a sad place if MS was just like Apple.
Infact, it just seems like reg has become the Apple tamed press lots of other sites report about!
Hooray for KDE!
With the slick KDE-4 now released, I hope to see more developers switching sides.
To quote Linus Torvalds - "I personally just encourage people to switch to KDE. This 'users are idiots, and are confused by functionality' mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don't use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn't do what I need it to do. Please, just tell people to use KDE."
About time ...
About time somebody gave Apple the bird. Maybe they are afraid people will realize how they have been dishing out more bucks just for the half eaten fruit logo when something cheaper is better or more likely they'll start seeing how crappy OSX is once it needs to run (or more likely crash) on other non-Apple hardware. But who can reason with them mactards - "In the land of the blind, Stevie is the king".