Are even Tesla now better at semiconductors than Intel?
So Intel are promising in future similar TOPS performance close to what Tesla model 3's are driving around with since 2018?
There may be some finer points but basically: Not awesome.
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Have you checked the increased sales Chromebook devices?
Main reason for the PC slow down is that most people can do most jobs they need on the web now such as Facebook / lightweight games / maps / email / Google docs / watch media. There are not so many people who need horsepower to do S/W development / video & photo editing / hardcore gaming. Previously the circa. 500US$ laptops used nearly exclusively for web browsing were the only choice.
... and we couldn't 'float' across to another server farm as you could* on the Cloud
Honestly the cloud availability is far, far better than in-house up time. I can only think that El Reg is haunted by IT bods that feel their cushy number is threatened. Why have one BOFH for 20 servers when you only need one per 2500 servers?
(*data replication permitting)
Apparently dual core x86 processors are about to get much cheaper http://www.reghardware.com/2011/05/26/intel_atom_cedar_trail_price_fall/
What's a "PC"? While Intel may keep good margin on server/gaming/workstation rigs, AMD Brazos & Atom will account for a lot of Personal Computing devices in future.
It's el Reg vs. el Reg. Argue!!!
Private companies will always recruit and train contract makers / negotiators at a level that Government would find hard to compete with. It's an arms race it pays them to win. Thinking that you can get good terms on a 500 page proposal document that someone else engineered is wishful thinking.
Gov needs another approach. Possibly open protocols and contracting for smaller jobs to provide component parts that fit into the system could promote real competition, controllability and prevent Mega-Projects. e.g. based on http://www.cdisc.org/ could specify "CDISC Datastorage of 200TB" and connect up to separate "CDISC MRI Scanner" purchase, etc
"For security purposes the RFID tags can check who is going through secure areas, or running, or going against the flow of passengers."
Nope. It will tell you that the ticket has be sitting quietly by the bar, while the tickets owner has gone off to get up to some air-side mischief!
As TeeCee points out your examples of MS innovation are pretty crocked
* Silverlight -> Adobe Flex
* WPF -> Mozilla XUL
* And if you read The Register you'll know that Bing is a copy not only of Google http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/25/bing_travel_kayak/
9B UD$ catch-up.... oh, and those funky touch tables!
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