Without wanting to be pedantic, you really ought to open tags before closing them ;)
89 posts • joined 4 Sep 2012
IMO . . . I am not an expert, but have been in engineering/testing since the dawn of home computing, and this is my take.
Speculative execution was created to support the (hugely naive) threading approach to multi-processing.
Mutable shared state has caused countless problems in hardware & software over the decades, and will continue to do so unless it is stopped ;) It is just _too hard to do safely_, for mere mortals!
If you want to use multi-cored hardware efficiently, use processes, not threads!
What do more highly-trained software engineers think?
Test this new Linux kernel – but don’t forget Christmas or that you have a family, says Linus Torvalds
NASA boffins seem to think we're worth saving from fiery asteroid death so they're shooting a spaceship at one
Re: Hollywood Fantasists
I'd like to see you present a cost-benefit analysis for something that is unlikely to happen, but if it does, we have a 1 in 10^-12 chance that it is in the "goldilocks" speed & mass range, amongst all the other stuff.
Yeah, I know the physics.
You can't cheat Death from the Skies! It is bad psychology to expend effort pointlessly.
Hilarious to think people really believe we can solve this "problem" with guns! (_if_ we detect it in time, and _if_ it is small enough, and _if_ it is still far enough away, and _if_ we can still see it . . . etc.)
Even funnier is people thinking we can "just" blow stuff like this up.