I was under the impression that Apple bought an outright ARM reference license then completely went it alone from there on in with their A series. I may be wrong but I don't think they pay a bean to ARM these days.
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Who cares what Apple's about to announce? It owes us a macOS x86 virtual appliance for non-Mac computers
Re: Over Here
Jake, I'm actually interested in your view here. I've had conversations with both camps as it were about whether bow hunting or using guns is more ethical. On the one hand a bow is a trauma weapon, you rarely kill with an instant hit, the target bleeds to death. A gun on the other hand can just boom - blow its brains out snuff it. Is a slightly off target hit with a bow really more "humane" than with a slug?
Disclaimer: I've only ever killed some kind of pheasant thing with a completely fluke shot with a bow from 50 yards. I was 12 and ran home crying.
Whoops, our bad, we may have 'accidentally' let Google Home devices record your every word, sound – oops
Re: arXiv? Really?
I have downvoted, but not out of malice I can assure you. arXiv is indeed full of some utter dross, but as it's a pre-publication site there are a lot of papers in there that will have been published. For someone like me who has no access to the relevant journals (or just plain too stingy to pay for them) it's an invaluable source. Okay they might be a bit rough around the edges before actual publication, but still.
I wonder if there's anything in their data set that flags whether the arXiv paper has actually gone on to be published in a reputable journal. Now that would be very useful.
This could be quite tasty.
Especially for server use, but even for personal. I've never really understood complaints about high load or memory usage etc. I paid good money for a gazillion cores and umpteen gigabytes of RAM - bloody well use them. Obviously not just for the sake of it, but if this gets more performance out of your kit, why not eh?
Nvidia may be mulling lopping Arm off Softbank: GPU goliath said to have shown interest in acquiring CPU design house
Vendor-bender LibreOffice kicks out 6.4: Community project feel, though now with added auto-█████ tool
I was a backer for the Gemini. Fortunately in the 2nd 1000 batch so dodged some of the original teething problems. I use it every day. The keyboard has it's niggles (especially the space bar) but after typing a lot on it you get used to things.
This new toy looks like a major jump forward in so many ways. Don't think I'll be a backer this time around but will certainly be interested when it becomes generally available and has been reviewed to death.