Why have $5 beeeelion
When you can have *little finger to side of mouth* $5 meeeelion.
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I can't help thinking that AMD and nVidia missed a trick by not incorporating silicon that could do bitcoin/litecoin etc calculations. Think of all the coin farms they could have sold GPUs too.
Or even a separate line of low watt high power *coin chips to really worry the competition.
GPUs lost out to FPGA and ASIC due to power/performance per watt a long time ago. If they could nail the low power and have massive giga/tera hash products people would be queuing up to buy.
A sideline of their engineers working on this could surely pull off something amazing.
I guess its too niche.
Permissions as per Google Play:
This app has access to:
Device & app history
Allows the app to view one or more of: information about activity on the device, which apps are running, browsing history and bookmarks
Uses one or more of: accounts on the device, profile data
Uses calendar information
Uses contact information
Uses the device's location
Uses one or more of: SMS, MMS. Charges may apply.
Uses one or more of: phone, call log. Charges may apply.
Photos / Media / Files
Uses one or more of: files on the device such as images, videos or audio, the device's external storage
Uses the device's microphone(s)
Wi-Fi connection information
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and names of connected Wi-Fi devices
Device ID & call information
Allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active and the remote number connected by a call
download files without notification
receive data from Internet
full licence to interact across users
view Wi-Fi connections
The Nexus 4 runs beautifully, this update has breathed new life into the phone, I have moved on to a OnePlus One though, and seeing Lollipop on the N4 I can't wait for it on the OnePlus One :)
The Nexus 7 2012 runs like a dog - it improved slightly by wiping the cache from the Bootloader>Recovery menu but still frustrating to use, unless you are very patient!!
Time left and time to charge are great additions to the OS.
Last year I got a WatchGuard XTM8 (810) 10port/1Gbe port firewall/VPN appliance for £50 off eBay (normally £12,000) but with no PSU and no g'tee it worked.
Replacement PSU £40.
pfSense (free) installed with help from some of the forum members as it is a bit finicky having no COM1 but has COM2 on board.
Works like a dream, Intel Quad Core CPU and 2GB ram as standard.
I've still yet to figure out why I need the ability for 500k connections to my home broadband, but at least I'm covered ;)
It was only the 486DX onwards where the math co-pro was incorporated into the chip. 486SX no math co-pro.
386SX was a 32bit chip with a 16bit data bus - no math co-pro on board.
386DX was a 32bit chip with a 32bit data bus - no math co-pro on board.
387 Math co-pro's were separate chips.
The math co-pro was quite a bit dearer than the cpu back in the day.