Re: Phones are lovely but they'd be much better without cameras
Being able to take a photo of a document and copy/paste the text is useful. You don't need an SLR for that, and the SLR wouldn't work as well anyway.
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My Ivy Bridge i7 3770 runs Windows 10 just fine, and is very usable for anything other than the latest games and stuff like video editing. That is about 11 years old now, and should be good for about another 2 years. Windows 11 isn't officially supported, but with a couple of registry edits at install-time, you can get it running.
Most people don't buy hardware features, that is true, but they do buy hardware capable of running specific software.
So it is down to what software makes use of it.
As a starting point, I would look at what people are runing the requires for example Apple Neural Engine or Google Tensor Cores, and then ask if it moves sense to move that from the phone to the desktop.
For me, being able to recognise text in photos and copy/paste it, is useful. Works on my iPad with an A14, but not on my iPhone with an A11.
People still seem to be thinking back to when the Soviet Union + Soviet-aligned countries were the 2nd largest "country" in the world behind China.
India overtook them in the 1960s, and overtook China earlier this year.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, around 1/3 of the population was Russia, 1/3 other Soviet Union, and 1/3 aligned countries.
Now they are only a little over twice the size of the UK, and smaller than countries like Bangladesh and Nigeria. They are still the largest country in the world in terms of km², but it is mostly uninhabited.
Asianometry certainly knows is stuff. Good recommendation.
What I would say though is that SMIC aren't using EUV, they are pushing DUV to its absolute limits.
However, I think ASML is also the only company in the world that makes DUV machines.
My question is, if SMIC got hold of an EUV machine, would they be able to apply the same techniques to that, and produce even smaller chips than Samsung and TSMC?
You no longer need to copy the formula 1000 times.
You could for example put =SEQUENCE(1000) in cell A1
In B1, you could put =A1#*2 [The # means that it references all of the cells output by the formula in A1, not just A1 itself.]
In C1, you could put =SUM(B1#)
Or, you could do =SUM(SEQUENCE(1000)*2) to get the same result.
That is because it is the principal of it.
People understand that a seat with heating elements in it is going to cost more than one without. You can decide whether it is worth paying £350 for.
People understand that Netflix has an ongoing cost to cover servers, bandwidth, royalties to film producers and so on and they can decide whether it is worth paying £16 per month.
If they are going to fit the more expensive type of seats to the car anyway, then there is no ongoing cost to BMW to allow you to use the switch to operate them.
I'm guessing the attraction of Coutts to rich people is that they can flash their card around and let people know they are rich, which only works if normal people actually know that Coutts is a rich person's bank. Otherwise it is an obscure bank that nobody has heard of, and flashing the card doesn't have the desired effect.
One big difference:
If I pay a private company to do something, I agree the price, and make sure I get what I paid for. It doesn't matter to me that every penny I paid them was used to deliver what I ordered.
If I give a council funding to replace crumbly school roofs, they must use that money to replace crumbly school roofs, they can't divert it to other budgets. This is something that a standard accounting ledger can't deal with.
Local Authorities follow the Code of Practive on Local Authority Accounting issued by the Institute of Public Finance Accounting.
Yes the debits and credits are the same, but there are a lot of additional requirements that don't apply to regular commercial companies.
Things like how to deal with restricted funds, how to deal with assets purchased using restricted funds.
For example, if you were to get funding to replace crumbly school roofs, you can only spend it on school roofs, not on anything else. There will be a time limit on how long you have to spend the money, or you have to send it back. Then if you were to sell the school building in the future, its value might have increased as a result of it having a non-crumbly roof and there will almost certainly be rules that state it must be used to buy or build another school building.
My settings are
comment = timemachine
path = /pool/timemachine
force group = "Domain Users"
directory mode = 0777
force directory mode = 0777
create mode = 0666
force create mode = 0666
vfs objects = zfsacl catia fruit streams_xattr
fruit:volume_uuid = 119e171f-1b88-4304-afd4-e378b90921e4
fruit:metadata = stream
fruit:model = MacSamba
fruit:posix_rename = yes
fruit:zero_file_id = yes
fruit:veto_appledouble = no
fruit:wipe_intentionally_left_blank_rfork = yes
fruit:delete_empty_adfiles = yes
fruit:time machine = yes
available = yes
read only = no
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
I also have avahi-daemon which provides the Apple Bonjour stuff that lets the Mac know of the Time Machine's existence.
Are you suggesting you can get electricity for 2.76p/kWh? No chance of that.
Or £2.76/kWh? It isn't quite that bad yet. Give it another couple of years though.
Or maybe you are confused with 5p vs £5? It seems to be a very British thing to quote prices in our subdivision unit of currency. 5p = £0.05.
"It was clear by 2011 that EV's actually use about 1/3 the energy of fossil fuelled vehicles"
Not quite. They are more efficient from plug to wheel because most of the efficiency losses have taken place before the electricity reaches your wall socket.
If you were to charge up your electric car from a petrol powered generator, I don't think it would use 2-3 times less petrol than if you put the petrol directly into a petrol-powered car. You would maybe see some savings from not having the engine idle when not driving at 0km/h. Hybrids and stop/start engines also give you those efficiency gains.
Public chargers are taxed at 20%, domestic electricity at 5%, so there is already precedent for this.
Most miles are driven by people who drive lots of miles, and you can’t drive many miles on a 13A plug. My guess is if you want anything bigger than that at home, they will put it on a separate meter and tax it st a higher rate.
They are not.
1 litre of petrol costs about £1.50. That is equivalent to 9.7kWh, so about 15.5p/kWh.
1 kWh of electricity at a public charger costs about 70p.
Electric cars are more efficient than petrol cars, but somewhere between 2 - 3 times more efficient, not 4.5 times.
If I was able to charge my car overnight at home, it would be about 14p/kWh. But overnight rates run from 1:30am to 8:30am where I am, so if I have to drive to work, I'm only going to realistically get about 5 hours. Daytime rate is about 40p/kWh, that is probably going to be about the same or possibly a little more expensive than petrol.
You've already paid for the heating elements to be fitted in the seats, they are just charging you extra to use them, and going to extra expense to make the car less functional by restricting access to this feature.
I'm OK with charging a subscription for things like a revenue camera database, because that is something that needs to be updated, and that requires extra work beyond what it took to get your car in its completed state to the BMW dealer forecourt.
Just give me a convenient place to put my phone though, as I would prefer to use that for things like navigation.
Fortan had it figured out in 1957, but that is a programming language.
My point is, that we are not yet at a place where a computer can read a load of books on a subject and actually apply the knowledge to problems rather than just regurgitate it. For this reason, I think LLMs are fundamentally flawed, and while there may be use-cases for them, it is far from the magic bullet that some people think it is.