* Posts by Brex

15 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Feb 2018

Good news: Jeff Bezos went to space. Bad news: He's back



So in the end, a LOT of hoopla about a sub-orbital flight just like what was done some 60 years ago, with the difference that now it's a couple of billionaires burning money on the backs of retail monopolies. What else?

Paper Tiger Lake? El Reg gets its talons on the first Intel Core i7 Honor MagicBook 14



Still a Windows PC, still CRAP. Do not bother comparing it with MacBooks.

US Air Force announces plan to assassinate molluscs with hypersonic missile


What about "President" Biden?

What about the fake C-in-C? Has he clammed up as well?

Windows 11: Meet the new OS, same as the old OS (or close enough)


But can I still edit the Registry?

What about sending screenshots to the Microsoft Crash Gallery?

CentOS project changes focus, no more rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux – you'll have to flow with the Stream


Who cares about Linux?

Who the F cares about Linux these days? Nobody in their sane mind can use it.

Apple now Arm'd to the teeth: MacBook Air and Pro, Mac mini to be powered by custom M1 chips rather than Intel


Blown out of the water

Intel and AMD are toast, period.

Even under Rosetta 2 emulation, apps are ALREADY faster than any current Mac in native mode. As for native apps, even a single ARM iPad is already faster than virtually any Winblows desktop out there - the M1 will extend that lead so much that Intel/AMD will probably file for Chapter 11 protection in a couple of years.

Everything's falling apart. The Moon is slowly rusting up – and it's probably Earth's fault



Just blame it on "climate change".

Mate, it's the '90s. You don't need to be reachable every minute of every hour. Your operating system can't cope

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Ah, good memories of using Eudora on my Mac back in the 90s.

AMD pushes 64-core 4.2GHz Ryzen Threadripper Pro workstation processors


Apple will rule them all

It seems like my original comment ruffled a few AMD-fanboy feathers around here - yet they fail to counter any of the arguments I put forward when stating that this Ryzen development is basically irrelevant.

Again: Geekbench shows that, even with TODAY's A12/13 processors, iDevices already outperform most of the laptops on the market today - this is a fact. And to respond to another (un)informed poster: we are talking here about processors that are used for AAA gaming, Photoshop-grade apps and advanced audio and imaging, including multitasking. Now imagine what could happen in Macs with vastly larger heat dissipation areas/cooling parts.

And let us not forget what the acronym ARM means: "Advanced RISC Machine" - so Apple is now in a position to further leverage RISC superiority with much lower heat production and even higher core scalability.

Both AMD and Intel will be dead in no time.


ARM will rule them all

Since Apple is coming soon with ARM-powered Macs that will dominate these irrelevant offerings by AMD in both heat dissipation and overall performance, why should we care?

iPads/iPhones are already more powerful than most laptops in the market; now imagine a multiple-core Mac with 100x the processor power of iDevices.So only unemployed geeks will be worried about using any of these weak Ryzen processors.

Last attempt to find MH370 starts this week


When conspiracies are real

Try Diego Garcia for a change...

Apple grounds AirPort once and for all. It has departed. Not gonna fly any more. The baggage is dropped off...


Yet another blunder by the Chief Social Activist

Another nail in the coffin of SJ's legacy, thanks to the idiot in charge at Apple - the AirPort stations were among the company's best and most reliable products. My entire house is powered by them without any issues.

Commonwealth Games brochure declares that England is now in Africa


Germany is already in Asia...so why can't the UK be in Africa?

Just ask Merkel and her beloved "refugees".

The Ataribox lives, as a prototype, supposedly


As long as I can play Enduro, no problem.

Enduro all the way!

Apple: Er, yes. Your iCloud stuff is now on Google's servers, too


No surprises there

After all, it's the Chief Social Activist we are talking about here - lots of "diversity"-driven moral posturing, little action, zero innovation.