Reality Distortion Field Theory
Apple News:Intel unveils Kaby Lake, its first post-“tick-tock” CPU architecture | Ars Technica
Intel unveils Kaby Lake, its first post-“tick-tock” CPU architecture | Ars TechnicaIn 2014, when Intel’s 14nm process delays were holding up the Broadwell architecture, the company released a lineup of “Haswell refresh” processors that used small clock speed increases to outrun 2013’s original Haswell chips. Kaby Lake, despite a handful of changes and improvements, is only a slightly bigger deal.
Do you haby the kaby?
Labels: intel, x86
Apple News:Michigan mulling bill to allow driverless cars on public roads | Ars Technica
Michigan mulling bill to allow driverless cars on public roads | Ars Technica: "A Michigan senator has introduced a bill that would make it legal for driverless autonomous vehicles to roam the streets of his state. Tomorrow, a committee on economic development will hold a hearing to discuss the bill, which has support from both Democrats and Republicans in Michigan’s senate."
I hope the lawmakers and engineers will be liable for manslaughter just as with a car with a human driver. I'm not liable for hitting that man, officer, my limited liability corporation was driving the car when the accident occurred.
Labels: driverless what
Apple News:Intel plots attack on Apple's partnership with TSMC, looks to build A-series chips by 2018
Intel plots attack on Apple's partnership with TSMC, looks to build A-series chips by 2018: "Friday, August 26, 2016, 08:14 am PT (11:14 am ET)
As Intel looks to muscle its way into the smartphone CPU business, the chipmaker has reportedly set its sights on competing with TSMC, the firm currently responsible for the A-series processors found in the iPhone, iPad and more."
Epiphany: the foundry business could be profitable.
Labels: arm cpu, arm soc
Apple News:The new season of Halt and Catch Fire is about the origins of McAfee | Ars Technica
The new season of Halt and Catch Fire is about the origins of McAfee | Ars Technica: "Halt and Catch Fire is a fascinating AMC series about the 1980s computer industry, and its intense characters and nostalgic evocations of classic startups have made it a cult favorite over the past two years. "
Halt! BRK. 0x00.
Apple News:2017 iPhone could rip off Samsung's curved glass
2017 iPhone could rip off Samsung's curved glass: "Apple is thought to be planning a major iPhone overhaul for the handset’s 10th anniversary next year. According to a new report out of Asia, it will be the first iPhone to rip off Samsung’s popular curved glass designs."
Say it isn't so.
Labels: apple vs. samsung
Apple News:AMD says Zen CPU will outperform Intel Broadwell-E, delays release to 2017 | Ars Technica
AMD says Zen CPU will outperform Intel Broadwell-E, delays release to 2017 | Ars Technica: "AMD's new Zen CPU architecture has been officially delayed until "early 2017." The first Zen chips, which will be produced on a 14nm FinFET process, had originally been expected sometime in Q3 or Q4 2016."
Apple News:Five-storey Blue Screen Of Death spotted in Thailand • The Register
Five-storey Blue Screen Of Death spotted in Thailand • The Register: "Windows crashing and producing the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is seldom pleasant, or convenient.
It's also seldom as conspicuously displayed as in the image below, which The Register found on Facebook late last week. By your correspondent's reckoning, that there is a five-storey BSOD."
Oh, so cheeky.
Labels: BSOD, windows XP
Apple News:Intel fabs to churn out 10nm ARM mobile chips • The Register
Intel fabs to churn out 10nm ARM mobile chips • The Register: "The state-of-the-art factories will produce ARM system-on-chips for LG Electronics using a 10nm process. This is a major step for Intel: rather than produce Intel designs using Intel tools in Intel fabs, it will now churn out processors for a completely different architecture – ARM."
The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
Labels: arm soc, arm vs. intel
Apple News:Hey, turn down that radio, it's alien season and we're hunting aliens • The Register
Hey, turn down that radio, it's alien season and we're hunting aliens • The Register: "Some clever folks have started an experiment that will hunt for signs of alien civilisations using the Murchison Widefield Array – a low frequency radio telescope in western Australia."
Is anybody out there?
Apple News:PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed • The Register
PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed • The Register: "Kildall died aged just 52, in 1994, but in his short earned fame for developing CP/M, an operating system that became an early de facto standard for PC operating systems. As more people wanted to run CP/M on more systems, Kildall promoted the idea of a BIOS that would let computers boot into a simple state from which a full operating system would be loaded."
Who is John Galt?