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CajunArson - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - link
OK you devote another huge block of text to the typical x86 complexity myth* followed by: Oh, but the ARM chips are superior because they have special-purpose processors that overcome their complete lack of performance (both raw & performance per watt).
Uhm... #$%$?? I need to have a proprietary, poorly documented add-on processor to make my software work well now? How is that a "standard"? How is requiring a proprietary add-on processor that's not part of any standard and requires boatloads of software cruft working in a "reduced instruction set architecture" exactly?
I might as well take the AVX instruction set for modern x86... which is leagues ahead of anything that ARM has available, and say that x86 is now a "RISC" architecture because the AVX part of x86 is just as clean or cleaner than anything ARM has. I'll just conveniently forget about the rest of x86 just like the ARM guys conveniently forget about all the non-standard "application accelerators" that are required to actually make their chips compete with last-year's Atoms.
* Maybe in a micro-controller setting where you are using a PIC or Arduino the x86 decoding is a real issue, but in a server? Please. Considering the only hard numbers you have show a 2013-model Atom beating a 2015-model ARM server processor, you'll have to try harder.
[Laughing out loud. Not everyone is impressed with the "new" ARM server entries.]
"And despite monday's huge drop, the rsx outperformed intc for the week by 8 percent, hopefully wally shorted it Monday when he was busy cackling about the drop and what a superior intellect he (in his own mind) has."
[We know Putin is your idol and the RSX (44 percent off of its 52-week high) is your favorite fund.
RSX down 44 percent for the year.
Intel up 44 percent for the year.
This even after the big week you try to cherry-pick. Loser.]
"LOL. He works harder at being a ZERO than anyone I've ever come across. Full of false-pride and circling the drain. What a waste of a life."
[But I don't welch on bets and you do.]
"The Great Deceiver is the current occupant of the White House. He lies and his bag holders deny. The main stream media just ignore his lies and give him cover. Any you, will, are one of those who know quite well that it's TRUE. The "man" had made a fine living over the past 6 years telling one falsehood after another."
[The usual non-specific drivel of critics with conclusions supported by nothing. All you guys do is vent all day long, everyday - contributing nothing to society and burning bridges where you could be building them. You are the personification of negativity in the service of your imagined authority. ]
Yeah, Twink - you sold Intel ten bucks too soon and then bragged about it. You're a genius.
And we know all of your IDs, you bed wetting, bet welcher.
"They want the investments out of foreigner and so economy will not perform well for two years. If Putin's plan works he will be God of economics not just for the Russians, but for the world leaders to follow."
[Um, what plan would that be?]
"A recession in Russia is not the same as a recession in the U.S. The sky is not falling for them, and they are used to hardship."
[Have you ever even been to Russia?]
"I doubt too many people bought tablets. Tablets are dead. PERIOD."
[I'm gonna buy a Kindle Fire HD for a friend.]
"I bought a Lenovo Yoga 3, which they say turns into a tablet."
[I've been trying to decide between a Yoga Pro 2 and a Yoga Pro 3. What's your experience been so far?]
Not in this universe. Maybe in the land of wishful thinking where the board punching bags Twink and Lucy live.
In the real world, Humpty is pushing $46. If you don't know the difference between 46 and 50 then you don't have the math skills to be living outside of assisted care.
"yeah, those declining oil prices in 2008 did wonders effective march 2009 after oil dropped from well over 100 to 30, and the markets rose again only when oil started back up. but lets's forget that part, eh doofus?"
[Gee, you are absolutely right - except for subprime crushing housing at the time, you moron. Do we have subprime crushing housing now? Well, do we, dufus?]
"$1,000 per month seems about right and reasonable for transportation.
This subsidy is not a big deal for the wealthy but it is a big deal for a citizen who gave up a job to become congressman."
[Surely, you jest. You are going to try to make the case that it's a financial hardship to be a Congressman??? These guys have given themselves pay raise after pay raise while cutting benefits for kids, the working stiff and veterans. Their benefits after leaving the job are enormous. Do they need yet another subsidy? Hell, no.]
"Poor Wally, I, for one got the precise short term correction I was looking for, a drop to spy cash $198.00 and the QQQ at 100.00. as noted yesterday, the easy money on the sqqq longs was over. "
[Yeah, good luck on being a day trader since you obviously have no skills at the medium to long term, Twinky.]
The Intel board poster known as Lucy has once again been named Worst Paid Shill Boss of the Year by the Stock Manipulation Society of Greater New York. While no one thought that he could exceed the skunking he got in 2013, he has managed to surpass that in 2014 with an even smaller impact on the stock and even less credibility than last year.
Come Christmas morning, Lucy can expect not the big bucks bonus he covets in his stocking but instead several lumps of coal and a note from his boss saying, "We have to talk."
None of these will offset the positive impact that lower gas prices will have on US consumers. If I'm wrong on this show me some support for it being wrong. It's like a middle class tax cut and a lower class tax refund that doesn't come out of the Treasury. The Republicans on Wall Street hate the idea of a tax cut that they doesn't go 97 percent to them.
Funny how they thought they could omit the "the Steering Wheel" object of that line. A promising career in marketing goes up in flames - or maybe into the ditch over ice.
I bet someone had to explain the whole thing to Grandpa Tiglet.
They never got the correction they wanted so of course they are going to continue to promote every possible "the sky is falling" concept that's out there. But selling the idea that low oil prices are bad for the economy???
What kind of stupidity is this? It greatly increases disposable income for the greatest percentage of Americans.
This is even more stupid than the last concept they tried to sell which was strong economic recovery is bad for the stock market.
No wonder these people have to come up with corrupt and illegal schemes to make money. They can't think their way out of a wet paper sack.
"One of these days, it will fall, keep falling and it will trigger all of the stops."
[Or it won't and you will continue to be the board buffoon. Gee, the stock is at $35.56 again. Isn't this where you started your completely erroneous ranting and raving last time only to watch as the stock went back to this level and up beyond that? You must have no short-term memory or you would beat your head against a concrete wall to stop yourself from posting all of this continuous and erroneous daily garbage.
You and Twink are the only people I know for whom stupidity is self-inflicted.]
"I pointed out the SQQQ vs INTC comparisons because SQQQ did really well during the 2 week time period you chose. Your comments did not however reflect the drop from $46 taken right before."
[Twink only mentions trades when he has guessed right. This is why we so rarely hear about them. And he will never mention facts like you presented.]