"These guys must have no life at all thinking me and you are the same person.
Anyways, didn't know who this Warreneast person was up until now. Looks like it likes to pollute the message board with attacks. It's time to place it on ignore. I'm guessing you already have."
[Yeah, I don't know if I have all of Twinkletoes' IDs on Ignore but I have a lot of them. He's the original deadbeat football bet welcher and all-around bile-filed lowlife. He knows little of technology and shows up here to vent - I guess because no one lets him beat the dogs or grandkids at home. Since he doesn't have any real information he likes to make things up. Like which posters are the same. I have yet to see him post anything of value on technology, finance or performance. He's fond of multiple IDs and impersonation. Worst of all he's not funny or entertaining except when he launches into the occasional hissyfit. Those are pretty funny. ]
"By the way, been enjoying reading Michael Blair's articles on SA lately."
[Yes, I like his stuff.
People forget that slow but steady resulted in Intel's massive share in servers. The critics want to focus on slow but the steady part is where they should have their attention. The steady application of money, R&D and capacity are going to carry the day. ]
"Uh oh.. Weavers GIG is up. People have figured out that Paul.ottelini is really Weaver. LOL."
[Yeah, Lucy - And you and Twinkletoes are the same person. ]
[Russia appears to continue to agitate in eastern Ukraine which can only be seen as a pretext to a possible invasion of the rest of the country. Today's UN vote (vetoed by Russia) showed that Russia is isolated in its views without even Chinese support for the actions in Crimea. The take-over of the Crimea looks like a done deal. Now we wait on the rest of Ukraine.]
Estonia's defense minister, Urmas Reinsalu, warned Friday that Ukraine is on the verge of a full-scale military conflict unless Russian President Vladimir Putin's hand is forced.
"It is clear that we are at a crossroads," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday. "If positions continue to harden and rhetoric continues to sharpen, there is great risk of a dangerous downward spiral."
Neither side is budging.
Russia so far has refused any direct talks with Ukraine's new leaders, but its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, has talked daily with Kerry, met face-to-face with him last week in Europe and the diplomats met again for more than five hours Friday in London.
Afterward, it appeared -- as has been the case for weeks -- the only thing Russia and the United States agree upon is that they can't agree on anything of substance.
As Lavrov said Friday, "We don't have a common vision."
The leak I received basically shows a screenshot of the Intel Chipset drivers and confirms not only Broadwell-E but that it will be coming to Intel’s 9 Series motherboard. More precisely the x99 chipset. Without further ado here is the screenshot.
Broadwell-E will work with Intel’s X99 Motherboard “Wellsburg” which should settle fears of Intel migrating to a new motherboard once and for all. It also means that those who like to update regularly can buy Haswell-E when it comes out without fear and later upgrade to Broadwell-E with the same configuration. Broadwell-E will support DDR4 Ram and will probably have more frequency overhead than Haswell-E as is traditionally the case. Oh and another very important thing. Haswell-E will NOT be pushed back to June as was leaked before and that it will come in Q3 after all. I do not know what to make of this since previously all sources had maintained that Haswell-E would come in June, but I am going to pass on the message.
Read more at wccftech
For the record, let me state that I am not aware of any behavior that would have gotten Ash banned from iHub.
Obviously something happened. I'm wondering if it had anything to do with his public statements on manipulation. If he got booted for having run afoul of the manipulation crowd, then I would be upset about this.
If it were something else, I might conclude that it was justified. I like to make my own conclusions and I need some information to be able to do so.
I'm not particularly fond of the iHub way of doing things. So, I wouldn't take any action on their part to be appropriate on the face of it. I'm just asking for some explanation so I can form my own opinions about the credibility of both Ash and iHub.
It's a reasonable question. Was there substance or is it a witchhunt? Inquiring minds want to know.
""Yahoo needs to initiate a one person/ID system"
How do they enforce that?"
[Well, getting rid of built-in support for multiple aliases would be an obvious step. After that it gets harder. But clearly they need to beef up the Abuse investigation function and get some sort of roaming moderator function going. They need some IP address/Abuse report stats and they need to put some muscle into following up on these.]
Lucy, has bragged in the past of "hiding in plain sight" which means of course masquerading as someone other than a flaming short. It's highly likely that several of the regular posters are Lucy IDs. We have a pretty good idea which ones these are.
I continue to believe that 14nm FinFET production will be the tipping point and as these products move into the marketplace I believe Intel will accelerate to and above 30.
Indications are Intel is already in volume production.
"I know I have asked you this before, but given your confidence of Intel's future, when do you think
its stock will see the $30 mark? Appreciate your thoughts."
[For most of the Intel critics, I find this quote applicable:
"An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination. "
With technology, using the past to predict the future is a significantly flawed methodology and this is what they employ. So, the answer to your question really relates to what will happen that we don't expect and what will happen that we do expect and what will the mix of the two be. Obviously I can only address part of this and speculate on the rest.
I expect volume 14nm FinFET production to be a big factor.
I expect ARM's declining fabrication economics to be a big factor.
I expect ARM's slowing fabrication roadmap to be a big factor.
I expect the maturation of the mobility market to be a big factor, primarily to ARM in the same way that the maturation of the PC market affected Intel.
I expect Intel's huge state-of-the-art production capacity to be a big factor.
All of these work in Intel's favor. When Intel reaches 30 will be a factor of how fast these things happen rather than when they happen. All are happening now.
And then we have the IoT. I expect it to produce big changes but not so much in the next year or two. But after that I think the changes will accelerate dramatically. Intel is preparing nicely for this and I think the strategic partnerships will prove to be very important.
The other major change relates to the move to the next level of computing. A sea of processors. Intelligent digital holographic assistants, virtual and augmented realities. Intel appears to be preparing well for this too.
But the when part will substantially relate to specific events. Like the Nexus 8, like phone design wins, like important new foundry contracts. 30 will happen faster if they happen faster. ]
Just wondering what kind of gross indiscretion one has to commit in order to have all traces removed from iHub.
Ash is no longer listed as a moderator and all of his posts are gone.
A proposed U.S. aid package for Ukraine’s fledgling pro-Western government stalled Thursday amid festering Republican Party feuds over foreign policy.
Tensions erupted on the Senate floor late in the day after the chamber did not advance the measure, with Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) berating the dozen or so of his Republican colleagues who, for various reasons, objected to the legislation.
“You can call yourself Republicans. That’s fine, because that’s your voter registration. Don’t call yourself Reagan Republicans,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “Ronald Reagan would never — would never let this kind of aggression go unresponded to by the American people.”
From the Washington Post
Intel down, Humpty down more, Qualcomm and Broadcom down more than that. And TSMC down more than any of them.
Due to the Ukraine Effect.
Grandpa Tiglet will be spending the weekend and probably all of next week in the woodshed.
I'm surprised that more risk didn't get taken off the table headed into the weekend seeing that the election in Crimea will be on Sunday and there isn't going to be any good news on that front to start next week. Putin isn't going to back down on the Crimea. Next up the wait on the rest of Ukraine.
On the subject of the "fascist" revolutionaries:
"A patriotic frenzy whipped up by television muffles any dissent. Television executives who were trained as part of their Soviet-era military services in “special propaganda”, which sought to “demoralise the enemy army and establish control over the occupied territory”, created a virtual enemy in Crimea—fascist revolutionaries whose overthrow of the legitimate government justified the movement of real troops."
This could lead to a fall in the value of the currency and in living standards. Although Russian sabre-rattling has given Mr Putin’s ratings a short-term boost, it is unlikely to arrest the growing discontent with his policies for long. As Andrei Zorin at Oxford University notes, the militaristic euphoria was even stronger 100 years ago when the tsar dragged Russia into the first world war. Two years later, that enthusiasm had vanished and the Russian empire started to crumble.
As part of the mobilisation the Kremlin organised a Soviet-style letter, endorsing Mr Putin’s policies, from famous cultural figures such as Valery Gergiev, a celebrated conductor. But another letter, sent to Mr Putin by a journalist from Vologda, the heart of Russia, provides a clue as to how some ordinary Russians feel. “Could you also send the troops to the Vologda region?” it said. “We are all Russian-speakers here and our rights are really infringed upon: our sick cannot get medication and care, our education is getting worse every year, our agriculture is dead.”
People close to Mr Putin say he had been harbouring the idea of taking Crimea since the war in 2008 with Georgia, which resulted in the de facto occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, its two breakaway republics. Yet the context is different. Kirill Rogov, a political columnist, argues that the war in Georgia served as a patriotic accompaniment to Russia’s economic resurgence. Ukraine serves as its substitute.
Russia’s economic stagnation has exposed the limits of Mr Putin’s political and economic model, which relied on rising oil revenues and allowed him to buy the support of the elite and the acquiescence of the population at large. Real disposable incomes, which rose by 12% in 2007, on the eve of the war with Georgia, are forecast to rise by 3% this year. The Kremlin faced a choice between political liberalisation and mobilisation of the country by the means of war and repression. Mr Putin has chosen the latter.
Confrontation with the West is one of the main goals of Mr Putin’s operations. Any sanctions imposed will allow him to blame Russia’s economic downturn on the West, though that may not placate the ruling class, with its cash stashed abroad in property and bank accounts.
Mr Putin has tried to reduce the elite’s vulnerability to sanctions by warning it to repatriate its money and even passing a law banning the ownership of foreign bank accounts by Russian officials. Yet there is little sign those measures have had any effect, and Mr Putin’s actions are bound to damage the wider Russian economy. They will accelerate capital flight, raise the cost of borrowing and restrict new investment.
The Ukrainian revolution last month posed an existential threat to Mr Putin’s paternalistic and kleptocratic system by prompting the question: if Ukraine can cut itself off from the Soviet legacy, why can’t Russia? As one person close to the Kremlin says, the most frequent comment echoing around those walls during the protests on Maidan was: “Do we want this to happen in Moscow?”
In preparation for Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the Kremlin cleared the last pockets of independent media. Ria Novosti, a state-news agency, which sheltered loyal but liberal-minded journalists, was purged and turned into a blunt propaganda instrument. TV Rain, a private television channel which provided the most objective coverage of the Ukrainian protests, was taken off the air by the main cable providers, acting on the Kremlin’s instructions. The internet, once free of Kremlin control, has been restricted by new, vague laws. On March 12th the editor of one of the most popular news sites, Lenta.ru, was replaced with a pro-Kremlin appointee. Its journalists threatened to resign in protest: “The trouble is not that we won’t have anywhere to work, but that you won’t have anything to read.” Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Mr Putin, labelled anyone objecting to the Kremlin’s actions part of a “nano-sized fifth column”.
A patriotic frenzy whipped up by television muffles any dissent. Television executives who were trained as part of their Soviet-era military services in “special propaganda”, which sought to “demoralise the enemy army and establish control over the occupied territory”, created a virtual enemy in Crimea—fascist revolutionaries whose overthrow of the legitimate government justified the movement of real troops.