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wallisweaver 855 posts  |  Last Activity: 16 hours ago Member since: Jan 21, 2008
  • wallisweaver wallisweaver Mar 2, 2015 10:03 AM Flag

    Yep, I agree - this is a big step forward.

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    Samsung 14nm S6 phone available April 10

    by getanid61 Mar 1, 2015 5:43 PM
    wallisweaver wallisweaver Mar 2, 2015 10:02 AM Flag

    ":) You have an uncanny way of describing yourself in these comedy rants."

    [Really? That's the best comeback you have? You deserve my pity.

    I therefore take it back - the shorter your responses, the better. Whatever the reason.]

  • Almost there!!! By jumping in now you can signal that the top has been reached.

    Post it up!!!

  • Reply to

    Samsung 14nm S6 phone available April 10

    by getanid61 Mar 1, 2015 5:43 PM
    wallisweaver wallisweaver Mar 2, 2015 9:52 AM Flag

    "Not at all, it's about respecting the person and his opinion. Perhaps you could try it sometime?"

    [That's not respect. That's a small dog trying to bite people on the ankles. Do I want to be an ankle-biter? No thanks. Nor do I need to show respect to bet welching, pinheaded wannabe bullies.]

  • Google's aerial ambitions continue unabated. Need proof? Just talk to Sundar Pichai -- just before he sat down for a Q&A with Bloomberg's Brad Stone at MWC, the Google SVP confirmed the company's internet-beaming Titan drones would take their flight in the coming months, and that its Project Loon balloons now stay afloat for "six months at a time. The last time Google decided to speak publicly about its fleet of internet-beaming Project Loon balloons, they could languidly hang in the atmosphere for about 100 days. That's not a bad stretch considering these things can now deliver LTE data speeds to devices on the ground, but Google's got these things running even better than before.

    Work on Project Titan is progressing a little more slowly, which is hardly a shock considering the complexity involved with developing, maintaining and flying a batch of solar-powered internet drones en masse. To hear Pichai tell the tale, its vision of drones is about as far along as Project Loon was a few years ago -- that is, Titan is still really in its infancy.

    From EnGadget

  • wallisweaver by wallisweaver Mar 2, 2015 9:16 AM Flag

    LOL, Wall Street has lots of $55 shares left!!!

    Who's a buyer??? Who's a buyer???

    Didn't think so.

    Ash was a big fan at $55 saying it was going to $62. And then it went into the $30's. So, of course everyone's excited about ARM approaching $55 again. Join the fun. Buy some ARM and post your buy up here today!!!

    Everyone's waiting for you ARM boys to put your money where your mouths are. Don't disappoint!!!

    Bottom line: Everyone is afraid of another ARM collapse.

  • Reply to

    taken from Anandtech

    by clemsyn Mar 1, 2015 8:40 PM
    wallisweaver wallisweaver Mar 2, 2015 9:07 AM Flag

    "Er, not any more..."

    [Do you pay for internet by the second?]

  • Reply to

    Samsung 14nm S6 phone available April 10

    by getanid61 Mar 1, 2015 5:43 PM
    wallisweaver wallisweaver Mar 2, 2015 9:07 AM Flag

    "Might, eh? Care to share? When talking about die size, are you including the design rules when coming up with your guess for the die?"

    [Your usual "I don't know anything, tell me something non-response".]

  • Reply to

    Samsung 14nm S6 phone available April 10

    by getanid61 Mar 1, 2015 5:43 PM
    wallisweaver wallisweaver Mar 2, 2015 12:41 AM Flag

    getanid61 encourages others to cut and paste from the internet but can't even manage that much himself. Plus it would spoil his record number of content-free posts.

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    One more time for the ARM dummies

    by semi_equip_junkie Feb 28, 2015 10:54 PM
    wallisweaver wallisweaver Mar 1, 2015 11:45 PM Flag

    "They use FinFETs on a 20nm BEOL and it outperforms Intel's 14nm SoCs and costs less. What was your question again?"

    [My question? Oh, where did I put it. Hmmm. Oh, here it is:

    Where's your education recap?

    And it doesn't cost less. Of course, I'm not sure more education will help you with your lying problem.]

  • They have apparently made the half step to FinFET (20nm backside) and now they are saying they will have volume production of 10nm in 2016. Which would mean doing real 14nm FinFET and 10nm in a year.

    For anyone who believes this, I have a watch, a bridge and some swampland that you are going to be very interested in.

  • Scott Walker Flip-Flops on Immigration: “My View Has Changed”, i.e. no path to citizenship

    Also called the "We don't need no stinking Hispanics in this country" approach to unsuccessful campaigning.

    I think the Koch brothers are paying him to make Jeb look good. It's working.

  • wallisweaver by wallisweaver Mar 1, 2015 9:33 PM Flag

    If we just had a board limited to those buying and selling then we wouldn't have to put up those with big mouths but no shares, who for some strange reason think investors would care about the opinions of those with no skin in the game. We don't.

  • wallisweaver by wallisweaver Mar 1, 2015 4:55 PM Flag

    I'm prolly going to upgrade my audio/video/computer system display to a 65 inch 4k TV. A lot more exciting than a new smartphone. Not sure about curved versus flat. Curved maybe.

    Anyone have one yet?

    Bottom line: A great home desktop system with a large monitor integrated into a state-of-the-art audio system is still the best technology experience out there. Mobile is just something to suffice until you can get home to it.

  • I like the curved edges and general appearance. And it's a little faster. But, hey - it's still just a smartphone.

    I'm still using an Apple 4s because none of the improvements in the last couple of years is really very exciting.

  • wallisweaver by wallisweaver Mar 1, 2015 4:27 PM Flag

    The new Exynos is indeed 14nm finfet. But only 20% faster and 35% more efficient than the Galaxy Note 4 with the 5433.

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    And of course, 20nm got them about 0% in terms of performance. They did get a 16-23% power reduction, however (depending on the frequency, but let's call it ~20%).

    I expect the power curve might mean that they can get to 2.3GHz for the same 7.4W of power for the quad A57 cores, or run them at 1.9GHz, and dissipate only 4.8W. I'll also note that they dissipate 4.4W at 1.6GHz on the 5433, so you're still seeing about a 20% performance increase at similar power (1.6 to 1.9GHz).

    All and all, about what we expected ("meh"). 14nm is not +2 process nodes better than 28nm. At best, it's +1 node, but even then it falls a bit short than what we saw going from 40nm to 28nm.

    [Meh, indeed. We knew it was only a half-step.]

  • Because their party is only making the problem worse.

    In Kansas, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is still trying to fill the hole caused by massive tax cuts for the rich. Unwilling to go back on his anti-tax convictions, Brownback has called for a $45 million cut to public education, including funds to colleges and universities. The same is true of both Gov. Bobby Jindal in Louisiana and Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin; the two presidential candidates would rather cut $300 million from state colleges and universities than raise taxes on the highest earners.

    And in Maine, South Carolina, and Ohio, Republicans have cut state income taxes only to compensate with new fees and higher sales taxes, yanking cash from low-income Americans who spend most of their paychecks on goods and services. By siphoning income from the poorest residents while lessening the burden on the most affluent (in the name of “growth”), these policies do nothing but worsen income inequality and increase class stratification.

    From Slate

  • His hissyfit is starting to bother the neighbors.

  • A new poll from Public Policy Polling is making headlines this week because it reveals that 57 percent of Republican primary voters want to make Christianity the national religion, even though doing so would require removing the First Amendment from the Constitution. Even more interestingly, the data shows a stark gender divide among Republicans polled on this question: 66 percent of Republican women versus 49 percent of Republican men would like to see America become more theocratic.

    From Slate

    [Well, we knew that you had to have an affinity for the Dark Ages to be a Republican male. But to be a Republican female you apparently have to live in a cave, avoid exposure to science, and become a religious zealot. In a world with far too many religious extremists, it appears that the Republican Party is ready to re-write the constitution in order to turn the US into a Christian only state. God help us.]

  • Samsung is going to be the big news at the Mobile World Congress starting on Monday with the Galaxy S6. A shame Samsung is so hard to buy in the US - well for people who actually buy and sell and don't just endlessly post.

    ARMH looks hugely overpriced but wait until after Wall Street dumps all of its $55 shares. Everyone should buy some so Wall Street can walk away and the price collapse can begin.

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