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Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 19-Apr-2014, 04:11
Replies: 53
Views: 5,114
Posted By silent_guy
By claiming that AMD had a 20nm design ready way...

By claiming that AMD had a 20nm design ready way before TSMC ever promised to be ready, you're essentially saying that AMD are idiots for making something that can't be produced.


You should...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 19-Apr-2014, 01:34
Replies: 1,634
Views: 227,378
Posted By silent_guy
My Microsoft translated Czech leaves much to be...

My Microsoft translated Czech leaves much to be desired, but are they first blowing their own trumpet about the whole world linking to their article last week? You know, the one about Maxwell being...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 19-Apr-2014, 01:17
Replies: 53
Views: 5,114
Posted By silent_guy
How did you come to that conclusion? If AMD...

How did you come to that conclusion?

If AMD claims that the rest of 2014 will still be 28nm, then that was a decision made at least a year ago. There's no way they're sitting on a ready for...
Forum: Handheld Technology 15-Apr-2014, 00:03
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
Now whether or not those Motorola patents are...

Now whether or not those Motorola patents are actually worth that much is an open question that can only be answered if Google ever puts them on auction.

See Kodak's patents, which were valued at...
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Apr-2014, 17:45
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
You're missing that Motorola may have been sold...

You're missing that Motorola may have been sold to Arris and Lenovo without that money in the bank. If that is the case (I don't know if it was), then that pot of money became Google's money and both...
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Apr-2014, 01:34
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
I don't know the exact accounting rules, but I've...

I don't know the exact accounting rules, but I've seen first hand that in straight up 100% acquisitions, the assets can freely be mixed.

Whether or not the Motorola acquisition qualifies as such?...
Forum: Handheld Technology 13-Apr-2014, 02:13
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook/2014/01/2...

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dealbook/2014/01/29/did-google-really-lose-on-its-original-motorola-deal/

Motorola has $3B in cash when they were purchased and $1B in tax credits. That alone...
Forum: Handheld Technology 12-Apr-2014, 16:11
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
If you take into account the cash on hand at...

If you take into account the cash on hand at purchase, and the money they got from selling divisions and the remainder to Lenovo and some other accounting stuff, I believe they only paid a billion or...
Forum: Handheld Technology 11-Apr-2014, 20:38
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
Yes. I believe they were shot down exactly...

Yes. I believe they were shot down exactly because 2.25% was not considered reasonable? (Hard to keep track of all the lawsuits!)
Forum: Handheld Technology 11-Apr-2014, 20:29
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
No such standard would be created without RAND...

No such standard would be created without RAND licensing conditions attached to them. Yes, Apple would be required to pay Qualcomm, but the rates can't be usurious. Order of magnitude typically...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 10-Apr-2014, 15:54
Replies: 1,634
Views: 227,378
Posted By silent_guy
Is it too early in the rumor life cycle to start...

Is it too early in the rumor life cycle to start spreading believable photoshops and specs?
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 09-Apr-2014, 17:14
Replies: 1,634
Views: 227,378
Posted By silent_guy
This article reminds me of high school, when we...

This article reminds me of high school, when we had this competition among class mates to write as many pages as possible on our history final without actually saying anything. The poor teacher had...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 08-Apr-2014, 23:03
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By silent_guy
Oh, absolutely. But when I see carelessness in...

Oh, absolutely. But when I see carelessness in the smaller details, I can't help extrapolate it to the bigger picture. If you can't get the labeling of your graphs consistent, can I really trust that...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 08-Apr-2014, 16:07
Replies: 27
Views: 1,818
Posted By silent_guy
One day, the genius at Guru3D has to explain me...

One day, the genius at Guru3D has to explain me the rationale for using different color assignments in different bar charts. It's annoying enough to usually not even bother going there.

Other than...
Forum: Handheld Technology 07-Apr-2014, 18:03
Replies: 2,232
Views: 202,805
Posted By silent_guy
Better: in the future, will you be able to buy a...

Better: in the future, will you be able to buy a high end car that doesn't have a radio?
Forum: Handheld Technology 07-Apr-2014, 16:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,262
Posted By silent_guy
It's probably saying that their own 64bit core...

It's probably saying that their own 64bit core isn't ready yet, and they're being pragmatic. No customer is going to care whether or not it's a Qualcomm designed core. 64-bit or not is a different...
Forum: Handheld Technology 06-Apr-2014, 17:58
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
You can implement improving solar technology on...

You can implement improving solar technology on anything, even on a toaster if you'd like.

That doesn't mean it's useful.

Your Casio watch has a handful of transistors on an ultra low power,...
Forum: Handheld Technology 06-Apr-2014, 17:11
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
Ok, the 320x200 screen is color. Woohoo! ...

Ok, the 320x200 screen is color. Woohoo!

Forget the part about the kindle and camping. It is not a very common use case. :wink:
Forum: Handheld Technology 06-Apr-2014, 16:12
Replies: 2,395
Views: 222,734
Posted By silent_guy
It's not innovative if it doesn't work… If a...

It's not innovative if it doesn't work…

If a solar panel adds 15% per day in charge to a crappy $5500+ feature phone with a monochrome 320x200 screen, how much charge do you think it will add to a...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 05-Apr-2014, 23:36
Replies: 1,634
Views: 227,378
Posted By silent_guy
Skyrim??! WTH. You'd think that a 3yo popular...

Skyrim??! WTH. You'd think that a 3yo popular game would have been optimized like crazy by now. Related to their earlier claimed DX11 efficiency improvements?

(Where's that announcement?)
Forum: Handheld Technology 05-Apr-2014, 16:38
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By silent_guy
The key driver for visual technology has always...

The key driver for visual technology has always been naked skin doing stuff. For sensors and wearables, I believe it's sports. For biking it was odometers, heart rate monitors, power meters, GPS,...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 02-Apr-2014, 05:57
Replies: 433
Views: 45,819
Posted By silent_guy
Look at it as if it's 2 side-by-side 1920x1440...

Look at it as if it's 2 side-by-side 1920x1440 monitors! :wink:
Forum: Handheld Technology 28-Mar-2014, 13:11
Replies: 2,232
Views: 202,805
Posted By silent_guy
Exactly. I'm delighted to see that the discussion...

Exactly. I'm delighted to see that the discussion here hasn't descended to a level where the size of the power brick is used as an indicator of the power consumption under typical load (yes, some...
Forum: Handheld Technology 27-Mar-2014, 21:11
Replies: 2,232
Views: 202,805
Posted By silent_guy
If Jetson Pro with a Tegra 3 has a bigger...

If Jetson Pro with a Tegra 3 has a bigger heatsink than Jetson TK1 with a Tegra K1, then the only obvious conclusion here is that Tegra 3 can't possibly fit inside a phone or tablet.

Right?
Forum: Handheld Technology 27-Mar-2014, 16:31
Replies: 24
Views: 1,020
Posted By silent_guy
I think it's great from a technology demo point...

I think it's great from a technology demo point of view. I'm not convinced at all it offers much more over a phone to be a game changer. There's a reason nobody uses watches anymore: it's redundant...
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