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anonymous:
Silicon is won. It's over.
5:43 am — Saturday, 22 April 2017
Ailurus:
Yeesh, great job with the mumble in the final line about 'single-threaded performance' without a mention that the S8 comes out (far) ahead in all the multi-core tests.

Not that I have any interest in buying made by Samsung that's not a washing machine, but it's shit like this that makes Gruber impossible to take seriously as anything but a zealot.
2:14 pm — Saturday, 22 April 2017
Anonymous®:
Is javascript still single-threaded?
4:39 pm — Saturday, 22 April 2017
Gruber the Booger:
That screen though.

Have any of you seen and held one of the new Samsungs? It's lust-worthy.

I'm not in the market, but if I were that motherfucking screen alone is just too gorgeous to pass up.

When everyday people walk in to a store to buy a phone and they see the new Samsung they are drawn to it like moths to a flame.

They aren't looking at it and holding it thinking...

...So what's the single vs. multi-core performance...?
7:25 pm — Saturday, 22 April 2017
Ars Arsicle:
@Ailurus: S8 is around 11-12% better in multicore, with twice the cores. Not exactly far ahead. Good luck finding anything useful to do with that 12%. Multicore is barely a win on desktop systems, usually only because of multiple independent processes running, or massively parallelizable computations.
4:23 am — Sunday, 23 April 2017
Ailurus:
@Ars Arsicle: fair point, and I recognise that that at this stage of the game arguing over CPU performance is basically a pissing competition that's of little/no relevance to the vast majority of consumers. That said, Grubers assertion that the iPhone has 'a massive lead in CPU performance' is wantonly obtuse bullshit, based on picking the right benchmark and ignoring any result that doesn't fit the 'Apple rulz, Android droolz' narrative.

In pther words, It ain't about the CPUs, it's about Gruber and his shell-game commentary. And ethics in technology journalism I guess.
2:47 pm — Sunday, 23 April 2017
washing machines:
@Ailarus or whatever your name is

I wouldn't buy a samsung washing machine

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/29/samsung_cant_rinse_away_washing_machine_lawsuit/
11:44 am — Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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