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 That's not really true. 64-bit processors have wider datapaths and registers which can make a number of computations faster. Also, the ARM v8 instructions (i.e. the ones Apple is now targeting) add a range of other features: http://www.arm.com/files/downloads/ARMv8_Architecture.pdf
  I think some of it is a diversity argument - if you put all your fabs in one basket, you could be exposed to greater risk due to political changes, exchange rate fluctuations, regulatory changes, natural disasters, etc...  Also, New York probably has a lot of engineering talent which can be tapped, due to the long history of fabs in the area. And there is the marketing appeal - Apple has gotten a lot of flak over parts of its production chain being outside of the US,...
  I'm confused, Google's income is up 16% since this quarter last year, and their revenue is up a "considerable" 19%. That is flat?    Or are the numbers in the article not GAAP?
  While scaling is very dependent on the application, the idea that "...scalability of an app has nothing to do with the OS." is absurd. OS-level thread scheduling is still a very active area of research, especially for power conscious systems.  How and when the OS schedules threads, how it handles coherency and sharing, how it manages inter-thread communication and synchronization, how interrupts are handled, how threads/tasks are bound to cores, etc... all can have huge...
Some rough calculations:   an iPhone face is about 0.120x 0.060 meters, bright daylight is about 500 W/m^2, if you have a 15% efficient solar cell, that would be about 0.5 Watts of power.   The iPhone battery is about 5 Watt-hours. If you go through 40% of your charge per day, that is 2 W-hours.   Lots of caveats (e.g. You lose some efficiency when charging the battery, the whole face might not be cells, most places aren't that bright, 15% may be too high, etc...),...
  ?   Everything is "in /" - its the root of the filesystem.   file:///tmp/ file:///Users/foo/Desktop/   If you can't read /, you are going to have a hard time getting anywhere...
  Like I said, this device is cheaper, but the core concept is pretty much the same. People did 'dare to think about this' before the iPad, the iPad just made it cheaper.     I do hope that this becomes cheaper and more common. If it could cut out some travel for site inspections it could save a lot of money for companies (and travel grief for employees). If it were an order of magnitude or so cheaper, I could see this being fun for personal use (I expect a vast...
  I'm not sure that is true. There have been a number of telepresence robots available for a few years now: https://www.anybots.com/attack-of-the-telepresence-robots/   This seems to be a little cheaper than some, but the concept is pretty much the same (remote controlled robot with a video screen, camera, and mic), just with an iPad.
Problems w/ Pages:   - Poor Bibliography support (I think it has EndNote support now, but that seems like a Kludge)   - Inability to add in references (i.e. See Figure 3, See Table Above, See Page 10)   - Poor mathematical equation support   Its a real shame. I would prefer to use Pages than LaTeX or Word, but those three things make it a non-starter for writing technical papers or books.
  It seems that the issue is not that the wages are low or that the work is too hard, but that the internship is deceptive. If students were signing up for an internship with relevant work experience and then were shoved in a factory to do manual labor, this may violate labor and education laws (as the article states).   The same issue pops up in the US every few years that companies will hire interns promising they will get experience in their field (graphic design,...
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