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tht said:My Python 3.6 plotting script execution time:
2015 rMBP15 w/Intel Core i7-4980HQ (2.8/4.0 GHz): 91.1 sec
2017 iPad Pro 10.5 w/Apple A10X (2.3 GHz): 91.5 sec
This is 45 W vs a 10 W envelope or so. Use Pythonista on iPad. Terminal on macOS. Don’t know if the Core i7-4980HQ actually turbo-ed to 4 GHz. Who knows. That’s why you do a lot of testing.
Of course it's possible to be bound by something other than cpu. You can be bound by memory/cache bandwidth and other things. The test overall tells you a grand total of nothing without proper context.
randominternetperson said:This is a casual legal question and not an accusation: How DOES an executive avoid charges of insider trading in a situation like this? How big does a trade have to be before questions are raised? Presumably buying shares TODAY is fine because (in theory) we're all on the same page with yesterday's disclosures, but YESTERDAY Tim knew more about Apple than any other investor and he was trading. Again, I don't think Tim did anything wrong (and the dollar amounts are, for him, relatively trivial), but it seems like a very, very grey area.
safi said:Unfortunately the US has screwed itself because of it's education system. You go to a Ph.D program and pretty much 80-90% of the PhD candidates are foreign born. Americans are getting degrees in psychology and sociology instead of STEM creating a huge opportunity for foreign workers especially foreign Software Engineers.
wizard69 said:Different people have different needs! Nothing really surprising there. My problem with the mac Book is the small screen that is an issue only older people can really relate too. Even my 13" MBP challenges me at times.
altivec88 said:Soon the current top of the line 2013 MacPro will be considered Vintage and its still for sale (as if it were new pricing). A wise man named Phil Schiller once said that its "really sad" that more than 600 million PCs still being used are more than 5 years old. I am really interested to know if he thinks its "sad" that Apple is selling their NEW MacPro's that soon will be heading into its fourth year without an update? or is it the people that buy them today will be considered "sad" in one years time because they own new 5 year old tech?