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Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: February 10, 2021, 03:04:54 PM »
The future isn't power hungry x86 chips that compute generic workloads. Its going to be ARM with SOC tech, tuned to match the silicon to the software. I'm not running complex fluid dynamics computations. I watch youtube videos, make a the odd website, browse the internet and make a spreadsheet here and there. I want fast response times, low noise, low heat.

That's interesting. When I wanted that 7 years ago, this is what you said:

You bought a computer that is optimised for the internet and now you intend to unoptimise it for the internet?

You picked a computer with an Arm cortex A15 chip on it. And then put Debian on it. Do Debian have an app store? This is a tablet chip. Not x86. What could you possibly be intending to do on this computer? The only thing it is good for is browsing the internet ... and you just made it slower at doing that.

You're an idiot.

Why the change of heart? Are you sure you're not just regurgitating corporate marketing hype again?

1) I have no idea who Ævan is.
2) You took an ARM chip that was optimised for a job and gave it a completely different job making it useless. I intend to use the chip as Apple designed it to be used. And 7 years later, it does a lot more than that awful crap you bought all those years ago. That Ævan guy was right. You are an idiot.

AMD is out-innovating Intel quite a bit as of late.
They are still being handed their arses by Apple.
For light use applications, they have a leg up. For workloads that require more horsepower, not so much.
I just said, most of what I do is light applications. I'm not a weather man or the NSA. I'd like those applications to boot instantly and run like a greased weasel.

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Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: February 10, 2021, 02:45:41 PM »
AMD is out-innovating Intel quite a bit as of late.
They are still being handed their arses by Apple.

The future isn't power hungry x86 chips that compute generic workloads. Its going to be ARM with SOC tech, tuned to match the silicon to the software. I'm not running complex fluid dynamics computations. I watch youtube videos, make a the odd website, browse the internet and make a spreadsheet here and there. I want fast response times, low noise, low heat.

I'm happy to wait. As every day goes by, more and more apps are added to be m1 compatible and to make the experience better. I never like being an early adopter and beta testing someone else's software without being paid for it. But soon.


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Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: February 10, 2021, 02:07:19 PM »
AMD has a good upgrade.  Didn't break my bank too hard but I had to upgrade everything minus the graphics card and power.

Does it? I mean, I have a Ryzen already.

I remember buying my first SSD. It was only 64Gb because that was all I could afford at the time. They were seriously expensive. I loaded my favourite operating system on to it (Parsifal - look away now) Windows, and booted the PC for the first time. It was like magic. Like the work of the devil. I couldn't believe how fast it instantly made my computer. That's the kind of upgrade i want. I want magic. And when I see ...

This is the first laptop I've ever used that seems to defy the laws of thermodynamics.
... magic. I want it. I want an M1 chip in my computer. That is the future. Not x86.

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Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: February 09, 2021, 11:52:51 PM »
This is the first laptop I've ever used that seems to defy the laws of thermodynamics.
I'm waiting for them to redesign the iMac with the M1x chip. Then I am going to stab Bill Gates in the back after 25 years of marriage, and enjoy a sloppy blowjob behind a dumpster from Tim Cook. And if that conjures up a dirty image in your mind, its not as dirty as I will feel reading "So, you just bought your first Mac. Locate the power button and press to turn on ... "

Didn't you used to write iphone apps?
So what?

I knew enough to get into a mac and fire up xcode but ... and your face is likely to melt when I tell you this ... you can develop for iOS on a PC. Yeah. You can use products like Xamarin or Phonegap or React Native or.... well there are lots and they have the advantage that you can deploy to Android at the same time and not write the app twice. MacOS is an absolute mystery to me. I never really wrapped my head around Mac deciding to take a program, scatter its files to the four corners of your hard drive and never ask your opinion on where those things should live. It meant I could never find anything. I hated the rocket pad thing. The search was awful. The back up thing ... time machine .... it seemed to just duplicate, triplicate, quadruplicate my hard drive and use up all the space ... I felt if anything went wrong, I'd never be able to fix it. And the instant I needed to use the command line instead of the mouse ... ok, not happy.

If/when I get a Mac, I'll have to make my peace with all those things and learn them. I was able to largely ignore them as a developer and just got comfortable inside xcode for the very few times I wrote just straight up native objective c.

But I don't see a future for Windows/Intel.

Intel have promised 14+++++ forever.
Microsoft have promised Windows 10 forever.

^That is giving up. That is not innovation. That is uninspiring and getting left behind by Apple. And that won't be making me part with my money next time I buy a computer. I literally own a 14nm Windows 10 computer that I have had for a few years now. I'm ready for a change ... there isn't much of an upgrade out there without busting my bank account.

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Technology & Information / Re: New laptop
« on: February 09, 2021, 06:14:48 PM »
This is the first laptop I've ever used that seems to defy the laws of thermodynamics.
I'm waiting for them to redesign the iMac with the M1x chip. Then I am going to stab Bill Gates in the back after 25 years of marriage, and enjoy a sloppy blowjob behind a dumpster from Tim Cook. And if that conjures up a dirty image in your mind, its not as dirty as I will feel reading "So, you just bought your first Mac. Locate the power button and press to turn on ... "

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Technology & Information / Re: No more reviews
« on: February 09, 2021, 06:04:21 PM »
Relax and calm down, Amazon isn't coming after you.
I'm not so sure.  :-\


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Technology & Information / Re: No more reviews
« on: February 09, 2021, 05:55:05 PM »
What about a one star review where I say, this product is heap Chinese junk. It is shoddy and made by a company that clearly doesn't care about its customers.

I think that places me in the exact same place as the guy who got sued. I just think even the threat of being sued for making a review is such a terrible president to set. Bad for consumers and bad for companies that rely on reviews for a business.

You've used the word "president" twice in this thread now. You do know it's "precedent", right?
Yeah, I was just testing. Well done. Glad someone is awake. Ok all, carry on. Nothing to see.


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Technology & Information / Re: No more reviews
« on: February 09, 2021, 05:29:34 PM »
What about a one star review where I say, this product is cheap Chinese junk. It is shoddy and made by a company that clearly doesn't care about its customers.

I think that places me in the exact same place as the guy who got sued. I just think even the threat of being sued for making a review is such a terrible president to set. Bad for consumers and bad for companies that rely on reviews for a business.

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Technology & Information / No more reviews
« on: February 09, 2021, 04:33:12 PM »
Well, that's the last time I ever leave a review on Amazon or google or anywhere else.

Man to pay £25,000 damages over negative TrustPilot review

So ... surely a number of things have to happen.

1) Trustpilot need to step in to pay the man's legal costs. Otherwise no one will leave reviews for fear of being sued and they don't have a business any more.
2) The judges need to have a little think about the fall out of such a ruling. this seems like terrible law making.
3) People like Amazon need to change their TOS to state anyone selling on their platform can't sue their customers for leaving crappy reviews.

This is one of those small pages news stories that gets overlooked but I think will end up having enormous ramifications. They just set the president ... you can sue people for painful amounts of money for leaving a bad online review if a judge finds that review to be unfair. Surely if the only benefit of leaving a review is feeling helpful and the potential downside is now a £25,000 fine ... you stop leaving reviews?



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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 04, 2021, 10:22:44 PM »
The response was obvious. Shield the weak. Allow them to hide away if they choose to do so ... let everyone else get on with their lives.


Then instead of all that stupid furlough money spent, build 30 field hospitals if you like. Create the finest health response on earth. Focus on care homes and the long term ill. It would have been way cheaper and not ruined so many lives.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 04, 2021, 10:11:52 PM »
Bunching your knickers over a benign disease is madness.

So how deadly would a pandemic have to be before you would support public efforts to mitigate its spread?   If it was an Ebola outbreak, would you cooperate?
We didn't lock down for ebola. We didn't lock down for AIDS.

Thork's guide to good governance ....

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, lock the country down. Otherwise, stop bunching your knickers.

1) If you survive the disease does it cause lasting damage such as blindness, deafness, gangrene, brain damage or paralysis?
2) Does it cause birth defects?
3) Does it have a high infant mortality rate?
4) Will it kill more than 5% of the population?
5) Do most sufferers have horrific symptoms such as agony, psychosis or coma?

If you answered No to every single question ... you shouldn't shut the country.


Uncontrolled, it could have a hundred million dead.
Utter poppycock. Find me a citation for a hundred million dead from covid without lockdowns.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 04, 2021, 06:07:09 PM »
They'll change the cause like they change their underwear. What always remains the same is that its them trying to get attention.
But being a low rent Katie Hopkins posting awful stuff to get attention is OK, is that right?
Saying that the emperor is not wearing any clothes is not 'awful stuff'.


It should also be mentioned that despite the advice being to stay at home, self isolate and generally behave yourself if you are old and weak, Captain Tom ignored all that advice and took a holiday to Barbados where he promptly caught coronavirus from a black man and then died ... ironically in the hands of the very NHS that raised money for. Karma is on form this week.

It's a shame you can't buy a sense of humour on Amazon.


Propagating racist and anti-semitic viewpoints is though!
I've at least 20,000 posts on this site and the old site ... all labelled Thork accounts. Find me an anti-Semitic post. Of the 4 times I can see I even mentioned the word 'jew' - now 5 times ... once was in a thread about bankers and rich Jewish families - a single post, once now split from its original thread and totally out of context about werewolf, and twice as a throw away remark. It is hardly a pattern of anti-semitic viewpoints is it?

I wasn't aware mass hysteria could kill millions of people.
Well its put millions behind in their cancer treatment around the world, upped suicides, reduced the amount of exercise people can take as all the leisure centres/gyms etc are closed, upped the amount of junk food and alcohol being consumed and this is nothing to speak of the damage to education, jobs and the economy. Bunching your knickers over a benign disease is madness.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 04, 2021, 05:12:00 PM »
They'll change the cause like they change their underwear. What always remains the same is that its them trying to get attention.
But being a low rent Katie Hopkins posting awful stuff to get attention is OK, is that right?
Saying that the emperor is not wearing any clothes is not 'awful stuff'.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 04, 2021, 04:26:07 PM »
Why are you so mad about this?

A number of reasons. 2 days ago the government encouraged the nation to stand outside their front doors clapping for Captain Tom. Some of my neighbours were out there clapping like trained seals. This virtue signalling nonsense is so ugly. The 'look at me, I'm good, I'm clapping' ... it grinds my gears. I want to shout ... "You aren't good. You're a fucking narcissist and you aren't doing this for Captain Tom. You are doing it because you think it improves your social standing.".

It is also another mass hysteria. Like Coronavirus. Everyone is all "Captain Tom is the saviour of the nation. A Legend. The essence of Britishness. A shining example" and I want to shout out ... "All he did was a sponsored walk around his garden, that's it". But no. No amount of praise and worship is enough for this man. Its just so ruddy stupid.

"Screw Sir Tom! Screw the government and the people and businesses and the queen and the media and the military and anyone else who found joy and pride in an old man doing a tiny deed with a modest goal and sparking a sense of hopefulness and national pride and unity during the early days of a declared global pandemic! I held the door for an old lady the other day and I didnt get a medal >:("

~Thork.
You think Captain Tom needs a statue on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square? That plinth was built for William IV. A king! And we are going to plonk a pensioner on there because he did a sponsored walk? I'd like you to know historically suggestions for the 4th plinth have been Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II. None of them were deemed worthy. But Captain Tom! Well that's different.

The whole thing has nothing to do with Captain Tom. Captain Tom was killed by the NHS. They gave him coronavirus when he went to hospital and he was dead a few days later. It is all about people saying ... "I suggested we give this guy something (something paid for by other people usually). Aren't I good?" This thirst to be recognised as good ... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! This isn't good. Doing something good is good. Suggesting someone else is good to bathe in their reflected glory is cheap and cynical. I really find it distasteful. It's the exact same and done by the exact same people who speak out on behalf to sexism, racism, social injustice etc. Its never about the cause. It is always about them. They'll change the cause like they change their underwear. What always remains the same is that its them trying to get attention.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 04, 2021, 11:48:27 AM »
Now they want to give him a statue outside parliament.  ::)
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/showbiz-news/amanda-holden-launches-petition-captain-19763295
Or alternatively on a plinth in Trafalgar square
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/nick-knowles-calls-captain-tom-115323369.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9218261/Memorial-Captain-Tom-Matt-Hancock-says-war-hero-place-history-honoured.html

Seemingly a wooden carving

A bronze bust

Artisitic tributes

A life size balloon model

A free holiday to Barbados

A knighthood

A military promotion to Colonel

A national hand clap outside of people's front doors

The lowering of the flag at 10 Downing Street to mark his passing

Private condolence messages from the Queen

Private Condolence messages from the Prime minister

A national out pouring on Twitter
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13921434/captain-tom-dead-tributes-boris-johnson/

Gracing the cover of all major publications

150,000 birthday cards

A Pride of Britain award

A National Salute award

The Freedom of the city of London

A WWE championship belt ???

A number one hit with Michael Ball

A Guinness world record award for being the oldest person to have a number one hit in the UK

2 Spitfires from the RAF completing 3 laps around his house

A book deal

A train named after him

A lorry sent to his house by the army on his birthday

A tribute from the Royal mail on everyone's letters

A second flypast by the Red Arrows

and a tribute in the London New Year's firework display


Are simply not enough by way of a thank you for a man who walked around his back garden a few times!  >o<

Honestly, this country is filled with imbeciles. They'll be declaring him a saint next.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 03, 2021, 10:41:06 AM »
there is a kernel of a reasonable point in there.
I would have written colonel ... you know, captain Tom being promoted to colonel and all.
https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2020-05-19/from-captain-to-colonel-to-sir-tom-a-knighthood-for-100-year-old-charity-champion

That would have been both topical and funny and linked the whole thing together better. People would have read it and attributed an extra 5 IQ points to your online persona.

It should also be mentioned that despite the advice being to stay at home, self isolate and generally behave yourself if you are old and weak, Captain Tom ignored all that advice and took a holiday to Barbados where he promptly caught coronavirus from a black man and then died ... ironically in the hands of the very NHS that raised money for. Karma is on form this week.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 03, 2021, 10:17:53 AM »
ITT: Thork does not know the difference between NHS Charities Together and the NHS. Some Briton, you are. ;)

NHS Charities cherry pick the best causes to screw the public out of money. The government then picks up the tab for everything that is left behind. Ergo, give £10 to an NHS charity and the government needs to find £10 less to provide a health service. It's a voluntary tax contribution.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 03, 2021, 02:35:27 AM »
RIP Captain Sir Tom Moore. Hard to imagine someone achieving that much at his age. Covid claimed another good good one.

FFS! He was 101 years old. It can't be a surprise he died. In his last year he got promoted to Colonel, got a telegram fromr The Queen for being 100, became a celebrity, got knighted by The Queen and received never ending praise ... for walking around his garden a few times! He can't complain about going out like that.

However, he claimed to be raising money for the NHS. You know what that is also called? A voluntary tax contribution. He fooled people into giving extra one off tax payments. Thank God for Covid. Finally starting to see some positives.  >:(

He was 100. It's not a surprise. Yep he had a big year.  Glad we can add 'raising £32M for the NHS' to the list of things Thork doesn't support! Par for the course I guess :-\

It is a money hole. If you gave money for that, the government likely just took it and spent it on welfare or farmer subsidies. If you give the government £32m for healthcare ... they immediately think oh, we can now reallocate £32m for my pet project and build 2000 unicycle lanes in Birmingham or whatever stupid shit they think up next.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: February 03, 2021, 02:07:41 AM »
RIP Captain Sir Tom Moore. Hard to imagine someone achieving that much at his age. Covid claimed another good good one.

FFS! He was 101 years old. It can't be a surprise he died. In his last year he got promoted to Colonel, got a telegram fromr The Queen for being 100, became a celebrity, got knighted by The Queen and received never ending praise ... for walking around his garden a few times! He can't complain about going out like that.

However, he claimed to be raising money for the NHS. You know what that is also called? A voluntary tax contribution. He fooled people into giving extra one off tax payments. Thank God for Covid. Finally starting to see some positives.  >:(

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: February 02, 2021, 10:11:29 PM »
Even though Trump won in 2016 you're still mad that Hillary got more votes.
Libtards always go on about the popular vote in 2016.

Facts.

Hillary won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes.
Hillary won California by 4.2 million votes.

Should California get to decide who is President every time? No? Well that's why you have an electoral college. Take out California and Trump won the popular vote over the other 49 states by more than one million votes.

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