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    Intel keeps slowing down older processor releasing holes
    • Intel has disclosed vulnerabilities called Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) that apply to desktop and notebook computers with Intel CPUs, including all modern Mac computers.

      Although there are no known exploits affecting customers at the time of this writing, customers who believe their computer is at heightened risk of attack can use the Terminal app to enable an additional CPU instruction and disable hyper-threading processing technology, which provides full protection from these security issues.

      This option is available for macOS Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra and may have a significant impact on the performance of your computer.

      Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 showed as much as a 40 percent reduction in performance with tests that include multithreaded workloads and public benchmarks. Performance tests are conducted using specific Mac computers. Actual results will vary based on model, configuration, usage, and other factors.


      Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) is already addressed at the hardware level in many of our recent 8th and 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, as well as the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family. For other affected products, mitigation is available through microcode updates, coupled with corresponding updates to operating system and hypervisor software that are available starting today.

      It is quite obvious that Intel story that they only recently became aware about it is bullshit, as we clearly see that this time all impact is on older processors and suddenly new ones do not have this "new" issue.

      It is also becoming clear why Microsoft are so eager to install Windows 10 with its automatically installed updates on all older PCs, as this will allow pair to gradually slow down your computer.

      Make sure to expect more of similar things during this year. If Intel will keep killing speculative predictions more they could drop performance further 20-30%. Next can be some hole in vector instructions to disable them for older CPUs.

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    Capitalism: Purpose of Game of Thrones
    • So, what had been the purpose of this season and all GoT?

      It is quite simple.

      If you see someone fighting and even executing exploiters and slave owners, fighting for ordinary people - do not follow them and do not believe them. For safety it is also best to make them proper king ancestors to not inject too much bad ideas into people minds.

      They won't care for people that will fight for them (whole purpose of existence of NK and idiotic Episode 3) and almost all of them will die doe no reason or purpose. Here they kind of overdone stuff, as due to plot holes need to constantly resurrect more and more, so NK is not dead after all, it seems :-).

      And right after victory such guys will start butchering their own people, just for fun of the thing. As only mad guys can be against existing slavery and exploitation.

      Yes, during trying to bring such points you will need to rape all existing logic, but it is worse for logic.

      Btw in last episode they'll make another attempt :-).

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    Panasonic feels good, but not in cameras department
    • To hide issues in their camera department Panasonic did same thing that Sony is doing now, merged all stuff and try not to report how things are going publically.

      About my sources considering S1 and S1R situation, as well as new lenses. Panasonic went into alarm mode, for now plans are not met by far. Situation is especially bad with lenses and S1R body.

      m43 sales are not so bad, drop is around 20% YoY here. Lenses sales also dropped, in some areas even more than 30%.

      Panasonic management still can't decide on next moves, as they killed lot of m43 development, moved most people into premium lineup and how their move can destroy consumer department within 1-2 years. As such company can't play same as niche Leica despite fantasies.

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