Linux coordinator and former Transmeta employee Linus Torvalds, thought otherwise and considers these
bugs “totally insignificant.”
Processor errata is nothing new, Torvalds said. Commodity CPUs such as chips based on the Intel Core 2 architecture have a considerably lower bug rate than proprietary boutique CPUs.
“Yeah, x86 errata get more attention," said Torvalds. "But those
things are pretty damn well tested. Better than most.”
The errata document specifically mentions the Core 2 Duo E4000, E6000, and X6800 series processors.
None of the errata are nearly as insidious or widespread as more infamous
problems, like the original Pentium floating-point bug, although some can lead to buffer overflow exploits, claims de Raalt. All of the
current errata have patches in the works or can be — and have been — worked
around by developers.
In a statement from Intel Global Communications, Nick
quote: Or perhaps the Bush Administration and high oil prices are merely the culmination of a clear trend that started before George Bush was born? Nah. That wouldn't make for a good conspiracy theory. Extremely clear cut-and-dry analysis showing one of the simplest cases economics can showcase as demand outstripping supply wouldn't be grounds for impeachment.
quote: Oh, and windfall? Please. A propaganda term if ever there was one. I demand we impose a windfall profits tax on Apple. The liberal in me says the iPhone is a wasteful plaything of the clearly ultra-rich and nobody has the right to be so successful or clever businessmen and Apple therefore needs to "contribute" (at the point of the governments guns) to the rest of society. What does Steve Jobs thinks this damn country is, capitalist?!
quote: The oil argument never holds up once you look at the facts. Simply put, Iraq is not that oil rich and does not supply all that much oil. Kuwait has as much oil in it's ground than all of Iraq. The first Gulf War was clearly about protecting our oil assets, the second Gulf War had several other motivating factors. Iraq's production accounted for less than 4% of the top 14 oil exporting countries in the world, and only 3.3% of overall production. If Iraq refused to export to the US, then prices would rise, but it certainly wouldn't be enough to justify the cost of a war.