Monday, June 13, 2011

The US has over 4000 fighter jets and the single most advanced technology in the field. Excellent missile systems and rapemachines like the F-22.

Furthermore there's still stealth bombers like the B-2 and the upcoming stealth complement to that and the F-22, being the F-35.

US air dominance would be there without question. There is no way any country in the world at this moment could resist a US air invasion.

Just for perspective, while Iraq sucked, it had the 4th largest airforce in the world. It was decimated with very minimal losses in just a couple weeks at most.

I found this gem in a 4chan /b/ thread about Chinese military hardware.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


First off, I am glad just about nobody reads this blog. I am not dumb, in fact I have forgotten more math than most people care to remember, but I do have a habit of putting my foot in my mouth. When I am not eating my toes, what comes from my mind (in the raw) can be rather incoherent if not out and out incomprehensible. For example, when I was giving prices for ER visits in “random discovery,” my basic point was that in general, emergency care is expensive, but not so expensive as to be impossible to pay in most cases. I doubt anyone got that when they read the first two sentences of “random discovery.” Hopefully with time and editing the content here will be ready for a large audience, but until then:

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'll just go ahead and make a guess here:

My guess is that the successor to AMD's Hollywood gpu will be very similare in arrangment and clocks to the 6450: namely that it will have 2 4x4 blocks of superscaler units, as compared to 3 in the xenos (or the 24 in the radeon 6970), but it will be clocked alot higher, at 700~800mhz (unlike the 500mhz xenos). In terms of performance, that will get it within spitting distance of the xenos, but with far fewer transistors, making it more practical to manufacture in volume. Also, I will guess that it will be made on a much more "mature" lithography node: say 65nm, maybe 55nm if there is enough fab capacity available at that resolution.