Profits would be one - and the main - thing definitely, but it would also give Apple a simpler ecosystem to maintain. It would be them doing what Microsoft tried in Windows 8, but better: merge the OS X and iOS code bases to the binary level, and eliminate the need for fat binaries. It would also make available to the Mac just about every app that's available for iOS. While some of them - such as Vonage or Lyft - maybe unsuitable for Macs, others, such as WhatsApp, could be very useful - enabling people at home to type their messages in the comfort of their laptop instead of struggling w/ their Mac keyboards
Apple switching to 16-cores A16M ARM processors for their new Macs.
This would make a lot of sense. Is the A16M from their A line of CPUs? They might as well use the same CPU in their Macs as they use in iPhones, so that their Macs can leverage iPhone apps. There is no compelling reason for Macs to be x64 (the way there is for Windows)
16 is about 12 too many. Most people can't wrap their brains around more than two, and most applications don't lend themselves to massive parallelization.
The thing I'm not getting is: is the Atom supposed to be a low power chip, or a low cost chip? I don't see how either of them is satisfied by blowing things up to 16 cores.
In a broad sense, you are right. However, the underlying subject here was Syrian immigration specifically, or immigration from Muslim countries in general. The main issue being the refugees from Syria, who after being admitted to Germany, got to scatter all over Europe, including Sweden. Some of the cities being described, like Malmo, have the no-go zones, which was part of what was being discussed.
Yeah, if you introduce millions of, say, Buddhists from places like Tibet, Bhutan and Myanmar, you may well get a society w/ reduced crime rates. Particularly when you filter them by educational and language skills. Statistically, that's not the bulk of what Sweden has been facing, which is what is being discussed here.
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