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95% users being legit AND 95% clicks by bots being true at the same time wouldn’t surprise me.
1.) Bots are likely crawling through about as much twitter as heavy users – more would be suspicious, less would be pointless. Typically you have 20% of people producing 80% of content => 4% of people producing 64% of content. Few bots, a lot of crap.
2.) Who else is going to click on ads? Most people have ad blocking and/or simply ignore ads.
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What legal minefield? Social platforms can censor the way they want and have 0 legal liability for their content or their censoring. For example Twitter can at this very moment decide to censor any anti-Trump messages while promoting all pro-Trump ones. Quite insane (as there would be a huge exodus of users, destroying the service), but completely legal – there is no law preventing this, at least in the USA. Yet.
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You are getting just 21% less actually – instead of 1kg of apples, only 790 g.
But that assumes your calculation reflects reality. This is not guaranteed I do not know how "correct" USA calculation of inflation is, but I do know Greece gamed their inflation calculation hard, so it is entirely possible to report lower inflation than reality (reality is what people actually feel with their wallets).
There are two main things how you game inflation. Caricature of Greek process: if one month apples went from 1$ to 2$ while pears went from 1$ to 1.01$, inflation would be reported to be 1% (you put pears in the goods basket used to measure inflation). The next month, apples went from 2$ to 2.02$ and pears went from 1.01$ to 2.02$. Inflation would be again reported to be 1% (this time you put apples in the goods basket). You get 2% inflation reported over those two months yet everything costs twice as much as it did. ((do note in inflation calculation you are supposed to rebalance goods in the basket based on price; they "only" went to the extremes to falsely show lowest inflation they can come up with))
The second part is mainly shown with electronics and stuff. Highend TV costs say 2k$ and midrange is 1500$. Next year that same highend TV gets a price drop to 1800 and becomes midrange, while the next highend one gets new features, better panel and whatnot and costs 2.4k$. Do you now say you had 10% deflation (same TV is 10% cheaper) or 20% inflation (stuff in stores costs 20% more than previous year)? Well, the official number here is 10% deflation, even though most people are paying more than they used to (IMO this approach is reasonable – you are actually getting more for your money; but note that your money runs out faster now).
You also apply the same idea to say fruit and say this year’s apples are 10% better because of 10% higher strength pesticides in their peel
TLDR – actual inflation as felt by consumers may be WAY higher than reported. Even if you don’t actually cheat electronics stuff generally shows deflation even as they are getting more expensive.
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Where did you get that "not consuming loads more power" part?
IF their Arc3 (say the mentioned 370M) draws 25W or less to deliver same performance as 3050 drawing 35W, that is noticeably more efficient.
IF their Arc3 draws 35W for that performance, then they are only as efficient as NV.
((in both cases obvious caveats apply. Given procedure for testing of performance, numbers could be pretty skewed towards Intel doing well))
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Are they really more efficient? I am unaware of anything being public here. But if they are really meaningfully better than AMD and NV in efficiency, they should easily make a lot of inroads at desktop market too. (Of course, supply permitting and assuming they don’t simply trade much worse area efficiency for slightly higher power efficiency).
The only recent-ish results I am aware of are 370M being like mobile 3050 and that early desktop flagship sample loses against desktop 3060. I do not know any official TDP values or measured power draw in these tests. But I would guess 370M was allowed same ~35W TDP in that 16" laptop as 3050 competitors and that 770 had TDP of about 150W – which would again put perf/W in line with NV.
Besides, given interesting development in next-gen GPUs, it seems Intel is aiming cards where the market is now, not where it will be when next gen gets released.
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I think these lawsuits aren’t really meant to punish Google/Apple under current antimonopoly law by ordinary judges – because the law can be easily stretched in one direction or the other depending on the whim – but to get the full might of EC applied to the companies, or perhaps even get USA to write new set of laws clearly preventing what these companies are doing. Anti-MS stuff 25 years ago started similar. Companies that were hurt mostly died before dust blew over, but their sacrifice prevented MS from strongarming then upcoming competitors like Amazon and Google.
Screenshot prevention seems mostly to remind you it isn’t allowed than to actually try to prevent you from grabbing that image.
Many companies don’t allow phones in sensitive places. How well is that prevented is another matter.
Besides, making a quick screenshot of something you shouldn’t isn’t clearly malicious and you will get off lightly even if you are caught. Using a hidden camera – if you get caught, you are in a lot of trouble.
Preventing installs and removable media is common and reasonably sensible and covers most of the list; the webpage limit is mostly ineffective and annoying (unless whitelist are only your own company webpages).
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Mining is close to 0% spreadsheets – check the most valuable ore right now, mine the shit out of it, repeat until bored.
Shooting NPCs is ~0% spreadsheets and PVP is ~0% spreadsheets too. Well, you are going to use simulators instead but at least it isn’t spreadsheets
But if production isn’t 100% spreadsheets, you are doing it wrong.
Yet next quarter subscribers are expected to drop even further without any convenient excuse this time.
They might, or might not. Who knows. There are definitely some that will opt to pay full price on their own after crackdown, as well as some that will ditch the service as overpriced when they become unable to split the bill. I have no idea which group is bigger, and most likely nobody does until the crackdown happens. Netflix surely bets on the first group being bigger.