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Re: Fwd: Re: Differences between constructive and destructivecriticism

From: EM1897@xxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 18:08:05 -0500

In a message dated 3/12/2005 4:02:33 PM Eastern Standard Time, Chris Pressey <cpressey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 14:02:26 -0500
>EM1897@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> > Chris Pressey babbled:
>> >On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 13:20:20> EM1897@xxxxxxx wrote:
>> >
>> >> The purpose of an O/S is to utilize hardware. If you think
>> >> that hardware is irrelevant, then you really aren't paying
>> >> attention. The entire point of FreeBSD 5 and dragonfly is
>> >> that uniprocessor has hit a wall, and the freebsd 4.x
>> >> design is not multiprocessor friendly, so it needs to be
>> >> redesigned to utilize multi-core, MP architectures. Its
>> >> always about performance, and the hardware available is
>> >> the entire point.
>> >
>> >How do you reconcile this with your earlier, clearly non-MP view?
>> >
>> >"If you learn to read english you'll know that uniprocessor is a
>> >basic premise."
>> There are currently no MP O/S implementations that run faster
>> than FreeBSD 4.x on a uniprocessor system, so thats what
>> I use. There is no point in investing in expensive hardware
>> that is slower than a uniprocessor solution.
>Wait - so if UP is still faster than MP, how can it have possibly "hit a

Is that a trick question? Surely you're not serious?

You know Chris, I listen to politicians complaining about 
the disparity between the rich and the poor, and then I 
encounter someone like you who apparently has no ability
to grasp even the simplist of concepts, and I'm amazed that
someone like you can even get a job at all, much less 
compete with competent technical people. 

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