November 29
On Thursday, 29 November 2018 at 09:18:35 UTC, Laeeth isharc wrote:
> The innovator's dilemma, which is really an insight that dates back to Toynbee, and before that Ibn Khaldun, is not so obvious.  I am not sure that you have understood it.  I suggest reading the book if you are interested, but otherwise I unfortunately don't have so much time at the moment to try to persuade you of what this phenomenon is like and there's limited value to talking about talking rather than having a discussion based on a shared understanding of what this is about.

No, indeed I've not read about it (yet, it looks like a tale of our lives).

My market has indeed a distribution where the best customer brings 3:1 vs the average, it's not inf:1 like it would be in programming language "customers". "Impulse buy" is predominent too, which does not exist for technical decisions.

I understand that a few big players will bring a lot more than hundreds of smaller ones. Especially if the smaller ones keep writing on the D newsgroup :)

In my market too, I prefer if D is kind of unpopular! I don't tell details to competitors other than "works for me". And they aren't much interested, which is satisfying.

This secrecy has to be balanced by the fact we have to hire, and D being a critical piece of infrastructure I'd like it to simply receive more money, being a small player I contribute what I can to the Foundation - and direct others that came to Dplug to do so.
2 days ago
On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 16:21:53 UTC, welkam wrote:
> If you want to read data from that bool CPU needs to fetch 8 bytes of data(cache line of 64 bits). What this means is that for one bit of information CPU fetches 64 bits of data resulting in 1/64 = 0.015625 or ~1.6 % signal to noise ratio. This is terrible!

Cache line of 64 bits. 64 BITS. This forum is full of knowledgeable people and they should have spoted this mistake or they didnt read it. Cache lines on most processors are 64 bytes. Now I know why it felt weird when I wrote that post. So the real math for when you read one bit in cache line is 1/(64*8) = 0.001953125 or ~ 0.2% signal to noise ratio
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