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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

B.Stolk Fusion will save the day (343 comments)

People are overly concerned about nuclear fission due to radioactive waste.
Nuclear fusion, on the other hand produces no or little waste, and yields much more energy to boot.

We've done fusion before, with hydrogen bombs.
All we have to do is contain it in a powerplant, and all the worlds energy problems are over.

about 9 months ago

P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

B.Stolk Re:Computable? Simulatable? (199 comments)

I think the quantum eraser experiment is a strong indication that our universe is (lazy) computed.

A photon shot at double slit is a wave.
But only if you do not measure which slit was taken.
Or if you do measure: only if you destroy the measurement result.

I think the universe does lazy evaluation on which slit is taken.
If the result turns out to be 'not used' then the computation is skipped, and the light is approximated with a wave.

So not only is it a sim, the extra dimensional higher order entity running the sim cares about speed of computation.

about 10 months ago

Single Developer Responsible For Over 47k Apps In BlackBerry World

B.Stolk Mission Statement (176 comments)

This shows you what mission statements are worth.
(Less than used toilet paper)

"To continuously enrich the end-user experience of high quality mobile software."

about a year and a half ago

Form1 3D Printer and Kickstarter Get Sued For Patent Infringment

B.Stolk ouya (211 comments)

The same will happen to the Ouya android based game console.
That $8M kickstarter money will be picked to the bone by IP vultures.
If you are a backer: there goes your money.

more than 2 years ago

App Auto-Tweets False Piracy Accusations

B.Stolk Sloppy use of language (231 comments)

"...up to $50 or more..."
This makes no sense at all.
Please put a little bit more effort into editing submitted stories.

more than 2 years ago

Fusion Thrusters For Space Travel

B.Stolk First on the ground? (192 comments)

We can't do fusion with net energy gain on earth.
So why would we be able to do this in space?
First build a working fusion reactor that generates energy on the ground.
And only then take it to the skies and stars.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Won't Invest As Heavily In PlayStation 4

B.Stolk Same architecture, better process? (353 comments)

Why not reuse the cell design: use the exact same chip, but manufacture it with current lithography technology, smaller structures, higher clockrate, more SPUs. It may do the trcik, and there is no new learning curve for devs. I have programmed SPUs, and they can do wonders if used correctly.

more than 3 years ago

DRM-Free Game Suffers 90% Piracy, Offers Amnesty

B.Stolk Re:World of Goo's methodology is flawed (795 comments)

When I did my investigation, I based it on the different device names people gave to their iPhone/iTouch.
Believe me, the ratio between paying and pirating really are that bad.

more than 4 years ago

Global Warming 'Undeniable,' Report Says

B.Stolk Including Canada (1657 comments)

Just wondering.
What makes Canada special among these 48 countries?

more than 4 years ago

Sony Finally Turning a Profit On PS3s

B.Stolk re-enable linux then? (117 comments)

This would be a good time then, to re-enable OtherOS again.
Universities that buy ps3 farms would no longer hurt them, but help them instead.

more than 4 years ago

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Arrives For Android

B.Stolk Mouse Over (273 comments)

So how does it handle those (most) apps that use mouse-over? It does not work with a touch screen. Jobs is right.

And if you want flash for the vector graphics and animation: you should not. SVG has both, and is an open standard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svg

more than 4 years ago

Parody and Satire Videos, Which Is Fair Use?

B.Stolk Needs improvement (286 comments)

If you watch the video, you will see that it does not walk like a human.
During every moment in his stride, his stance is stable.

The hard part of bipedal robots is make it walk like a human does: the stance of a human halfway through each step is an instable pose.

more than 4 years ago

"Install Other OS" Feature Removed From the PS3

B.Stolk Sony is making me choose (739 comments)

I use my ps3 for cell development, video streaming and playing games.
Sony is forcing me to choose between games or development.
Well... that means I've bought my last ps3 game.
I choose my ps3linux over the next call of duty.

more than 4 years ago

Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver

B.Stolk Re:rasterizing is on it's way out anyway (412 comments)

Rasterization is good enough for 0% of all rendering that requires a full solution to the rendering equation.
Primary rays are handled efficiently in ray tracing. Both primary and secondary rays are pretty much independent of geometry complexity. Ray tracing scales efficiently with geometry, rasterizing does not.

Also... for the last 20yrs, our screen resolution has been between 1 and 2 Mpixel: it does not change. In the last 20yrs, polycount went up enormously. In the end, ray tracing will prevail.

more than 4 years ago

Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver

B.Stolk rasterizing is on it's way out anyway (412 comments)

Well, it's a good thing that rasterizing is on its way out anyway.
Scanlined triangles is not the way to go forward. It is slow at high polycounts. O(N).
With high enough polygon counts, raytracing is actually faster, and you can do that on your multicore or Cell SPUs.
There is no more need for shader hardware.

more than 4 years ago

Making Sense of CPU and GPU Model Numbers?

B.Stolk low power quad core? (555 comments)

I hope a fellow slashdotter can help me out with a similar problem:
I would like quad core, but at very low power.
Intel has a mobile version of Core2Quad available, that only uses 45W:
penryn qc

What motherboard would be compatible with this?
I have seen "Socket P" motherboards that are advertised as "Core2Duo compatible", but they do not list this processor specifically.
I'm not sure if quad core mobile processor in a desktop case is actually possible, but if it is, I want to try it.

more than 4 years ago

Earliest "Writing" On 60,000-Year-Old Eggshells

B.Stolk Shells are old, but how old are the markings? (214 comments)

Ok, I understand they can carbondate the shells.
However, how did they date the markings?
They may be 300 yrs old.
Especially considering bushmen were still carving shells recently.

more than 4 years ago

64-Bit Flash Player For Linux Finally In Alpha

B.Stolk Re:flash and silverlight need to die (172 comments)

Yes, you can animate SVG.
Pretty much every aspect of the SVG graphic.
Colour, transparency, shape, transform, anything.

more than 4 years ago

64-Bit Flash Player For Linux Finally In Alpha

B.Stolk flash and silverlight need to die (172 comments)

There is absolutely no place for proprietary standards on the web.
Both flash and silverlight need to die.

Just imagine what would happen if HTML was proprietary: the web would never have taken off as it has now.

There is a perfectly good alternative for vector graphics on the web: SVG is an open standard.
It works very well e.g. on iPhones.
At least apple is not polluting the internet with crap as Microsoft and Adobe do with SilverLight and Flash.

more than 4 years ago



Simulating physics on iPhone, how far can you go?

B.Stolk B.Stolk writes  |  more than 5 years ago

B.Stolk writes "What can you get out of iPhone when it comes to physics simulation? Well, according to the video here the device is pretty much up to the job. Accurately simulating each link in the tracks of a tank is no small feat."
Link to Original Source

tank simulator held ransom

B.Stolk B.Stolk writes  |  more than 6 years ago

B.Stolk (132572) writes "I liked the idea of Sixth Floor Labs, to do game development using the ransom model.
I have high quality simulation of a tank, coded on top of OpenDE/PLIB/Linux.
You can see the simulation here:

I am the author of Stormbaan Coureur so I have a proven track record.

I am helding the tank simulator ransom.
Micropledges are possible at

      Bram Stolk"

B.Stolk B.Stolk writes  |  about 8 years ago

B.Stolk writes "I have hacked together a game called Wiipong/3 that lets you play Pong on your PS/3 using a Wiimote. Open Standards are a nice thing. It is too bad that they tend to die, once a Redmond monopolist has flexed its muscle. Java, MPEG, W3C, Postscript... they all had to go, to push proprietary stuff. I hope that this more open game console can win this one against the closed box they call 360."


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