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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

Crashmarik Was this settled science before the report ? (198 comments)

Or just another example of how people could continuously claim to know something with certainty all while giving disastrously wrong advice ?

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Player-Run MMORPG By Former Ultima Online Devs Finding Kickstarter Success

Crashmarik Probably the future of online RPGs (31 comments)

Game companies and developers are there own worst enemies these days. It's hard to find anything that doesn't have horrible flaws put in so the game company can charge you to avoid them. At least with player run worlds the people playing will have a connection and ownership interest in seeing that their experience stays a good one.

4 days ago
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Court Rules Google's Search Results Qualify As Free Speech

Crashmarik Re:I am sure there will be a challenge (137 comments)

Obviously, if the company does something illegal the people behind it will be prosecuted, too.

Umm, no. Hence the Limited Liability Corporation.

Note that anyone who owns stock is one of the "people behind it ("it" being the corporation)", so your view of the way corporate law words would make YOU liable for the actions of any corporation whose stock is part of your 401k....

Fortunately, the rest of us live in a world of Limited Liability Corporations, where the owners are not held liable for the actions of the managers....

Reading is god damn fundamental. How in gods name did you jump from his obvious premise that the people carrying out the act wouldn't be shielded to shareholders who had no operational involvement would be held responsible ?

I eagerly await your overly complicated justification of why your premise is reasonable.

5 days ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

Just because a language has a feature doesn't mean you have to use it, especially when there are performance tradeoffs. And there are still performance advantages to having a static dimension within a multidimensional array, even if other dimensions are dynamic.

Hmm I must have missed where Fortran is the only language with statically dimensioned arrays, or where it is better to have a compiler decide what is safe to parallelize based on compile time analysis vs having the programmer decide what should be parallelized based on his understanding of the problem vs dynamically making that decision at run time.

Oh just an aside that is one of the many reasons it's damn near impossible to make blanket statements about how things perform on massively parallel systems.

5 days ago
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Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

Crashmarik Re:Of the individuals who died in 1965 (55 comments)

It's only authors who died in 1965. From the SUMMARY:

RTFA MAN

http://publicdomainrank.org/

Starts at authors who died in 1900. If you going to completely misunderstand the meaning of the point and nitpick on petty details at least get them right.

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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

And guess what, when the government orders new a hammer for a project, they probably are not going to do anything to advance the design of hammers

And they aren't going to spend 300 million dollars on it saying it's to maintain U.S. leadership in hammers.

It would be a waste of money if it was being built to just study supercomputers,

Shame the people making the law don't look at it the way you do

"will ensure the United States retains global leadership in supercomputing."

And lastly

but that isn't the point, as in these things are intended to be used to further other research, and nothing you've said suggests it is unable to do so.

If the other research goals can justify the cost let them just don't go around saying its goal is to advance supercomputing.

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Machine-Learning Algorithm Ranks the World's Most Notable Authors

Crashmarik Lets see the last one of these (55 comments)

https://medium.com/the-physics...

Gave us the most influential person in world history was Linnaeus

Just to be Anglo centric I don't even see William Shakespeare as eligible on the new list.

Maybe this should be recategorized funny things you can do with computers ?

5 days ago
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Intel Announces Major Reorg To Combine Mobile and PC Divisions

Crashmarik Looks like they want to hide their loss in mobile? (75 comments)

Seems like they want to conceal how well/poorly they are doing in the mobile sector. Makes a certain amount of sense most people see the mobile market as the hot new future.

5 days ago
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HTML5: It's Already Everywhere, Even In Mobile

Crashmarik Re:Cobol is still alive and well (133 comments)

How many times has it been pronounced dead ?

Never.

What to say but wrong ?
http://www.yourdonreport.com/i...

Really if you haven't been around do a little searching for yourself. I have been hearing that COBOL is dead since the 80s.

But as a development language it is most certainly dead. COBOL is only used in very old legacy applications invariably centered around finance and big iron.

I guess you didn't know COBOL has been enjoying a resurgence ? It has a very nice niche for cloud applications, you know those CLIENT/SERVER type apps.

http://www.microfocus.com/asse...
http://www.zdnet.com/cobol-sti...

Hell the COBOL 2014 standard is now out.

5 days ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Crashmarik Re:"Just pay extra..." (468 comments)

Oh heck remember the days of dial up bbs and door programs ?

5 days ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

Just what do you think this does to advance U.S. supercomputing ?

There's no advance in the architecture.
There isn't anything to advance software development
The problems it solves are the same problems that have run fine on parallel machines since they were invented.

All it does is throw money at building a bigger version of things we already have and have had for a long time.
The reason I haven't said anything about this and U.S. leadership in supercomputing is it doesn't do anything to help it.

Play again. Maybe you can convince yourself this is a wise use of funds.

5 days ago
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HTML5: It's Already Everywhere, Even In Mobile

Crashmarik Cobol is still alive and well (133 comments)

How many times has it been pronounced dead ?
Analog modems ?
Tubes ?
AM Radio ?
 

5 days ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

Crashmarik How much money ? (123 comments)

Really I am not going to shock some for fifteen cents. There's also no way I can take 15$ as worthwhile for being shocked.

5 days ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

No troll here. Just someone who apparently is a lot more likely to write that paper one day than you are. If you think I'm talking gibberish, it's because the argument is over your head. Had you been more polite about it, I might be more polite here.

LOL I'll worry about it when you can go a few paragraphs without contradicting yourself.

5 days ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

More likely you can't answer the question.

I believe I Initially claimed that the answer to that question would likely be someone's thesis topic.

Troll harder

5 days ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

No JIT will be as fast as compiling once in advance for exactly the hardware it will run on

vs

In what way is Jit going to run faster than a binary pre-compiled after careful (and automated) profiling and tuning? JIT's advantage is in cases where the end user can't do a custom compile..

You're babbling.

5 days ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Crashmarik There are still any payphones to replace ? (106 comments)

I haven't seen a payphone on the streets in years.
The last time I saw one was in Penn Station

5 days ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

You seemed to feel that inertia was a big factor.

Certainly do, haven't seen anyone make a plausible case it isn't

No JIT will be as fast as compiling once in advance for exactly the hardware it will run on

You really don't understand the nature of the question do you ? Because if you did you would never make such a blanket statement as answer.

5 days ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

Crashmarik Re:Ehhh Meh (127 comments)

The most obvious example; having fixed sized multi-dimensional arrays as global variables.

You mean like these ?
http://www.phy.ornl.gov/csep/p...

Fortran 90 has three varieties of dynamic arrays. All three allow array creation at run time with sizes determined by computed (or input) values. These three varieties of dynamic arrays are:

Oh I wouldn't hold my breath on the compiler parallelizing those, it has to be able to determine it's safe to do so, more often than not a programmer will have to tell it to do so with a doall.

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