'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official
Not really: as an example, a father of a friend of mine sold a beautiful mansion in the suburbs, and bought a crappy house in the expensive city core (near a hospital, which is why they moved; his wife was ill). He paid twice as much for the crappy house, complete with 70's era disco interior decorating.
So, yes, you can purchase a more expensive slum. Location, location, location.
Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?
Ask "The Fat Man" George Sanger About Music and Computer Games
Have you tried composing interactive music, that dynamically changes according to choices the player makes "on-the-fly"? If so, what technology do you prefer to use when composing for interactive soundtracks?
The first time I remember hearing highly interactive music in a game was "Shogo: Mobile Armor Division", back in 1998; they used a program that was similar to the old Amiga "Bars & Pipes" to help compose that music. All I remember is that the program was part of the DirectX suite at the time.
Interview: Ask Forrest Mims About Rockets, Electronics, and Engineering
Just tossing out a thank you to a wonderful author. I am pleased to hear that you are still alive and kicking! I wish you and yours happy holidays.
NSA Has No Clue As To Scope of Snowden's Data Trove
Care to give us the "actual" first edition's ISBN? Maybe someone could scan it and upload it...like you?
Ever done a diff of the original and the new versions? What was cut?
Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation
....and then we can run the emulator on the emulated chrome running on the emulator, running on chrome?
It's fricking turtles all the way down!
This reminds me of someone showing off his Amiga by seeing how many clock apps he could run simultaneously on the desktop. At the time we were all suitably impressed with the egregious display of multitasking of having 100 overlapping clocks all ticking away the seconds simultaneously. I would still be impressed (and entertained for at least a minute) by chrome->AmigaOS->chrome->AmigaOS->chrome web browsing.
Ask Slashdot: How Reproducible Is Arithmetic In the Cloud?
>(Same with the optimization issues we covered in that class - that it can make a real difference in runtime whether you iterate first over the rows and then over the columns of a 2-dimensional array or vice versa, depending on how your software stores arrays in memory, was a huge puzzle for minds far brighter than mine.)
If you are still curious, read the short article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instruction_prefetch, and when you come to the bit about prefetching texels, think of those texels as data coming from certain rows/columns of your array. Then think about the way a 2 dimensional array is laid out in linear memory, and whether the next few texels (array cells) is closer you are about to process are closer to the current one if they are from the same row or instead, the same column. In one case, they are going to be packed tightly together, and so will be more likely to be all prefetched into the cache; in the other case, they will be spread out over the memory addresses, and be less likely to all wind up in the cache.
As a game programmer, I attended a conference where one extremely knowledgable fellow demonstrated a crazy thing: he could insert reads into array processing loops where the read DID NOTHING with the single data element it had just read; the whole loop would run faster, though, because that 'useless' read caused a prefetch of data that would be used. It was nuts, it made no sense if you just looked at the code, but it was a significant measurable speedup.
Solid Concepts Manufactures First 3D-Printed Metal Pistol
Sheltered, gated community...or just giant fucking country, like Canada. Your choice.
Ask Slashdot: Communication Skills For Programmers?
First of all, it is important to get along with your coworkers.
Beyond that, though, maybe your boss needs to watch this TED talk:
Monkeys Use Minds To Control Avatar Arms
Cue military experiments involving "gun arms" in 3,2,1...
AMD's Radeon R9 290 Delivers 290X Performance For $150 Less
Matrox was a little behind on their general 3D acceleration, but they were ahead of everyone else with multi-monitor support on consumer-level cards.
Drive With Google Glass: Get a Ticket
So you are OK with people driving 2 ton vehicles at speed whilst wearing Google goggles? Because, I'm not.
Why Amazon Is Profitless Only By Choice
>Of course, as we see with Walmart and its ilk, it is very harmful to consumers.
Really? I prefer Penn & Teller's take on Walmart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHUqYfK5MDQ
UK Police Seize 3D-Printed 'Gun Parts,' Which Are Actually Spare Printer Parts
Just pointing out what most folks are missing: hey had a warrant, which was not based on "look for 3D printed gun parts", but on other stuff related to the fact that this guy is a member of a criminal gang.
How Safe Is Cycling?
How does your comment relate to the post you are replying to? It sounds like this happened in an area where separation of cyclists and cars is not practiced.
Imagine your brother had been walking instead of cycling, and then struck by a drunk driver, and the doctors told him "good thing you wore your walking helmet, or you would have died". Now do you see what the fellow from the Netherlands was talking about?
Next-Gen GPU Progress Slowing As It Aims for 20 nm and Beyond
>Not totally true. Stroke/path/fill rasterization work is not supported by current 3D rendering APIs (and thus not accelerated by 3d hardware).
Incorrect. It's there, developers just aren't using it for some reason.
Next-Gen GPU Progress Slowing As It Aims for 20 nm and Beyond
Nvidia has been doing that for a while. They hired several vector-graphics programmers a few years ago and had them add that functionality to their cards. The problem is, no developers use this stuff.
The Cybersecurity Industry Is Hiring, But Young People Aren't Interested
Came here to say exactly this. There is just no way that 24% can be viewed as "low" in this context; it's frickin' huge!
Ask Slashdot: Can Bruce Schneier Be Trusted?
You clearly understand why his post can be viewed as funny (ROT13 and XOR is in no way a secure cryptographic function), but ask yourself this: do you understand why his post can (correctly!) be viewed as insightful? If that is the part that confused you, it's because the basic premise of doubling the encryption by re-encrypting Bruce's Blowfish (say) with someone else's (good) cryptographic function is a good thing.
And yes, the mods appear to have gone a little meta in modding me. I appreciate the humour in their appreciation of my humourous appreciation of blowhe's humourous post.
Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?
If I am reading this right, we have to decide whether this means a)Windows is wasting system resources on this task, or b)Windows device drivers are theoretically MORE SECURE than equivalent Linux/OS X drivers.
That should stir slashdot up a bit.
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