Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi
Thoughts From Readers on Replacing Google Reader
I tried a few different apps (Feedly, Vienna, RSS Feed Reader, Slick RSS) to replace Google Reader but didn't like any of them.
A couple of weeks ago I switched to The Old Reader [ http://theoldreader.com/ ] and I've been perfectly happy with it since.
Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo
At least it saved it getting stuck on the kerb/curb later.
Google Chrome Getting Audio Indicators To Show You Noisy Tabs
Personally I'd like to have _all_ activity (audio, network, CPU, everything) stopped on every tab except the active one. If I want to be annoyed I can pop the tab into it's own window (or if someone cares to implement it - you could have per-tab controls).
Apple Declutters, Speeds Up iTunes With Major Upgrade
Then go to the Parental Controls Preferences and disable the iTunes Store.
Wasn't too hard, was it?
Happy Pi Day
But then the volume of a pizza of thickness 'a' and radius 'z' wouldn't be 'pi z z a' it would be 'tau z z a / 2'.
Intel's Superchilled Test Rig
And FWIW compiling with:
g++-fsf-4.4 smallpt.cpp -o smallpt -O3 -fopenmp -ffast-math -m64 -march=native -ftree-parallelize-loops=8 -funroll-all-loops
gives a runtime for smallpt 100 of 2m31s for my MacBook ("Early 2008" model).
Intel's Superchilled Test Rig
One of the comments on the smallpt page recommends adding the following line:
if (depth > 100) return obj.e;
after line 55 in the code to prevent a stack overflow.
It seems to do the trick for me.
Google Engineer Decries Complexity of Java, C++
I am pretty sure I heard such a speech 10 years ago, before Java came out.
The first release of Java was in 1995.
Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues
And it's nice they way they expect you to carry your canoe across one of the Hawaiian Islands in the middle of your journey.
3rd-Grader Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession
That was so not what I was hoping for when I followed a link labelled "Jamie Oliver's forehead hitting the nearest wall, over and over again".
Microsoft Says No TCP/IP Patches For XP
... Apple doesn't provide service updates for anything older than 10.5 (2007)...
Check out: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
Apple released a security update for OS X 10.4 just 5 days ago.
OS X 10.4 was released in 2005.
Apple Kicks HDD Marketing Debate Into High Gear
Actually a 4GB MacBook Pro does show up as having 3.75GB of memory (in Activity Monitor) after being upgraded to Snow Leopard. Although I'm not really sure why.
Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One
... Microsoft's Poland ...
Wait. Microsoft have invaded Poland? I've got a bad feeling about this.
I know of no such "rule as used by Unix".
Standalone GPS Receivers Going the Way of the Dodo
I thought I wanted something like that - but in the end I went for a
Garmin Foretrex 101
and a solar AAA battery charger.
Apple's WWDC Unveils iPhone 3.0, OpenCL, Laptop Updates, and More
It also has mini pci-e slots on the in side as well.
Excellent. Oh, hang on, I thought you said it had mince pie slots.
Ridiculous Software Bug Workarounds?
This is pilot error not a ridiculous software bug.
If you wanted them to see the same pages as you why didn't you send the document in some sort of Portable Document Format?
The Guardian Shifts To Twitter After 188 Years of Ink
140 characters shouldn't be too much of a problem to get the nuances of an important news item across.
If they need more they can always use tweetdoubler.
Alaska's Mt. Redoubt Has Erupted
Don't forget the British use feet for aviation
And I thought we used wings...
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