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Tesla and Panasonic Have Reached an Agreement On the Gigafactory

Kremmy Re:What makes this a gigafactory? (95 comments)

That would be an example of retroactive continuity.
The standards people being MAD because their SI prefixes were being used 'incorrectly'.
But the fact remains, bits and bytes were never metric units to begin with.

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Kremmy Re:Well, (739 comments)

Linus has been a user of these tools for decades now. He's one of a select few who have the capability, experience, and understanding necessary to even approach the depth of the bug that they're talking about. He's one of the few who have been heavily relying on them for his entire technology career.
What I'm saying is that Linus knows his tools. He knows when his tools are need in of repair. He knows what to expect from them and by this point should have a solid understanding of their quirks.
Sometimes tools don't work how they're supposed to.
I'm inclined to believe the master woodworker when he tells me his blade is dull and needs to be sharpened.
I'm inclined to believe the master programmer when he tells me the new version of his compiler is generating incorrect code.
I'm probably a below average programmer myself, but I've hit enough depth to understand some of the context of this issue. I read through a bit and see them doing the footwork necessary to deal with the issue. That's something I don't see people doing when they're blowing smoke and being bitchy.
Linus has a bit of an attitude problem. But so does almost everyone else in a position like his, where he is the project leader for something incredibly complex. Like the local event equipment guy who can be a real ass when he's in action, but knows exactly what he is doing, how to do it, why he does it how he does it, how to explain it to his workers, and gets it done on schedule, because he's been doing it for a very long time and lives and breathes the job.

This is all beside the point, which is that you could only write your post because I previously slept with your mother.

about three weeks ago

Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Kremmy Fuckin' C*nsorship (739 comments)

I don't understand it anymore. How are we not beyond the need to replace random letters with asterix? I mean honestly, the summary goes on to comment about it. It's a waste of space. Just fucking say it already.

about three weeks ago

How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Kremmy Re:Mission creep. (285 comments)

I really wish my iPod Touch would just accept the fact that I've disabled wireless instead of nagging me to turn it on every time to decides to send a packet back to the NSA. It's seriously frustrating to try to work offline on devices that don't want you to.

about 1 month ago

Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Kremmy Re:Hulu Plus: Paid subscription with ads (138 comments)

Precisely. It's a very old and very common practice where you put your victim into the situation you want to demonize them for. Then demonize them. It's worked very well for a lot of very evil people over the years.

about a month ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Kremmy Re:Reconcile these two sentences please. (502 comments)

Check out the issues that Titanfall has with audio comparing the Xbone SPU with PCs that don't have a fancy SPU. It's probably the best example I can think of right now, but there are plenty of others regarding 3D audio and onboard sound. Onboard sound quality reached par with CD quality audio with multiple channels, but there's a lot more available. The truth is that the base quality of hardware reached a point where things are 'good enough', but the tradeoffs are still very noticeable when running applications that were designed to use the advanced functionality.

about a month and a half ago

Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years

Kremmy Re: Is it still braindeadly single-threaded? (138 comments)

“Traditional single-processor pathnding strategies, such as A* and its derivatives, have been long praised for their exibility. We implemented several parallel versions of such algorithms to analyze their intrinsic behavior, concluding that they have a large overhead, yield far from optimal paths, do not scale up to many cores or are cache unfriendly. In this article, we propose Parallel Ripple Search, a novel parallel pathnding algorithm that largely solves these limitations.”
I disagree with your basic assumptions.

about a month and a half ago

Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years

Kremmy Re: Is it still braindeadly single-threaded? (138 comments)

I expect that the logic required to reasonably split up the pathfinding is going to easily reverse any potential savings. There is a completely disregard for the fact that in order to split the processing up, one must take the time to organize the processes such that they can be split up.

It's a little bit like rocket science. How each additional pound of fuel provides so much thrust, but the additional weight but also be accounted for. 'parallel the pathfinding' is adding fuel without accounting for the weight of the fuel.

about a month and a half ago

Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years

Kremmy Re: Is it still braindeadly single-threaded? (138 comments)

All of these posts about how simple it should be to refactor the pathfinding are from people who have never developed anything of remote complexity in their lives.

about a month and a half ago

Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years

Kremmy Re:ASCII? Seriously? (138 comments)

It's strange how so much of the world chooses pain over pleasure.

about a month and a half ago

Intelligent Thimble Could Replace the Mouse In 3D Virtual Reality Worlds

Kremmy Re:Sorry, no. (65 comments)

I remember it as well...and found IBM's to be surprisingly high quality. The models that found their way onto Dell laptops, on the other hand, made me carry a mouse.

about a month and a half ago

Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

Kremmy Re:Cities looking for bench obstacles (119 comments)

When you're resorting to sleeping on benches, there's not a lot of people willing to hire you.
Or let you take a shower.
Or clean your clothes.
And people talk about you like you have a choice in the matter.
They put spikes and dividers on the benches so you can't sleep.
Have you ever tried to find a job when you haven't slept comfortably for god knows how long, haven't had a solid meal, haven't been able to clean yourself up?
Have you ever once, for a moment, stepped outside of your privilege and thought about what it actually means to be in that position, and what it honestly takes to get out it?
Take a nap.

about 2 months ago

Exploiting Wildcards On Linux/Unix

Kremmy Re:Question... -- ? (215 comments)

Think of it a little like any other form of studying. The frustration, patience, and mystical interpretation part? That's called living.

about 2 months ago

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

Kremmy These are called 'rogue units' (534 comments)

The police ought to shut these rogue units down.

about 2 months ago

Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality

Kremmy Re:Everybody is wrong... (270 comments)

A cache option at the end-user would do absolutely nothing to solve the problem. It's the same situation: You're sending all that data to the end user.


about 2 months ago

UK Man Sentenced To 16 Months For Exporting 'E-Waste' Despite 91% Reuse

Kremmy Re:This is surprising. (212 comments)

Civilization gaps. Any first-world waste that makes it to the third-world stands the chance of empowering the third-world to shed the label. The people with the money and power know that modern civilization is unsustainable, but the best they can do is try to maintain pools of cheap labor by restricting advancement. Look at things like a modern chinese factory, the highest technical assembly lines in the world are people putting things together by hand, being paid minimally for it. But what changes if the people on the bottom of the ladder are empowered with the technology? They stop being at the bottom of the ladder, and the entire power structure as it currently exists collapses.

about a month ago

Google Forks OpenSSL, Announces BoringSSL

Kremmy Re:Not a general use library (128 comments)

That's a reading comprehension issue on the user end.

about 2 months ago

TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

Kremmy Re:What whas the problem in the first place? (250 comments)

Actually, NSL is a TLA for National Security Letter.
Or as that other gentleman pointed out, an initialization. Where TLA is an initialization of "Three Letter Acronym" where I seem to actually mean initialization, so..
NSA is just as TLI as the rest of them.

about 2 months ago


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