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Project Aims For 5x Increase In Python Performance

Scarblac Re:Kill the GIL! (234 comments)

Yes, good luck with that! Because the current implementation slows it down by 7/8ths on my 8-core server.

Well, that's not true. The interpreter has a global lock, but usually most of the time spent will be in things like I/O calls, that are written in C and thus have no problem with the GIL. You're trying to make it seem like there is no advantage to threading in Python, but that's just wrong.

more than 5 years ago

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Scarblac Re:Regardless the Risk and Cost (409 comments)

It wouldn't have saved her. The blood only keeps for ten years and the amount of blood in one umbilical cord isn't enough to treat an adult with.

about 6 years ago

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Scarblac Re:Do it. (409 comments)

Wow, 23 weeks! What a great thing that he made it, congratulations :-)

about 6 years ago

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Scarblac We decided not to (409 comments)

Between now and a month from now, I'll hopefully be a parent too. We've also had this discussion. Eventually we decided not to do this, because it's just very unlikely to ever help.

The technology is unproven. The amount of blood taken is quite small so it's likely to only be useful in the first few years of the child's life, any later there would be more needed. In the few cases where these cells could be used, donors can often be found. And in a few more years, we should be able to get stem cells from other tissue.

In total, we decided it wasn't worth it.

One useful page for us was this, but it's in Dutch.

about 6 years ago

More Climate Scientists Now Support Geoengineering

Scarblac Re:What could possibly go wrong (458 comments)

And as the man said, getting 85 million barrels of oil per day from the ground and turning them into CO2 is geoengineering. And a consensus to stop doing it seems unlikely.

about 6 years ago

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

Scarblac Re:small sample size :-) (259 comments)

Really? Why would 49 be a problem? Include statistical tests in your answer.

more than 6 years ago



Scarblac Scarblac writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Scarblac writes "Swedish political party Pirate Byran (Bureau of Piracy) and torrent siteThe Pirate Bay today launched a campaign to force the swedish ISP Perspektiv Bredband to resume connectivity to the net and stop blocking their users access to the Russian music site allofmp3.com. Perspektiv notes in its own press release that their blocking of allofmp3 is a moral move, not a legal one, since allofmp3 is legal in Sweden. The Pirate Bay want to put pressure on them to stop censorship and hopes others will join their campaign."


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