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RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake

Shadow of Eternity Re:About time (89 comments)

The thing is stuff like this and raytracing graphics are best served by parallelization, so it's not so much an issue of cranking out more performance as it is just finding a way to put it on something like a GPU's worth of stream processors.

about two weeks ago
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Lizard Squad Bomb Threat Diverts Sony Exec's Plane To Phoenix

Shadow of Eternity Re:Aaaand there goes the lizard squad (131 comments)

The government doesn't even NEED to be all that competent, just competent *enough* to figure out where the person they need to fuck with is.

about three weeks ago
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Lizard Squad Bomb Threat Diverts Sony Exec's Plane To Phoenix

Shadow of Eternity Re:Aaaand there goes the lizard squad (131 comments)

Congressional re-election is a function of the absurdly high barrier to entry.

about three weeks ago
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Lizard Squad Bomb Threat Diverts Sony Exec's Plane To Phoenix

Shadow of Eternity Aaaand there goes the lizard squad (131 comments)

Pissing off game companies is one thing. Getting the DHS involved is another entirely. They've just brought a level of hell down on themselves they are woefully unprepared to deal with.

about three weeks ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Shadow of Eternity Re:Do the math (338 comments)

I live in the tropics, where it's 80% humidity so something will stay wet for 12 hours if left outside.

about three weeks ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Shadow of Eternity Here's a thought, lets ask actual women (329 comments)

Yknow, like Susan "HedgeMage" Sons? She certainly had some choice words about this entire tempest in a teacup.

Also it's worth pointing out that computer science degrees are something like 10% of all degrees conferred in the US, and women utterly *dominate* every single aspect of education from K12 through college, even earning nearly 2/3rds of all bachelors degrees. I would think the fact men are barely over 1/3rd of college graduates in the first place is a bit of a bigger problem than what major women choose.

about three weeks ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Shadow of Eternity Re:Do the math (338 comments)

You mean why dry my clothes in a way that prevents enormous humidity build up in my residence, takes incredibly long, and results in stiff, scratchy, and often still soggy moldering clothes? Or were you seriously suggesting trying them outside where they'll wind up filthy, filled with pollen and bugs, and still probably mold from not drying completely unless it's the height of summer in a hot country?

about three weeks ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

Shadow of Eternity Re:No no (243 comments)

If you only ever praise effort instead of achievement you will wind up with a generation of morons that think they're great just for trying even when they never get anything done.

about three weeks ago
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Google Wants To Test Driverless Cars In a Simulation

Shadow of Eternity Re:Simulations are limited by imagination (173 comments)

A simulation is also only as good as its simulator. The idea of a simulator that doesn't let errors slip that will only show up in the real world doesn't pass the sanity test.

about three weeks ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Shadow of Eternity Re:ugh... white knights. (748 comments)

No, denying, minimizing, or outright erasing the actual real world actions and character of a movement totally dominated and utterly defined by those crazies is misrepresenting it. People on the internet insisting "feminism is nice and friendly!" do not outweigh people in real life committing felonies and violent crimes.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Shadow of Eternity Re:Fark's slow motion shark jump (748 comments)

MRAs blighting fark? What are you smoking? Pointing out that people are dying after being stripped naked, beaten through the streets, and mutilated with razors and broken glass gets people mocked for "whiny dickfeels".

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Shadow of Eternity Re:Manners vs. Censorship (748 comments)

Fark's dominated by people who when confronted with evidence of men in africa being beaten, paraded naked through the streets, mutilated with razors and broken glass, and then many of them left to die of infections afterwards mock people for "whiny dickfeels".

The only "justification" behind this is an ideological purge to turn fark into a jezebel hugbox.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Shadow of Eternity Re:What constitutes sexism? (748 comments)

Fark's dominated by people who when confronted with evidence of men in africa being beaten, paraded naked through the streets, mutilated with razors and broken glass, and then many of them left to die of infections afterwards mock people for "whiny dickfeels".

Take a guess how they define "sexism".

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Shadow of Eternity Re:Because narrowly defining "sexism" will work! (748 comments)

Fark is dominated by SJWs who regularly get away with everything up to and including mocking people who have a problem with men dying from circumcisions performed with broken glass in the street as "whining about dickfeels", and who think the very idea that men can be raped is laughable.

This is just officially announcing that fark is a tumblr style echo chamber.

about a month ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Shadow of Eternity Re:Sigh (748 comments)

You are literally saying that the very act of asking for evidence of something in and of itself IS evidence of it, that goes beyond circular logic into pure absurdity.

about a month ago
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Women Founders Outpace Male Counterparts In Certain Types of Kickstarter Funding

Shadow of Eternity Re:See: Anita Sarkeesian (98 comments)

Except what actually happened was she deleted everything BUT troll posts and very likely engaged in sockpuppeting in order to fake her victimhood.

about a month ago
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Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

Shadow of Eternity Re:No, school should not be year-round. (421 comments)

American schools brag about how they assign more hours of homework than there are hours in the day, start so early that at some schools (like my own highschool) students need to start getting up as early as 4-5am, see recess as optional, and serve such terrible food in such small quantities that hunger alone hurts kids grades.

about a month ago
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Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

Shadow of Eternity Re:No, school should not be year-round. (421 comments)

There is overwhelming empirical evidence that unstructured play is one of the single most important things in every aspect of a child's development, and that the uninterrupted sleep and free activity over summer is crucial to healthy physical growth.

about a month ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

Shadow of Eternity Re:Here's an idea! (203 comments)

You mean nintendo's price-fixing and marketing gimmick?

about a month and a half ago

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Bill Clinton aids uranium company, gets donation

Shadow of Eternity Shadow of Eternity writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Shadow of Eternity (795165) writes "In an interesting visit to Kazakhastan former president Bill Clinton has not only turned the uranium mining industry on it's head, but also contradicted US and international foreign policy and recieved a substantial donation (and pledged future donation) to the William J. Clinton Foundation.

"Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leader's bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clinton's public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstan's poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clinton's wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.... Within 48 hours of Mr. Clinton's departure from Almaty on Sept. 7, Mr. Giustra got his deal. UrAsia signed two memorandums of understanding that paved the way for the company to become partners with Kazatomprom in three mines."

Given that these incidents occured as far back as 2005 and are only now being reported just before the Super Tuesday primary elections one has to wonder if the NY Times planned to help Bill finally screw his wife."

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