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

TechyImmigrant Re:Or upgrade to llvm ... (710 comments)

The AES-NI, PCLMULLQLQDQ and RdRand instructions take 15% longer on LLVM?

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

TechyImmigrant Re:Or upgrade to llvm ... (710 comments)

This. I'm waiting for someone to make it easy for me by providing a link to something that explains what corner-case of a corner-case is actually stimulating this bug to buzz its wings.

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

TechyImmigrant Re:This could be good... (710 comments)

If he built gcc like git, each compiler would have it's own local language that other compilers could mix and match with the languages from other gccs.

3 days ago
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SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

TechyImmigrant Re:More money won't help (113 comments)

They have excellent goals, mostly scientific in nature.

The moon shots were a dumbed down jock goal. Who's got the biggest rocket?

The problems in space science are almost completely different to the problems in education. In both cases, money could help if they spent it on the right things.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

TechyImmigrant Re:Keep It Ready (206 comments)

I'd be setting it up to keep a running backup of the data in the cloud, with the aforementioned 'keeping it ready' to serve from that data when the cloud gives way to sunshine.

3 days ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

TechyImmigrant Re:The games (66 comments)

PS Vita

5 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

TechyImmigrant Re:I can fix any current Mac OS. (165 comments)

I've used macs since 1984. Back then there were lots of users who called it the flower key.

Of course you can use ImageMagick if you want to manipulate pictures from the command line.

5 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

TechyImmigrant I can fix any current Mac OS. (165 comments)

I can fix any current Mac OS. Just go into the apps folder (flower-shift-a is the shortcut), then into utilities, then run shell application. Enlarge the window to full screen. Bingo, you're in a bash shell where you can talk to a proper unixy command line interface.

about a week ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

TechyImmigrant Re:The games (66 comments)

Interesting.

I thought it sucked donkey balls. Maybe I lack natural talent at sticking bloody pixellated stickers on badly rendered cars rather than racing them in a game with hopeless physics.

about a week ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

TechyImmigrant Re:The games (66 comments)

>ModNationRacers

Is there a worse racing game?

about a week ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

TechyImmigrant Ouch! (66 comments)

That's going to hurt Sony's bottom line.

about a week ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

TechyImmigrant Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (234 comments)

Probably not a large percentage.

FWIW, It's my job. I could use the company network, but big corps make it difficult/bureaucratic to put up servers or push such large files without IT's alarms going off and having to be managed. It's a reasonable compromise to walk it out of the building and serve it from my Fios at home.

about a week ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

TechyImmigrant Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (234 comments)

It's not backup. It's sampled data for analysis. It's not a background operation.

about a week ago
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UEA Research Shows Oceans Vital For Possibility of Alien Life

TechyImmigrant Re:Not on Arrakis (97 comments)

Yup.

From what I've read, it seems that plate tectonics have something to do with bringing water to the surface, so it might be a more co-dependent relationship between P.T., oceans and continents.

about a week ago
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UEA Research Shows Oceans Vital For Possibility of Alien Life

TechyImmigrant Re:Not on Arrakis (97 comments)

That's why I said surface water.

My statements wouldn't apply to a realistic scenario with underground water.

about a week ago

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IACR Finally Gets Around to Repudiating Mass Surveillance

TechyImmigrant TechyImmigrant writes  |  about 2 months ago

TechyImmigrant (175943) writes "Following the focus on government mass surveillance resulting from the information revealed by Edward Snowden, many organizations involved in security and communications put out statements essentially repudiating that surveillance. As of yesterday (May 15th 2014) the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) who one might expect to have a position on this, has finally one year after the anniversary of the leaks, got around to making a position statement.

"The membership of the IACR repudiates mass surveillance and the undermining of cryptographic solutions and standards. Population-wide surveillance threatens democracy and human dignity. We call for expediting research and deployment of effective techniques to protect personal privacy against governmental and corporate overreach."

So the crypto guys don't like it either. Now we know."

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Unemployment. It's just too good..

TechyImmigrant TechyImmigrant writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I am now into my second week of unemployment. I have a job offer and start next Monday.

This would be great except I'm really enjoying unemployment. All the work related stress has been lifted from my shoulders. I have no travel planned, no economy seat hell. I got to write some code for fun. I've got a whole lot better at playing the guitar.

Perhaps somebody could give me a few million dollars. Then I could retire and live a stress free life.

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