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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

WilyCoder Re:Why did you get married? (720 comments)

Blame the victim, what a noble viewpoint!

about three weeks ago
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Entrepreneur Injects Bitcoin Wallets Into Hands

WilyCoder Old fashioned way (77 comments)

I prefer the old fashioned method of shoving dollar bills up my ass

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

WilyCoder Re:less clicks (347 comments)

Even better: WinKey + x

about a month ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

WilyCoder Re:Well, we really should be at that stage by now. (491 comments)

That's what we need, a multitouch interface to the reactor where you can fatfinger and hit the meltdown button by mistake

about 3 months ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

WilyCoder Re:Painkillers, HA! (217 comments)

"a car on a bicycle"

that must have been a big bike to support a car!

about 4 months ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

WilyCoder Re:It's supposed to look that way (167 comments)

And that's why the old consoles can output RGB via SCART.../sarcasm

about 4 months ago
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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

WilyCoder analyst (76 comments)

"Analysts believe the addition of Android Auto earlier this year may also be causing delays because manufacturers want to be able to announce availability of both platforms in their new model vehicles."

Put Tim Cook on a treadmill-generator to burn off his rage and we could power NYC

about 4 months ago
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Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

WilyCoder Re:Website Design (209 comments)

thats funny, because i went to their site and could not find any screenshots of this OS claiming to be very well designed. and then you tell me about the seashell picture, which they do not indicate will lead to a screenshot.

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

WilyCoder Re:sorry, but this is BS (52 comments)

I just LOVE the part where you didn't even answer my fucking question!

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

WilyCoder Re:sorry, but this is BS (52 comments)

and where is the sdk/tools needed to run CL kernels on the shield tablet so your results can be recreated?

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

WilyCoder Re:False. (52 comments)

If I really wanted to bash the jetson TK1 I would probably talk about how it lacks any kind of official wifi support...you have to use a community created kernel to get wifi support, because nVidia punted on the issue for whatever reason. buyer beware! Meanwhile the $35 raspberry pi (and its official raspbian linux) has supported wifi for a long time now. For the price nVidia is charging they really need to increase their support/maintenance of Jetson tk1. Its a shame because the cuda samples for Jetson really show that the GPU is quite capable.

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

WilyCoder Re:What's the point of OpenCL on mobile (52 comments)

image processing of the device's camera output would be one such use...

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

WilyCoder Re:Tools available? (52 comments)

There is currently no published dev tools for OpenCL for the tegrak1. If you want to do development for a *specific* device that has a k1 (such as the shield tablet) you need to use the tegra android development pack, and guess what, it does NOT support CL yet. The OP is reporting on something that is not even out yet.

https://developer.nvidia.com/t...

Since google has not put their weight behind OpenCL any CL development you do for android will be very device specific. So the fragmentation issue that Apple bashes Android for is very real if you want to use CL...

Google should do something (and soon) because Apple's metal API supports GPU compute workloads. Sure you can do GPGPU using OpenGL ES but that is more limited in scope than a full CL implementation...

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

WilyCoder Re:False. (52 comments)

"Tegra K1 ... is the first one to officially offer it (OpenCL)"
"TK1 embedded Linux board doesn't support OpenCL at all"

^^^That's some fine nVidia double-think right there ^^^

"Tegra K1 chip supports hardware-accelerated OpenCL on Android."

Ahh there it is, finally the cold hard truth. Took us a little bit of time to get to the truth now, hmmm?

"but that is due to Linux OS related issues"

Oh we are back to playing loose with the truth now!

So we have Cuda on TK1 but not CL because of Linux OS issues. Yeah, right. This site is the PERFECT place to finger-point at Linux so thank you for providing us with some weekend entertainment!

about 4 months ago
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NVIDIA Tegra K1: First Mobile Chip With Hardware-Accelerated OpenCL

WilyCoder False. (52 comments)

The Nexus 10 I purchased on launch day had a working OpenCL implementation. I ran some kernels on it and it was definitely GPU accelerated. A software update actually removed the CL driver later on as Google backtracked on CL support and began promoting their Renderscript instead.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/...

Also, the nVidia jetson-tk1 that I purchased does NOT have a working OpenCL implementation.

Look at the comments from the nvidia employee: http://devblogs.nvidia.com/par...

This article is just free advertising for nVidia, and its false information too!

They make great hardware, why do they have to be so damn dishonest all the time?

about 4 months ago
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Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

WilyCoder Battery life (376 comments)

Its like society at large has no fucking clue that google glass only has 45 minutes of battery life...

about 6 months ago
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Test-Driving NVIDIA's GRID GPU Cloud Computing Platform

WilyCoder Re:Doesn't VMware and Microsoft already support th (29 comments)

remotefx blows. it only provides a direct3d interface, there is no opengl support (which is what the majority of the scientific visualization community uses).

about 7 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

WilyCoder Re:Awesome! (475 comments)

14.4 or the deal is off

about 7 months ago

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Illegal searches are now legal in the US

WilyCoder WilyCoder writes  |  more than 5 years ago

WilyCoder (736280) writes ""The Supreme Court said Wednesday that evidence obtained after illegal searches or arrests based on simple police mistakes may be used to prosecute criminal defendants. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to apply new limits to the court's so-called exclusionary rule, which generally requires evidence to be suppressed if it results from a violation of a suspect's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches or seizure." Is the 4th amendment dead?"
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Inventor of LSD, Albert Hoffman, has died

WilyCoder WilyCoder writes  |  more than 6 years ago

WilyCoder (736280) writes "Albert Hoffman, best know for creating LSD in his Sandoz Laboratory, has died. While his creation (which he called his "problem child") was controversial in the eyes of the law, there is no denying the impact LSD has had on the understanding of the human mind. Albert was 102."

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