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Ask Slashdot: GPU of Choice For OpenCL On Linux?

X0563511 Re:Future of GPU is Open Standards (109 comments)

and Intel cards as well

Why would you do this? Wouldn't you be better off using the CPU in this case?

4 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

X0563511 Re:didn't apply the brakes at all (what?!) (304 comments)

I would say that your modelling experience has given you a good spatial sense, rather.

I'm kind of in the same boat. I keep track of who's around me and where they are moving. It's rare (but it does happen) that I see a car in a space I didn't expect, and that's usually because something else was masking it (larger car, etc) and I do keep that in mind).

5 days ago
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

X0563511 Re:Not a fan (304 comments)

Sounds like your suspension is broken or you're idea of a safe speed on such a long left-hander is not in line with reality.

5 days ago
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Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

X0563511 Re:Pointless (93 comments)

There's a difference between "I can't" and "I won't."

I fall squarely in the "I won't" camp. I just don't like it, and everything I don't like about my current browser seems to have been inspired by Chrome.

about two weeks ago
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Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

X0563511 Re:World's most useless feature (93 comments)

Someone should tell Twitch that their business isn't necessary.

about two weeks ago
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Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

X0563511 Re:Great! How do I disable it (93 comments)

Tactics and strategies you can absorb this way, but physical skills (eg, aiming) are more like your golf example. Knowing that you should avoid the sand pit doesn't mean squat if you can't get the ball to land in front of you more than half the time.

about two weeks ago
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Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

X0563511 Re:Great! How do I disable it (93 comments)

My circle of friends do it to show stuff to each other - "look at this cool thing I did!" or "hey, I can't figure out why this isn't working."

We don't often watch each each other play just for the sake of it.

about two weeks ago
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Your Entire PC In a Mouse

X0563511 Re:Now if I could just type... (165 comments)

I kind of don't like the idea of all the expensive stuff being inside the things you have your hands on and move around all day.

about two weeks ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

X0563511 Re:Don't worry, they can only see inside the homes (290 comments)

They don't "see" into shit. Read the summary. All it does is inform the officer if there's movement inside, which doesn't really tell them much.

about two weeks ago
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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

X0563511 instant disqualification (647 comments)

Visual Basic is not suitable for anything, except perhaps as a form of torture.

about two weeks ago
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Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

X0563511 Re:I doubt the Republicans wrote it... (182 comments)

Oh no! He said the same thing again! I can feel my opinion changing!

Nope. Just repeating what you already said doesn't really work.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Prepares For Future Techno-Battles By Plotting Network Takedowns

X0563511 Re:The Five Eyes? (81 comments)

Assholes like you shame reasonable people like me out of expressing patriotism.

about two weeks ago
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Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

X0563511 Re:I doubt the Republicans wrote it... (182 comments)

The fun part about politics is everyone has a reason to lie about it.

If you didn't have a reason to lie about it, you'd not have any reason to participate in the conversation anyway.

about two weeks ago
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Short-Term Exposure To Diesel Fumes Causes Changes In Gene Expression

X0563511 Re:No control experiment (132 comments)

Rather I think the important bit here is the revelation that common air pollutants affect gene expression, not the effects of such expression. The mechanism is the important part.

I assume they had a control group... is that a correct assumption?

about three weeks ago
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Fluxbox 1.3.6 Released

X0563511 Re:works well enough (63 comments)

Sure, when you're running VMs and those VMs don't have SSH or serial consoles configured yet. The RDP server for virtualbox for example is not available unless you install Oracle's proprietary extensions.

So, I'll SSH in, start vnc, start my client, and connect via SSH tunnel. Fire up virtualbox, play around on the console until SSH can do the job.

(If I had a choice I'd have just put ESX on the host, but it's not an option. Even if it was, it would have to be one of those custom ISOs since it isn't officially supported hardware.)

about three weeks ago
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Fluxbox 1.3.6 Released

X0563511 works well enough (63 comments)

I've got it on my server. When you absolutely need a display (rarely) fluxbox inside a VNC server does the job and stays out of the way.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

X0563511 Re:Only at low bitrates (391 comments)

Well, I said reasonable bitrates and not high quality - think 128kbps. Though you are right, using the fast encoder profile doesn't make it any better.

about three weeks ago
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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

X0563511 that's butt covering (79 comments)

“does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment” is legal butt-covering, and shouldn't be taken as anything else.

about three weeks ago

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Massive police raids on suspected protestors

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "Last night, members of the St. Paul police department and the Ramsey County sheriff's department handcuffed, photographed and detained dozens of people meeting at a public venue to plan a demonstration, charging them with no crime other than "fire code violations," and early this morning, the Sheriff's department sent teams of officers into at least four Minneapolis area homes where suspected protesters were staying.

Jane Hamsher and I were at two of those homes this morning — one which had just been raided and one which was in the process of being raided."

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Bill introduced to reinstate the draft

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  about 7 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "
The Universal National Service Act of 2007 (H.R.393) was introduced to the United States House of Representatives on January 10, 2007 by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). It proposed the requirement that all residents in the United States aged between 18 and 42 carry out national service, and be available for conscription during wartime. It would allow no deferments after age 20.
The text of the bill can be found at govtrack."

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Robin "Roblimo" Miller - Sellout!

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/04/04/1946231/plantronics-helps-make-remote-workers-lives-easier-video

Yep. It's come to this. Slashdot is now serving undisguised advertisements in place of stories.

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using adblock to kill article tags

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Well, it appears that you can use Adblock-Plus to kill the tag block on articles here.

Fire up Adblock-Plus and add the following as a filter. You may need to have the Adblock-Plus Element Hiding Helper installed, I'm not sure....

slashdot.org#DIV(class=tag-widget body-widget)

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posting delays suck

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

It's been 1 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 2 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 3 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 4 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 5 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment ....

My karma has been maxed for god-knows how long. This is ridiculous.

UPDATE: a new record!

Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 8 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

WTF!!!

UPDATE: It's getting worse. At least it only happens vs anonymous posts, but still...
It's been 15 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment.

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