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AMD Unveils the Liquid-Cooled, Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 At $1,500

amirishere Re:Drivers (146 comments)

Second that, my pc hangs once every two times that I boot into linux because of a race condition in the drivers. I don't have this problem when using the open source drivers, but then gnome shell has problems.

Also their OpenCL implementation has problems which prevents Blenders Cycles engine from being usable through their GPU.

I'd rather they spend money on their drivers than on some Frankenstein GPU manifestation.

about 8 months ago
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An Open Letter To Google Chairman Eric Schmidt On Drones

amirishere Re:Goose meet Gander (171 comments)

I just had a great idea, if we install weapons on the drones they'd be protected by the second amendment. Now we just got to find a way to install a uzi on the rsa-2048

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Radeon HD 7990 Released: Dual GPUs and 6G of Memory for $1000

amirishere Re:The drivers still suck, so why bother? (189 comments)

The Nvidia drivers can be used to run the blender cycles engine both using OpenCL and Cuda. The AMD fails at both with the latter being obvious and the latter being unacceptable. Also with the 7000 HD, msi 7750 series at least, there seems to be a problem running an analog lcd together with anoter lcd, I tried many possible connections, displayport->vga+hdmi->hdmi, dvi->vga+hdmi->hdmi,displayport->vga+dvi->vga, (The driver has problem unloading it seems).

On Linux I am connecting one of the two monitors using the onboard Radeon card. This is a little buggy, but I just don't do things that I know will crash it.

about a year and a half ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

amirishere Re:They risked a valuable Monkey? (425 comments)

My comment on helping people leave was made on the spur of the moment. If anything is to be done we have to do it ourselves. Our main problem is organizational rather than funding. I know several individuals who mean to leave but are stuck in their daily lives here, we usually need counselling more than anything else.

But your governments should consider helping engineers get out of this country. They should issue special work visas (like Australia) for the graduates of top universities. Many of my friends who are working in Iran (even in the military sectors) do so only because they need the job. Getting these people out would be the most effective and the cheapest way to do damage.

OTOH getting these people out may be a double edged sword. Although unlikely, if anyone is going to put sense back into the system it's these guys.

about 2 years ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

amirishere Re:They risked a valuable Monkey? (425 comments)

I must say that even I don't know what is going on here. I can't tell if it is a pedantically religious government trying to force its views or a conman of a regime sucking all the capital into its own pockets.

The people here are also very unreadable. On the one hand most of the religious shiites want more freedom in different part of their lives, for example in speech, in the economy, and in the society; but on the other hand they seem reluctant to relinquish their control over their female relatives or believe that other faiths should not be able to advertise their beliefs.

This religious adherence of the people plays into the hand of the government. The government rides these sentiments and from them derives and portrays its own, albeit different, version of what the people want through the media. Based on this portrayal the government implements some very annoying policies. This includes the severe restriction of the press, the internet and political figures, it includes the hijab police on the streets who arrest people based on their cloth. It includes systematic filtering of university students and professors and also our foreign policies.

There also are the Bazzaris (those with the money) and the religious leaders who are not affiliated with the government. These I haven't had much contact with and don't know much about.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Electronics Prototyping Platform?

amirishere Re:CopterControl (228 comments)

Just a thought, wouldn't smartphones be better for flight applications? A Galaxy S I phone would have two cameras, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, all the connectivity functionality that you'd want, and a pretty strong CPU. Furthermore they are pretty cheap.
What do you think?

about 2 years ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

amirishere Re:and apparently... (425 comments)

Every news item is a propaganda. The video you posted especially so! The guy has appointed half of his family to governmental positions and he lies ... a lot.

about 2 years ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

amirishere Re:They risked a valuable Monkey? (425 comments)

I am in Iran. yes they treat women badly. They also treat, Bahai's, Jews, Christians, atheists, gays, sunnis, and kurds badly.
Please, don't spend your dollars on coming here, spend them on getting people out! :)

about 2 years ago
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Crowd Funding For Crank Physics

amirishere Re:This got a patent (379 comments)

they can be used as boomerangs.

about 2 years ago
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Ramanujan's Deathbed Conjecture Finally Proven

amirishere Re:It's a good thing he flunked. (186 comments)

Parent is correct. I am from Iran and studied Computer Eng here. 40% of the class now reside and work in foreign countries. We have people working in Google, Amazon, Ms, and Cisco.

Another note, the prestiges subjects in Iran is engineering. So just as the brightest US kids study law, the bright kids in Iran "get" to study engineering. I am guessing the same phenomenon holds for India. This may be the reason why the Indians and the Iranians far out perform the US kids in STEM.

One final note, yeah, I studied in CE in the top eng college in Iran. So although I may not be very socially knowledgeable, I probably kick the scientific hell out of the rest of y'all.

about 2 years ago
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How Experienced And Novice Programmers See Code

amirishere Re:Code? (238 comments)

I actually sometimes look at my old code and don't believe the length I had gone through to be politically correct in the code :). Although I used to use inheritance too much, the code was great. :)

about 2 years ago
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DARPA's Headless Robotic Mule Takes Load Off Warfighters

amirishere Re:Random questions (210 comments)

3. Keep the donkey hungry. Tie a carrot at the end of a remote controlled fishing rod. Strap the fishing rod to the back of the donkey. Voila, remote controlled donkey.

about 2 years ago
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AMD Radeon Performance Preview On Linux 3.8

amirishere want Blender Cycles? go NVidia (112 comments)

Radeon is still not working with Blender Cycles, not even in Windows. I bought a HD 7750 with the intention of using it with Blender. Now 9 month has passed and no cigar. They guys at AMD provide a sad excuse that the graphics kernel is too large to compile.

about 2 years ago
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Iran Behind Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks

amirishere Re:Proof? (306 comments)

Anonymous cowards are anonymous cowards :)

more than 2 years ago
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Iran Behind Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks

amirishere Re:This is a red herring... (306 comments)

Ha ha ha! I just got loan on a house with 13% pay back rate (normally its 20 something, I am an Elite B) ). I have my money in a bank that gives at least 21% interest rate.

more than 2 years ago
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Stubborn Intel Graphics Bug Haunts Ubuntu 12.04

amirishere Re:What they are actually reporting an Issue. (320 comments)

I have used the windows connection sharing setup many times. Also the setup for building adhoc networks. It really is easier than fiddling with configuration files.

more than 2 years ago
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Stubborn Intel Graphics Bug Haunts Ubuntu 12.04

amirishere Re:What they are actually reporting an Issue. (320 comments)

Yes yes, no hand holding. Now the system ain't gonna boot itself. You'll have to write that part of the kernel yourself.

What I am trying to point out is that hand holding is relative. Of course there is less hand holding in Linux but that doesn't mean that there is none. Each of the tools that we use and don't have to write is a sort of hand holding. The Firefox browser, the nautilus browser, the gedit text editer and so on are all great helpers.

Granted Linux can be more helpful, with more wizards for example for setting up networks for example, but it's not, mostly because we haven't paid for it, either with our time or with money. The good thing about paying with money is that it can be aggregated into a large effort. For example if we somehow put a bounty on the mentioned bug the fix scripts would be rolling in.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Aircraft Carriers Still Rule the Oceans

amirishere Really the China tag? (718 comments)

Why not also an India tag?

more than 2 years ago

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