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Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius

genik76 Re:No story here, move along (208 comments)

So you have to remember 6 numbers to be able to perform a division giving you pi with 7 digits' accuracy. Seems like a poor deal.

about 4 months ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

genik76 Re:That's capitalism. (710 comments)

Of course it's in men's interest to keep women subordinate so they can be more easily exploited (and it would be in women's interest to do the same to men (...)).

I fail to see why - what has this to do with gender? Does your statement still make sense if we replace "men" or "women" with "people"? Do you believe that men are women are natural enemies?

about 6 months ago

NSF Report Flawed; Americans Do Not Believe Astrology Is Scientific

genik76 Re:Really good question (326 comments)

Apparently you don't what astrology is either, if you think that horoscope is a synonym of astrology. Horoscopes are interpretations or charts of astrology and not necessarily "astrologic" if made in entertainment purpose. Horoscopes are (possibly) a product of astrology. Other examples for clarification: - excrement analyses are not synonymous with proctology - notes are not synonymous with musicology - Windows is not synonymous computer science

about 7 months ago

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

genik76 Re:Mixup (625 comments)

My point was rather that you cannot substitute astrology with horoscopes - they are a different thing. Many of those people that think that astrology is a science (I have not that opinion) would probably think that newspaper horoscopes and most horoscopes out there are pure entertainment (vs. real scientific horoscopes done by professional astrologists). Therefore the two questions produce such different answers - not because a third of the participants are dyslexic or have auditory processing disorders.

about 7 months ago

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

genik76 Re:Mixup (625 comments)

But likewise, if you would ask random people

1. Is astronomy scientific?
2. Are celestial maps scientific?

I bet the latter questions would get significantly less positive answers.

about 7 months ago

Lawsuit: Oracle Called $50K 'Good Money For an Indian'

genik76 Re:Shocking (409 comments)

This has to do with discrimination: paying someone less than someone else for the same work simply because of the color of their skin.

Unproved assumption. The same fallacy often occurs, when non-caucasian people are discriminated against. I bet the the same thing would have happened, if the employee would have come from a Eastern European country. It's not about race, it's about money.

about 8 months ago

I think wearable computing will take off...

genik76 Re:2014 (254 comments)

Most people want to have the opportunity to hand off their device for whatever reason, even if it's "hey, look at these pictures of my cats."

In ten years, this will sound as absurd as the predictions in 1950's that we would communicate in the future by having robots deliver us letters from each other. When the number of wearable computer users reach a critical mass and the technology is sufficiently advanced, there's absolutely no need to hand over a mobile device - content can be transferred to another device nearby so easily that the process will seem almost telepathic.

about 8 months ago

Backdoor Discovered In Netgear and Linkys Routers

genik76 Re:OpenBSD (189 comments)

From a security stand-point it is not a good practice - if any of those non-essential services are compromised, so is the router.

about 9 months ago

Do Non-Technical Managers Add Value?

genik76 It depends (249 comments)

Some do, some don't.

about 9 months ago

Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

genik76 Re:Liberated CPUs (340 comments)

It is possible to have a network connection without having an Internet connection. So the mail can be sent to another computer on the local network, which fetches the page with wget and mails it back. On the other hand, he doesn't say that hasn't a Internet connection - he just says that "I generally do not connect to web sites (...)".

about 9 months ago

Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Arrive

genik76 Re:It's a laptop... (320 comments)

You can twist anything to be undesirable by asking questions like that. What's a car, besides a horse needing gasoline and which can't be eaten after it dies of old age? What's a hoover, besides a brush needing electricity? What's a house, besides a tent which cannot be moved as necessary?

about a year and a half ago

Kim Dotcom's Mega Fileshare Service Riddled With Security Holes

genik76 Re:False alarm (151 comments)

But occassionally there some real malice, which is then easy to explain away with the rush. The FBI has a history of hiring cybercriminals as undercover agents (e.g. Kevin Poulsen, or the operators of DarkMarket, a cybercrime forum where the FBI had admin rights after getting the forum head to co-operate).

about a year ago

FBI Dad's Misadventures With Spyware Exposed School Principal's Child Porn

genik76 Re:I'm still trying to wrap my brain around... (346 comments)

What is a "simple wipe"? Is there a "complex wipe"? There's no such thing - a wipe is a wipe, and if the software survived, there was no wipe.

about 2 years ago

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Accuses UK Government of "Draconian Internet Snooping"

genik76 Re:Everyone is doing it (192 comments)

Or the Insurance Companies may not give me the discounts I would deserve to have being a member of a gender causing less accidents.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Place To Relocate?

genik76 Re:A true American (999 comments)

Exaggeration. Many companies provide 30 days of paid holidays but AFAIK only 25 is legally required. Of course there are several public holidays on top of the normal holiday (relating to Christianity) which do not exist in USA or many other, especially non-European, countries. 35 hours a week is also not a standard, I think 38-40 hours is more common in white-collar professions.

more than 2 years ago

Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident

genik76 Re:what is the issue??? (465 comments)

It is entirley possible that the 93 % are right, if the worst 7 % are REALLY BAD drivers.

more than 2 years ago

jQuery 2.0 Will Drop Support For IE 6, 7, 8

genik76 Re:IE8 = "latest" version for many (250 comments)

If you work in a big corporation and have to implement a feature for web site and have to support only a certain browser, for example IE 8 and get something done until 5 p.m in the allocated time., do you think that

a) what about the the users who have installed the other browsers? Should I spend the next four hours doing unpaid work to support those as well?
b) go home and spend time with my family/watch a movie/drink a beer/go to a bar

I think the answer is pretty clear.

more than 2 years ago

The Nice Guy At the World's Largest Weapons Expo

genik76 Re:Still a bad guy (180 comments)

Only for a very short time.

more than 2 years ago

19-Year-Old Squatted At AOL For 2 Months

genik76 Re:AOL Offices (141 comments)

Interesting is that Simons says

"I only had maybe five to ten T-shirts, a pair of jeans, and a pair of shorts (...)"

This means that he had several at least a couple of hours' periods when he was wearing just his underpants, waiting for his jeans to be washed or dried.

more than 2 years ago



askslashdot: is it worth upgrading an old GPU to a newer one for OpenCL support?

genik76 genik76 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

genik76 (1193359) writes "I currently have a Radeon HD 3870. For research purposes, I downloaded and tested oclHashcat-plus, only to notice that my GPU doesn't support it (no OpenCL support). I considered upgrading my GPU to something supporting OpenCL, but it is not worth it just to use one program.

Is there any advantage in having a GPU supporting OpenCL in normal home computing usage? Besides browsing and word processing I do some occassional image processing, programming (Eclipse) and video processing."


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