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Meet the Robisons and Their Low-Cost RepRap Kit (Video)

kotku This is really dire. (67 comments)

All the product designers and manufacturers of real products are going to have their products stolen and made by freeloaders at home. It will be the total and irreversible end of creativity and innovation. It must be stopped.

about 2 years ago

One Tablet Per Child Program Begins In Thailand

kotku Ahh the fetish of computers ..... (90 comments)

The assumption with little evidence that putting computers in classrooms at great expense is better than spending the money elsewhere is astounding. Just because alpha geeks enjoy "learning" with computers most people use them as a passive tool. This is not that such tools are good or bad as general consumer items but it is hard to claim that they are a miracle cure for an education system. It is about as a ludicrous claim as "Jesus Saves"

more than 2 years ago

Anti-piracy Group Fined For Using Song Without Permission

kotku Re:According to the FBI it is "THEFT" (220 comments)

RTFL before replying buddy. They clearly claim music and media as theft.

everything from trade secrets and proprietary products and parts to movies and music and software.

more than 2 years ago

Anti-piracy Group Fined For Using Song Without Permission

kotku According to the FBI it is "THEFT" (220 comments)

So we don't need to discuss this anymore. Copyright infringement is "THEFT"

Preventing intellectual property theft is a top priority of the FBI’s cyber program. We specifically focus on the theft of trade secrets and infringements on products that can impact consumers’ health and safety, such as counterfeit aircraft, car, and electronic parts. Key to our success is linking the considerable resources and efforts of the private sector with law enforcement partners on local, state, federal, and international levels.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Building a Personal FOSS Cloud?

kotku Re:SparkleShare (189 comments)

Sparkleshare is nice but not ready for production. The second bug report in the issue tracker has the developers/users sharing thier code by dropbox of all things ironic.

more than 2 years ago

Evaluating the Harmful Effects of Closed Source Software

kotku Government regulation for failing business model. (490 comments)

If that's the case, don't expect to be profitable for that specific business model. They need to change their business to something that will make sense.

You want the government to create a law to protect your failing open source business model?

more than 2 years ago

Octave and Gnuplot Coming To Android

kotku What does it cost .... (84 comments)

To get your kickstarter project slashvertised? Is this ethical?

more than 2 years ago

Database and IP Records Tie Election Fraud To Canada's Ruling Conservatives

kotku IP Address match doesn't prove anything right? (257 comments)

Every time an media industry probe claims to catch people via IP address there is a chorus of nyah nyah from Slashdot on how it is impossible to match IP addresses to actual offenders. However in this case the same chorus is cheering the IP Address smoking gun as solid evidence of guilt. Go figure!

more than 2 years ago

Extension To Chrome Brings Remote Desktop Abilities

kotku Re:Hat trick (189 comments)

And then there was the iRabbit for wiping your butt with. Came in black or white. A major disruption to the butt wiping industry of the day.

more than 2 years ago

When Algorithms Control the World

kotku My son has been using Algorithm for 6 months (150 comments)

I've tried introducing him to girls, guns and even light pornography, but he just doesn't maintain interest.

What should I do?

Concerned Mother!

about 3 years ago

How Google Killing Accounts Can Leave Androids Orphaned

kotku Re:Wierd (210 comments)

"The google account tied to my phone is completely unrelated to the google account that has my email/etc. What sort of crazy person wouldn't create a random google account when setting up the phone in the first place?" - nedlohs

Ahhhhh.. I guess when Google revokes your account you'll ring up and complain using your pseudonymous name right!

more than 3 years ago

How Google Killing Accounts Can Leave Androids Orphaned

kotku Re:Wierd (210 comments)

From the summary!

"As we've heard in cases of pseudonym-users in Google+"

more than 3 years ago



NVIDIA CUDA Slashes Compute Times for MATLAB Users

kotku kotku writes  |  more than 7 years ago

kotku (249450) writes "NVIDIA CUDA Slashes Compute Times for MATLAB Users

"SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 16 — NVIDIA has released a plug-in example for MATLAB, a high-level language and interactive environment created by MathWorks that enables users to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages. NVIDIA's MATLAB plug-in example allows MATLAB programs to utilize standard GPU libraries for application speed ups. The plug-in is also outfitted to allow users to write their own libraries enabling them to take the performance critical piece of their code and harness the capabilities of the GPU through the NVIDIA CUDA software environment."

"GPGPU, or "General-Purpose Computation on GPUs", has traditionally required the use of a graphics API such as OpenGL, which presents the wrong abstraction for general-purpose parallel computation. Therefore, traditional GPGPU applications are difficult to write, debug, and optimize. NVIDIA GPU Computing with CUDA enables direct implementation of parallel computations in the C language using an API designed for general-purpose computation."

"A typical MATLAB simulation of 2D isotropic turbulence at a resolution suitable for scientific publications (1024x1024) until recently would take a couple of days," said Andy Keane, general manager of the GPU computing business unit at NVIDIA. "With the CUDA plug-ins we can perform the same simulation in 4 hours, a 12X increase, and with more optimizations, we can get this even faster.""

Link to Original Source



kotku kotku writes  |  more than 8 years ago

To aquire as many -1 Flamebait Troll moderations as possible and then get banned from Slashdot whereapon I can do something usefull with my life. Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaaa.

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