Remember the Computer Science Past Or Be Condemned To Repeat It?
Microsoft Has 1 Million Servers. So What?
I'd be willing to bet he's counting virtual servers as servers.
DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline
Are we sure it was DDoS and wasn't the Goons all trying to log on en masse.
AMD Launches New Mobile APU Lineup, Kabini Gets Tested
I'm sure that Intel will happily let AMD do all the heavy lifting and then just license the tech when it becomes ready for prime time. If AMD can get just a couple of killer apps out of its' HSA initiative efforts they stand a decent chance to once again be the tail that wags the dog.
Intel's Haswell Moves Voltage Regulator On-Die
Being 1/50th the size it will be welcome on mobile devices. Not sure that its a good thing for your gaming desktop.
EVE Online Getting TV, Comic Book Adaptations
I'm interested to see how they portray the Goons on TV.
Average latency to Slashdot.org?
Comcasted out to 60 ms here. my route took me down to CA then back up to Seattle and finally over to Chicago (Elk Grove)
Tracing route to slashdot.org [188.8.131.52]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 22 ms 7 ms 12 ms 184.108.40.206
2 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms te-0-0-0-1-ur07.seattle.wa.seattle.comcast.net [220.127.116.11]
3 10 ms 15 ms 9 ms ae-20-0-ar03.burien.wa.seattle.comcast.net [18.104.22.168]
4 12 ms 11 ms 8 ms ae-1-0-ar03.seattle.wa.seattle.comcast.net [22.214.171.124]
5 14 ms 21 ms 26 ms te-1-3-0-0-cr01.sanjose.ca.ibone.comcast.net [126.96.36.199]
6 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms pos-0-1-0-0-pe01.seattle.wa.ibone.comcast.net [188.8.131.52]
7 8 ms 8 ms 16 ms 184.108.40.206
8 20 ms 10 ms 15 ms cr1-te-0-5-1-0.sel.savvis.net [220.127.116.11]
9 61 ms 60 ms 61 ms cr1-ten-0-4-0-1.chd.savvis.net [18.104.22.168]
10 65 ms 60 ms 59 ms hr1-te-12-0-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net [22.214.171.124]
11 69 ms 65 ms 64 ms das5-v3030.ch3.savvis.net [126.96.36.199]
12 62 ms 71 ms 72 ms 188.8.131.52
13 59 ms 62 ms 63 ms slashdot.org [184.108.40.206]
Extended TeX: Past, Present, and Future
When TeX was new people were not accustomed to seeing well type set documents unless they came from a legitimate publisher. I wrote several college papers in TeX and I think the presentation let me get a few mistakes past my teachers. I've not seen anything better for formulas - even today TeX documents have a more polished feel to them.
What Is Your Favorite Polearm?
Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, only realize the truth....
This is why I wield a Spork!
Mosquitoes Beginning To Ignore DEET Repellent
Hold on now, I have uncontestable proof that God has eff'ed me over many times.
Mary, don't exaggerate; it was just the one time.
Vote To Name Two Newly Discovered Moons of Pluto
Chip 'n Dale - they are in Pluto's cartoon world "orbit"
AMD Next-Gen Graphics May Slip To End of 2013
AMD announced today that they would have a message clarifying this. Apparently these rumors are not all true.
AMD's Next-Gen Steamroller CPU Could Deliver Where Bulldozer Fell Short
There Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) is pretty innovative stuff. If AMD is successful this will change the way software is written and move us to a more parallel world.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong Has Died
I saw the Apollo capsule in the Smithsonian - I couldn't spent 15 minutes in one of those let alone go to the moon and back.
Most Useful Scripting Language To Learn?
Perl comes on Linux, sometimes BSD, though many build systems still use it.
Are you actively stating that there is no Perl for Windows?
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?
I'm looking forward to the Higgs weight loss method - a dietary supplement that rids your body of excess Higgs Bosons and helps you lose weight! This is a wonderful opportunity for pseudo-science.
HSA Foundation Formed By AMD, ARM, Ti, Imagination, and MediaTek
From TFA (emphasis mine)
The HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation is a not-for-profit consortium for SoC IP vendors, OEMs, academia, SoC vendors, OSVs and ISVs whose goal is to make it easy to program for parallel computing. HSA members are building a heterogeneous compute ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, for combining scalar processing on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance at low power consumption. HSA defines interfaces for parallel computation utilizing CPU, GPU and other programmable and fixed function devices, and support for a diverse set of high-level programming languages, thereby creating the next foundation in general purpose computing.
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Members of the HSA Foundation plan to deliver robust development solutions for heterogeneous compute to drive innovative content and applications with developer tools, software developer kits (SDKs), libraries, documentation, training, support and more.
Basically they are going to maintain a set of open standards for platforms that allow programmers to integrate code that runs on the GPU with code that runs on the CPU's.
Who Is Your Favorite Fictional Robot or Android?
How about Rachael from Blade Runner
HDTV Expert Alfred Poor Tells You What to Buy and What Not to Buy (Video)
It's true - TV's were relatively expensive 25 years ago. If you bought a good one it would easily last that long. If you paid extra - you got a sharper picture, a bigger screen, and more longevity - maybe a nicer cabinet. They didn't come with Pandora, or computers or wireless network adapters. They keep doing what TVs do - not much reason to replace them.