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Remember the Computer Science Past Or Be Condemned To Repeat It?

rrhal Re:Back to BASIC (479 comments)

#include stdlib;
main() {
fork(); main();
}

about a year ago
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DoS Attack Forces EVE Online Offline

rrhal Re:In other news: EVE Offline (127 comments)

Are we sure it was DDoS and wasn't the Goons all trying to log on en masse.

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Launches New Mobile APU Lineup, Kabini Gets Tested

rrhal Re:hUMA (102 comments)

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.

about a year ago
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Intel's Haswell Moves Voltage Regulator On-Die

rrhal Re:Heat (237 comments)

Being 1/50th the size it will be welcome on mobile devices. Not sure that its a good thing for your gaming desktop.

about a year and a half ago
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EVE Online Getting TV, Comic Book Adaptations

rrhal Re:EvE The Movie (81 comments)

I'm interested to see how they portray the Goons on TV.

about a year and a half ago
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Average latency to Slashdot.org?

rrhal Re:= 40ms to 80ms (same continent) (558 comments)

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 [216.34.181.45]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 22 ms 7 ms 12 ms 73.104.252.1
    2 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms te-0-0-0-1-ur07.seattle.wa.seattle.comcast.net [68.87.205.65]
    3 10 ms 15 ms 9 ms ae-20-0-ar03.burien.wa.seattle.comcast.net [69.139.164.125]
    4 12 ms 11 ms 8 ms ae-1-0-ar03.seattle.wa.seattle.comcast.net [68.85.240.94]
    5 14 ms 21 ms 26 ms te-1-3-0-0-cr01.sanjose.ca.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.93.165]
    6 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms pos-0-1-0-0-pe01.seattle.wa.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.85.38]
    7 8 ms 8 ms 16 ms 208.172.91.5
    8 20 ms 10 ms 15 ms cr1-te-0-5-1-0.sel.savvis.net [204.70.224.45]
    9 61 ms 60 ms 61 ms cr1-ten-0-4-0-1.chd.savvis.net [204.70.192.134]
  10 65 ms 60 ms 59 ms hr1-te-12-0-1.elkgrovech3.savvis.net [204.70.198.73]
  11 69 ms 65 ms 64 ms das5-v3030.ch3.savvis.net [64.37.207.150]
  12 62 ms 71 ms 72 ms 64.27.160.194
  13 59 ms 62 ms 63 ms slashdot.org [216.34.181.45]

Trace complete.

about a year and a half ago
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Extended TeX: Past, Present, and Future

rrhal TeX for Math (300 comments)

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.

about a year and a half ago
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What Is Your Favorite Polearm?

rrhal Re:You insensitive clods! (469 comments)

Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, only realize the truth....

This is why I wield a Spork!

about a year and a half ago
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Mosquitoes Beginning To Ignore DEET Repellent

rrhal Re:It's the will of God! (232 comments)

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.

about 2 years ago
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Vote To Name Two Newly Discovered Moons of Pluto

rrhal Re:For honor and Disney (144 comments)

Chip 'n Dale - they are in Pluto's cartoon world "orbit"

about 2 years ago
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AMD Next-Gen Graphics May Slip To End of 2013

rrhal Wait a week (76 comments)

AMD announced today that they would have a message clarifying this. Apparently these rumors are not all true.

about 2 years ago
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AMD's Next-Gen Steamroller CPU Could Deliver Where Bulldozer Fell Short

rrhal Re:They need to innovate (161 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Astronaut Neil Armstrong Has Died

rrhal Re:A class act (480 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Most Useful Scripting Language To Learn?

rrhal Re:Javascript (477 comments)

Perl comes on Linux, sometimes BSD, though many build systems still use it.

Are you actively stating that there is no Perl for Windows?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?

rrhal Re:Antigravity (683 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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HSA Foundation Formed By AMD, ARM, Ti, Imagination, and MediaTek

rrhal Re:And what is the point? (51 comments)

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.

One click in:

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Who Is Your Favorite Fictional Robot or Android?

rrhal Re:R. Daneel Olivaw (608 comments)

How about Rachael from Blade Runner

more than 2 years ago
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HDTV Expert Alfred Poor Tells You What to Buy and What Not to Buy (Video)

rrhal Re:Listen to what I have to say (324 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago

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