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Not the fire this time. It's over. You just had to listen.
Catholic bears defecate on pope in tree-infested areas etc.
Re: Missed Opportunity
> despite the fact a strike had shut them down
Ah! A french company where the strike status is actually different from the non-strike one?
Sure, OpenCL would be nice, but OpenACC seems to be rather open-ish. It is also very much higher-level (compiler does boring jobs for you) than OpenCL/CUDA (manual work required).
Looks like there is no support for gcc or clang.
"Support of OpenACC is available in commercial compilers from PGI (from version 12.6), Cray, and CAPS. An open source compiler, accULL, is also developed by the University of La Laguna (C language only)."
There is work to do then.
I remember that special C for the Connection Machine...
Re: Use the RT then comment.
Astroroots consumer advocacy? On El Reg? This is like advocating political correctness on /b/.
That market share graph is hard to understand
It is not Larry Ellison's market value expressed in South Sea Islands?
NO! It is the relative share of ARM Open vs. x86....
But in what market? The problem is that market exhibited 100% x86 way back when.
Embedded? Sure not. Supercomputers? No. PCs? I don't see many ARMs here. Mobile Market? No..
Re: MS Learning Fail
> For the majority of students, computers - like Eadon - are a tool.
You now realize that the country is full of fools how think that having a mental representation of their most important tool as an agglomeration of multicolored iconography that can be shifted around is sufficient.
Zarg from Xandax 5 will now push the "eradicate" button!
It's like the stockmarket.
Dr. Snooker's Patent Bitumen/Radium Medecine. Now with more Mercury!
...we want students and educators to have the best technology on the market today
Don't believe this for an instant, son!
The best recipe against shyness is the realization that most people you are talking to (and this amazingly encompasses paractically 90% of the female gender, sorry ladies) are just HUGE F*CKING IDIOTS driven by very primitive rule-based logic.
Re: So I wonder..
Those 33.86 actual petaFLOPS from the Milky Way sound pretty aggro.
Re: Real serious stupidity
Colonel Klinked, LOL!
What aspects? All of them.
And really, it is better to have a lawyer on call and do appropriate risk management because as far as I can see, laws WILL be broken especially regarding the cloudy operations. Relying on "opinions" of the repurposed boxshifter is not going to be advisable.
"They have to understand it because in the SMB space, the people there want to focus on their business not on other issues like this."
Even in the SMB stuff, it now becomes their business, so they have to focus on issues like this.
if SCO wins it can start throwing sueballs at the Googles, IBMs and Red Hats of the world and cash in big time
Nobody would pay and nobody would care.
Additionally, by that time, the US and probably Yurop and more likely than not China will be well and truly mired in Superland with the economy doing the final Keynesian titsup limbo dance ... there will be other problems than trying to hoover up money across the world for some sh*t company full of sh*t.
Re: (nothing to see here)
People with IQs above 60 have been noticing for some time that there is a large selection of languages on the JVM.
Yes, go back to the .NET faggotry. Don't let the closure hit you on the way out.
Meanwhile, deep in the dark woods of bureaucracy, not far away.,,
Knights of HMRC: Money! Money! Money! Money! Money! Money!
Schmidt: Who are you!?
Knight of HMRC: We are the Knights who say..... "Money"!
Schmidt (horrified): No! Not the Knights who say "Money"!
Knight of HMRC: The same.
Other Knight of HMRC: Who are we?
Knight of HMRC: We are the keepers of the sacred words: Excise, Tax, and Cus-tommms!
Other Knight of HMRC: Cus-tommms!
Schmidt (to Larry): Those who hear them seldom live to tell the tale!
Knight of HMRC: The knights who say "Money" demand..... a sacrifice!
Schmidt: Knights who say Money, we are but simple businessmen who seek the riches that lie in this here not so vibrant economy.
Knights of HMRC: Money! Money! Money! Money! Money! Money!
Larry: No! Noooo! Aaaugh! No!
Knight of HMRC: We shall say "Money" to you... if you do not appease us.
Schmidt: Well what is it you want?
Knight of HMRC: We want.....
.......................TEN BEEELION BRITISH POUND! (the paper money version only though)
Schmidt: A *HOW MUCH*?
Knights of HMRC: Money! Money!! Money! Money!
Schmidt: No! No! Please, please, no more! We will find you a TEN BEEELION.
Knight of HMRC: You must return here with a TEN BEEELION.. or else you will never pass through this bureaucracy... unmolested.
Schmidt: O Knights of HMRC, you are just and fair, and we will return with a TEN BEEELION.
Knight of HMRC: One that is fungible.
Schmidt: Of course!
Knight of HMRC: And does not cost *too many* jobs.
Knight of HMRC: Noowwwww.... GO!
"Da dad da da dadad...."
Re: Apple has lost it's way without their messiah...
starting with WinXP's restyling, faux-3d was in fashion
Fracking kids, know nothing about the eighties... Motif (widget toolkit)
Let's listen to Roger Waters instead.
And when they found our shadows
Grouped 'round the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry
No feelings left
This species has
Amused itself to death
Because it's like Death and Taxes?
Only government bods get to have job security (financed by you-know-what, which is why we have the constant wailing that not enough of you-know-what is being paid by evil bastard capitalists, which is an utterly perverse statement on the lave of "Freedom Is Slavery" of course), the rest of us have to hustle.
Re: elreg subscriber another one bites the dust
Well... technically, MySQL was bought by Sun at the price of "1 Instagram" before .... the unnamable¹ involving a monstrous presence from Redwood occurred.
 ...My constant talk about 'unnamable' and 'unmentionable' things was a very puerile device, quite in keeping with my lowly standing as an author. I was too fond of ending my stories with sights or sounds which paralysed my heroes’ faculties and left them without courage, words, or associations to tell what they had experienced. (H.P. Lovecraft, speaking as "Randolph Carter")
Re: ARM has been resting on its laurels.
ARM just licenses its stuff to fabbers. This should be good information:
You don't understand. There *is* no "space"! There is only a huge cardboard sky. Far enough to allows one to put geostationaries into orbit so that TV can be beamed into our homes, but not much more. We are f*cked - but by whom?
With the scissors Pris snipped off one of the spider's legs.
In the living room Buster Friendly on the TV screen said, "Take a look at this enlargement of a section of background. This is the sky you usually see. Wait, I'll have Earl Parameter, head of my research staff, explain their virtually world-shaking discovery to you."
Pris clipped off another leg, restraining the spider with the edge of her hand. She was smiling.
"Blowups of the video pictures," a new voice from the TV said, "when subjected to rigorous laboratory scrutiny, reveal that the gray backdrop of sky and daytime moon against which Mercer moves is not only not Terran — it is artificial."
"You're missing it!" Irmgard called anxiously to Pris; she rushed to the kitchen door, saw what Pris had begun doing. "Oh, do that afterward," she said coaxingly. This is so important, what they're saying; it proves that everything we believed — "
"Be quiet," Roy Baty said.
" — is true," Irmgard finished.
The TV set continued, "The 'moon' is painted; in the enlargements, one of which you see now on your screen, brushstrokes show. And there is even some evidence that the scraggly weeds and dismal, sterile soil — perhaps even the stones hurled at Mercer by unseen alleged parties — are equally faked. It is quite possible in fact that the 'stones' are made of soft plastic, causing no authentic wounds."
"In other words," Buster Friendly broke in, "Wilbur Mercer is not suffering at all."
The research chief said, "We've at last managed, Mr. Friendly, to track down a former Hollywood special-effects man, a Mr. Wade Cortot, who flatly states, from his years of experience, that the figure of 'Mercer' could well be merely some bit player marching across a sound stage. Cortot has gone so far as to declare that he recognizes the stage as one used by a now out-of-business minor moviemaker with whom Cortot had various dealings several decades ago."
"So according to Cortot," Buster Friendly said, "there can be virtually no doubt."
The chairman of the US House of Representative's select intelligence committee Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) said Snowden “attempted to go places that he was not authorised to go”
Yes, Mr Representative. He also attempted to go to places where arsefiends like you didn't even want to go.
Creating a commission
"What they won't do is admit to a problem until they understand what it is and how many people are effected."
In political circles, the word "stonewalling" is usually preferred.
You mean in the 30s? Stalin was pining for the fjords (with a bit of a "let's delay the call to the doctor a bit" from his close adviser circle) pretty early in the 50s.
Stalinist architecture (Russian: ста́линский ампи́р – Stalin's Empire style or Russian: ста́линский неоренесса́нс – Stalin's Neo-renaissance), also referred to as Stalinist Gothic, or Socialist Classicism, is a term given to architecture of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, between 1933, when Boris Iofan's draft for Palace of the Soviets was officially approved, and 1955, when Nikita Khrushchev condemned "excesses" of the past decades and disbanded the Soviet Academy of Architecture. Stalinist architecture is associated with the socialist realism school of art and architecture.
The architecture of The Other Socialism is much cleaner though there are retarded eagles and shitty oak leaves galore, much like that horrible WWII memorial crud they built in Washington DC. (ahem!)
Um, back to the subject. What's the deal with having a bit of plastic? Anyone care to figure out how much energy goes into the motherboard and CPU (during production and lifetime) as opposed to the plastic glitter and a blue LED or two?
#: Common: number sign; pound; pound sign; hash; sharp; crunch ; hex; [mesh]. Rare: grid; crosshatch; octothorpe; flash; square;, pig-pen; tictactoe; scratchmark; thud; thump; splat .
Re: Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit
~~~~Nyan ~~~~Nyan ~~~~ Nyan ~~~~ Nyan ~~~~ Nyan ~~~~
Ok, Microsoft, this was pretty much "mission failure". How are you guys doing this? Is Gaius Baltar one of your brainboxes or what?
Re: electrons/positrons are made of "light"
EVERYTHING is made of the same stuff. At the SAME TIME. This is why Feynman diagrams work.
The quantum wave function has nothing to do with an classical Maxwell electromagnetic wave. Different levels of phenomenology (and theory) altogether.
More in the amazing Quantum Theory in a Nutshell. Unfortunately for people just as myself, one has to have a pretty solid foundation in dog-standard Quantum Mechanics and the use of Lagrangians.
> Bull is being hired to do the system integration
I foresee failure.
Re: I'm disapointed
At least the we have a new meaningful measure for the enormous LHC data production: the "NSA second", once we know how large that is in byte, conversion can begin!
Re: That's what they're *telling us* they're building
I can has one, then?
Well, there already are at least the Kamikande Neutrino Observatory. And then you have complete Boiling Water Reactors and actual towns sited in that country.
Plus, I have heard that Muon Factories to generate copious amounts of high-energy Neutrinos (so copious and high-energy that they actually pose a radiation hazard downrange of the collider) would be of mucho interest in studying neutrino physics, where quite a lot of questions are open and parameters are floating around. But the technology ain't even on the paper yet.
How about "puncturing the cloud", then?
Absolutely Correct! El Reg has to review its "nucular nomenclature".
Also, at The Well-Informed Blog of Peter Woit, we read, back in August 2012:
For many years now discussion in the HEP community of what might be the appropriate next machine to try and finance and build after the LHC has centered around the idea of a linear electron-positron collider. The logic has been that an electron-positron machine would provide a much better environment that the LHC for detailed studies of physics at the TeV scale. At these energies, synchrotron radiation losses when accelerating electrons are so high in a circular geometry that such a machine would have to be a linear collider to keep the power needed something plausible. The two main proposals under study have been the ILC (250 GeV + 250 GeV, later upgradeable to 500 GeV + 500 GeV) and, a less mature technology, CLIC (1.5 TeV + 1.5 TeV). These would be very expensive machines to build and operate ($10 billion and up?), requiring completely new technology, tunnels and detectors.
This realization is driving a new proposal that is getting a lot of attention: the idea of going back to circular electron-positron colliders, building a new machine in the LHC tunnel, optimized as a Higgs factory, and designed to operate at 120 GeV + 120 GeV. This is being called “LEP3″, since it would be in many ways similar to LEP2, the predecessor machine to the LHC, which operated in the same tunnel, reaching an energy of 209 GeV. There would be huge cost advantages to building such a machine over the ILC or CLIC, since it can use the LHC tunnel, infrastructure, and, crucially, the CMS and ATLAS detectors (the detectors are a large part of the cost of a new accelerator).
Re: Expensive software
There are 300 people who are into Space Exploration Software and ready to warez it??
How is the Other Blair (or is it "Lord" Blair) doing these days, btw?
A pretty good interpretation: 1984 as satire about the Socialist program of the Fabians:
In parts of India where Orwell during his early years lived with his family, Big Brother means the close relative who provides financial support to the family. Orwell, remembering the 1942 Beveridge Report, which was used by Clement Atlee in 1945 as a campaign issue, knew that the full Beveridge package comprised more than a National Health Service. It included paid postpartum leave for mothers, child support, compulsory education until college, part-time vocational education, free lunches for students, pay
raises for teachers, improved physical education, unemployment insurance, job priority for veterans, welfare for youth, training for the handicapped, government housing around parks, and even payment of funeral expenses. It was literally cradle-to-grave security. It required new ministries to be built and filled with bureaucrats, in which government holds total power over its citizens. Orwell believed that power over citizens would grow annually until, by the calendar year 1984, Fabian socialists, who were always increasing their numbers through university education, would become sufficiently numerous to remain perpetually in power. No revolution could ever overthrow them.
Orwell saw firsthand how younger Fabians rose to power in proportion to their ability to engage in self-censure, teamwork, and shared journalism and broadcasting. They preferred comrades who tamed emotions and individuality, and showed loyalty to an international brotherhood. The new Fabians as a social class comprised professors, scientists, technologists, advertisers, journalists, public relations specialists, labor union leaders, and celebrities. They represented a collectivistic oligarchy always expanding their oppressive reach into private lives. ...
"Answers on a postcard, please."
Clearly, if you push the old-style Bush-Era minimalist grey icon depicting a pill dropping into your wine glass, you will subsequently be redirected to one of three colourful LSD experiences depicted!
It's pretty clear to me.
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