2553 posts • joined 24 Apr 2007
Re: Repeat after me
The programmer OR the user fucked up.
(not XOR, btw)
My bet would be on the user. But, as I write programs, it would be, wouldn't it?
"area of outstanding natural stupidity"
Also known as Darwin Award country
Scientists ar eon the lookout
for one humongous hoover
Just a thought
I suddenly have this image of the touchscreen punching
when annoyed by the user
High leccy bill? Don't look at me!
I never use any powerful hair furtling devices!
Never have, never will.
Good for them!
I'll drink to that (but not Chinese rice wine)
But does it contain Narrativium?
That would be really surprising!
Am I the only one with the urge to say ARRRRH!!!!
Buried treasure, after all.
Fins do not like to be called Swedes
A page out of the PARIS/LOHAN book
Is there an El Reg special nautical bureau?
Must visit the centre next time I am over in England with the kids.
There I was getting worried about storage bottlenecks in terapixel image processing applications.
What wonderful times we live in.
Pity they cannot land near Spirit or Opportunity, so they could film the descent.
Awesome project, I will have my fingers crossed those 7 minutes of terror
Is it me, or is the opinion really an assessment of what current law exists on the subject, not so much what he thought was best (that is not for him to decide). In the absence of laws dealing explicitly with all the complications brought by the internet (and Bot discusses this to some extent), it is then useful to see what existing laws might apply. Broadcast and database use are reasonable areas to look. If the consequences of applying the existing law to the internet case are problematic (as pointed out by the other posters), new laws should be formulated.
Re: Science is cool
Sorry about the accidental down-vote, mouse misbehaving, I am afraid. Add the up-vote too
The "D'oh! icon applies to me, not your post, as the science is indeed very, very cool
IBM is OK, but don't ever make it iBM
Re: "Ritual significance"
"I actually used that argument in an archaeology essay - got good marks for it too :-)"
Shows there are good teachers around (and with a sense of humour too, one would wager)
It is a catch phrase (probably often correct, maybe wrong as often).
I once had a tour of the "Cave of the Shaman" in southern France. It is named after a VERY male figure scratched in the rock, complete with a huge erection. There were also scratched drawings of women with exaggerated "features". There was a lengthy explanation of fertility rites etc. My suggestion these might simply be stone-age variants of scribbles found on doors of modern day toilets frequented by adolescent males of all ages did not go down well.
No it was a bring your own rock party
Would dearly like one of those displays
Both for general use and better 3D display of visualization of MRI/CT scans and the like. OK, so chugging out more pixels requires more processor grunt, and that does affect battery life, but I want a powerful nVidia card anyway to chug through the CUDA stuff we do, so I am used to having to charge the laptop more often.
Re: Not sure if they're doing this right.
Who are investors going to back:
Start-up A says: We will put existing technology in a shiny box, and add a huge markup.
Start-up A does: Put existing technology in a shiny box, and add a huge markup
Start-up B says: We are going to REVOLUTIONIZE storage
Start-up B does: Put existing technology in a shiny box, and add a huge markup
The first gets full marks for honesty, the second gets the investment, I would bet.
Ditching him in his hour of need?
There might be a few (non-mutually exclusive) reasons for this:
a) Oz do not want to tick off the USA
b) Oz find him tiresome
Whining does not win many people over I am afraid.
Mine is the one with the Barmah hat (not an ozzie myself, though)
Re: So do you think...
OK, so I need more memory
We are processing up to 4Gpixel images now, so I'd better polish up my act
Re: Dear Senator, Kettle meet Pot
Precisely! Don't spy on people, THAT"S OUR JOB!!
For long haul flights I tend first to check which airline is cheapest through budgetair/cheaptickets/any other comparison site. Once found I check out the websites of the two cheapest airlines found, often to find they have an even cheaper offer if you order directly from them.
Cheapskate, perhaps, but hey, it works.
Seeing how our shiny new 64-core machine is chugging through HUGE image data, a 4096 core shared memory device would be a dream come true!
Don't be silly
Crysis is not available on BlueGene
Re: Cool space toy.
but it does get higher than LOHAN, which is an achievement in itself
And there I was waiting for the cattle prod
A 13" notebook with retina display would be great
I do not care who makes it, but if I can get my hands on a good 13" notebook with hi-res display, and nVidia GPU (recent one (for CUDA)) I will be very happy indeed (especially as the boss should pay). A machine like that is really great as a portable workstation and demo machine for hi-res image processing. I know our code runs on OS-X, so I am completely agnostic about the manufacturer. I do suspect that the usual suspects (ASUS, please make one) will follow suit, and produce competitors. Then it will be all about price/performance and build quality.
Re: This is part of the Unicode standard
1F52F seems to stand for a Kosher atom ;)
Re: Not At All
Mileage varies, as ever. Don't forget, even if all the men treat the women with the respect they deserve, women may still be put off by a very much "male" atmosphere if you are one of very few women in an otherwise all male organization.
We have some outstanding female students (but far too few), and the general attitude of our male students is one of respect (though quite a percentage shows signs of the usual nerdy awkward behaviour towards the opposite sex, but that is par for the course). Strikingly, most of our female students are from abroad. This shows that not all women (by quite a long way) aren't interested in IT. In international conferences in image processing I would guess that about 25-30% of delegates are female (mainly Asian). It seems to be a thing in western culture to keep women out of technology (a long-standing tradition, as women were banned from most guilds in the distant past). I do see a gentle upward trend in the number of Dutch girls enrolling in our course, but we have a long way to go.
I call it the snobbery of indifference: it's cool to be cool in the sense of not really caring about anything, and certainly not about learning. I am not sure it is a world-wide thing, I see many more people in the east doing computer science (or indeed any science or engineering course), and that includes a lot of women. I have seen a similar pattern in Uganda, where many girls do Computer Science. I think people in many non-western countries have way more respect of science and engineering, because they are all too aware of the huge benefits they bring. Many westerners are all too complacent in that respect. Many kids just want to get rich quick or be famous (often willing to debase themselves on TV for such purposes).
Teach them the fun and excitement of science and technology early on (before puberty) and you stand a much better chance of winning them over.
So what is the tax rate for IE6?
Sounds like an interesting device to me
I like the hybrid concept much more than a pure tablet, and yes, I do see uses next to my laptop.
Now listen carefully!
It has a Pi-brain, not a pea-brain!
TVs get smarter as programmes get dumber?
There seems to be a correlation
Re: Windows is the OS of the Cloud
Windows is the OS of the Cloud in Cloud-Cuckoo Land
There, corrected that for them.
Rotten thing to happen.
I have not been to Buenos Aires, but I have been to other places so riddled with pickpockets that I was tempted to put a live mousetrap in my coat pockets or bag. In one place whenever some little kid asked me the time, I told them whilst swiping my hand over my back pocket rapidly. I always connected.
They didn't get anything (except a slap on the wrist).
"Curiosity is not as life-limited as the approximate 90-day missions ..."
I bet they feel smug at NASA (and with good reason!) whenever they mention the 90 expected survival of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers on Mars, especially with Opportunity rolling again after 8 years on Mars.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for Curiosity.
Ha ha, Hack Has Hilarious Headline!
Re: Well, you know what they say...
You lot still using a three wheel system?
thrwt wyndr plctb fvwhl
Re: Well, you know what they say...
Don't be silly! It is never that small
Re: "The Enigma code was developed by the Germans just after the WWI"
WWI is in the Concise Oxford Dictionary. Until 1939 it was referred to as the Great War or the World War. Only after WWII did the phrase WWI become commonplace.
Who will be the first to build a cute little cluster of these (just because we can). Could fit quite a number in a cupboard.
No spam other than the usual rate (like from BILL GATES FONDATION, or the widow of the late UJUMBU N'TUITIF, or warnings that bank accounts are blocked until I update my personal information, usually from banks where I have no account). Internet business as usual, in other words. No offers for cheap Viagra today, or cheap PhDs (maybe they did find out I have a proper PhD through linkedin.
My password does not seemed to have leaked, no important stuff is on there, and I have changed my password to be on the safe side.
Are there two teams out there who refuse to talk to each other?
baffling "design decision." I will stick with Win 7 at home, unless I seriously want to tick off the missus (I really only boot to Linux).
I must convince the people at work that the GTX 680 would sit very nicely in my desktop, if only to test some neat CUDA fluid dynamics code a student has just made (which works nicely on a dual GTX 590 machine in the lab). It is so nice we are getting humongous compute clout for such modest prices, compared to the old Cray J932 and SV1e we used to have.
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