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* Posts by PleebSmash

23 posts • joined 4 Dec 2012

Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

PleebSmash
Mushroom

This is a conspiracy to discredit legitimate use of FoI requests

You heard it here first.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

PleebSmash

Re: What SHOULD Microsoft call its browser?

Internet Extruder

Trident Blink

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Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

PleebSmash

Re: Please enable Javascript to use this feature

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images

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WinPhone's Halo hottie Cortana to hit desktop in next Windows – report

PleebSmash
Childcatcher

It looks like you're...

Clippy with boobs.

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Another step forward for diamond-based quantum computers

PleebSmash
WTF?

eh?

So, why are 4.5 billion qubits needed for Shor-2048?

There's this bit in the paper:

"For a logical error rate pL ≤ 10^-18, d ≥ 32 is required [73]. Therefore, a logical cell requires V = (5d/4)^3 = 40^3 cluster cells. To perform a logical CNOT gate requires a cluster volume 2 × 2 in cross section and two logical cells in temporal depth."

40 ^ 3 = 64,000

64,000 x 2048 = 131,072,000

131,072,000 x 8 = 1,048,576,000

Maybe "d" actually equals 52? (((5*52)/4)^3)*2048*8 = 4,499,456,000

...and that's where I stop making stuff up.

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Awooga: August Patch Tuesday incoming – with two remote-code exec bugs in IE, Windows

PleebSmash
Megaphone

patch tuesday?

But it's Update Tuesday!

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NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

PleebSmash
Alien

Re: At last

If this works, maybe the "2G" version of the EmDrive will work as well...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EmDrive

http://www.buildtheenterprise.org/80-ton-lifter-possible-in-6-years-interview-with-emdrive-inventor

"BTE-Dan: You describe a 2nd generation of EmDrive which uses a superconducting microwave cavity where 1kW of input power is capable of lifting 3 tons of mass. Of course if this worked it would be mind blowing. When do you think a prototype of a 2nd generation EmDrive could be built given adequate funding of a development project?

Roger: A prototype 2G thruster, giving 3kN for 1kW microwave input could be available in 3 years. A large prototype 2G thruster giving 800kN [80 metric ton-force] for an 80kW input would take 6 years."

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Remember Palm's WebOS? LG does – check out its smart TVs

PleebSmash

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/27/google_kansas_fiber_prereg/

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The answer to faster wireless is blowing in the wind

PleebSmash

read all about it

Dueling reporting: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/23/laser_beams_set_to_replace_fibreoptic_cables/

http://tinyurl.com/kwuflh3

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

PleebSmash
Thumb Up

mai three dee pee dee waifu

wwwwwwwww

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Google Glass faces UK cinema ban: Heaven forbid someone films you crying in a rom-com

PleebSmash
Pirate

Glass Eye of the Pirate: Cams on the High Seas

What's better than an HDcam? A 720p cam recorded from somebody's wobbling head, complete with breathing.

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You are ALL Americans now: Europeans offered same rights as US folks in data slurp leaks

PleebSmash

Re: Human rights are non-negotiable

Looks like the EU is choosing to negotiate. I wonder how the US will undermine this newly forged framework.

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Supercomputing speed growth hits 'historical low' in new TOP500 list

PleebSmash

All is normal. Big 100 petafloppers will appear in 1-3 years. China could replace all the Knights Corner coprocessors in Tianhe-2 with Knights Landing and achieve (maybe) 100 petaflops in 2015.

As for the aggregate PFLOPS and #500 position stagnation, is it really the end of the world?

http://www.hpcwire.com/2014/06/23/breaking-detailed-results-top-500-fastest-supercomputers-list/

"When examined as a whole, we're falling off except at the highest end...but what does this mean for end user applications? Is high end computing getting smarter in terms of efficiency and software to where, for real-world applications, FLOPS no longer matter so much? Many argue that's the case...and some will await the new HPCG benchmark and forgo Linpack altogether in favor of a more practical benchmark. That hasn't had an impact yet on this summer's list but over time it will be interesting to watch... Of course, keep in mind that a tapering off of GPU or other accelerated systems doesn't exactly mean that there is an overall slowdown. This is one segment of the HPC arena-there are many, many machines from academia and enterprise, that do not choose to run the HPL benchmark. Even if there are 20% of these machines missing from the list, the effect on that list would be felt in such a graphic. We asked Addison Snell of Intersect360 Research about the accelerator graphic above and he echoed this, noting that 'Change in share in the Top 500 doesn't necessarily reflect market trends.'"

Look out for:

OpenPower

ARM64

Knights Landing

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Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'

PleebSmash
Trollface

BTFO yet again

El Reg tells it how it is, startlet complains.

A sampling of #wi$hes so you don't have to #gothere yourself:

"I wish I could find someone #who could #help me #plan my #wedding. I'm on disability and have a very limited income so I need things as inexpensive as possible. I'm also a BBW bride."

"I wish I could genuinely #help #somebody with their #startup #company rather than just give them money."

"I wish I could find a cheapish small one bedroomed cottage/studio in rural Norfolk to rent in exchange for creating a beautiful garden and redecorating inside and out. #accommodation"

"A female penpal that is quirky, slightly eccentric, has a love of life, doesn't mind strange random conversations and loves chocolate chip cookies. #things"

"someone could give my daughter a leg-up in the media world - she's just graduated from Greenwich Uni with a 2.1 in Film Studies. She'd be into an internship type thingy - she speaks Spanish and English #creative"

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Cisco: You think the internet is clogged with video now? Just wait until 2018

PleebSmash

What 1.6 zettabytes might look like:

http://drivebytes.anodal.org/#1.6_ZB

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The amazing .uk domain: Less .co and loads more whalesong

PleebSmash

Welcome to

y.uk

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Denmark dynamited by cunning American Minecraft vandals

PleebSmash
WTF?

vandalism?

I don't get it. If it's available as a download, how is the original being defaced? Is it a copy run by the Danes for people who can't run it? Seems like the repair would be easy...

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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Optical computing a step closer with SINGLE-MOLECULE LED

PleebSmash

electrons per photon

"One photon was emitted for every 100,000 electrons injected into the wire, and the light it emitted was in the red range."

Could this be described as "good" performance?

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OMG, Andrex KILLED the PUPPY! Not quilty, exclaim bog roll boys

PleebSmash
Trollface

I'll shit on your beloved brand.

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Bigger on the inside: WD’s Tardis-like Black² Dual Drive laptop disk

PleebSmash
WTF?

1 TB 2.5" platter

1 TB in a 2.5" platter? Isn't that beating the 3.5" 4 TB (800-1000 GB/platter) drives and the upcoming 6 TB (~850 GB/platter) helium drive? Where's the 8-10 TB 3.5" drives then? This platter should have its own story.

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Indy devs to AOL: Save Winamp, or at least make it open source

PleebSmash
Alert

"Winamp is the best media player ever built," Zawacki's petition site states. "If there were other alternatives that would be fine. But there is nothing that can do what Winamp can do. It is the most versatile media player on Earth."

VLC all day erry day.

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HP salivates over the future brontobyte digital universe

PleebSmash
WTF?

what

When did "brontobytes" become official? (even hellabytes is better known)

Why broken English the slides?

Does the NSA have a secret storage technology? Or where did they get and spend hundreds of trillions of dollars needed to store yottabytes?

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