* Posts by E 2

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AyyyMD had an Epyc quarter: Server chip shipments 'more than doubled' Q3 to Q4

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I got a lot of respect for Lisa Su.

Five or six years ago AMD looked like it might go under.

VMware's latest financial figures look virtually healthy if you page out Pivotal cash-splash loss

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Didn't Dell gobble up VMWare? Why is it filing income data?

SQLite creator crucified after code of conduct warns devs to love God, and not kill, commit adultery, steal, curse...

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Re: I have a code of conduct

"Re: I have a code of conduct

or one of my favorites:

"Tolerance means tolerating those who's actions/opinions you truly hate."

I wonder if this is covered by the Benedictine CoC ?"

That'll be covered in: Do not return evil for evil.

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Re: I have a code of conduct

What's sexist about "dick"?

Lots of people like dick.

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Re: This is serious code bloat

Somewhere between C and C++ for complexity then.

There's a reason the Benedictines are still around: the C++ standards committee's work will never end.

Cosmoboffins think grav waves hold the key to sorting out the disputed Hubble Constant

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...until the next boffin pulls a different solution out of the standard model, or the next string theorist puts forward the next under-determined solution.

It'll never end.

PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

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Systemd

It will be a test the first time he rejects a pull request for crap code quality and some snowflake complains Linus is being mean. Hopefully Linus has learned how to to say "No" firmly but more diplomatically?

Jesus Christ. I'm tapping this out on my PC and trying to find a delicate word for "not swearing at people". The reign of terror has already begun it seems.

Speeding jet of Siberian liquid hot Magma getting speedier, satellites find

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Re: There has not been any effectual presidents since FDR because "

Read the constitution.

Apple is Mac-ing on enterprise: Plans strategic B2B alliance with HPE

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Magical Wonderful Datacenters

Apple's tried this before. They still don't seem to get it.

I'll take low cost reliable pizza boxes, and I'll not pay for bling or froth. I do not see where Apple brings what I need to the table.

Tesla fingers former Gigafactory hand as alleged blueprint-leaking sabotage mastermind

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Jeepers!

Has Musk been possessed by the shade of Steve Jobs?

Mate, have a Flutter on the Darts: Google's mobe app toolkit for Fuchsia, others emerges

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Another one?

Another 'cross platform' language? Wait, I think I see a world-conquering Javascript tool kit on the road ahead! Oh no, skip that, I think I see another world-conquering Javascript tool kit on the road ahead beyond the first! And another beyond that!

I wonder what it's compiler/interpreter and libraries are written in - might be C or C++?

US regains supercomputer crown from Chinese, for now

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Re: Only because someone has to say it..

No. OTOH it will be able to simulate 1000 monkeys playing Crysis simultaneously.

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Shhh, don't tell Trump!

Kids and the web latest: 'Won't somebody please think of the children!' US Congresscritters plead

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"Do Not Track Kids Act"

Cannot these people do anything not wrapped up in Mom and Apple Pie and Thank the Veterans? It's a privacy bill FFS, it ought to apply to all.

It's no wonder Trump runs rings around them, they're infantile themselves.

Nervy nuke-armed nation fires missile with 5,000km range

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re: (while UK is clearly dropping out of the major league)

Shorely the UK can invest an extra 350M pounds per week in weaponry now?

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Re: As long as Canada, you say?

Normally I don't like rating disasters, but I don't think the Air India bombing can touch the 9/11 attacks - for either immediate death toll or knock on death toll.

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Re: As long as...

What, are you the local Trump sock puppet?

Hitler 'is dead' declares French prof who gazed at dictator's nashers

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I thot he was consulting at Breitbart?!

Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever

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@Voland's right hand

You were lied to by the leave side. Why do you expect them to tell you anything true now?

Wow, machine learning, what a snoozefest... less so if you strap a bunch of GPUs to your storage

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@Editors

It would be very good if the hacks would bother to spec the FP width when they bandy about "19.2TF".

19.2 TF of 16 bit precision may help you coerce customer buying decisions, but for my nuclear weapons development I *need* 64 bit precision.

SpaceX blasted massive plasma hole in Earth's ionosphere

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Shorely you meant CSAWs?

Shorely you meant CSAWs?

IBM claims its machine learning library is 46x faster than TensorFlow

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re: Tensorflow has 93,399 stars on Github.

Github is in large part a popularity contest.

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All that sound and fury?

And they could predict if people would click on an ad?

Maybe if the money was spent on lowering product prices instead...

Facebook opens up Big Basin Volta plans to share the server wealth

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Will it autonomously influence elections?

Statement from Zuck: "We had no idea it was doing that!"

Ocado to stock cannabidiol-infused water

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They could...

render down 25 litres to get the CBD.

Also, CBD is not water soluble, eh?

Trump buries H-1B visa applicants in paperwork

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There would be no shortage of talent applying if they offered a higher salary for the PROLES!

Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins

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Everyone is running away from...

TRUMP!

Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

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I'm just a spring chicken!

But at 52 years old I've been using UNIX & Linux since 1992.

And I don't care if Mark Shuttlesworth knows my PC is in Calgary, Canada.

I did not much like his "send everyone's desktop searches to Amazon" thing, however.

Linux's Grsecurity dev team takes blog 'libel' fight to higher court

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Grsec used to be opensource, you could down load it and patch one of the supported kernels and go to town.

Now you cannot. I wanted to use grsec for a server last spring, and the only way it is available now is for-pay.

So what exactly is the problem with Perens' remarks?

Security hole in AMD CPUs' hidden secure processor code revealed ahead of patches

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Where did you buy your mobo?

From a country other than USA, buy a mobo from, eg, NewEgg. Pick one that is shipped from USA. Note how long it spends in Customs... where NSA operatives (or indeed spies from your own country) install the requisite bits for this exploit.

Boffins foresee most software written by machines in 2040

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Trollface

Re: Clippy

Feed it Clipper code!

Yes, I took Putin's roubles to undermine Western democracy. This is my story

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"thought pathfinder"

Where's my gun?

Western Dig's MAMR is so phat, it'll store 100TB on a hard drive by 2032

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Bah...

I'm waiting for WAMR!

我的天啊! China gives Weibo users a week to use their real names

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On the upside...

For example: visit wccftech.com and read it's comment section. Some of the people might not be so aggressive if their mother know what they were saying.

Trump upgrades Cyber Command, may sideline NSA in future

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Cyber Command, or

Cyber Befehl?

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Cyber Command, or...

Cyber-Befehl

Place your bets: How long will 1TFLOPS HPE box last in space without proper rad hardening

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Won't the electrons get confused and float away?

Steve Bannon wants Facebook, Google 'regulated like utilities'

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Re: YOS!

Haha! Satire!

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Certainly California politics are odd...

but:

Kenneth Lay - convicted on 19 of 28 counts of securities fraud and wire fraud, sentenced to 24 years and 4 months, fined $630 million.

Jeffrey Skilling - convicted of all six counts of securities and wire fraud for which he had been tried, conveniently died of a heart attack before sentencing.

Surely you don't call that gummint interference?

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Re: "Clash of civilisations"

"Parliament of Whores" is one of the funniest political books I've read.

Linus Torvalds pens vintage 'f*cking' rant at kernel dev's 'utter BS'

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I have no problem with Linus' logic.

Create a user called '0day', get bonus root privs – thanks, Systemd!

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All you complainers...

If you do not like systemd, then don't use it! If nobody uses it, then it will probably go away.

There are distros that did not jump on the systemd bandwagon,

Back to ASICs: Mellanox pumps up Ethernet speed to 400Gbps

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Let me be the first...

to hail and welcome our extremely high bandwidth overlords!

Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway

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Re: 1,097m (3,599ft)

I do respect 231 MPH, but seriously: -40 degrees?

I live in Calgary, Canada. Minus forty in the winter is par for the course here.

Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media giants 24 hours to tear down hate speech

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Re: *******

Understandably the comment at The Reg are more reasoned: they're moderated.

We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer

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That'll be 100FPS, young one.

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Re: Joerg

Can you people not recognize a TROLL when you see one?

The Big Blue Chopper video that IBM might want to keep quiet

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Re: Limo

But you can get neither an RPG nor a SAM for under $75.00, so you'd never be able to expense it at IBM.

PAH! Four decades of Star Wars: No lightsabers, no palm-sized video calls

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Perhaps off topic

Frank Herbert's Dune trilogy/sextet, which must be considered an important work of SciFi, posited a future society with remote control precision flight robots, interstellar and 'lasguns' that could cut through anything, invisible shields, yet the hoi poloi lived a distinctly medieval life in terms of their tech.

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