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NVIDIA Hopes To Sell More Chips By Bringing AI Programming To the Masses 35 35

jfruh writes: Artificial intelligence typically requires heavy computing power, which can only help manufacturers of specialized chip manufacturers like NVIDIA. That's why the company is pushing its Digits software, which helps users design and experiment with neural networks. Version 2 of digits moves out of the command line and comes with a GUI interface in an attempt to move interest beyond the current academic market; it also makes programming for multichip configurations possible.

Comment Re:I'd like to ride to work (Score 1) 304 304

I'm right on one of the major public transport lines and near the freeway, so it only takes me about half an hour to get to work. I'm definitely not a triathelete, so it would take me much longer than 45 minutes to ride in

Splitting the journey half public transport, half riding may be an option though for when the temperatures drop a bit (I'm in Perth, we get 3 seasons: "fuck it's hot", "not so hot, but now it's humid" and "oh no, it's almost "fuck it's hot" again" :) )

Comment Re:I'd like to ride to work (Score 1) 304 304

Unfortunately the public transport here has a 'no bikes in the carriages during peak hours' rule, otherwise it would be doable. Potentially could get away with it with one of the compact fold-up bikes. Hadn't thought of splitting it like that, something to consider for when the cooler months come in :)
Biotech

Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg 155 155

An anonymous reader sends word of this biotech breakthrough. "Univ. of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) and Australian chemists have figured out how to unboil egg whites—an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry, according to findings published in ChemBioChem. 'Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg,' said Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. 'In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 min at 90 C and return a key protein in the egg to working order.'"

Comment Re:Here's a Thought... (Score 1) 608 608

Perhaps a longitudinal study would help - pick a group of kids (both genders), ask every year or so 'what do you want to be when you grow up? Why'. Or even just a list of possible careers, and ask them to say why they would / wouldn't do it.

It would take a few years to get a result, but at least you'd get a clearer answer.

Submission + - Slashdot BETA Discussion-> 60 60

mugnyte writes: With Slashdot's recent restyled "BETA" slowly rolled to most users, there's been a lot of griping about the changes. This is nothing new, as past style changes have had similar effects. However, this pass there are significant usability changes: A narrower read pane, limited moderation filtering, and several color/size/font adjustments. BETA implies not yet complete, so taking that cue — please list your specific, detailed opinoins, one per comment, and let's use the best part of slashdot (the moderation system) to raise the attention to these. Change can be jarring, but let's focus on the true usability differences with the new style.
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Submission + - Dice, what are you getting by butchering Slashdot ? 2 2

Taco Cowboy writes: Before I register my account with /. I frequented it for almost 3 weeks. If I were to register the first time I visited /. my account number would be in the triple digits.

That said, I want to ask Dice why they are so eager to kill off Slashdot.

Is there a secret buyer somewhere waiting to grab this domain, Dice ? Just tell us. There are those amongst us who can afford to pay for the domain. What we want is to have a Slashdot that we know, that we can use, that we can continue to share information with all others.

Please stop all your destructive plans for Slashdot, Dice.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Opinion of slashdot beta? 9 9

An anonymous reader writes: What are your thoughts about slashdot beta? Post your complaints here so that I don't have to see them elsewhere. Additionally, if the beta is so bad that you don't want to stay, what other news website do you recommend?

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