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Comment Let's gt to the extreme. (Score 1) 56

Saturate your body with sensors. A bluetooth connection for every hair in your ears, nose and butt. Wifi for each of your liver's lobes, flow sensor in your intestines, strain gauges glued to your nails, ears and eyelids, a nanomagnetometer for every neuron, tile the inner wall of your small intestine with enzyme chips, etc, etc. If enough people follows that trend, soon the data flow is going to surpass any available computing power to process it. An being fashionable in the process, the real concern of most gadget users.

Comment Mi child is not poor and filthy! (Score 1) 341

Maybe those upper middle class parents associate vaccination with third world countries, and they're dark skinned and/or poor and filthy children sitting naked in dirt. Anti vaxxers children are superior to those halve humans. Watch this: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/previe...
http://www.theatlantic.com/hea...
http://www.latimes.com/busines...

Comment Re:They don't want to up the ante for experience (Score 3, Interesting) 292

You show the point. They don't want to pay. They want someone who is gullible. And that reduces to someone who is as young and inexperienced as possible with the minimum required knowledge. The long list is for lowering the applicant self esteem and make her/him believe that she/he hit the jackpot if hired.

Comment Re:Cutting features and old syntax? (Score 1) 427

In physics simulations, cad, rendering, etc, C is too low level and lua is too slow. High complexity is inherent to those fields and you can not foretell what abstractions you need in your language. That is the reason for classes and templates. Complex numbers and arrays are simple to implement as native types, they have been native to fortran for decades. Also writing fast and parallelizable number crunching applications that work over complex and dynamic data is one of the reasons for languages like C++. The sole comparison of gnu numeric library to eigen or armadillo is enough evidence.

Comment Re:another language shoved down your throat (Score 4, Insightful) 415

And for that reason python is good for a first course, as it forces the students to indent. I am tired of lazy students that don't indent, and then complain why their code doesn't seem to follow the intended flow. It is hard to teach good habits and practices. And any help, specially from the programming languages, is welcome.

Submission + - Unisys phasing out decades-old mainframe processor for x86->

angry tapir writes: Unisys is phasing out its decades-old mainframe processor. The chip is used in some of Unisys' ClearPath flagship mainframes, but the company is moving to Intel's x86 chips in Libra and Dorado servers in the ClearPath line. The aging CMOS chip will be "sunsetted" in Libra servers by the end of August and in the Dorado line by the end of 2015. Dorado 880E and 890E mainframes will use the CMOS chip until the servers are phased out, which is set to happen by the end of 2015.
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