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Comment: Re:Hands and feet? (Score 1) 124

by Maxo-Texas (#47587847) Attached to: Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

I wish that were the case in the states.

Here, the police no longer ticket for even aggressive tailgating.

Drivers here get angry if they are within 10 feet behind you and you don't speed up (and you are already over the speed limit by 5mph). And what you really need to do is to slow down to account for the extra stopping distance you need to keep them from plowing into you.

There are a lot of basic rules of the road that the police used to enforce and which made everyone better drivers.

Now, the police seem to focus only on high revenue tickets-- even blatantly showing up regularly 3-4 days at the end of the month to meet their quotas on certain stretches of the highway.

Comment: Re:Will AMD APUs ever support ECC RAM? (Score 1) 105

by steveha (#47584557) Attached to: AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

The socket AM3+ does support ECC (if you choose the right motherboard, ASUS usually do...)

Yeah, I have standardized on Asus for all my builds, and the ECC support is one of the reasons.

If you want ECC for cheap you could buy a lower-end socket AM3+ processor like the FX4350

My most recent build was an FX8xxx part. FX8350 I think.

otherwise Xeon is clearly the better choice.

I have made the choice to not give Intel any of my money if I can help it. I don't like the unethical games Intel plays (example).

Processors are so fast these days anyway, that the difference between the best AMD and the best Intel are not that big a deal for my purposes. And while AMD loses on absolute performance, they generally win on performance-per-money-spent.

Comment: Re:And unsurprisingly (Score 1) 105

by mrchaotica (#47584519) Attached to: AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

Although I don't do it on my current HTPC, if I got one of these I'd be interested in removing commercials and/or transcoding to MPEG4 (or Theora, etc.). I would hope and expect that something so embarrassingly-parallel yet not implemented in hardware would be faster on one of these AMDs.

Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 2) 124

by bill_mcgonigle (#47584421) Attached to: Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

or a car that is stopped completely (doesn't see it at all)

Ouch. This is rare, but I've seen it.

I'd be afraid if I was on a 50-mile stretch without having to think about speed my mind would wander, and I wouldn't notice this stopped car.

I'm the guy who never uses cruise control unless it's flat and empty for as far as the eye can see, though, so maybe I'm atypical.

Comment: Will AMD APUs ever support ECC RAM? (Score 0) 105

by steveha (#47583469) Attached to: AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

I have a strong preference for using ECC RAM when I build a new computer.

I would be perfectly happy to use an APU to make a very quiet computer, but the chipsets that support the APUs don't have ECC support.

I admit I'm probably a weird outlier. People who want APUs probably don't want to pay extra for ECC RAM most of the time. Still, will there ever be even one chipset that will add ECC support?

Is there any technical reason why ECC shouldn't be used with an APU?

Comment: Re:More NIMBY (Score 4, Insightful) 356

It is well understood how ebola is transmitted and we have very well established containment protocols that we know work well. Ebola is not highly communicative, readily contained and the risks are quite low. The CDC doesn't even consider it among the most dangerous pathogens because it is relatively hard to transmit.

Sierra Leone's only expert on Ebola died from Ebola a couple of days ago, despite being an expert and therefore following all the safety procedures to the best of his ability.

The number of arguments is unimportant unless some of them are correct. -- Ralph Hartley

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