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Comment Or not (Score 5, Insightful) 103 103

Because rockets were actually working at that point, maybe not refined, but still useful. Quantum computer is not useful in any way at this time.

Quantum computing is still at the mumbo jumbo stage where they make really bold claims about what it can do in 1 or 2 really specific instances that all of 8 people on the planet care about, but then never follow through with a quantum machine that out performs a classical one in any way.

Oh, and the answer(s) may not even be right and has to be checked using classical methods anyway.

Comment Re:What's special here?? (Score 1) 101 101

Show me one that doesn't require a special FAB to produce the actual chip, at which point you can't control whats actually going on in the chip itself.

There are NO open source CPUs, only open source designs.

It stops being open source when it needs to run on a proprietary FPGA.

Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 164 164

Why would I give slashdot access to my Google account info? See I created separate accounts instead of bitching that people could figure out that I was a douche across all my sites using the same account.

And lets point out, I'm using an account thats 15 years old, you aren't even logged in.

Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 164 164

Then you're just stupid.

I've had at least 3 Google accounts since before G+ existed and added another 2 while G+ existed. Its pretty simple to create a new account with or without a real name, which hasn't been a requirement for a while now, thanks for paying attention to what you're whining about ...

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 143 143

Every computer has an OS, its just a question of how complex it is.

XP Embedded is not XP desktop anymore than Android is Debian. They aren't running a desktop OS any more than your cell phone is.

XP Embedded is not unsupported, and you're an idiot since you seem to think you have some non-buggy OS. The fact that you make such a comment tells me you know so little about software dev that you have no business even commenting in this conversation. All software has bugs.

Comment Re:Wait.. WTF... There's a SAFE that runs WIndows (Score 1) 143 143

The OS wasn't compromised, and XP embedded is pretty secure ... it doesn't run anything out of the box, so its pretty safe.

You choose Windows because the Win32 API has a couple of metric fucktons of developers available that are JUST as capable as random Linux developer that thinks he's kind shit just because he runs Linux even though his software is just as exploitable on Linux as it is on XP.

How ignorant do you have to be to make such retarded statements? Pretty fucking ignorant I'd say.

Comment Re:Seriously! (Score 1) 143 143


No, you have no reason why XP is wrong for the job, you're just parroting what you've heard others say without understanding why.

In an embedded environment with limited attack vectors, XP is fine.

Note: They aren't even attacking XP here, they are attacking the software Brink's themselves wrote. Might be a good idea to get a clue before blaming the wrong thing fanboy.

Comment I don't get it (Score 1) 164 164

So the argument all along has been

I don't want to have the same profile across all my google products but I want to login with the same profile across all the products

Which, to put it bluntly, is fucking retarded.

If you want different profiles, create different accounts. Your identity is your identity, its pretty stupid to use the same account across all the platforms but different names, the only person you're fooling is yourself, for everyone else we can still easily link your various google accounts to the same login, but hey, you go ahead and pretend because you can now use a different alias on youtube that no one can figure out who you are when you go trolling.

So big fucking woop, you don't have to give google the 3 lines it requires for a Google+ profile in one place ... now you're going to do it in EVERY place.

If you're one of the people who think this is good, you really are stupid and need to put your tin foil hat away. Its not even hiding you from anything.

Yes, this post is inflammatory, its supposed to be, its targeted at the trolls who think hiding behind their half assed pseudonym is clever even when logging in with the same email address/account everywhere.

Comment Re:I don't think you want an OSI license. (Score 1) 85 85

real desire. It's totally possible to have a proprietary license with source provided to the customer.

That's still open source. Contrary to what Stallman and the libretards have tried to do and usurp the wording, open source doesn't mean giving it away for free. It means the source is available, maybe even at an additional cost.

It's only GPL fanboys that think OSS implies free. OSS software predates Stallman and FSF, GNU and GPL, he didn't come up with the idea ... He just tried to usurp it and twist it to his own narrow definition based on his viral agenda.

Comment Re:Good (Score 2, Insightful) 270 270

I fly drones (real ones, not this crap that DJI sells, those are just Quads with some halfassed flight controllers).

I think this is GREAT. This is simply common sense. Someone else's property is not yours to do with as you wish, that includes public lands.

Quads ARE DANGEROUS when they are large enough to carry a camera. A drop from even 10 feet above your head with a 5 pound object is MORE than enough to be RELIABLY LEATHAL.

Comment Re:He didn't prove any flaw (yet) (Score 1) 158 158

like the trunk which opens automatically when you put your foot under the car and you are nearby. This is just a big gift for thieves, just wait for tourists with a car full of stuff to leave their car, stand in the vicinity and put your foot under the car when they leave but they are still near enough to allow the trunk to open...

Awe, isn't that cute, you're talking about shit you know nothing about.

In order for that trunk to open, your key has to be within about 1/3rd of a meter from the trunk lock or it doesn't open, so if I'm close enough that you can get into the trunk that way, I'm also close enough to just beat your ass for trying, since you two are going to be well within my striking distance at that point. You'd be hard pressed to get your foot under there with me close enough because I'm going to be in between you and the sensor or the sensor is going to ignore you.

And by the way, that sensor ... its a kick button, not just an IR pickup or something.

Same for the doors, you have to be within about a foot of the door. You can't unlock the doors from the outside when the key is on the inside. You can't unlock or open any of the doors with the key at or more than a meter away from the door you're trying to unlock.

You're missing the point here. They know how to deal with keys reasonable well, this is not new. In fact anything that requires physical presence they are generally pretty good with these days. There isn't a lot new here even if you think keyless entry is, it isn't.

They don't know shit about dealing with radio connected cars that can be touched by people anywhere on the planet. THATS why this DAB thing is a possibility, previously the only people who could 'hack' the car, were physically in contact with the car, which is an easy problem to deal, Smith & Wesson sells a product for this. What they can't deal with is when some random person somewhere far away that you can't see or detect until your left front wheel locks up because someone remotely commanded the ABS/TCS system to lock the wheel. No one in the car would do that because it's dangerous to them. The dude sitting in his chair miles away? He'll do it because he's an arrogant prick that thinks he's special cause he downloaded some hax0r app where someone else did all the work and doesn't realize that being a script kiddie just makes him a douche, not powerful and impressive.

Comment Re:Music? (Score 1) 60 60

... Participating in the music (i.e. singing along or head banging) is more than just listening. Which is where you fail to understand my statement.

Simply listening to music in the background while doing another task nearly universally makes people more productive and more focused than without.

Bottom line, anything that distacts you from the task at hand, impairs your ability, contrary to what you may think.

No shit Sherlock, you figure that one out all by yourself? I'm fairly certain that we all know that before any of these studies even started, after all ... THATS THE MEANING OF DISTRACTION.

The point is that music itself is NOT distracting and is in fact helpful. Finding another excuse/distraction to not get the job done is the human's fault, not the music, but hey I'm guessing you're one of those guys that likes to have an excuse for everything, right?

Comment Re:Not sure whats more impressive... (Score 1) 150 150

you have to remember GPUs have abysmal memory bandwidth (due to being limited by PCIe's 16GB/s to the CPU)

Uhm, no. GPUs have massive bandwidth to THEIR memory. You're talking about lower speeds to memory of A DIFFERENT PROCESSOR, so essentially you're trying to compare using the PCI bus as a network and your direct memory access. These are two different things. GPUs can have far more memory than the systems they are attached to and nVidia has certainly used this as a selling point for their GPGPU stuff. If your GPU is using system memory over the PCI bus, you fucked up your hardware purchase. When you think of the PCI bus as a network bus, which is what its used for in the instance you're referring to, then its about as fast as you can find within several orders of magnitude of cost. The problem with GPUs is branching, not memory.

3.Programming is the biggest difficulty, and will make or break our company and processor. The DARPA grant is specifically for continued research and work on our development tools, which are intended to automate the unique features of our memory system. We have some papers in the works and will be talking pubicly about our *very* cool software in the next couple of months.

You've never heard of Itanium, have you? Unless you can change this so that your model fits the existing developer base, you're screwed. Seriously, go read up on Itanium, trust me, you'll realize that your best bet is to figure out how to blow as much of the money as you can on vacations and fun things before it disappears.

and stack machines are notorious for having HORRIBLE support for languages like C.

So basically everything anyone that matters understands about software dev ... won't work on your machine. Well thats handy, at least you'll have an excuse as to why no one can make useful software for your system.

have been around for over 10 years and have given nothing but talks with powerpoints (though they clearly are very intelligent and have an interesting architectures) says a lot about their future viability. I hate to be a downer like that

Thats okay, you're just too young and inexperienced to realize you'll be lucky if you last that long.

Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet. -- P.E. Trudeau