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Comment: Satellites (Score 1) 498

by Mythran (#42861893) Attached to: Spy Drones Used To Hunt Down Christopher Dorner
It may be that I can't differentiate fiction from non-fiction, but doesn't the US military have satellites with the capabilities of infrared viewing and detection that would perform the same task but with much greater efficiency, given the satellite(s) is/are in the area required to locate the individual, plus with a much greater scope or area that can be tracked at any given moment? I play Call of Duty darnit, and we all know that the Call of Duty franchise is based 100% in truth and doesn't lie! :P

Comment: Re:Not this shit again (Score 1) 404

by Mythran (#42180759) Attached to: Auto-threading Compiler Could Restore Moore's Law Gains

You did the math right, but the cache line tag logic and coupled CAM are negligible. Sure, they may add a few million or so, but not anywhere near 5% of 100M.

Umm, "a few million" is around 4 to 5 million...which can equate to "about 5% of 100 million"...so yeah, I take that to mean somewhere near and potentially exceeding 5% of 100 million. Just to be anally retentive.

Comment: Re:If we can find them... (Score 1) 288

by Mythran (#38919591) Attached to: New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life
Or a few atom wide specific needle in a stack of almost completely identical needles using only a magnifying glass and a cup of "joe" to keep him going. I hope they have an ET version of Starbucks up there. That's also assuming that there are males of their species...otherwise replace "him" with "her" or "it".

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