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Comment: Re:Dogfights?! What year is it?! (Score 1) 382 382

But for every situation where the A-10 has done "well", there have been cheaper, more easily maintained options, with better time-on-station. Also, with better night operations capabilities etc. In a situation like Syria, the A-10 would have been outmatched, and the syrian conflict hasn't exactly involved state-of-the-art anti-air assets.

Most of the love for the A-10 is just wanking over the gun, and that just gets in the way of reasonable decisions.

Comment: Re:Dogfights?! What year is it?! (Score 1) 382 382

The A-10 is useless if you fight an opponent that has 80's or more modern anti-air weapons, and don't even think about flying it when you don't have air superiority. The SU-25 has served as an excellent example of what happens when you go up against an opponent with decent anti-air capabilities: CAS planes like A-10 and SU-25 are hopelessly outmatched

Comment: Re:Umm, what? (Score 1) 395 395

"And then they have the gall to complain when you reduce their 8.5 x 14 legal size documents to 8.5 x 11 because your $99 inkjet printer/scanner can't handle legal size."

That pisses me off with some of the clients I've had from the US. The european clients? A4 paper size. Taiwan? A4 paper size. Japan? A4 paper size. About half the US clients? US Legal paper size... And it's the same thing with document dating, both on paper and on digital files: Europe, Taiwan, Japan etc etc, YYYYmmddhhnn. Most of my US clients? mmddyy... Gah, I just want to shoot the fuckers.....

Comment: Re:That's great news! (Score 3, Interesting) 517 517

To exemplify where Sweden is going in this direction, with two comments made by the Swedish minister for higher education and academia:

"7 out of 10 natural science, maths and engineering students being male is a gender gap that must be corrected as soon as possible"

"18 out of 20 students in service and profession oriented higher education(includes law studies, medical(covers nurses, doctors, surgeons etc)) being women is a great step towards equality"

Comment: Re:Too bad they're not more open... (Score 1) 52 52

Let me guess, you're one of the cunts who made one of those advertising funded apps that only pulled data from FR24's servers, leaving them with the bill for all the server and bandwidth use, while you yourself earned a decent sum every month?

That's a very real problem FR24 had with all these entitled freeloaders(as did MarineTraffic's AIS data site)

Comment: Re:So that means... (Score 2) 104 104

In reality, only rarely. Geeks like to claim that security benefits are overstated, but in their criticism, they often overstate the simplicity and ease with which it can be beaten. One item of faith for many geeks is the jelly fingerprint. Yet 15 years ago I encountered fingerprint scanners that would not be fooled by that, and it wasn't exactly cutting edge tech even back then. It used a combination of pattern, temperature, electric conductivity and pressure

Comment: Re:What portion of the memory is usable this time? (Score 1) 110 110

Yes, there is a point in having 12GiB RAM on the card: There are people who can make use of it, even with existing applications. It's also a good way of driving development. This also ties in with your cluelessness about Compute performance: while DP is low, not all Compute tasks need DP. Signal processing for example is a field where DP is a waste. Take music for example. Softsynths that do physical modelling require a lot of resources, both in terms of processing and RAM, but you only need single precision(Until the end, when it's converted over to integer). Now, with this Titan card, you have massive SP compute performance, AND lots of RAM to work within.

There's also real-time simulations, where this card with all that RAM and the Universal Physics Solver will enable to run high frame-rate sims at decent resolutions and decent detail, with a good approximization of the physics involved, which is useful during design phases for example. And since it's a single GPU, development becomes easier.

Excessive login or logout messages are a sure sign of senility.