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Comment: Re:Something something online sorting (Score 1) 241

by TempestRose (#45802739) Attached to: Why Don't Open Source Databases Use GPUs?
No one is saying it's gonna help with 320 GB of raw data. Clearly it will not. Where it might help is with recomputing the 27 different cubes the various business units want. Every day. Open your eyes. No one says this is for everyone. It has targeted uses. 1 use: recomputing compute-heavy cubes. Every Day. With pricing data, I would think your bosses would be sporting particularly large woodies, just dreaming about the realtime info they could be getting, oh, perhaps every hour even? Lots o' opportunity for floating point calcs there, no? Or are they just collecting the data? Hmm, did I just give away a business idea? Screw it. Contact me and throw me .1% when you make it real. Hell , hire me to help you make it real.

Comment: Re:Is it? (Score 1) 388

by TempestRose (#43360437) Attached to: Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox Suffers Serious Attack, Instawallet Offline
I'm admittedly guessing here, but you're basically saying that the only person / group who is able to perform this attack would actually have to be so rich that they wouldn't need to perform this attack?

Or, they might be extremely rich and simply decide to destroy the Bitcoin currency for some personal reason? ( hate, jealousy, lack of control, whatever...)

I think I can live with that. This person/group would then also be able to destabilize most other currencies in the world, possibly even China, US and EU currencies?

+ - Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest->

Submitted by TempestRose
TempestRose (1187397) writes "Tobey didn’t want to go through the advanced imaging technology X-ray machines, or so-called nude body scanners, that were cropping up at airports nationwide. Instead, when it was his turn to be screened, he was going to opt for an intrusive pat-down, and removed most of his clothing in the process.

Is there yet hope for this country?"

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Comment: Re:You don't (Score 1) 683

by TempestRose (#42470181) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?
Bingo. No matter WHAT you do, you have almost zero chance of success.

Any programmer who, in this day and age, writes code as you describe, is DOING IT ON PURPOSE to extend their "worth" to the company, by being obtuse.

I feel your pain, but unless you are really close friends with this person, or can BECOME very close friends, I think you're SOL.

So actually, now that I just thought of it, you could become close friends with the dinosaur, and THEN, perhaps, guide him/her?
Good luck my friend...

Comment: Re:VMware is very easy (Score 1) 361

by TempestRose (#41947183) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?
Actually, in my personal experience, virtualbox sucks ass running inside win 7 64 pro.
I purchased parallels and am MUCH happier with it. Not that parallels is perfect either, but it sure as hell is more stable.

virtualbox crashed guests regularly and the host on occasion.

Just my 2 cents...

The test of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. -- Aldo Leopold

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