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Comment Hoverboard flips ... end on end, or sideways ? (Score 0) 98 98

If sideways, put an axle over it with an upper platform somehow & ride on the stable top half. Bottom can flip over all it likes.

  Not enough coffee yet this morning so that's likely nonsense. Still, a contributution,

Would have given an ascii art diagram but slashderp whines about junk characters in the message.

Comment Re:If you make this a proof of God... (Score 0) 612 612

God or not - finding an answer to "why is there anything at all ?" is an interesting mental exercise.

That you may be sick of hearing this question and the possible explanations is your problem mate.

Some of us like thinking about this stuff.

Comment Re:multiverse != multiple observable regions in sp (Score 0) 458 458

Big bang is an explosion of space so however the matter is distributed it's one big bang with one emergent 4 space with all the stuff in it.

There may or may not be other 4 spaces or indeed n-spaces emergent from other big bangs - they would be other universes - present in a hypothesised multiverse.

TFA describes multiple regions. That inflation may not be constant across our entire universe does not make these regions seperate universes. They're present within the same 4 space.

I don't think the term multiverse should be used in the context of the scenario described in the article. Find another term.

My 2c.

Comment multiverse != multiple observable regions in space (Score 0) 458 458

Think I followed TFA correctly though my physics is weak.

It suggests there are seperated observable regions in one 4 space universe.

That's not my understanding of the multiverse proposal.

My understanding is that a multiverse consists of seperate universes not simply seperate regions within the same one.

Though I know next to nothing about such things.

Mixing terminology confuses and the subject is confusing enough without doing that :)

My 2c.

Comment c++ is a programming language, not an o/s (Score 0) 430 430

competent c++ programmers are quite capable of selecting and/or building the graphics APIs we wish to use.

higher level languages/environments provide built in graphics support where deemed appropriate.

c++ is metal. we're not pop. please don't bloat.

- steve.

Comment Re:"next generation" my ass! (Score 0) 137 137

because it can be used as a client side machine independent "scripting" language - like javascript.

and it's properly typed which means you can likely compile to more optimal code.

js uses doubles for everything which isn't optimal. recall some talk of this changing.

c# supports multiple threads, etc. etc.

java would do as an alternative also. not quite sure why it's gone out of fashion.

just because js is the html5 default scripting language doesn't mean it's the best choice. we can evolve.

unity (3d html page plugin) uses c# for example. as does a ton of other stuff.

mono implementation for non m$. what's blocking html5 supporting this out of the box, aside from inertia ?

Comment Re:AMD's 'window' of opportunity (Score 0) 119 119

Surface Pro doesn't ship with an integrated gaming controller so it's not very interesting (to me anyhow). Whatever AMD do in this space will have to compete with tegra 5 android alternatives in the near future so will be interesting to see what they come up with.

Comment Re:Gaming tablet? (Score 0) 119 119

Its not such a daft idea. Sure a desktop workstation that you can upgrade every so often is the ideal configuration, but that doesn't fit on the plane too easily. Hope AMD can come up with something as sexy as the wikipad but with a little more under the hood.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.