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Comment: Re:*Grabs a bowl of popcorn* (Score 4, Insightful) 382

by metlin (#49501129) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

You can get a buff body with a reasonable workout regimen in less than a year, and many elements of your "looks" can easily be fixed (better hair, wearing contacts, getting teeth fixed, dressing more stylishly).

If you have game, then your dick size doesn't matter, because history is rife with examples of men with questionable looks and stunning women.

Ultimately, having good social skills is much more important than any of those things in getting laid.

Comment: What's up: Sciuridae! (Score 4, Insightful) 206

by fyngyrz (#49486129) Attached to: Google Sunsetting Old Version of Google Maps

They aren't doing this to improve the user experience with the software. They're doing it to address the perception that "new and shiny" is what people want -- not functionality per se. They're aiming at the user experience of getting something new.

You know that marketing slogan, "sell by showing what problem you solve"? The "problem" that marketers have identified is the public's disinterest in things not new and not shiny -- and lately, not thin.

In my view, incompatibility is a sign of poor vision, poor support, and a lack of respect for those people who have come to you for what you offer. Speaking as a developer, if I come up with new functionality that is incompatible with the old, I add the new functionality without breaking the old. There are almost always many ways that can be done. I never did find a worthy excuse not to do it, either.

It isn't Google, or Apple, or whatever vendor that needs to learn a lesson. It's the public. I don't think it can be taught to them, either.


Comment: Re:heat? (Score 1) 72

by Khyber (#49483359) Attached to: Samsung SSD On a Tiny M.2 Stick Is Capable of Read Speeds Over 2GB/sec

If you put the SSD in, you've just throttled the system from being able to fully utilize two GPUs. Yes, the system will throttle. How you couldn't pull that away from my explanation is beyond me. M.2 PROVIDES 4x lanes PLUS SATA Express (which is another 2x lanes)

Multiple functions are supported for add-in cards, including the following device classes: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite navigation, near field communication (NFC), digital radio, Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), wireless WAN (WWAN), and solid-state drives (SSDs). Exposed buses are PCI Express 3.0, Serial ATA (SATA) 3.0 and USB 3.0, which is backward compatible with USB 2.0. The SATA revision 3.2 specification, in its gold revision as of August 2013, standardizes the SATA M.2 as a new format for storage devices and specifies its hardware layout.

That would also include physics accelerators and GPUs in those device classes. You might need a micro power connector for something with any reasonable power, but that's about it.

Been playing with this since it was known as NGFF. When have you been using the stuff?

Comment: Re:heat? (Score 0) 72

by Khyber (#49480829) Attached to: Samsung SSD On a Tiny M.2 Stick Is Capable of Read Speeds Over 2GB/sec

As the M.2 drive sits on the PCI-E bus, it takes up PCI-E lanes. If you had 32 PCI-E lanes, you COULD have two GPUs on full 16x slots. Throw that M.2 in, well, now you've got 30 lanes, so at best, you're getting a 16X and 16x @ 8x lanes option. Remove the M.2 card, those lanes are free and you can run dual GPUs max throttle (assuming you've got CPUs that can keep up.)

Does that clarify things for you, some?

Comment: Re:Can we get systems with M.2 ports on the front? (Score 1) 72

by Khyber (#49480801) Attached to: Samsung SSD On a Tiny M.2 Stick Is Capable of Read Speeds Over 2GB/sec

"I can't connect a SATA drive to Thunderbolt"


1s and 0s are fucking 1s and 0s. All that matters is that the data gets where it needs to go and has adequate bandwidth with which to do so.

You could run a GPU off the M.2 slot. It's just a PCI-E 2.0 X2. You may not get the best performance obviously, but it would work. All it takes is the electrical contacts and data path and drivers.

Comment: Re: And It's Illegal to Videotape Police (Score 1) 489

by chaboud (#49441813) Attached to: The Courage of Bystanders Who Press "Record"

It was a law on the books in several states, at least indirectly. In Illinois, it was explicit enhancement of eavesdropping to a class 3 felony when used against certain protected parties (police, states attorneys, etc.). In California, it was application of wiretapping dual consent laws.

These laws were leveraged by police to harass, and even charge, citizens recording public actions by law enforcement. I'm not sure about every state, but it was struck down in the courts in Illinois.

In NYC, the NYPD used the existence of an ancient (pull out antenna) cell phone hidden gun to make the claim that they were within their rights to fire on citizens with cell phones, as cell phones constituted a "legitimate threat". That is, at the very least, a law enforcement officer using intimidation to enforce an unlawful (and unconstitutional) order. Armed and threatening the use of lethal force is textbook assault. These forceful (mis)applications of police-protecting laws need to be remedied by clear enshrinement of the protection of public documentation as fundamental to free speech.

The truth, in public, should stand at the front of the line of forms of speech that should remain free.

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