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Comment: Re:multithreaded sorts (Score 1) 526

by immortalpob (#44459983) Attached to: Qualcomm Says Eight-Core Processors Are Dumb
You proposal is still O(n) complexity overhead, you are looping over the array once to assign each item to a processor. It is better then the other proposal in the average case, but to claim it is no significant overhead is false. The entire point he was making is yes it can be done more quickly, but the total work is greater and this is bad if you are mainly concerned about battery life. Furthermore your proposal has very bad worst case performance, consider an array with all entries that start with 'a', you would basically be running the sort as single core and still have O(n) overhead. Multicore processing is hard, that is why it is still so little used.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 147

by immortalpob (#35421532) Attached to: Kidney Printer
Actually I posted a clarification to my post noting the ambiguity there and going straight to the press release. The summary is wrong, he refuted the incorrect press releases which stated that he had created a functioning kidney. Is that unclear enough...

Comment: Re:What? (Score 5, Informative) 147

by immortalpob (#35421060) Attached to: Kidney Printer
Actually that sentence is terrible.. from the wake forest site: "Reports in the media that Dr. Anthony Atala printed a real kidney at the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., are completely inaccurate. At the conference, Dr. Atala used a new type of technology to print a kidney-shaped mold and explained how one day – many years from now – the technology might be used to print actual organs."

So no real kidney, just a mold.

Comment: What? (Score 1) 147

by immortalpob (#35421000) Attached to: Kidney Printer
TFS: "He refutes reported claims that it's just a kidney shaped mold, as reported by some"

TFA: "Wake Forest has since clarified media inaccuracies in a press release, stating Dr. Atla printed "a kidney-shaped mold", not a functioning kidney."

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 180

by immortalpob (#35087926) Attached to: Asus, Gigabyte To Replace All Sandy Bridge Boards
TFA says "Gigabyte says owners of affected boards are entitled to a full refund or replacement—and it recommends that users seek refunds" but I cant find anything in the press release that even hints at that. I find it VERY unusual that a company would encourage returns, not replacements. The press release is exactly what I would expect, wait till the new stuff is ready and trade it in.

Comment: What? (Score 1) 180

by immortalpob (#35084458) Attached to: Asus, Gigabyte To Replace All Sandy Bridge Boards
The Gigabye press release is here and it says nothing like what this article says, there is no mention at all of returns. Q: What action should I take if I have already purchased a GIGABYTE 6 series motherboard? A: Firstly, please determine your computer setup. No action will be needed if you only use the SATA 3 ports. If you are using the SATA2 ports, then there are possibilities that the device’s performance will decrease after a period of usage. To ensure the highest standard of customer support & services, GIGABYTE recommends that all customers who purchased GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards contact their local dealer (retail store where you purchased the motherboard) at the end of April for a motherboard exchange. GIGABYTE will provide an equivalent new motherboard replacement.

Comment: Re:year old post (Score 1) 145

by immortalpob (#34703416) Attached to: Court Rules Website Doesn't Have To Remove Defamatory Comments
That lies, from the ripoff report page which I assume is what you are reading: Submitted: Friday, October 31, 2003 Last posting: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 ... Unwilling to accept the court’s decision, the plaintiffs appealed the case to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. On December 27, 2010, the Seventh Circuit issued a ruling which affirmed the district court’s decision in all respects. So on the page claiming to have been edited in 2009 is a reference to an event in 2010.

Comment: Re:Nor do they give proper mention to Quantum DXi (Score 2, Interesting) 195

by immortalpob (#33595490) Attached to: Data Deduplication Comparative Review
You are missing his point. On a non-deduplicated system if one block goes bad you lose one file, on a deduplicated system you can lose any number of files due to one bad block. It gets worse when you consider the panacea of non-backup deduplication, consider all of your servers are VMs and reside on the same deduplicated storage, one bad block can take them ALL DOWN. Now admittedly any dedupe solution will sit on some type of raid, however there is still the possibility of something terrible, and this is made worse by the likelihood of a URE during a raid-5 rebuild.

The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected. -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June 1972