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Comment: Only a matter of time... (Score 1, Insightful) 277

by inflamed (#48944925) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape
Rape is infuriatingly common in our world, while reporting and/or prosecution for the offense are comparitively rare. So, this probably isn't the first time this has happened. For the survivor's sake and for the sake of setting a precedent (Uber must find a way to stop this from happening), I hope the lawsuit is successful.

Comment: Re:How about Jumping the Cuda? (Score 1) 226

by inflamed (#48722713) Attached to: Red Hat Engineer Improves Math Performance of Glibc

How about compiler being able to leverage Cuda hardware if found during execution? Might make for fatter binaries, but..... if it found GPU, it might help in some cases?

Well, the system of execution is often different from the system of compilation. So, you'd want to have the compiler-user specify that a CUDA-specific binary should be compiled alongside (afaik cuda/x86 fat binaries aren't a thing right now). And that falls into the realm of build system, not compiler. From what I've seen the build system (make in this case) relies on nvidia's compiler to builld the cuda libraries subsequent linking into the cuda executable along with the c* and fortran code.

Comment: The forms are man-made, but the life within is not (Score 1) 221

In countless ways, spatiotemporally proximal organisms interact bi-directionally. For an extreme example: A student tends a dish of cells and the student's subsequent experiences (including chances of reproducing) are affected.

A succesful student gains momentum for a career boost, rocketing towards a tenure-track job-chase. Unsuccessful students are more likely to reproduce.

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.