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Comment: Re:What the hell is a "punter "? (Score 1) 374

by jkflying (#46456927) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

As somebody from South Africa (and who even takes the train through Salt River), I have to say I was also a bit confused. I'm assuming they meant a fence, although a fence isn't really "oblivious" as OP said. Perhaps they mean a customer who just happens to find a 'great deal' on a refurbished phone at their local pawn shop...

Comment: Re:Boolean logic lessons (Score 0) 285

If you're male and reading /. you won't be seeking an abortion for a significant other because you're single.

Thus, since you are addressing a /. audience, your logic can be simplified to :

Texas legislature is no problem as long as you are male or not seeking an abortion.

But 2/5 for effort.

Comment: Re:The firmware remains proprietary (Score 1) 100

It exponentially increases the amount of code that would have to be reviewed for proprietary secrets and patent infringement. On the other hand, just releasing the drivers wouldn't be as much of an issue, since they just target an interface that doesn't reveal what happens on the other side.

Comment: Re:Further proof that anti-GMO is all about the mo (Score 1) 194

by jkflying (#45508183) Attached to: Make Way For "Mutant" Crops As GM Foods Face Opposition

No, from the very papers you referenced, it has been found that *a single* GMO crop didn't have higher yields than classical crops. You can't extrapolate that to others.

Your generalization is like saying the inline assembler optimizations one programmer performed didn't speed up a program, so inline assembler optimizations can't speed up programs. Which is clearly BS.

Comment: Re:Yeah i don't get it (Score 1, Troll) 130

by jkflying (#45404779) Attached to: AMD Confirms Kaveri APU Is a 512-GPU Core Integrated Processor

Small form factor business PCs,

Don't need 3D performance. Don't need GPGPU performance in 99% of cases.

Doesn't matter, because it's cheap. Also, CAD and Photoshop *do* use GPGPU these days.

Media center PCs

Plenty fast enough already to play video at 1920x1080.

This should handle 4k video decoding.

low-end Steambox

If you want your games to look like crap.

I think you missed the "low end" part of that quote. Also, it will be really, really cheap compared to something with an additional dGPU. You don't even need PCIe on the motherboard. Not everybody can afford to game at 3x 1080p on high. These should handle 1080p on medium just fine.

Integrating the GPU into the CPU gets the BOM cost down and raises the minimum performance standard.

Because lots of people run 3D games on servers.

Certainly we do use GPUs for some floating-point intensive tasks on servers, but this is nowhere near fast enough to be useful.

These have HUMA. GPGPU-CPU interactions will be much faster than on any previous architecture because not only do they share memory space, they are also cache coherent at a hardware level. It suddenly makes having a whole bunch of FPUs on the graphics card useful for regular old FPU applications, because they can be accessed just as quickly as SSE/x87 FPUs. It makes OpenCL suddenly useful for very small kernels, instead of only being useful for massive data-processing chunks where the parallelisation had to be wide and simple enough to make up for memory copying overhead. TL;DR: I want this on my server, even if just for the stuff like generating graphics and accelerating database hashing. Never mind Folding@home and HPC kind of work.

Seriously, stop being such a downer.

FORTRAN rots the brain. -- John McQuillin