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Comment TFA did not say that (Score 2) 167

RTFA: Ubuntu has approximately 135,000 instances. In second place, a long, long way back, you'll find Amazon's own Amazon Linux Amazon Machine Image (AMI), with 54,000. Lagging even farther behind, there's Windows with 17,600 instances. In fourth and fifth place, you'll find CentOS, 8,500, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), 5,600.

Submission + - Nvidia Details 'Gameworks VR', Aims to Boost Virtual Reality Render Performance (

An anonymous reader writes: In a guest article published to Road to VR, Nvidia graphics programmer Nathan Reed details Nvidia's 'Gameworks VR' initiative which the company says is designed to boost virtual reality render performance, including support for 'VR SLI' which will render one eye view per GPU for low latency stereoscopy. While many Gameworks VR features will be supported as far back as GeForce 6xx cards, the company's latest 'Maxwell' (9xx and Titan X) GPUs offer 'Multi-projection' which Reed says, "enables us to very efficiently rasterize geometry into multiple viewports within a single render target at once... This better approximates the shading rate of the warped image that will eventually be displayed—in other words, it avoids rendering a ton of extra pixels that weren’t going to make it to the display anyway, and gives you a substantial performance boost for no perceptible reduction in image quality."

Comment Re:Also... (Score 2) 240

I always leave spoon or fork on the plate when heating up food in microwave, just so I do not need to hold it in my hand. Nothing happens, it does not even get warm. And yes, it is made from metal. Speaking of which, the microwave walls are made from steel, so there is always a lot of it in the microwave, whenever you turn it on. Oh, horror!

Comment Re:Home batteries (Score 1) 131

During WW I chlorine was used as WMD. Bromine is similar. Nobody has buckets of clorine at home, what they have is some hypochlorite salts which, when dissolved, oxidize organics in water and slo-o-owly release minimal amounts of chlorine. The flow batteries discussed here are supposed to use elemental bromine. If it leaks in your house, you have to call hazmat team. I mean, your neighbors will have to call, because you will be either dead or very busy coughing up what is left of your lungs.

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