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Comment: Re:Vote with your money, bug your reps (Score 0) 652

by macara (#35510636) Attached to: White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown
This is slashdot, none of these complainers have the testicular fortitude to actually go to the source, they just like to whine about it privately and continue to bend over when the curtain comes down. I'm convinced this is how it will always be as the country marches towards oblivion.

Comment: Re:Good Example: GTA4 (Score 0) 447

by macara (#33336770) Attached to: Tensions Rise Between Gamers and Game Companies Over DRM
That same story is what pushed me away from PC gaming to console gaming, and now days mostly turned me off of gaming. Too many hoops to jump through and no real ownership of what you purchase, and even what you do buy is only usable while the servers exist to accept your key/account info.

Data Sorting World Record — 1 Terabyte, 1 Minute 129

Posted by kdawson
from the out-of-sorts dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego have broken the 'terabyte barrier' — and a world record — when they sorted more than a trillion bytes of data in 60 seconds. During this 2010 'Sort Benchmark' competition, a sort of 'World Cup of data sorting,' the UCSD team also tied a world record for fastest data sorting rate, sifting through one trillion data records in 172 minutes — and did so using just a quarter of the computing resources of the other record holder."

According to the latest official figures, 43% of all statistics are totally worthless.