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Comment: Multi-multi tasking? (Score 1) 256 256

by manoftin (#27934939) Attached to: Apple Freezes Snow Leopard APIs
I'm already utilising my MacBook's multi-cores... by bouncing stuff in Logic at the same time as streaming BBC radio and doing LAMP dev. I don't necessarily want FF or whatever chewing up all available resource on all processors. My point is that outside of academia where the whole of a machine is dedicated to a single cause there is little need to introduce this complexity at a sub-application level.

Comment: Re:One thing of note (Score 1) 222 222

by manoftin (#27903679) Attached to: The Grid, Our Cars, and the Net
I was similarly bamboozled. The biggest problem in the automotive future is how to distribute electricity to electric cars in a fair and convenient way. The article hints at this but never explicitely addresses it. Why? I also agree with the above - that basing your network infrastructure on Vehicles is daft. But getting cars to participate does make sense from a crash prevention perspective. This paves the way for massively scaling up vehicle density with self-navigating travel at some utopian juncture.

Comment: Re:Imagine (Score 1) 469 469

by manoftin (#27567445) Attached to: UK To Train Pro-West Islamic Groups To Game Google

There are LOTS of fundamentalist Christians in the US and how much terrorism are they responsible for? Compare that to the number of fundamentalist Muslims also in the US who were arrested for terrorism plots.

if red-neck prejudiced, racist, chauvinistic fundamentalist Christian Americans were in the minority it would be the exact opposite.

Comment: A Hybrid Future (Score 1) 148 148

by manoftin (#26406833) Attached to: AMD Plans 1,000-GPU Supercomputer For Games, Cloud
Does anyone else agree with me that the future is unlikely to be entirely offloaded, but a hybrid situation? Even the cheapest of phone chipsets will shortly have fairly decent rendering by today's standards. It's not hard to envisage something where a great deal of the processing can be handled by the server, whereas each device does a certain amount of rendering / coping with the immediate 1/10th sec to remove the lag. Somewhere between AMD's ideological future and current MMOs

+ - Breast Cancer Gene-Free Baby About To Be Born->

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manoftin writes: "I'm interested to hear the /. reader's take on this story reported today by the BBC about the first British baby screened to be free of a gene for breast cancer. This seems at first glance like a fantastic evolutionary step, but if it were about when we were born most of us wouldn't be here."
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