Sounds like it is compiling it's own audio filters. Many of these drivers allow individual audio effects like echo, reverberation) to be chained together to form a complex pipeline. To get optimum performance the driver would compile these directly into assembler.
The modern version of Blender imports everything from
That's just about the same in every city now
Austin has been ranked as the 2nd safest city in the USA, but according to other reports, 35% of the population is Mexican. But looking at the Google streetview maps, it looks like a really interesting modern city. The Austin Moon-light towers seem a really interesting architectural feature.
In my undergraduate university, the computer science department installed air extractors in the computer labs. But the workmen got the installation the wrong way round and they extracted exhaust fumes from the chemistry department air system back into the computer lab. People were starting to feel sick and turning funny colors.
In another college, one of the entrances was actually right next to the outdoor storage tanks for liquid nitrogen. Valves would be hissing with little clouds of gas around them.
The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter has more material than any of the inner planets. It's a fascinating debate as to they ever were part of a single planet, or never coalesced into a single object due to the gravitational perturbation of Jupiter (any large planetlets would have been thrown out of orbit).
No different from watching a TV show with lots of flashing lights. My womenfolk can no longer watch some of those talent shows because the program makers completely overdid the lighting effects - they had spotlight patterns moving up and down behind the singer, spinning patterns all over the floor and the spotlight patterns moving sideways to each side of the stage.
Vision works in the following. Take a stereoscopic picture. The two images give you depth information. You can use edge detection algorithms to determine what pixels belong together as an object (segmentation) and reconstruct a cardboard cutout view of the world. From each 2D cutout figure, the brain finds the closest matching known 3D object and constructs an internal 3D representation of the scene with information consisting of two things; the object and it's orientation relative to the person (distance, scale, rotation).
Now, you could replace the stereoscopic picture with the sound input. Then brain makes a closest match between the type of sound and known objects. Another method is to place an electrode grid on the tongue and a similar form of vision becomes possible.
Last time I checked, DirectX 11 had descriptors for all the different attributes of the pipeline, while OpenGL still had the state management functions that managed them indirectly. With both drivers, you are managing buffer blocks of data to read data from and writing to - these may be on the CPU or GPU side (textures, vertex buffer objects, transform feedback buffers, framebuffer objects, uniform buffer objects, shader storage objects). You just set what you need, and just call a draw function. Everything gets sucked in and blasted out. The crazy thing is that you'll can have 100+ lines of setup code with error checking just to make that one draw call.
It does get confusing especially with job adverts... I see titles like "software consultant", "freelancer", "programmer" (for visualisation work), "scientific programmer" (for parallel processing research into fluid dynamics), member of technical staff, test engineer, compiler engineer, software engineer, senior software engineer, principal engineer, architect, as well as data scientist (with "Big Data", R, Java/Hadoop and Reduction).
The main different between a programmer and an engineer was that the engineering work involved more consultation work with other engineers than actually coding, while the software consultant, freelancer, programmer concentrating on being given a specification from a single client.
To me, a research scientist used to be the person that did experiments, made notes, maintained a log book, drew conclusions, and published papers.
Now, when I see the job adverts, the research scientist is now the one writing research grant applications, visiting sponsors, making presentations at world conferences, leading a team, drawing up budget requests.
Data scientist seems to a combination of AI programmer and database programmer.
In the 1990's, Microsoft were all go, they were knocking down the UNIX workstation vendors, and making them replace their operating systems with Windows NT, the one true "multi-threaded" standard for workstations applications. And they improved on that with Windows XP, even if did take them a couple of service packs.
Then it's a natural conclusion for Microsoft to decide that if workstations with different monitor sizes have the same GUI, then everything else from mobile phones and tablets should do the same. It would have made more sense to have the mobile GUI run as an application over a desktop system, and just give users the choice.
Solar power did work - but the utilities suddenly saw it was eating into their peak demand profits.
Modern engineering systems using physics based model that are run on accurate geometric models of the terrain, the underlying rock geology, rainfall and a high resolution model of the proposed construction structure (Finite Element Analysis) . All of that geometry is acquired using laser scanners, radar mapping, geological investigation, geophysics, geomagnetics. Then all that data is used to run the simulation.
Modern game engines use physics based systems that work with geometric models created by artists and animators.
A lot of people in the South of the UK travel to other parts of Europe by ferry, airplane and chunnel train. So the "relevant areas" become most of Europe.
Imagine if the argument were over a weather map of the USA . You have your regional channels producing a local weather report, but the national channels have to provide a whole map of the USA.