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Comment: Meanwhile... (Score 1) 526

by mynis01 (#44461559) Attached to: Qualcomm Says Eight-Core Processors Are Dumb
Intel is planning to put out a 48-core mobile CPU in less than a decade ( http://www.extremetech.com/computing/139267-intels-48-core-supercomputing-smartphone-cpu-is-less-than-a-decade-away ), with the main benefit being improved energy efficiency. That being said, it may be a smart short-term business move for Qualcom to not pursue 8 core chips in the meantime, and calling everyone else stupid is a convenient way to justify that to stockholders. Myself, I would love to have excessively powerful mobile devices that far exceed the needs of the average consumer. I currently lug around a gargantuan Lenovo w530 which, for the majority of its use, is docked and closed. If I could just dock a phone with workstation-grade hardware in it, that would be much more convenient for me.

Comment: everyone 's a critic (Score 1) 211

The multiplayer and graphics combined are good enough to make me feel like my purchase was warranted, and ill probably purchase dlc in the future too. With all the crappy console ports out there that don't even come close to tapping modern hardware, i'd say this purchase is a no brainer for anyone with a machine that can handle it.

Comment: Re:One of Ti emulators? (Score 1) 254

by mynis01 (#42300311) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Replacing a TI-84 With Software On a Linux Box?
I use tiemu as well with a ti-89 titanium ROM dump. The skins and keyboard mappings could be better (never figured out how to edit that stuff) but it beats carrying around a separate device when you can just run it on the same desktop/laptop you're taking your online math tests with.

Comment: Re:Nouveau? (Score 1) 946

by mynis01 (#41624145) Attached to: Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF
Don't get me wrong, I use the binary blob on my desktop and am very satisfied with it. But on a laptop with Optimus, I wouldn't even bother trying to use VDPAU and stuff like that under Linux. You'd think if they had an opportunity to just pass the problem off to the Nouveau devs and wash their hands of it they would be all over it. As it stands, I would never purchase a laptop with an Optimus setup in it, despite the continual improvement in bumblebee that I keep hearing about.
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+ - Autism gene found by UCSD researchers->

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DevotedSkeptic writes "A genetic cause for a rare form of epilepsy-associated autism has been identified by UC San Diego and Yale scientists.

Moreover, symptoms of the newly discovered form have been reversed in mouse models by altering diet. This gives rise to the possibility that similar treatment might help people, the researchers said. The study was published online Thursday in the journal Science.

Researchers led by Gaia Novarino and Joseph G. Gleeson of UCSD studied two families, one of Egyptian descent and another of Turkish origin. They examined the genome of patients and healthy relatives for exons, gene sequences that code for proteins. The researchers found that patients shared an exon mutation on a gene called BCKDK. The mutant gene is recessive, meaning that it must be inherited from both mother and father to manifest."

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+ - Man blames octopus for murder in South Korea | Mysterious All->

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sagarctgboy writes "A man accused of killing his girlfriend is claiming that an octopus did it, in a bizarre murder trial

The unnamed defendant is facing the death penalty if he is found guilty of murdering his 22-year-old girlfriend, also unnamed.

In his defense the man is claiming that his girlfriend choked to death on Sannakji, a type of edible octopus that is consumed while it is still moving."

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+ - Law Allowing Indefinite Military Detention of Citizens Ruled Unconstitutional->

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cathector (972646) writes "The offending section of the NDAA, signed by Obama on New Year's Eve last year, grants the government the power to put citizens in military detention indefinitely and without the usual recourse to civil courts. ...
Judge Katherine Forrest, a recent Obama appointee to the federal bench, ... granted a preliminary injunction of the offending sections of the law."

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