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Comment Re:2004 (Score 0) 304

Intel Indeo used custom GPU to accelerate MPEG in hardware or software depending on the computer the video was running on. This would be 1989ish. Also a German company made MPEG accelerators used in 1995. Also check ATI and Matrox early video cards which did this also in 1990's, again how didn't? So I think this may be prior art and totally obviousness in application ... Both parts are somewhere in my stuffs bin.
Idle

Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction 779

Pope Benedict XVI has warned that people are in danger of being unable to discern reality from fiction because of new technologies, and not old books. "New technologies and the progress they bring can make it impossible to distinguish truth from illusion and can lead to confusion between reality and virtual reality. The image can also become independent from reality, it can give birth to a virtual world, with various consequences -- above all the risk of indifference towards real life," he said.
PlayStation (Games)

US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

Comment Reality vs. Western morals (Score 1) 572

Since when do USA cultural standards apply in ASIA? I mean come on, I'm sure the boys without girls were offered girls so they could feel good also..... And I'm sure the girls without boys were also offered girls .... When in Rome ..... This was only the public part, the private parts were probably much more fun .... Travel Asia for business ... good things do come and go...

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