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+ - Microsoft designed a special processor to handle HoloLens data->

Submitted by angry tapir
angry tapir writes: Microsoft shared some additional details about the components inside its augmented reality HoloLens headset during the company's Build conference. Like a traditional PC, HoloLens contains a CPU and GPU, said Alex Kipman, a technical fellow in Microsoft's operating system group, on Thursday. But the headset also uses a custom built holographic processing unit to handle data coming from the many sensors contained in the device.
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+ - Hadron Collider To Create a Black Hole, Contact A Parallel Universe Within Days->

Submitted by Press2ToContinue
Press2ToContinue writes: Scientists conducting a mindbending experiment at the Large Hadron Collider next week hope to connect with a parallel universe outside of our own.

The staggeringly complex LHC ‘atom smasher’ at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its highest energy levels ever in a bid to detect — or even create — miniature black holes.

If successful a completely new universe will be revealed – rewriting not only the physics books but the philosophy books too.

It is even possible that gravity from our own universe may ‘leak’ into this parallel universe, scientists at the LHC say.

The experiment is sure to inflame alarmist critics of the LHC, many of whom initially warned the high energy particle collider would spell the end of our universe with the creation a black hole of its own.

But so far Geneva remains intact and comfortably outside the event horizon.

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Comment: Re:Cheaters never win? (Score 1) 233

This is a freaking 10th class test. It's inconsequential in every way. The exams which do matter (like the IIT entrance exam) are very well administered. There is zero cheating in them. The tests themselves can be said to be useless, but there is no cheating involved. Also, a large number of H1B visas are people who have a master's degree from USA. Their degrees and accomplishments are NOT the products of cheating.
Cheating is not common means that events like these are outliers and they are dealt with very harshly. Look at the article. They expelled ~500 students and some parents have actually been arrested and are in jail. When I was in school, and taking one of these board exams, we were really scared of getting caught doing anything during the test that might construed as "cheating" by the invigilator. People are literally not allowed to bring cellphones/bags inside the testing room, let alone keep them on their person. They make it very hard to cheat and the punishments are very severe.
There are some government institutes where cheating is a common thing. But any qualification from these places is considered useless, especially in companies which would send people to the US. Connecting such cheating with the quality of people getting H1B visas is just plain ignorant.

Comment: It's funny (Score 1) 233

10th class exams are the easiest exams ever! Also, they are TOTALLY inconsequential. In fact, they are optional if your school is affiliated to the most popular board (CBSE). So we are talking about a test that is of so less consequence that you can say "fuck it, I don't need this shit" and everybody is fine with that. And even if you decide to take it, it's so easy that most students cram the entire yearly syllabus in about a month and get decent scores, sans cheating. I really cannot understand why such a huge cheating effort seemed appropriate to these people.

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