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Comment: Re:Another excuse? (Score 2) 212

by pirix (#44780385) Attached to: Gut Bacteria In Slim People Extract More Nutrients
Actually, yes. I didn't say it was THE reason, I said it was a reason. You're suggesting that there's only one reason for being overweight. The study referenced above disputes that argument. Please note that I am in no way saying that leading a sedentary lifestyle and eating too much or the wrong things are also causes of obesity. Obviously they are, and major ones. But the data seems to suggest that it's more complicated than that.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 308

by pirix (#44547323) Attached to: Federal Judge Rules NYC "Stop and Frisk" Violated Rights
Percentages aren't people. If someone commits a crime and then says that to say they did it is racist - that's ridiculous. If however someone assumes that a person is probably a criminal because of the color of their skin, that's racism. Do you not see the difference? Imagine spending your entire life being hassled by cops because people who look like you are statistically more likely to commit crimes.

Comment: Re:lockdown coming. (Score 4, Insightful) 658

by pirix (#39059919) Attached to: An Early Look At Mac OS X 10.8
I'm confused by your response. Besides the fact that Android runs on phones and OS X runs on computers - which I do think is a salient difference - I also don't understand explaining away one company's bad behavior by pointing towards another company that's doing the same thing. I don't see what Android does as being at all relevant to people's frustration with Apple and their move towards rigid control of their platforms.

Lowering the Odds of Being Outsourced 355

Posted by Zonk
from the keep-your-job dept.
Lam1969 writes "Computerworld points to a study by the Society for Information Management, which concludes that the best thing young IT workers can do to avoid being outsourced is beef up their management skills. The article quotes Thomas Tanaka, a recent computer engineering graduate, describing a recent job interview: 'While the Santa Clara, Calif., resident has generally been looking for entry-level software jobs with IT vendors, he recently had an interview with a financial firm looking to fill an in-house IT position. That's where his lack of business background was exposed.'"

48 Core Vega 2 in the Making 206

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the packed-in-like-sardines dept.
TobyKY76 writes to tell us The Inquirer is reporting that upstart Azul Systems is planning to integrate 48 cores on their next generation chip. From the article: "The first-generation Vega processor it designed has 24 cores but the firm expects to double that level of integration in systems generally available next year with the Vega 2, built on TSMC's 90nm process and squeezing in 812 million transistors. The progress means that Azul's Compute Appliances will offer up to 768-way symmetric multiprocessing."

An Ada exception is when a routine gets in trouble and says 'Beam me up, Scotty'.