harrymcc writes "Over at TIME.com, I wrote about my trials and tribulations as a left-handed person who uses technology products. An awful lot of them have clearly been designed with the right-handed majority in mind, even when they claimed they weren't. But the good news is that modern smartphones and tablets are very lefty-friendly compared to the devices that preceded them."
Autonomously driving cars are awesome! Think about how many deaths could be prevented and how much more efficient/fast travel would be! Why don't they have a convention for autonomous vehicles with this type of publicity? Syncing stuff between phones and PCs offers about a 0.0000000001% improvement in my life quality. On another note, I see they had some cool contributions on a 1000 core cluster. Good for them.
All these things are cool I guess, but not really innovative. Google needs to develop more interest in things that can have an impact on humanity instead of small technical changes to consumer products that only techy nerds care about for 15 minutes. Yes, I know they do useful things, but a whole convention for these little contributions are pointless.
Pygame is a pretty nice little package for quickly building 2D games. Fairly decent documentation and best of all, free! http://pygame.org/
I think that the whole point of the presented AMP work is the portability that is possible. As far as I could tell from the presentation, the same executable was used to explore the various hardware configurations on a single machine. It wasn't necessary to recompile for all of the various architectures, unlike when using CUDA when you would utilize an API to move data back and forth from the GPU. This is pretty cool, and I look forward to reading the details that comes out of this. Hopefully Microsoft is kind enough to publish some white papers..
10 million rupees... That's like 15 bucks! There goes the whole Asian global economy!
No mention of how easy these things are to program. Timing constraints will be very tight, and what happens if clock skew carries signals across folds? Any success depends on how well the accompanying tools can implement the standard synthesis flow to support multiple levels.
#1 improvement to productivity) Closing Slashdot!
tebee writes "One of my hobbies has benefited for 20 years or so by the existence of an online index to all magazine articles on the subject since the 1930s. It lets you list the articles in any particular magazine or search for an article by keyword, title or author, refining the search if necessary by magazine and/or date. Unfortunately the firm which hosts the index have recently pulled it from their website, citing security worries and incompatibilities with the rest of their e-commerce website: the heart of the system is a 20-year-old DOS program! They have no plans to replace it as the original data is in an unknown format. So we are talking about putting together a team to build a open source replacement for this – probably using PHP and MySQL. The governing body for the hobby has agreed to host this and we are in negotiations to try and get the original data. We hope that by volunteers crowd-sourcing the conversion, we will be able to do what was commercially impossible." Tebee is looking for ideas about the best way to go about this, and for leads to existing approaches; read on for more.
You've turned this perfectly good discussion about poop into an academic discussion. What has the Slashdot become?
We comprise about 1% by weight of bacteria.
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Nice. I can imagine most of my Apple owning friends hanging out at such an establishment, drinking a light tazo tea and discussing twitter feed apps.
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