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Comment: Re:Too but it bluntly (Score 1) 178 178

Not just gaming but GPGPU. It's really popular to stick NVidia compute cards (which are pretty much just their GPU's) into a Linux cluster. AMD tries to offer similar lineup with their FirePro server cards but in practice they're insanely annoying to use, and nowhere near as fast as what NV is offering mostly due to driver issues. As an example: They only recently released drivers that allow you to use OpenCL on them without having X running. NVidia has offered same feature for years and years.

Comment: Re:Ukrainians are a modern civilized people ... (Score 1) 848 848

MH17 was shot down by Russian equipment that is true.
The humans pushing the trigger were either by the Kiev government (quite unlikely) or by the separatists using a system either stolen from Ukrainian army or supplied by Russians.
It's quite unlikely that it was Russians themselves. They would have enough training not to shoot down a passenger plane.

Comment: Re:Endianess (Score 1) 77 77

From my point of view little-endian is better. Our text is read from left to right and numbers are read from right to left. Big-endian machines basically do this. On little endian both are read on same direction. If you vision the memory going from right to left (just like some other languages are read) it's perfectly natural. However on big-endian it's not. Big-endian basically means that there is a difference between bigger ints and individual bytes on how they are read. On LE there is no difference. tl;dr: BE is only because latin languages are read from left to right and arabic numbers from right to left.

Comment: Re:I don't think the cypher is the problem. (Score 1) 270 270

UWB transmitters can be detected simply by correlating between multiple receivers. And if they're stationary you can even use the correlation delays to triangulate it's position. Basically if it emits energy and you have enough time/receivers you can find it.

Comment: Re:Why Win8? Let me explain... (Score 1) 403 403

Remember that their cloud solution is somewhat questionable. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyclay/2012/07/19/is-microsoft-spying-on-skydrive-users/ If you enable the cloud sharing you risk getting your MS account banned if you:
"depicts nudity of any sort including full or partial human nudity or nudity in non-human forms such as cartoons, fantasy art or manga. advocates, or expresses pornography, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, hatred, bigotry, racism, or gratuitous violence."

As an example if you're a manga artist and you use skydrive you just might find yourself banned losing access to everything. If you write a naughty story in Word with sync on you are violating their terms of service.

I am aware that it is most likely very rare that there would be massive bans. However the fact that they have already banned some users of Skydrive simply due to the content of their private files indicates that they will probably do so in the future.

Comment: Re:WP 7 will get upgrades (Score 3, Informative) 396 396

Actually it's not just "Similar OS but with more features". WP8 is a completely new OS with completely new API. You need to do everything differently. WP8 uses the WinRT API. It's like going from pure java android (ndk not allowed) into iOS:

Comment: Re:Business Opportunity (Score 1) 328 328

Accepting payment is going to be a hassle. You cannot accept any credit cards (I doubt there is any credit card in existence which does not work in USA yet works in other countries) nor can you use banks to save your money because they're almost certainly 'tainted' by VISA/MasterCard.

Comment: Re:Frequency? (Score 1) 154 154

I bet you can go to 25m too if you just average the signal enough (use multiple cycles). The chirp and averaging both are there just to increase the signal to noise ratio. I'd say the best way is just to use all the available bandwidth in the device (range resolution is determined by bandwidth), not limiting oneself to just audible or inaudible parts of the spectrum.

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