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Comment Re:Businesses don't want to spend money on PCs (Score 1) 554 554

Businesses buy Windows. It is hopelessly annoying, but a fact of life. I know this isn't what you meant, but what I find annoying about this is the fact that they could install Linux for free, saving money (after whatever re-training costs are recovered) and allowing them to lower prices while increasing their profits.

I have to agree with you on that.

Comment Businesses don't want to spend money on PCs (Score 4, Informative) 554 554

I have worked IT in Banking (twice) and Healthcare (once), in both neither company wanted to spend money on a desktop pc. They wanted the cheapest they could get. Businesses buy Windows. It is hopelessly annoying, but a fact of life.

Submission + - How GPUs enable researchers to simulate the brains of bees->

An anonymous reader writes: As CPUs reach their limits, researchers are increasingly turning to parallel architectures to undertake high level research. As it happens, Graphics Processing Units have been using these for years, and so are ideal for complex simulations, including one ambitious attempt to emulate the brain of a honey bee. This is not as easy as it might sound, however, and so the challenge lies in developing and re-purposing software that will allow for the many complexities of the brain and ensure GPUs are working at top efficiency.
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Comment Re:This helmet scares me. (Score 1) 126 126

I am a non-rider and when I first saw this I thought cool, then my other thought at a Luddite is what if someone decides they need to hack it and turn the screen black, or other things to distract you so you wreck. At some point don't we just need a helmet that protects your head and nothing more?

When some people discover the truth, they just can't understand why everybody isn't eager to hear it.