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US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

Posted by Soulskill
from the quick-who-knows-a-good-ps3-flight-sim dept.
bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

Modern Warfare 2 Not Recalled In Russia After All 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-the-thought-that-counts dept.
thief21 writes "After claims that console versions Modern Warfare 2 had been recalled in Russia due to complaints from politicians and the gaming public over the infamous airport slaughter scene, it turns out the stories were completely untrue. Activision never released a console version of the game in Russia." Instead, they simply edited the notorious scene out of the PC version. They did this of their own volition, since Russia doesn't have a formal ratings committee.

Comment: Re:What do you bet... (Score 1) 509

by wolfen (#28984963) Attached to: Feds At DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned

"Now, I doubt that death threats against pro-gun actors and celebrities are so numerous (if there were a way to measure it). Did Selvester, Tom Selleck, Ah-nold, Kurt Russel, Ted Nugent, Heston, ever get so much hate mail? Probably not--but most of them are much more passive in their beliefs than the two above counter examples."

Yup... That's Ted Nugent... A really passive, quiet sort of fellow.

Comment: Re:What do you bet... (Score 1) 509

by wolfen (#28984933) Attached to: Feds At DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned

"Maybe, but then how do you account for the differences in places with the gun laws - for instance, France has over 400% the number of murders as Saudi Arabia, yet just under 50% less than the US? That tells me there is more to those numbers than meets the eye.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics..."

Obviously the real issue behind all the violence was women's suffrage!

Comment: Re:What do you bet... (Score 1) 509

by wolfen (#28984873) Attached to: Feds At DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned

"In the real world, it seems your opinions do not correlate with reality - for example New York City has strict laws against gun use, and has a very low crime per capita rate compared to other US cities like LA where carrying guns is more. There is no positive correlation between low crime and carrying guns, and there may even be a negative correlation. See table of cities half way down this page."

Seriously? Did you just claim that carrying a gun in LA is easier than New York? LA, New York, and Chicago are all in states with extremely restrictive gun laws and those are the top three cities on that list on Wikipedia....

Of course the 4th highest is Houston, Texas so maybe the issue isn't gun laws at all... hmmm?

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)