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Submission + - India plans fastest supercomputer by 2017 (indianexpress.com)

darkstar019 writes: India is planning a 100 Million computer that is going to be at least 61 times faster than Sequoia, if its roadmap finishes as expected. Currently, the most powerful supercomputer is at 58th position in the list of top 100 supercomputers(http://www.top500.org/list/2012/06/100).
What remains to be seen is whether this claim will be met or would it be another failed project due to corruption or incompetence.

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Submission + - A glimpse at piracy in the UK and beyond (bbc.co.uk) 1

Zocalo writes: The BBC has a fascinating look into the music download habits of the UK population based on stats compiled by Musicmetric. The stats, gathered through the monitoring of BitTorrent swarms and geo-locating the IPs, shows the hotspots for music copyright infringement across the UK and regional preferences for certain types of music. Some of the outliers are somewhat unusual though, suggesting some problems with the methodology or sample size, unless people on the Isle of Wight really do prefer trumpet-playing crooner Louis Armstrong to the likes of Rihanna and Ed Sheeran who top the lists nationwide.

Not in the UK? There are some global stats on the "Most pirated near you?" tab of the story. Better yet, if you want to crunch the numbers for yourself all of the data has been made available at the Musicmatch website under a Creative Commons license and a RESTful API to access the data (free for non-commercial use!) is also available.

Comment WASteD (Score 1) 341

Excessive counter-strike and other FPS games have rendered my desktop keyboard to wear off the WASD keys, but the keyboard is still going good - thanks to change of the internal contacts over time.

Comment Re:NEVER (Score 1) 398

"you could use it anywhere you could use a scooter. " Try riding this car in a bazaar (typical Indian streets) 45 mph = 72kmph; which is much more than typical Indian street traffic (its somewhere around 50kmph). $10k = Too much for an average Indian, Tata nano costs around 3K and other budget sized cars cost around 5k, so this is definitely overpriced from Indian market's POV.

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