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Comment Re:Mac OS X (Score 1) 245

Intellectual property from other companies generally has to be stripped from the code base and those algorithms reimplemented in a different way. Yes, technically those other companies could open-source their code, but generally they don't. Sadly, that intellectual property is almost always used to get high performance.

Comment Re:IO limited? (Score 2, Informative) 208

Typically for graphics cards, the only data sent over PCIe is texture data, vertex lists, and commands. The bulk of the operations done by the card are running the commands over the vertex lists while bringing in texture data. The commands are almost always a multi-pass or pipeline so each vertex will be used in computations more than once. The result is the pushed to the monitor, not the PCIe. So, yes, in general, a graphics card will have more FLOPs than I/O bandwidth.

Comment Re:Sounds familiar. (Score 2, Insightful) 571

People who will try to cause fear and injury aren't new. There hasn't been any proof that all this legislation and fear mongering around curiosity has actually made us any safer. We live in an inherently dangerous world. It's time to realize that we can't baby-proof it. Then we can get back to doing research, having odd hobbies, and being generally curious without fear of being accosted.

Comment Re:So they broke it, and made it theirs. (Score 1) 163

Perhaps you should actually read up on the technology (link are already in other comments) and realize that the sleep proxy service handles some requests without waking the machine. For something like a ping, it doesn't wake the machine, but instead the proxy responds to the ping directly. Same for service advertisements. It only wakes the machine when the proxy can't handle the request on the machine's behalf.

So yeah, it does solve the problem. Now you've proven that not only are you unable to perform basic research, but that you ignore the facts presented and continue claim something entirely refuted by the facts.

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