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Submission + - AMD claims Xbox 720 visuals on a par with Avatar (

An anonymous reader writes: Although we don’t know when the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft will arive, AMD is starting to drop hints about the capabilities of the next Xbox. AMD is thought to be providing the GPU(s) that will sit inside the Xbox 720, so it should be an authority on what it is capable of graphically at least. Neal Robison, director of ISV relationships for AMD, states that we should expect to be seeing visuals like Avatar. So that’s real-time renders of the quality seen in James Cameroon‘s movie as standard on the next Xbox.

Comment Re:interested (Score 1) 6

Total Ok, to just show up to Burger Continental, I only put the that that it is after the sgvlug meeting because some people could be late because ot it and it was a shamely plug for my local LUG. Also I understand not all slashdor fans our Linux Fans.

Comment Solution: submit papers using prof's public key (Score 1) 949

OK, I've read the many pros-and-cons and they are all griping about the same thing: that the "paper" will be retained by the scanning company for use without compensation for the submitter [and also bears the potential for the paper to be "extracted" from their database by a hacker/disgruntled employee and further sold down the river...]

One poster had the right idea: present the paper as a scanned PDF image -- sure, a little more work for both parties, but not overly burdonsome to either [not even to the prof -- acrobat reader may take a long time to load, but not much longer than word...] The downside is that this can still be "OCR'd" from the images

I'd suggest taking it a step further: submit the paper using the professor's "public key" -- that way, ONLY the professor can decipher it. If further copies "magically appear" in turnitin's database, well, you have a pretty good idea who the culprit may be...

Actually, just as a side note, maybe this is a GOOD use for some of the new "features" in a palladium-ensconced version of office: you, as the "author" of the paper, can explicitly forbid copying and perhaps even the ability for turnitin to "read" it... (of course, turnitin will just look for an open source version of a DRM cracker... :) )

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Journal Journal: Missed my first chance to "moderate"

Oh well -- just when I was getting the hang of things, I log in to find "I've got mod points!"


too bad I wasn't much into reading slashdot this week, and when I finally was, SD was acting strangely -- it didn't act/react as if I were logged in, so I couldn't moderate...

Maybe next time

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