My 8-channel Eurorack UB802 blew up after about 6 months; lots of people report failures. I suspect there are even more failures, but they're so cheap (about $60) that people just replace them with something else and move on.
In my case, a PV8, which includes a 5 year warranty.
No, you've missed my point: They're excusing something that's part of the test. Nowhere else do they explain away the current score or what's missing. The text on the page seems to give the impression the pause is acceptable or 'as intended'. But it's not - it has failed ACID.
With the XBOX 360, Microsoft has become the Big Brother railed against in the Superbowl ad of 1984.
With the Wii and DS, Nintendo has become the Big Brother railed against in the Superbowl ad of 1984.
With the PSP and PS3, Sony has become the Big Brother railed against in the Superbowl ad of 1984.
Wait, which device were you talking about again? Oh, right. Apple. It's different when they do it, huh?
Insofar as the algorithm involves fewer operations I could see it consuming less power.
However, parallelizing an algorithm shouldn't save anything at all. Running an algorithm in parallel allows the operation to take place in less time, but it shouldn't allow it to be performed using fewer instructions. In fact, many parallel approaches might actually take more instruments (but this is vastly compensated by the ability to scale it up).
I don't know enough about matrix algorithms to really comment on the details of the paper, but it seems like making this more parallel doesn't improve the efficiency of the algorithm - only its utility.
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My experience is quite different from the above AC (of course, both are anecdotal, take your grain of salt - and mine are with FreeBSD, not BSD in general). FreeBSD users tend to be pretty laid back, if it isn't working, they recognize it. They may not care, they don't need it, or they may be working on it.
Linux users tend to get up in arms if you don't treat FreeBSD like the second coming of satan for taking away a small amount of their user base and development power, when Linux is obviously the true and correct solution.
"Officer, I was clearly standing on the street with my camera. It's not my fault that the girl was naked in her bedroom. She shouldn't have left the curtains open."
There's Peeping Tom laws in many places, for one thing, and there's lots of instances of individual efforts being acceptable where organized efforts are held to be unacceptable. For instance, refreshing on a site. One person does it, they're checking for new content. Many people do it, it's a DDoS.
the tribesmen ran around in panic, shot crude arrows at the helicopter, and tried to shoo it away.
what if the odd sightings of 'unidentified flying objects' here and there, and all the ridicule or stampede that accompanies with them is something similar to the event above
Now that is freaky.
I actually like to see more of these from different companies. Most interestingly, Facebook has a lot personal data. And what about Google? Yahoo?
If anything, such openness is good for MS in this case (even while they don't seem to agree to it, until now that it's leaked).
Other companies policies are also on the site. And it is good for Microsoft. That's why they did it; Striesand effect, and then withdraw the objection...
Well the OP is right that age has little do with maturity. My dad just celebrated his birthday and even though he's 80, he still acts like the spoiled brat he was as a kid. (Wants everything his way, wants his wife to clean-up after him, throws a temper tantrum at least once a week, and so.)
As for the article -
If this was my kid I wouldn't care if she was suspended. I'd use it as an excuse to send her to private school, or a neighboring public school, pay the required tuition these schools demand, and then stop paying my School Tax to the assholes in my local district for that 1-2 years until she graduates. Just the same way I stopped paying Comcast when they increased my rates from $30 to $65, or stopped giving money to Microsoft since I switched to Linux.
Are the video formats from the late eighties really all deficient in some important way? With all the formats that were floating around back then, competing to cram more video into less space, it's difficult to imagine that NONE of them can meet our needs in this decadent era of cheap storage, extravagant bandwidth, and powerful multi-core CPUs. What am I missing?
To give you an idea, in the mid-eighties, computers like the commodore 64 (1mhz cpu) and early pc's (up to 8mhz) ruled the world. The audio cd came out in 1983 and contains uncompressed sound because there no compression hardware (or algorithm for that matter) was invented yet. Only in the early 90's did mp3 become popular because by then cpu's were in the 200mhz range, enough at the time to play(!) an mp3 at 90% cpu utilization. By then transferring 3mb files had also become possible because of falling hard disk prices. So no, the 80s had no codecs, and the first popular audio codec was mp3, still in use today. Video followed many years later with divx/xvid.
I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky