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Comment Re:C for insecurity (Score 3, Informative) 104

Strictly speaking, those two aren't equivalent. The C example is using dynamic memory with runtime sizing, while the C++ one is using static sizing (and that array would be allocated on the stack). std::vector p would be the C equivalent. Other than that, I agree with you. Pretty much the only reason to use C these days is if your platform doesn't have a good C++ compiler.

Comment Has been Postponed (Score 2) 303

Well, the original meta post got heavily down-modded and has since been updated it with:

Update: January 15, 2016 Thank you for your candidness, patience and feedback. We're going to delay the implementation for now - we'll be back soon to open some more discussions.

So it's not been taken off the table, but it probably won't happen anytime soon.

Comment Re:Why are they on Social Media??? (Score 2) 256

If someone else sets up a fake account in your name, it still shows up when your name is searched. You can disavow it all you want, but it's still going to put off potential employers. If you have a generic name then it might not matter, but if your name is unique, you will have a much more difficult time.

Comment Re:FPS per watt (Score 1) 110

As for CUDA - it is almost directly inferior to OpenCL. CUDA's prevalence is largely due to NVIDIA's attempts to jam it down every available throat.

Not even close. CUDA came out well before OpenCL (CUDA in June 2007, OpenCL 1.0 in August 2009), and has remained ahead features, tools and stability-wise ever since. (yes I have used both). I would really like for AMD + OpenCL to be better than NVIDIA + CUDA, but I've been wishing for that for the last 6 years and it has yet to happen.

Comment Re:Dramatic speed increase? (Score 1) 37

I've never used it, but TBB flow graph does have graphical tool as well (https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/flow-graph-designer). Looks like a two-part profiler and designer -- in their words, the design component "provides the ability to visually create Intel TBB flow graph diagrams and then generate C++ stubs as a starting point for further development."

That tensorflow graph tool does looks pretty nice though

Comment Re:Very sad - but let's get legislation in place N (Score 1) 706

Oh, sure, they might get a little bad PR, and the stock might slip a little. But that asshole executive who decided security was too costly? It's not his data being stolen, and it's not him who has to deal with it.

While I agree with the overall sentiment, in this specific case the hackers look to have grabbed the full source of all the parent companies' websites, and the CEO's emails... which they recently released.

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