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Comment Re:Fuck off with the clickbait/America != The Worl (Score 1) 206

It can be US based and still not US-centric. It's just that a lot of readers are in the US and tend to forget that there are other countries. And I agree with OP, that's very annoying, even when you live in the US (but happen to have lived in other countries). The fact that proposed articles are written that way is normal, but editors should modify them to be more generic if they want Slashdot to be a general tech web-site.

Since there is only one Slashdot (except slashdot japan), it should not be US-centric. My opinion.

Comment Re:someone probably died for this mistake (Score 1) 137

Why ? It brought millions of people to read their propaganda and see how "great" their country is for tourism. Free advertising. Tourism will see a boost in the coming months thanks to that guy.

As for the servers, they're probably OK, since most likely what has been saturated is the link between Korea and the rest of the world, which is not used by NK people anyway.

Comment Re:Good for backhauls and maybe some DC uses (Score 1) 73

Indeed, stupid clickbait article ... comparing state of the art research to home equipment, comparing technology providers to ISP, ... that's ridiculous.

The original article (http://www.zdnet.com/article/here-comes-the-terabit-per-second-network/) was about the next generation of fiber going running at 1TB/s instead of 100GB/s currently. This is used by datacenter, high performance computing ... very expensive stuff. The fiber is usually not the problem here, the optic transmitter being the key.

If we're talking about home equipment, this should be about having the current high-end technology (line 10Gb/s or 100Gb/s) becoming cheaper so that it can be deployed to homes or even local hubs.

Comment Re:fallacy (Score 1) 165

"open market" has always been inside a group, and means it is much easier to do business since the rules are the same, hence extending across europe is easy.

If you're outside of that market, then it doesn't mean you cannot enter it, just that you'll have to go through the usual painful process of inter-country rules. And frankly the EU market has historically been easier to enter than the US market. Protectionism is much lower in the EU than in the US.

So EU-to-EU is an open market. EU-to-Others is a controlled market as anything else in this world.

Comment Re:Fools (Score 2) 192

You don't realize exactly how little you understand the subject either. All your comments are totally empty and you make absolutely no point.

The improvement of AI technology over the last two-three years made AI better than humans in many fields. Go game is one thing. Driving is another. AI is better at driving as human already, because sight is now as good as human (even better when you add a radar) and reaction time is 100 times lower. Insurance companies won't have a problem, because better driver means less accidents. As of laws ... it seems some states are OK with it.

So please stop trolling and bring real arguments.

Comment Re:Taxes = theft (Score 1) 579

You're right. If you don't want to benefit from a stable country and infrastructures, just move to an island in the Pacific. That's in fact the contract and it's about living together (yes, with others, less educated, less wealthy, who clean your street and wash your car).

Your parents choose that for you when you were born. If you want to continue living in the US, you have to pay to stay in this country. This cost is decided by everyone in the country i.e. through democratic elections (even if how democratic they are can be debated, but the US isn't the worst country for that.). You may choose to move to another country where country costs are lower but live is much less attractive (like in east africa). I'm sure they'll like to see someone rich there -- though you may get attacked by a random guy or find yourself in the middle of a war.

All countries in the world do that (except those which artificially live from natural non-infinite resources), and the US is actually in a pretty good situation. Get your head out of your a.. and start figuring out how the world works.

All that said, the taxes arrive as an arbitrary measure that you may feel you have little power to fight against them. Talk to people in Europe where the EU committee deciding EU-wide rules are very indirectly elected. Democracy and decisions could be much better explained and transparency is key if you want to avoid everybody having the feeling of being "robbed".

So you think the system is broken, fight for transparency. But stop pushing that stupid argument of "I'm not using it, I don't want to pay for it !" even if social stability seems to be beyond your understanding.

Comment Re:What if... (Score 1) 148

The strength of a password is is difficulty to guess. A popular password cannot be strong.

What is misleading is that for the last 15 years now, stupid security has been around and promoting password with special characters, numbers, uppercase, ... touting those as "Strong" passwords. WEll, that would be true if they were random. But they are not.

If your brute force cracker is as stupid as those meters, yes, it will be hard to find Password1!. But if you're running a list of common password or using state of the art deep learning to try to act as a human instead of a stupid algorithm, Password1! is immediate to find.

I was pissed off every time I saw a website with a stupid password meter or requirement 5 years ago. Finally some people try to stop this madness, but this will not be easy.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 148

I think you got it wrong. The point here is that password meters are just enforcing stupid rules, they don't do any good and they provide a false sense of security. The password strength they show is based on the utterly stupid idea that human choose random passwords.

But humans are humans, not machines. Our brains are not designed to retain random passwords. So what happens ? People try to find a good password. But the meter says "no, not 32 characters long". So they just say "fuck, I'm not a machine", and "Passwooooooooooooooooooooooord1!". Done, stupid meter.

Comment Re:Universal Basic Income would fix that (Score 2) 86

Your comment is completely off-topic here since the issue is about happiness and tasks .. at home, which will be unaffected.

And in fact, if universal income is a potential answer to the disappearance of jobs (replaced by -say- AI), it doesn't solve a bigger problem : can we live a happy life with no task at all ?

The answer may be no, and humans will need to find other non-remunerated tasks to keep them busy and happy.

Comment Re:Here's the real reason for Nvidia's complaints (Score 2) 58

Yes, the HPC world is waiting for KNL because they don't want to port their old codes to CUDA. But that's just the expectation : people are starting to realize that running a Xeon code on KNL is by no mean immediate and you won't get much performance boost without a serious application rewrite ... just like porting to GPUs, maybe slightly easier though.

But on the performance side, it is very clear that KNL performance is terrible. The fact that Intel only shows scaling figures is quite funny : it is very easy to make a slow code scale, because computation times are high compared to communication times. To have good scaling, you can either have a faster interconnect or a slower CPU. Since they're never showing performance comparison but only "scaling", I'd bet it is the latter.

To illustrate, say the speed of your code is 1 on 1 CPU, and 32 on 32 CPUs, scaling is perfect. If the speed is 100 on one GPU, and 2400 on 32 GPUs, the scaling is not perfect and you can show the scaling curve from Intel saying "hey, we scale better !". That's ridiculous.

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