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Comment Re:massive parallel processing=limited application (Score 1) 108

With a multiuser, multitasking OS you can have 25 different unrelated processes running on something with 25 cores. Or you could have 25 threads in a dataflow arrangement where each is a consumer of what the last just produced. Or you could go over the members of an array or matrix 25 members at a time with the same transformation. Some things are serial, but there are plenty of ways more cores can actually be used.

Submission + - WOW Internet Location Based Advertisements (reddit.com)

Ice Station Zebra writes:

Dear Valued WOW! Customer, We will soon be launching a new location-based advertising service for our Internet customers. Location-based ads are displayed based on the zip code location of your Internet modem. For example, if a local restaurant wants to offer coupons to customers who live in a certain zip code area, location-based advertising allows them to display their online ads only to Internet customers who actually live in that zip code. At WOW!, we take your privacy seriously. Your personal information is completely safe and at no time does an advertiser ever know which customers receive their ads online. To learn more about location–based advertising click here. If you would like to opt-out of the service, visit wowway.net and log in to manage your preferences. Please note that location-based ads are NOT in addition to the online ads you already see; they simply replace ads that that would otherwise appear on your screen. As always, we thank you for your cooperation and for the opportunity to serve you.

They tried this in 2008 and got sued for it. I guess they are hoping we forgot.

Comment My dog would really like a pony, too. (Score 1) 254

My dog would really like a pony, too. Sometimes the world doesn't work the way we want for our own little special interests. The politicians all rant and rave about special interest groups. What's a more special interest than wanting to weaken security of everyone worldwide just so your job is a little easier?

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