about Trump, but he gets my vote for one reason alone:
Both parties hate him.
I like how I got modded down for telling my own personal experience with e-ciggs.
Do people now have to provide a note from their doctor to be believed on the internet? I get that trolls are a problem, but it's insulting that a slashdot user for more than 10 years gets meta-moderated down for a comment involving personal experience.
Hell I even have to wonder now if those doing the moderating aren't socks suppressing information that is inconvenient to them. I haven't done studies, or research, nor do I know anything about eciggs other than what I stated: I tried one for a few months and yes, my lungs hurt and I coughed blood.
I had the same problem when I tried switching to smoking a pipe (not the blood, but it did make my chest hurt more). Am I now anti pipe for stating that experience?
They did, after all, buy their monopoly fair and square and should have a contract with the city for it.
Should be interesting.
In communism, the state owns the corporations.
In capitalism, it's the other way around.
Party politics stay the same.
I stopped when I started coughing blood.
Seriously, I tell everyone these things haven't been researched sufficiently.
Size does, in fact, matter
The statistics used to say that GMO foods will not create a problem. They are heavily flawed and in serous need of a bit of applied chaos math with genetic outcome variations. The 'safe margin' used in the generation of mutation included no viral strains present in the habitats where the foods are raised. Scientists have definitely not finished mapping the proteins responsible for cell behavior when a cell is presented with infection. This means that we HAVE NO IDEA what viruses may or may not arise from infection of a GMO used for farming. Absolutely NO IDEA. Never modeled or studied.
Genomics isn't a simple statistic of probability of mutation. Millions of organisms interact with each other in every ecology, and only weak statistical probabilities based on weak environmental observations are enough for the 'intellectual elite' to declare us safe?
That's not science, that's gambling in an establishment known for cheating.
Paramount is attempting to write law using the threat of big-money legal harassment as their police force. Many corporations do this.
The issue here is that Paramount isn't a lawyer, and their grip on a cultural meme doesn't expire. It's a money game where cultural evolution is dictated by intellectual property rights that are unsupportable for society itself.
It has been over 50 years since star trek became a part of our culture. It has been propagating through two generations of humanity. The right to communicate with shared cultural meme cannot be 'owned' as intellectual property in perpetuity, or like the airwaves soon every shared idea will be owned by someone. There must be limits.
Yet another article that takes massive liberties with pure speculation and has almost nothing to do with science other than the word scientist.
High-Tech rednecks are a lot less expensive to hire than Hipsters and Yuppies.
Heck I can get a website cobbled together for a case of beer and one visit to a strip club.
In 20 years I have yet to find a television show that comes anywhere close to 'what people would really do'
This AI is going to think everyone is either a clown, or a ninja. That one can always spot a villain by his monologing and that the only true evil is getting things for free.
But I thought that the shader pipelines were basically low-latency vector processing chains.
The cost of these supercomputers is astronomical, so why the petaflops?
As I understand it the benefit of a supercomputer is BUS speed (getting data between the CPU caches quickly) for massively parallel computing tasks. What I don't understand is why there are so few hybrids using parallel GPU processing (2x512x8/16/32GB) to achieve the same tasks, even for weather applications. It seems to me that processing blocks could be exchanged over fiber sufficiently for real time applications, but I may not fully understand the problem?
As I understand it the supercomputers have separate dedicated channels for types of memory exchanges for large matrices that get updated by all the processors, but block updates aren't read anywhere near as quickly as the chunks being worked on. It seems that the delay wouldn't make much difference overall, but I don't claim to be an expert on it.
PL/I -- "the fatal disease" -- belongs more to the problem set than to the solution set. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 17, Number 5