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Comment Re:512TB of address space means nothing (Score 0) 125

"The increase to 512GB is a godsend to AI researchers and other fields with large datasets."


While there's no doubt that there is SOME application that could use that amount of physical addressability, it would seem extraordinarily unlikely that a single GPU would be sufficient for such an application and, even so, it's absurd to refer to such a niche as a "godsend". Meaningless hyperbole, most likely without any supporting insight.

Comment Re:It's Come to This (Score 2) 100

"Nobody in the HA crowd has ever been able to offer a coherent value proposition for how HA could improve *my* life that would in any way be useful to *me*. Until this changes I will continue to blindly assume HA is a pointless waste of time and money with increasingly massive malware/privacy issues."

It's not the first time someone has bragged about their willful ignorance.

Saying that there is no value proposition to HA is like saying there is no point in painting the walls different colors. If the extent of your lighting is limited to a single ceiling fixture in your room then lighting automation, as an example, is not valuable to you. This reflects more on your lack of sophistication than on HA's value proposition. HA is a tool to achieve desirable ends, not an end in itself, and the problem here is your lack of vision.

Comment Re:lawsuit incoming... (Score 1, Insightful) 179

What an incredibly un-insightful post.

Does the earth care where the population growth is? What's wrong with letting immigrants in? It's not a contest.

Unequal benefits is a problem employers should solve, not one they should accelerate as an incentive to do harm to the environment.

Comment Re:Audio (Score 1) 114

BLE doesn't use pairing and Bluetooth isn't a "network" that devices need to join.

With bluetooth you don't have to discover a network, join it, and provide one of several login credentials, none of which many bluetooth devices have an adequate UI to implement. Joining a WiFi network during setup of smaller devices is a horrendous, unacceptable process. The equivalent process with bluetooth is either nonexistent (BLE) or a joy in comparison. Often time, even when pairing is needed, the process is entirely automatic. That can NEVER happen with WiFi.

Zigbee is a far better competitor to Bluetooth than WiFi is.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 5, Informative) 1368

"California is one of ONLY 3 states to give more to the US federal government than it receives."

Not even close.

California is one of 17 states, not just 3, that gives more than it receives. California ranks 8th among those 17. It is not one of only three, it's not even in the top three.

"You'd better do some research."

So should you.

Comment Re:Disheartening (Score 1) 164

"I understand your disgust, but keep in mind that an intelligent person who leaves is contributing as much to the demise of Slashdot as each troll who is added."

What is wrong with the demise of Slashdot though? No "intelligent person" should feel any duty to its preservation. Intelligent people should want to be free from garbage and trolling, not obligated to fight them. Tribalism is a fundamental problem, not a fundamental solution.

Comment Re:And to think the DNC wanted to face Trump... (Score 1) 2837

"Incidentally, for those looking for someone to blame here, look no further than the DNC:"

Why would any thinking person blame the opposition for a policy of non-interference and not blame the nominating party itself? Of all the reasons to assign blame for the nomination of Trump, the DNC not interfering during the process is not one of them. The DNC opposed Trump when they were supposed to and had their candidate been different perhaps they would have succeeded.

Comment Re:And to think the DNC wanted to face Trump... (Score 1) 2837

It's done much more than that. The two party system has corrupted the intention of our representative government. It has destroyed the electoral college, locked out competition, and gerrymandered itself into perpetual electoral security, then the two sides sell themselves to the same corporate interests leaving us with essentially fascism. We don't have a representative government at al, only the pretense of itl.

Most government organizations don't directly elect their chief executive. I think the US would be best served to do away with presidential elections entirely and instead focus on restoring the legislature to real representation and have them choose the "CEO" like every other government and business of consequence.

It has never been more clear that the population cannot be trusted to choose its president directly but the constitutional fix for this (the electoral college) itself is corrupt and useless. A properly functioning electoral college would never elect Trump and the knowledge of this fact would have prevented the party from nominating him in the first place.

Comment Re:And to think the DNC wanted to face Trump... (Score 1) 2837

Wow, you must be really proud of this comment. "...having a non-functional set of gonads being president..." Considering Trump is in his 70's it's likely that we would have this either way. Not that it matters as reproductive capability is not a qualification for the office, apparently nothing is.

It's not inherently sexist to vote for Trump unless the reason for the vote is that you didn't want a woman as president. It is equally sexist to vote for Hilary because you want a woman as president. Gender should not be the factor (though it very likely was).

Hilary carried minority voters with a significantly lower margin than Obama despite the fact that a vote for her was just as much in their interest, perhaps more. The reason for this must have had to do, perhaps entirely, with her being a woman. Had she carried minorities at Obama levels she would have won.

Comment Re:Apple and wIntel moving PROprietary hellenizati (Score 0) 212

DEC Alpha was an abject failure in the market and was technically threadbare. Sure it was 64 bit when little else was, but so what? No software would benefit at the time as opposed to, say, an integer divide instruction that the Alpha didn't even have!

Morons who name-drop Alpha are simply exposing their ignorance. No one had Alphas because no one sold any.

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