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Comment Re:Garbage Collection (Score 1) 74

There's some more issues to it than that.
C++ is more efficent because it can use the stack more and can store primitive types in stl collections directly.
Language's like c# and java have to instantiate objects on the heap always and primitive type can't be store in collection classes.
Then, look at the amount of memory that the runtime uses, it's far, far more than any c++ exe. For instance, run a empty c# Unity project and you've blown 50mb of RAM already.

Comment Re:Now lets see. (Score 1) 1545

> I'll echo Seth Myers in saying that I've been wrong about him so many times that, if this trend continues, he'll be a great president

That's the classic logic fallacy. You could be wrong about him in both directions, i.e. he could even worse than your worse expectations - but you choose the other direction, i.e. that he is better than you expected, because that's the way you sympathies lie.

Submission + - Scientific American column: It's Not Cold Fusion... But It's Something

An anonymous reader writes: Scientific American magazine has published a guest column on low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR). The article puts into context the history of what was mistakenly referred to as cold fusion and what happened. The bottom line is that there is compelling cumulative evidence for nuclear reactions taking place, including shifts in the abundance of isotopes, element transmutations, and localized melting of metals. Furthermore, those reactions do not have the characteristics of either nuclear fission or nuclear fusion. Despite sharp criticism from much of the scientific community after the 1989 announcement by Fleischmann and Pons, the Department of the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center and other reputable organizations continued the research and published many papers.

The column was co-written by the author and editor of a three book series describing the history of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, from 1912 to the present. Lost History describes the early chemical and electrical transmutations observed between 1912 and 1927. Fusion Fiasco tells the story of what happened when Pons and Fleischmann made their astonishing announcement in 1989, and the fiasco that ensued. Hacking the Atom continues the story from 1990 to the present.

Comment Re:Intel 10nm != Other Foundry 10nm (Score 1) 110

The table here:
give a breakdown of the different foundries nodes.
As you can see, TSMC's 10nm is about 15% denser than Intel's 14nm, however density isn't the only factor. Performance-wise I would say Intel's 14nm is going to be better for a server chip, because it's specifically tuned for high performance computing, while TSMC's nodes are tuned for low power mobile SoC's

Submission + - Qualcomm launch first 10nm server processor (

An anonymous reader writes: Qualcomm today announced Centriq 2400, the world’s first 10-nanometer server processor, with up to 48 cores. According to Qualcomm, it is now available for sampling for select customers, and will be commercially available in the second half of 2017.

Comment Doesn't matter anyway (Score 1) 333

There's no evidence that Walmart gel has Aloe Vera, but there's also no evidence that Aloe Vera has any cosmentic value in the first place.
This is from the Wikipedia:
"There is little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes. A research study finding positive evidence[7] is frequently contradicted by other studies."

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