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Comment Re:massive parallel processing=limited application (Score 1) 103

Or you can fake it with really good scheduling and context switching. Why is it that I was able to simultaneously watch a realplayer video in Netscape 4.x while editing a doc in OpenOffice with NO lag or skips or jitters, on a 200mHz box with 1 gig of ram in 1998, but I can't do that now with 2.6 gHz and 4 gigs? This is starting to really bug me, like where the FUCV is all that horsepower going???
NOTE all of this is on Linux, various flavors. My Time-Warner cable is easily able to saturate the box during off-peak hours.

Comment Or the other reason.... (Score 3, Informative) 435

The fact the whole state is a river flood plain and only stupid people build homes in a river flood plain?

Global warming may have cause the weather pattern changes, but it does not change the fact that if you build in the low lands, you have to expect flooding because it will absolutely happen with a 100% guarantee.

Comment Re:Man = 1000 (Score 1) 162

Infinite places does not mean everywhere. This is a common misconception when dealing with infinite sets.

Suppose you have infinite many places, as many as the natural numbers.
You may have infinitely many places numbered by even numbers, while still not have the other, infinitely many, places with odd numbers.

So a more correct translation would be "in many places". But then again, if you are talking about infinite sets, the concept of "many" is also tricky, and leads into questions of set cardinality, aleph numbers, etc. which fortunately is a lot more interesting than the usual Netflix soap operas.

Uh, thanks Lars. Where would we be without iconoclastic pedantry on Slashdot?

Since we're being pedantic, you may wish to learn how to parse the phrase "loosely meaning".

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