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Comment Re:I hope *IAA keeps wasting thier money on DRM (Score 1) 294

The more they annoy people, the more visibility worthy indie acts [Harvey Danger] get.

I don't mean to burst your bubble, but Harvey Danger got big while they were signed with Sire records, which is part of Warner-Electra-Atlantic last I checked. It's easy for you to say they're "indie" now, but they can swing that because they had a top 25 hit in 2000 when they released "King James Version" on a major label owned by WEA. And let's be honest here, they're just not that great and weren't even when they were on Sire.

Granted, some indie bands can still make a go of it completely on their own, but Harvey Danger is the norm, rather than the exception. Most bands get signed to major labels, THEN go off and create their own label once they have gotten the exposure. The record companies still control the ability of bands to get airtime. That's just how it continues to be today.
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Submission + - Multi threaded programming without the pain

holden karau writes: "Gigahertz are out and cores are in. Now more than ever, programmers must begin to develop applications that takes advantage of increasing number of cores present in computers today. However, up until now, multi-threaded development has not been easy. Researcher Stefanus Du Toit discusses and demonstrates a software system (RapidMind) he co-authored that takes the pain away from multi-threaded programming in C++. For his demo, he created a program on the PlayStation 3, consisting of thousands of chickens, each independently processed by a single processing core. The talk itself is interesting, but the demo is golden."

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