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Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-30, 00:20
Replies: 1,295
Views: 53,492
Posted By tServo
What worries the bloated cheeto is not the fines...

What worries the bloated cheeto is not the fines but the jail time. I have read several analyses that explain the possibility of serious jail time for him and his daughter is very real.
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-21, 23:36
Replies: 124
Views: 7,285
Posted By tServo
Correction on my prior post. I think Ampere is...

Correction on my prior post.
I think Ampere is required for these nifty new features.
Forum: Software 2020-09-21, 23:34
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By tServo
Thank you for the info. My opinion on the...

Thank you for the info.
My opinion on the other items remains though since even that 64:1 won't cure the memory access issue.
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-09-21, 17:28
Replies: 3,335
Views: 285,184
Posted By tServo
They have been around since Pascal. They are SXM...

They have been around since Pascal. They are SXM modules ( Pascal ) and SXM2 and SXM4 for Volta and Ampere respectively. For Data Center Machines, they are mounted on a carrier that can hold 4 or 8...
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-21, 13:49
Replies: 124
Views: 7,285
Posted By tServo
WRT the Ampere architecture, most of it seems...

WRT the Ampere architecture, most of it seems directed towards the gamers and AI researchers. Still, I found 3 things in the latest release of the v11.0 CUDA toolkit that look VERY interesting:
...
Forum: Software 2020-09-21, 13:28
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By tServo
Ever since I exchanged a few e-mails with George...

Ever since I exchanged a few e-mails with George a while back, I have been working on this from time to time. Here is what I have discovered, but remember these are my opinions and could be wrong:
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-19, 00:00
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,671
Posted By tServo
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Now even if we get rid of that bloated cheeto in November, the facist he will appoint will be with us for decades, dammit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-10, 20:54
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,671
Posted By tServo
w00t Yeah, me too. I was enthralled by the intricate...

Yeah, me too. I was enthralled by the intricate plots and nuanced dialog.
It had nothing to do with Emma Peel's form-fitting black leather jump suit.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-10, 16:33
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,671
Posted By tServo
Diana Rigg

Who can ever forget her from "The Avengers" ?
She also married James Bond in one of the early movies and most recently appeared in "Game of Thrones"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-18, 17:03
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,671
Posted By tServo
Konrad Steffen

Konrad Steffen was a glaciologist and expert on ocean level rise.
He was one of the first to raise the alarm about Greenland's ice melting.

(sorry, I can't seem to get the url to insert properly...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-18, 12:45
Replies: 48
Views: 1,982
Posted By tServo
Indeed, as a retired couple from Michigan...

Indeed, as a retired couple from Michigan discovered.
He read about a new lotto game and then started to examine its rules closely. He found a flaw.
They bet heavily on it and were getting a 60%...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-14, 00:30
Replies: 1,095
Views: 47,991
Posted By tServo
WRT #3, No need to mimic, what about estrogen...

WRT #3, No need to mimic, what about estrogen itself and other hormones. This is a common component of birth control pills, for instance. I question whether water treatment plants can completely...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-12, 02:16
Replies: 1,095
Views: 47,991
Posted By tServo
In my post I said "He didn't muster out until...

In my post I said "He didn't muster out until 1946" so he did 6 years.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-11, 19:51
Replies: 1,095
Views: 47,991
Posted By tServo
I agree. This is an anecdote about my uncle...

I agree.
This is an anecdote about my uncle from his son:

My uncle enlisted in the navy in 1940 with his brother. Note this was BEFORE Pearl Harbor. Since he was mostly stationed on aircraft...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-11, 16:16
Replies: 46
Views: 2,018
Posted By tServo
Monarch migration

While speaking with an old friend, he reminded me of a road trip we took in the 1970s to a park in southern Ontario that featured a "Monarch encounter". It was to Point Pelee National Park. Point...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-08, 12:38
Replies: 1,095
Views: 47,991
Posted By tServo
ISOPROPYL ?!?!?!? Dear Mr Hughes, Are you...

ISOPROPYL ?!?!?!?

Dear Mr Hughes,
Are you aware this is poisonous? Especially when exposed to mucous membranes which will get it into your bloodstream much quicker than drinking.
You are better...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 16:37
Replies: 221
Views: 10,286
Posted By tServo
I read this amazing stat in the excellent Richard...

I read this amazing stat in the excellent Richard Rhodes book:
The first orientation meeting for newly arrived scientists at Los Alamos was held April, 1943.
A mere 27 months later was the Trinity...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-05, 16:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By tServo
Drum HDDs?

Just wondering:
Since access speed is one of the 2 most often mentioned reasons for switching to SSDs, why doesn't somebody offer a HDD with a r/w head that doesn't have to move?
IE, the arm would...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-03, 23:48
Replies: 125
Views: 9,726
Posted By tServo
an ode to swifts

The link is to a NYT reprint of an essay about the remarkable bird, the swift.
It discusses that they never touch the earth until they die.
It also goes into their most astounding flight...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-27, 23:42
Replies: 46
Views: 2,018
Posted By tServo
Carpenter bees

When I moved into my current house, I noticed several bumble bees hanging around the roof over my deck. Upon closer examination, I noticed they weren't bumble bees but carpenter bees. I watched in...
Forum: Marin's Mersenne-aries 2020-07-25, 14:06
Replies: 41
Views: 2,436
Posted By tServo
# LL DCs

What is the estimate for the # of outstanding LL DC tests?
TIA
Forum: Hardware 2020-07-23, 20:58
Replies: 26
Views: 2,006
Posted By tServo
GIMPS had a Xeon Phi system ( at one time )

A bunch of people chipped in and a system was purchased.
As mentioned, the software license has probably expired.
The person who hosted the system is inactive in this forum so I'm not sure the...
Forum: Hardware 2020-07-21, 23:43
Replies: 0
Views: 624
Posted By tServo
cpu memory access speed in detail

I came across this blog post about memory access thruput and was impressed by the amount of information it contained.
It's quite illuminating given that Prime95's performance is basically limited by...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-18, 15:47
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,671
Posted By tServo
We are a better nation for his having lived. We...

We are a better nation for his having lived.
We are a poorer nation because of his death.
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-09, 13:15
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,671
Posted By tServo
Kevin Rafferty

Kevin Rafferty was a filmmaker who made the "mockumentary" "The Atomic Cafe" .
It was a darkly humorous movie in the vein of "Doctor Strangelove" that was composed of archival news, newsreels, and...
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