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Old 2013-11-12, 01:10   #1
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Normally, AMD is my favorite underdog. Not anymore. In a move that just convinces me more that the world is owned by demons, they have altered their GPUs to help out Java programmers. Yes, they have actually encouraged Java development.

Java doesn't need encouragement, HTML5 needs encouragement. Java needs a quick blow to the base of the neck.

http://semiaccurate.com/2013/11/11/a...path-java-gpu/
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Old 2013-11-12, 01:20   #2
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Old 2013-11-12, 01:28   #3
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Old 2013-11-12, 01:29   #4
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demons?
Maybe that cat he has for a avatar.

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demons?
I was just being outraged, I say some pretty outrageous things when I get excited.
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Old 2013-11-12, 01:43   #6
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I might be willing to consider the possibility of a degree of demonic possession (i.e., owned by demons) at Oracle, but that does not specifically or exclusively involve Java. I would give the same level of consideration to any corporation that size, or larger. Demonic or not, there is likely to be a good deal of sociopathy at work.
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Old 2013-11-12, 02:20   #7
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...the world is owned by Maxwell's demons...
That's right.
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Old 2013-11-12, 02:22   #8
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Java needs a quick blow to the base of the neck.
Why?
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Old 2013-11-12, 02:39   #9
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Why?
Well, I don't know a great deal about programming. But unless things have changed recently, Java tends to use significantly more processing power to do the same stuff other programs use.

Admittedly, and this is where I'm embarrassed about not reading the article first, GPUs might not have the same problem. But I've been told the problem is that Java is a polling language, so I would assume the problem is with Java rather than any hardware it runs on. I don't know what the alternative is called, queueing(sp?) maybe, but I don't like my cpus running hotter than they have to.

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Old 2013-11-12, 04:49   #10
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Well, I don't know a great deal about programming.
Making efforts to stop my inner RDS who wanna channel out from my throat... So you are not qualified to an opinion...
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Old 2013-11-12, 06:10   #11
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Well, I don't know a great deal about programming. But unless things have changed recently, Java tends to use significantly more processing power to do the same stuff other programs use.

Admittedly, and this is where I'm embarrassed about not reading the article first, GPUs might not have the same problem. But I've been told the problem is that Java is a polling language, so I would assume the problem is with Java rather than any hardware it runs on. I don't know what the alternative is called, queueing(sp?) maybe, but I don't like my cpus running hotter than they have to.
Please stop. I'm not a fan of Java -- never have been -- but you don't seem to know what you're talking about.

Java is not the most efficient language out there, but the languages which are taking the most mindshare from Java are significantly less efficient.
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