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Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 16:37
Replies: 219
Views: 8,759
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: 505
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: 108
Views: 7,237
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: 13
Views: 308
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: 36
Views: 1,171
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: 993
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: 112
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: 1,456
RIP
Views: 91,725
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: 1,456
RIP
Views: 91,725
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...
Forum: Hardware 2020-07-03, 13:13
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By tServo
Nvidia has had these in Cuda since the Pascal ...

Nvidia has had these in Cuda since the Pascal microarchitecture ( 2016 ).
Ampere microarchitecture introduces their 4th generation of tensor cores
They mostly appeal to folks doing AI since they...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-01, 12:52
Replies: 967
Views: 39,224
Posted By tServo
Another one ?

Is it possible to have 2 pandemics simultaneously?
There is increasing concern about a strain of H1N1 swine flu called G4 that is spreading in pig slaughter houses in China. It is thought to be able...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-30, 16:56
Replies: 1,456
RIP
Views: 91,725
Posted By tServo
Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner died at age 98.
He was an American comedian par excellence. He was also an actor, screen writer, and director.
He was one of the writers of Sid Caesar's early TV shows in the 1950s...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-18, 19:51
Replies: 1,456
RIP
Views: 91,725
Posted By tServo
My father fondly remembered her singing "We'll...

My father fondly remembered her singing "We'll Meet Again" while he was a GI stationed in England waiting to join the fight on the mainland.

Of course, I remember it from the ending scenes of "Dr....
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-11, 11:48
Replies: 46
Views: 1,082
Posted By tServo
In "Annie Hall" Alvy Singer agrees with you: ...

In "Annie Hall" Alvy Singer agrees with you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U1-OmAICpU
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-09, 21:57
Replies: 46
Views: 1,082
Posted By tServo
The TV documentary "The World Without Us" based...

The TV documentary "The World Without Us" based on the book of the same name showed how our impact on the planet would slowly but surely be erased until there would be little left. It mentioned that...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-20, 13:12
Replies: 31
Views: 993
Posted By tServo
Windows running Linux Cuda ?

Later this month, Micro$oft will be releasing WSL 2.0 for Windoze 10 which has a completely updated architecture.
It will add a full Linux kernel ( of your choice ) to Windoze.
In the coming...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 01:39
Replies: 1,456
RIP
Views: 91,725
Posted By tServo
Fred Willard: ...

Fred Willard:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Willard

I first saw him as Martin Mull's sidekick in the hilarious "Fernwood Tonite" show;
but I thought he really shined in Christopher...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-16, 23:42
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By tServo
Does the audience approval matter? Didn't "Star...

Does the audience approval matter?
Didn't "Star Wars" do this with Carrie F. and Peter Cushing ?
Nimoy's son is discussing bringing Spock back.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-16, 20:39
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By tServo
Are you sure you're not looking in a mirror?

Are you sure you're not looking in a mirror?
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-14, 16:06
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By tServo
Teasing the new Unreal Engine 5 posted

This certainly has some eye-popping graphics. It's almost, but oh-so-close, to being realistic; the closest I've seen.
It will be available on many platforms in 2021, but the Playstation 5 might...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-13, 14:26
Replies: 967
Views: 39,224
Posted By tServo
Not true. I wouldn't exactly claim that...

Not true. I wouldn't exactly claim that chinchillas are a "reservoir" but this clearly shows the virus can be present in other animals. The exact extent is probably unknown due to lack of research...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-13, 13:05
Replies: 49
Views: 1,867
Posted By tServo
Here's a pretty good article about home vs pro: ...

Here's a pretty good article about home vs pro:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2952408/who-needs-windows-10-pro-5-reasons-to-upgrade.html
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-09, 14:52
Replies: 1,456
RIP
Views: 91,725
Posted By tServo
Rock legend Little Richard ...

Rock legend Little Richard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Richard
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-08, 12:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By tServo
Thanks. WOW! That's quite a list. ( 400+ books )....

Thanks. WOW! That's quite a list. ( 400+ books ). Lots of Math & programming and also ...
my favorite title from the list:
"Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things"

( It's...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-04, 20:48
Replies: 2,791
Views: 155,100
Posted By tServo
Gigantic "murder" hornets found in USA & Canada. ...

Gigantic "murder" hornets found in USA & Canada.

Just what we need; another hideous invasive species. These are serious insects; the largest
can be 2 inches ( 5 cm ) long and they kill about 50...
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