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Forum: Hardware 2022-09-30, 13:35
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By tServo
posits: new format for FP numbers

They are described in the IEEE article at the end but briefly, they seem to be mostly used for Neural Network
computations. However, the accuracy increase in test implementations has been eye...
Forum: Chess 2022-07-26, 13:19
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By tServo
first human killed by robot was in 1978

Old "news". A Ford auto worker was killed by a robot in 1978:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Williams_(robot_fatality)
Forum: Chess 2022-07-24, 11:42
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By tServo
I agree. He did commentary during the FIDE...

I agree. He did commentary during the FIDE Candidate matches and seemed less than thrilled.
Also:
AS you said, he has become VERY fond of "fast" chess formats ( blitz, bullet, etc ). This also...
Forum: Astronomy 2022-07-19, 20:02
Replies: 107
Views: 18,083
Posted By tServo
Webb's first deep field image

Among the images released in the first batch was one that showed an absolute riot of galaxies.
This space.com's article explains what we are looking at....
Forum: Astronomy 2022-07-15, 13:09
Replies: 107
Views: 18,083
Posted By tServo
hubble vs webb comparison pics

Neato !


https://thenextweb.com/news/james-webb-vs-hubble-compare-images-side-by-side
Forum: Soap Box 2022-07-15, 00:49
Replies: 71
Views: 5,441
Posted By tServo
Actually, the noun they prefer is "nation"....

Actually, the noun they prefer is "nation". Example: the Navajo Nation or the Sioux nation, etc.
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-11, 20:12
Replies: 394
Views: 50,997
Posted By tServo
nuculear chess combat toe to toe with the Russkies

July 11

50 years ago, Bobby Fischer from the USA and Boris Spassky from the Soviet Union started their
matches to determine the World Chess Champion. Wunderkind Fischer aimed to break the 24...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2022-06-23, 12:12
Replies: 304
Views: 120,614
Posted By tServo
DUCKDUCKGO's anti-Chrome TV commercial

Here in the new.S.of.A, Duckduckgo has been running a commercial on TV that skewers Chrome's lack of privacy
featuring a song by 80s rock group "The Police" that is quite nifty.
...
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-18, 00:54
Replies: 394
Views: 50,997
Posted By tServo
Watergate "burglars" break-in

On June 17, 1972 police arrested 5 "burglars" who had broken into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate building. Investigators were able to connect the cash found on the...
Forum: storm5510 2022-06-13, 13:56
Replies: 29
Views: 1,315
Posted By tServo
What infuriates me are interviews you see on...

What infuriates me are interviews you see on local AND national TV in which a reporter shoves a mic into someone's face at a gas station when they're refueling their gas guzzling beast vehicle and...
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-07, 13:21
Replies: 394
Views: 50,997
Posted By tServo
Access to contraceptives

57 years ago, the supreme court ruled 7-2 striking down a Connecticut law restricting access to contraceptives.

Do you think the anti-abortion people are going to just declare victory, pack up...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-31, 01:22
Replies: 989
Views: 101,298
Posted By tServo
In fact, the local yokels actually handcuffed one...

In fact, the local yokels actually handcuffed one of the parents who was ready to charge the school.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-30, 23:12
Replies: 989
Views: 101,298
Posted By tServo
Another disgusting factoid I just learned today...

Another disgusting factoid I just learned today about Uvalde shooting,
The squad of police that FINALLY went in and terminated the shooter were federal officers.
Since they were federal, they...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-30, 12:34
Replies: 989
Views: 101,298
Posted By tServo
A thought not based on any testimony: Why did...

A thought not based on any testimony:
Why did the teacher prop the back door open?
I bet the teacher went outside to have a smoke then all hell broke loose.
I have worked in numerous places in...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-27, 00:46
Replies: 989
Views: 101,298
Posted By tServo
Part of the answer you are looking for, Chris, is...

Part of the answer you are looking for, Chris, is the the NRA and the gun lobby has lots more money than school kids do.
So they just bought themselves an entire political party.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-26, 14:34
Replies: 989
Views: 101,298
Posted By tServo
WRT Uvalde, These are not verified yet: ...

WRT Uvalde,

These are not verified yet:

It seems that the gunman was confronted by several armed officers, including a "resource officer" inside the school, before he started shooting...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-25, 18:44
Replies: 989
Views: 101,298
Posted By tServo
During a press conference just moments ago. when...

During a press conference just moments ago. when Texas gov was wringing his hands and saying how awful it is and our thoughts and prayers blah blah blah, Beto O'Rourke interrupted the press...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-24, 17:42
Replies: 394
Views: 50,997
Posted By tServo
IBM's Deep Blue beats Gary Kasparov

25 years ago, on May 11. 1997, a match of man vs machine started when IBM's Deep Blue beat GrandMaster and World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov. The match was actually quite close. Kasparov took the...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-19, 13:05
Replies: 107
Views: 15,051
Posted By tServo
I have also been recently reading and hearing...

I have also been recently reading and hearing about domesticated animal methane production. Most of the literature I saw was focused on dairy cows and beef cattle. Interestingly, for those animals,...
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 23:19
Replies: 87
Views: 4,249
Posted By tServo
already done: Primecoin

There was something like this done a while ago that found Cunningham chains.
In fact, I think they found some big chains.
It never got enough interest to reach critical mass.

It seems pretty...
Forum: GPU Computing 2022-05-12, 13:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By tServo
Tesla boards usually require different Nvidia...

Tesla boards usually require different Nvidia video drivers than consumer boards.
This usually prevents any mixing boards within the same machine..

Heat and power issues could be a problem.
...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-03, 17:14
Replies: 447
Views: 23,684
Posted By tServo
These days take whatever humor ypu csn get.

I was listening to some military analysis yesterday and I heard this:

Prior to this year, Russia was reckoned to have the second best military, just behind the U.S.

Now, they are reckoned to...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-02, 11:42
Replies: 4,487
Views: 443,153
Posted By tServo
1st human bird flu case reported

And only the second one ever. It doesn't look too bad, tho ( I hope ).
https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20220429/cdc-first-human-case-h5-bird-flu-us
Forum: Soap Box 2022-04-29, 23:12
Replies: 447
Views: 23,684
Posted By tServo
American fighting along sidee Ukrainians is killed

An American ex-Marine who volunteered to go fight for the freedom of Ukraine was killed a few days ago.
He was the first American to die fighting in combat there.
He leaves behind his wife and 7...
Forum: Lounge 2022-04-27, 16:15
Replies: 4,487
Views: 443,153
Posted By tServo
Big solar storms in 2025 ??

There seems to be a fair amount of chatter about 2025 being a solar storm peak that might have dire consequences for anything electronic. It's not the usual nut jobs spinning end-of-times baloney but...
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