* Posts by DaveHenderson

3 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Dec 2009

Microsoft juices C++ for massively parallel computing


Threading Building Blocks

Also worth a look in this area: http://threadingbuildingblocks.org/ - easy to use and open source. Targetted more at multiple-CPUs, than GPUs, but then it is from Intel.

The Pirate Party is the shape of things to come


I'm amazed at the bile...

...against a party with three core policies:

- Reform copyright and patent law.

- End excessive surveillance.

- Ensure real freedom of speech.

Sounds just like the taliban or any other bogeyman you want to conjure up.

It would be quite nice if we lived in a functioning democracy where such issues could be discussed in an open and reasonable manner.

Multiple travel firms refuse ID cards as passport alternative

Big Brother

@Another One

I can't argue with any of the reasons posted by John Mangan above. For me one additional reason would be that the card will become another tool for institutional bullies and bureaucrats to use to make life just that bit more unpleasant for anyone they have to deal with.

Underlying it all is the idea that without a card you are officially a non-person. Something about that grates.