* Posts by BananaPeal

18 publicly visible posts • joined 2 May 2018

Nvidia finally pulls shutters down on its Russian offices



i don't think these folks should be treated nicely. it's nice for western industry to leave severance packages and treat them humanely for the reputation of western business, but ... they are essentially sycophants, russian polite society living the dream of high salary among impoverished countrymen. their racist drunk countrymen look to them to flame their fantasy of a "good life" being possible inside russia. for this reason they all stay complacent and complicit.

Into x86 servers? Apple seeks 'upbeat and hard-working' hardware engineer


Re: Salary

they are top of market. or idk if you are just joshin'

Another US president, time for another big Intel factory promise by another CEO


Re: Dirt

it's El Reg puncto com now ... none of that .co.uk swag, fam

CEO of motherboard maker MSI dies after plunging from headquarters' seventh-floor


turns out he suffered from both vertigo and sophomoric affection for k-pop music that unfortunately caused him to break out into spontaneous dance. he will be missed, probably fun at parties.


Re: @monty75

it's almost like the therapist had never tangled with this sort of distress him/herself.

AR flop Magic Leap's 'pivot' spins CEO right off his throne


Re: He has lined his pockets well.

speak no heresy of the reaction engines. they compress o2 out of thin air like nobody else on earth!

Visual Studio Code finally arrives on ARM64 Windows. No, you haven't woken up in 2017, sadly. It's still 2020


Re: If Node.js is supposed to make "cross platform" easier via JavaScript...

there is robot operating system running on node.js. the terminator that comes after you and yours will perhaps be running a node.js interpreter.


Re: If Node.js is supposed to make "cross platform" easier via JavaScript...

probably much abstraction layer hackery to get everything to work right. why even is there an edge browser anymore?


so they could've had a macbook, but instead, these folks were like, "no i WANT ARM!?!?!"

Cubans launching sonic attacks on US embassy? Not what we're hearing, say medical boffins


Re: Were previous medical reports wrong?

erp. american attitude towards cuba is mediated by the group of republican ex-cubans in miami. these people fled the commuism and see themselves as true capitalists. obama opening relations was big change in policy now that republicans are in charge this group of anti-castros now has the president's ear again. nothing to do with military threat since 1970.

Last year, we joked that Amazon was a cloud giant with a gift shop. Looking at these AWS figures, we were right


Amazon rocks

You yolks whine no about getting stuff on different days need to remember that without amazon forcing the 2 day shipping onto the world the other companies wouldn’t have had to keep up, so shoprunner and other 2day schemes that exist do so because amazon forced them to. Also many authorized sellers of electronics do business through amazon so I’m not seeing the cheap crap you folks complain about. I suppose it’s down to what you’re shopping for and your budget. I dare say amazon delivery drivers even out perform their fedex equivalents by being flexible and offering photo confirmation of the delivery spot.

Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job


Re: Howard Hughes, Tony Stark, Wizard of Oz..

nobody told all the other engineers working in the industry the past 50 years to do this though. probably never would have. probably just stuck on old ever more expensive rockets.

NOW that spacex exists ULA is re-hashing the 1960s idea of catching the engines with a helicopter. they had the idea on the shelf 70 years. lol. gtfo with ur elon bashing and read a history.


Re: Musk the weed smoker

are you genuinely saying that recording a show where the guest invites you to have a puff of weed is "hiding in drugs?"

do you have any sense of proportionality?

have you seen how many alcoholics are on the colbert late show? they have a drink almost every night! how ever do those degenerates make it back to their mansions??!

Don't try and beat AI, merge with it says chess champ Garry Kasparov


Re: It's artificial but it's not intelligent

what if we show it all the GOTY games and it makes a new GOTY better than the rest? with like aritificially made cut-scenes and its own synthesized voice acting? what then? give up and plug me in?? aaaaaggghh!!!


Re: The prodigy

the child prodigy didn't get his intuition from reinforcement learning. he got it from whatever pattern recognition neural awesomeness is in his head. alphaGO played itself millions of times to learn. not the same as intuitive intelligence at all.

LLVM contributor hits breakpoint, quits citing inclusivity intolerance


so many insecure white males...


like udders have said when you have 90/100 dudes in the industry you have to wonder if they're making it difficult for women to advance.

it's not that society sees whiteness and balls as bad, it's just that they realize that men with balls who happen to be white, tend to coagulate and conspire together and through social connections make their workplace homogeneous and through their behavior a "boys' club".

so these scholarships and affirmative action are society's way to combat the natural inclination we white males have to stick together and say misogynist things like "women just aren't that good at math" when we talk to each other.


Re: White Hysteria?

"hire on talent"

how you decide who talented? everything is a code interview?

when you work with 100 dudes and one girl, it's easy to make up your mind that girls aren't smart. then you pass over them at the college. so maybe you need to be forced to have 10 girls to 100 guys and then maybe some remember "girls aren't so bad!" and they choose to hire more.

but if only one... is hard. you see???? fff

Virgin spaceplane makes maiden rocket-powered flight


Re: Perhaps?

it's not pointless

mr branson's taken the interest of backlog to drum up investment in the sector. he's also got a launch company called launcher one that will do small satellite launches from an airplane allowing better performance to any inclination and hopefully quick turnaround.

not pointless at all! better spend on aerospace than some dumb yacht!