Old MacDonald had a CPU instruction set, https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_aix_71/com.ibm.aix.alangref/idalangref_eieio_instrs.htm
Users develop craft -- incredibly complicated folk-ontologies, rituals, procedures, and heuristics -- for working with whatever tools they regularly use, & this craft is itself a tool. A user who identifies as 'non-technical' is in fact extremely technical: their desire to stay roughly within the bounds of the craft they have already developed leads them to invent incredible workarounds.
at least the Cell PPE has SMT with 2 threads. otherwise, it would probably be terrible for multi-threaded non-FP stuff
the PPE (main CPU) "only" has 3.2 DMIPS/Mhz (typical for 2006) which makes the PS3 seem quite limited for running anything outside highly-parallelizable floating-point-intensive workloads.
the Xbox 360's 3 core CPU only had 2/DMIPS/Mhz/core but it had 3 full cores.
it seems like the 360 would have been much easier to program for and it's more in line with how CPU architectures would develop in later years (using multiple full cores rather than specialized ones)
reading up on the Cell CPU and... wow. I never realized how limited the SPEs were. instead of the 7 core CPU I imagined, it's more like a dual-thread normal CPU with 6 fancy vector units. but the vector units are kinda jndependant but can only work out of a shared 256K scratchpad SRAM
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Apple gets away with not calling app developers employees because they don't dictate hours or anything like that. But when you have to acquire skills that are only useful in one company's ecosystem, and that company exercises absolute control over whether you're allowed to use those skills to make money, how does one claim that you're somehow independent?
anyway i'm extremely disappointed they didn't get gilbert gottfried to voice pikachu
Inspired by @djsundog wondering why this phrase wasn't A Thing on Mastodon, I give you—
ROOTIN' TOOTIN', as drawn by @extinct!
Rootin' Tootin' can be found roaming the fediverse, scrabbling to collect the finest shitposts. Look, there's one under its paw! Aw!
I'm still not sure what gender, if any, Rootin' Tootin' is. Thoughts?
"Fake videos can now be created using a technique called a generative adversarial network, or GAN.
Although the machine learning breakthroughs in computer graphics are impressive, researchers should be more cognizant of the ramifications of what they’re creating. “It is not clear that the positive implications outweigh the negative.”
“Deep fakes are amplifying the liar’s dividend. When nothing is true, the dishonest person will thrive by saying what’s true is fake.”
built and got u-boot booting on this generic A33 tablet
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Some really exciting news: Voyager 2 has experienced a drop in particle detection, just like Voyager 1 did when it began to cross into interstellar space in 2012! If it is entering into that region, Voyager 2 is expected to be in interstellar space by mid-December.
Voyager 1 is above the Solar System's plane, Voyager 2 is traveling downward, so data points from two different places about interstellar space!!!
Voyager 2 data blue, Voyager 1's data from 2012 crossing in gray.
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