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Wooster

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on: April 07, 2019, 08:01:07 PM
According to New Scientist, mathematicians have found a new way of adding two integers together that is faster than the method currently employed.

Using the common algorithm of sticking one number over the other then multiplying the individual digits, it would take a computer six months to multiply two billion digit long numbers, so they found better algorithms that used logarithms to shorten the process.
The new method has shortened the process even more, but there's a wee bit of a drawback, it currently only works on numbers that are more than 20 trillion trillion trillion digits (that's a 20 with 36 zeros after it) long. :cheesy:
Still, there are bound to be some applications that use numbers that big (climate modelling?)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 08:04:35 PM by Wooster »


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Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 08:22:29 PM
Germany use a lot of brown coal (Lignite?) in their electricity production though.


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Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 09:32:25 PM
They do, but presumably that's taken into account. Do we have any coal-fired stations left? I'm not sure, and we've had more than a few days this year when renewables have powered the entire UK for days at a time. We have the biggest offshore windfarms in Europe. I'm not sure where we lie in world rankings.

Of course wind turbines are extremely expensive to make in terms of manufacture, maintenance and the materials themselves.


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Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 09:39:50 PM
Apparently they take about 8 months to offset their manufacturing carbon costs.


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Reply #5 on: July 19, 2019, 10:14:44 PM
CXL Compute eXpress Link, is a new standard for connecting high-speed CPU-to-Device and CPU-to-Memory, and is backward compatible with PCIE cards, which is good
https://www.computeexpresslink.org/about-cxl


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Reply #6 on: July 19, 2019, 10:18:07 PM


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Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 08:32:36 AM
Toshiba announces new non volatile memory, and it will already mark the end of the NVME drives. How quickly tech moves these days
https://www.techpowerup.com/257969/toshiba-announces-the-xfmexpress-socketed-non-volatile-memory-standard


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Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 04:20:34 PM
Windows security holes found, but patched at the last update.....not really a surprise given the amount of backdoor holes they've created for the NSA
https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/08/14/august-2019-patch-tuesday/


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Reply #9 on: September 05, 2020, 08:12:29 AM


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Reply #10 on: October 06, 2020, 11:50:05 PM
DirectStorage which is being used on the new Xbox whatever it's called, lol, is coming to the Windows PC
https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/directstorage-is-coming-to-pc/

Just shows you the marketing ploy by Microsoft, holding back technology for an Xbox


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Reply #11 on: November 08, 2020, 03:12:16 PM
Another British company up for sale to the Americans
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54840773

Codemasters this time


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Reply #12 on: February 21, 2021, 02:44:12 PM
Nvidia have said they're going to throttle the amount of cryto-mining abilities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56114508

If true, about time. Global shortage of silicon due to the pandemic and the huge co2 footprint these cryto-farms produce is quite staggering


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Reply #13 on: February 21, 2021, 03:29:35 PM
Nvidia have said they're going to throttle the amount of cryto-mining abilities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56114508

If true, about time. Global shortage of silicon due to the pandemic and the huge co2 footprint these cryto-farms produce is quite staggering

It's already useless.

A cryptocrippled 3060 can still earn $7 in ethereum in a day which is still high enough for cryptofarmers to consider buying in bulk.


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Reply #15 on: February 23, 2021, 09:21:25 AM
Card prices are a bit crazy across the board, if you can get one.

I was having a wee browse on Scan last week and they don't have many.


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Reply #16 on: February 23, 2021, 03:08:08 PM
I was lucky to get my hands on a new Asus Rog Strix Rx5700XT down here about six weeks ago. No more left and used ones are triple the price I paid, which was less than $500.


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Reply #17 on: February 23, 2021, 04:16:54 PM
I could sell me 3070 for £300 (+) more than I paid for it.


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