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by zeta
March 19th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Book Club
Replies: 15
Views: 2885

Re: Book Club

 shades of true detective and life in the gulf/bayous ... sure beats netflix right now
by zeta
March 19th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1294
Views: 58689

Re: Positive wilmotting

lol great idea ... I will hit up the famers stand out in richmond tx and if they're out of everything but wilted celery then it's a deal
by zeta
March 19th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1294
Views: 58689

Re: Positive wilmotting

I'm willing to barter crawfish and turqoise from the sante fe trail for something with vitamin C in it 
by zeta
March 19th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1294
Views: 58689

Re: Positive wilmotting

dan I'm sure you're up to it, you're just being modest :) I do remember the willow in the lovely back garden. Was hoping we were stopping by nederland in the summer to show off the kiddo to the fam; I guess we're going to have to sail across the pond at this point
by zeta
March 19th, 2020, 2:44 pm
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Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1294
Views: 58689

Re: Positive wilmotting

silver lining; with basically every human being on the internet right now binging on gillmore girls or somesuch, there won't be bandwidth for video chat much longer. My personal skype experience this morning in TX is what I imagine wireless radio to be in the 1930s
by zeta
March 19th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1294
Views: 58689

Re: Positive wilmotting

running is a great option right now; helps with the cabin fever and you don't even need to don the social distancing donut
by zeta
January 31st, 2012, 11:40 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: FPGAs vs GPUs for high frequency?
Replies: 13
Views: 18745

FPGAs vs GPUs for high frequency?

<r>I think DrFPGA makes some excellent points. A cheap way to get some experience with fpga at roughly one tenth the price of a virtex board is <URL url="http://www.fpga4fun.com/">http://www.fpga4fun.com/</URL>. Also checkout ISE webpack, it's relatively easy to get some simple bit files together, t...
by zeta
January 31st, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: DF's usual dumb errors
Replies: 23
Views: 17823

DF's usual dumb errors

uninitialised variables are a common cause for this difference in behaviour, try valgrind or purify
by zeta
January 26th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: How to monitor each thread behavior of a multithread (pthread) C++ program on Linux ?
Replies: 8
Views: 16304

How to monitor each thread behavior of a multithread (pthread) C++ program on Linux ?

<t>yeh what do you need to know? valgrind{ helgrind,cachegrind,callgrind} is excellent for identifying race conditions, monitoring cache usage and calls executed, respectively. The latter has almost excruciating detail, you may want to use callgrind_annotate to summarise the profile data. There's lo...
by zeta
September 30th, 2011, 9:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rising Damp in Holland
Replies: 22
Views: 18172

Rising Damp in Holland

we have an old federal home (~1860) in the US built over a cave system & subterranean creek; without a dehumidifier running there's a veritable swimming pool in the basement
by zeta
September 12th, 2011, 12:46 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: how to do (non-blocking) communication among boost threads
Replies: 15
Views: 19698

how to do (non-blocking) communication among boost threads

I've used and would recommend reactor based patterns for this problem, eg., there's some solutions discussed here -> http://www.artima.com/articles/io_design_patterns2.html
by zeta
September 6th, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Nan in release mode
Replies: 21
Views: 21655

Nan in release mode

can you set something like -fpe0 -traceback ala intel?
by zeta
September 2nd, 2011, 6:47 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: extracting signed and unsigned numbers from byte arrays in java
Replies: 4
Views: 19024

extracting signed and unsigned numbers from byte arrays in java

save yourself the hassle of manipulating bits for lack of an unsigned type (therein lies much anguish for C developers) and use bytebuffer
by zeta
August 25th, 2011, 2:28 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Java books
Replies: 8
Views: 21309

Java books

+1 scala; you might also check out functionaljava.org, I've hacked with this. The Sun java langspec is also a good read.
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