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bio website mackeblog.blogspot.com
location Gothenburg, Sweden
age 35
visits member for 4 years, 8 months
seen Nov 27 '13 at 15:01

M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, specialization in programming languages and algoritms

Professional interest in:

  • Python
  • OpenGL/OpenSG
  • Software engineering
  • Mercurial
  • BuildBot
  • C++

In the spare time

  • Bass player in rock cover band
  • Petrolhead (Seen a few F1-races live)
  • Gamer

Feb
28
comment Why can't graphics cards just have more memory?
@Phoshi: True. Also, I'm sure the linux kernel will support it eventually. ;)
Feb
28
comment Why can't graphics cards just have more memory?
@Phoshi: The people building gpu-cards, drivers and OS:es are pretty smart. ;)
Feb
28
comment Why can't graphics cards just have more memory?
@Mokubai: My thinking that since you can memory-map a >4GB file in 32-bit apps, just not the entire file, you should be able to get hold of small parts of the graphics memory (using glMapBuffer or some equivalent) and have the CPU's TLB map that to the right place. Since even 32-bit OS:es can use more than 4 GB RAM today (true fact), I think it's certainly possible to use more than 2-4GB VRAM.
Feb
28
answered Why can't graphics cards just have more memory?
Feb
28
comment Why can't graphics cards just have more memory?
This can surely be mapped about, even in a 32-bit OS. And 64-bit is very common these days. I doubt this. Also, each frame might not need the same textures, it depends if you're looking at the sky, the ground, or through the window into a house. That can change each frame, so you need much more textures than what you can use each frame.
Jan
11
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
@Joe: Amiga had SD but used extra tracks to get 800 or 880K per disc (can't really remember). Anyway, much gloating was made towards PC-users... at least until they got HD-floppies. :)
Jan
11
comment What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?
Don't forget 8" floppies, 160K ftw!
Jan
2
comment Windows 7: Can I auto-start task manager?
I've always done this, and then I change window to minimized in the shortcut's property to put it in the system tray directly.
Dec
17
comment Powerpoint 2010 crash on quickstyle menu
Didn't help. :(
Dec
17
comment Powerpoint 2010 crash on quickstyle menu
Yup. Using NVIDIA GTX 260 card. I'll update the driver and see if it helps.
Dec
17
revised Powerpoint 2010 crash on quickstyle menu
added event log
Dec
10
asked Powerpoint 2010 crash on quickstyle menu
Oct
22
accepted A good way to limit fan noise on Geforce GTX480?
Oct
22
answered A good way to limit fan noise on Geforce GTX480?
Oct
22
comment A good way to limit fan noise on Geforce GTX480?
That did not work. SpeedFan can't control fan speeds on the GTX480 (not even the latest beta).
Sep
28
awarded  Commentator
Sep
28
comment A good way to limit fan noise on Geforce GTX480?
Ah. I think I've see it before actually. Will give it a try.
Sep
28
comment How to edit the content in cmd.exe?
make question community wiki?
Sep
28
comment Why .reg file import to registry does not work in Vista 64-bit Operating system?
I think this might well be the case. (Was about to write that myself. )
Sep
28
asked A good way to limit fan noise on Geforce GTX480?