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Aug
10
comment Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
@Fake Name -- good point on that not all hypervisors implement the machine in software (bare-metal), however the basis of the quetion of does the machine slow down is un affected -- ram, cpu, disk and network all becomes shared resources regardless, and hence the machine performance IS affected.
Aug
10
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Aug
10
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Aug
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
10
answered Can I watch 3D movies on my TV if my graphics card doesn't support it?
Aug
10
comment Can I watch 3D movies on my TV if my graphics card doesn't support it?
If you graphics card cannot generate the 3D format, how would the 3D movie signal reach the TV?
Aug
10
answered Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
Aug
6
answered Where does a program install on linux?
Jul
26
awarded  Critic
Jul
20
answered Why are games starting to refuse Users\Public\Games as the install target?
Jul
20
comment Does All VPN traffic pass trough the VPN Server or is it just for Authentication?
This is true, even if you establish a SSH or HTTPS connection over the VPN.. I.e. the VPN does not care that traffic is already encrypted, it will apply yet-another layer of encryption on the traffic.
Jul
20
answered Does All VPN traffic pass trough the VPN Server or is it just for Authentication?
Jul
18
comment Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it?
This is an internal write, where the disk keeps state of operation regardless of whether an actual write interface has been enabled (i.e. even in read-only mode) -- I think this is pretty smart way, but it needs the additional step of storing power cycle counts for disk off-box
Jul
18
answered /proc/cpuinfo gives CPU info per core or per thread?
Jul
18
comment Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?
@BlueRaja -- we are aware of these languages, your definition of main stream must be different than mine :-)
Jul
11
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Jul
11
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Jul
11
answered Change background color of 1000 jpg files
Jul
10
comment Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?
@DanH Except that Java is a bad language, specifically for creating programs which have a high level of parallelism. We need mainstream languages, like for functional programming, where parallelism is the natural way of expressing any program -- futher more the programming languages have to be well suited to operate on very small amount of memory for each unit of computation, as that is when the GPU operates efficient. As mentioned in the in the question, there are only few problems such as AI and the like which does this naturally without a new programming language
Jul
10
comment Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs?
Like this answer, I think the main reason is that we don't have good main stream programming languages to deal with parallel architectures like this. We have struggled for decades to advance multi threaded programming, and people are still calling , multi threading "evil". Despite that multi-core CPUs and GPUs are a reality, and we will have to come up with new programming paradigms to deal with this.