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Old 05-31-2011, 06:23 PM   #8281
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I wish these ******* would hurry up and just tell me I got the damn job. I've been assuming thus far, and going by things they have said, but they haven't actually said the words, "you have been hired". I had to submit to a drug test, and I have never heard of taking one of those unless they have agreed to hire you. They said they couldn't officially offer me the job until I passed it, and they should have gotten the results back today, and I haven't gotten a call. Let me know something goddamn it, it's stressing me out a little. Plus I can't wait to tell my current employer to kiss my ***, and turn in my 2 weeks notice.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:04 PM   #8282
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Call them up and ask for an update?
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:24 PM   #8283
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Plus I can't wait to tell my current employer to kiss my ***, and turn in my 2 weeks notice.
I'm sure that will feel great. I can't wait to get out of my current job as well. I graduate in December so I keep telling myself that I can get a "real" job then. But who knows how long it will take to find one once I graduate.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:43 PM   #8284
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Actually, I was just thinking about when the first DEC ALPHA processors came out in the early-mid 90s. They looked so damn impressive with those big threaded studs protruding out of the case for the heat sink to be bolted to. Everything about that chip reeked of pure power.

Nowadays, my phone has more computational power than the early Alphas, and my desktop i5 probably consumes more power and dissipates more heat.

... which is another interesting point. Am I wrong in observing that there seems to be a massively disproportionate ratio of power consumed to computing performance delivered as one compares the lowest end of the market (eg: ARM9, C7) to the highest end (i7, Phenom)?

Would "green" high-performance computing not be better served by large arrays of massively superscalar "low-performance" CPUs than by a smaller number of extremely high-speed processors? In other words, rather than a quad-core i7, what if you had a 64 core ARM? Some aspects of application development would be harder (try optimizing SolidWorks to run on 64 slow cores, for instance) but in other ways, I can see OS development becoming vastly simpler- take a cue from Parallax and just launch every new process on its own core, returning that core to an idle (power off) state when not needed?
This is being actively researched already, when you have billions of transistors on such a small footprint and all operating at the same threshold voltage you have to do all sorts of tricks to keep the power consumed under that of a nasa space launch.
They already use sleep/ power off, critical path delays, test power, power aware processors, and adiabatic logic to reduce power consumption. I would write out a proof I had to write last semester but that would be a waste of everyone's time.
The power density of our current technology is actually less than that of the old 486 processors. Maybe when we break into nanoscale architecture, and i mean mass scale not research, that requires mere electrons to activate we will see the "green" processor cores you speak of.
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This is being actively researched already, when you have billions of transistors on such a small footprint and all operating at the same threshold voltage you have to do all sorts of tricks to keep the power consumed under that of a nasa space launch.
They already use sleep/ power off, critical path delays, test power, power aware processors, and adiabatic logic to reduce power consumption. I would write out a proof I had to write last semester but that would be a waste of everyone's time.
The power density of our current technology is actually less than that of the old 486 processors. Maybe when we break into nanoscale architecture, and i mean mass scale not research, that requires mere electrons to activate we will see the "green" processor cores you speak of.
Cloud stuff is heading down this path, though currently processing grunt takes high stage to power consumption. However, have you ever priced power in a war zone? There is something to be said about one efficient cluster when power comes at the cost of lives. Green takes on a whole new meaning in that aspect.
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anyone here have any experience with heroin addiction?
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:34 AM   #8287
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anyone here have any experience with heroin addiction?
Back to smoking already?
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:37 AM   #8288
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Back to smoking already?
I've had a couple but only when I've been fucked up. I feel it the next day so it's been easy to not buy a pack and start being a cool dude again.
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Seriously looking into places to bring my daughter to see if she likes karting.

Been doing some homework on it, the kart for little kids (5-7 or 5-8 depending on the source) is a little 50cc Comer-engined air-cooled kart.

Some members here got their start in karts, IIRC. Andrew?
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #8290
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Hell yeah. Finally heard from those bitches about the job, I got it. Start in 2 weeks I guess. I'm gonna walk in work tonight like a boss and make them beg me to stay, then **** on the supervisors desk and tell her to lick it and like it. Probably not, but either way, I should make bank at this new job. I will make the same as what I make now while I'm training with a team leader, but once I prove I'm competent enough they will give me my own bay and bump up my pay and put me from hourly pay to flat rate with a guaranteed minimum which will be at least more than what I make now, with an opportunity to make quite a bit more if I work my *** off, which I do on a regular basis. If you aren't familiar with flat rate pay, every job in the shop has a set suggested time to complete, if I can knock out a 3 hour job in 1 hour, I get 3x my flat rate pay. At the same time it could be an unusually slow week in the shop and I might not make much more than I make now. Whatever I make, it will still be a better job with better hours. ******' A!!!

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Seriously looking into places to bring my daughter to see if she likes karting.

Been doing some homework on it, the kart for little kids (5-7 or 5-8 depending on the source) is a little 50cc Comer-engined air-cooled kart.

Some members here got their start in karts, IIRC. Andrew?
I started in karts. Never competitively until I was 10 or so. My first kart was a 3hp Briggs, which I would drive around the street or empty parking lot.

When we got a track membership to the local kart track, I started to run out there with a 5hp briggs. They aren't fast, so they teach you how to drive smooth, use all the track, and keep it pointed straight.

Started racing when I was 10, in a 100cc sportmans lite (slippy wet clutch), then moved up to an 80cc shifter, then a 125cc shifter (currently still have). We also have a 70cc 3 speed autoclutch engine on my Dad's old 250cc Zip chassis, which is a blast on the skid pad in my backyard.

Karting is a great way to learn car control, awareness, quick hands, and decision making, and it also teaches you how to race wheel to wheel.

I don't get out much these days, turns out racing vintage cars is actually cheaper. Karting can be cheap, but you won't be anywhere close to the front runners with new tires, fresh motors, and up-to-date chassis'.
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Everyone Jason (Jtothewhat) got laid finally...apparently (could be fake).
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who gives a ****? seriously.

I know your FL gals like to circle jerk thinking about one another, but the rest of us dont give a ****.


why dont you girls start a thread in the local section?
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I'm so fricking tired of covering other people's smoke breaks and hour long lunches when I don't take breaks and I eat my lunch at my desk while I work*. I need a vacation.







*Yes, I realize the irony hypocrisy of complaining about this while browsing mt.net from my desk at work.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:45 PM   #8295
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who gives a ****? seriously.

I know your FL gals like to circle jerk thinking about one another, but the rest of us dont give a ****.


why dont you girls start a thread in the local section?
I don't give a ****, the kid is a huge loser.
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Hell yeah. Finally heard from those bitches about the job, I got it.

Congrats Jesse!
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local, state, and federal governments to monitor and record data for a number of other revenue programs that are currently under consideration

your new (post 2011 ) car is the governments new revenue stream
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VW GTI is better than MIATA LOL

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your new (post 2011 ) car is the governments new revenue stream
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