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You know your friends are nerdier than you when you get a response to an email from a buddy like I did. I was lamenting the troubles I had gone through to figure out a inner/outer loop performance bug. Pretty tame stuff really. And this was part of his reply.

…i’ve been porting a 3rd order finite difference equation w/ a 2D time decomposition to the Nvidia CUDA platform… talk about making your head spin.  Not to mention that I’m porting *from* F90 to *to* C!!!


Yes, it’s true, I have friends that nerdy! Makes all my shenanigans look tame in comparison.  And now for the really scary part. He’s doing this on the side and, wait for it, yep “for fun!”


As you can guess, he’s not a


Then again, ya never know. I do know that I’m going to be owing him a few beers at SC08 after posting this. (-;



A very scary precident has been set in the UK courts. A group of 6 Global Warming Activists damaged a power plant in protest to a new coal powered plant that was in the works. They have just been aqcuited under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. Which basically states that if a crime or damage is done to prevent greater damage then it’s not a criminal act.

What future greater damage? Why global warming of course. Remember, according to Dr. Hansen and the Green Alarmists we’re all going to die soon because the earth is warming out of control. (Ignore the temps over the last 7 years please.)

So, what this could mean in an extreme is that those eco-fools that set fire to SUV dealerships could try to get away with their crimes by using the “Saving the planet from future damage” excuse.

This is not a good precident. This is very very scary.

Some links discussing this.

The independent



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