[Beowulf] List traffic
Ellis H. Wilson III
ellis at runnersroll.com
Thu Jan 12 09:55:41 PST 2012
I really should be following Joe's advice circa 2008 and just not
responding, but I can't help myself.
On 01/12/2012 11:45 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> The biggest problem for this list:
> 1) The lack of postings by RGB past few months, especially the ones
> where he explains how easy
> it is to build a nuke, given the right ingredients, which gives
> interesting discussions.
The last post from RGB was a long, long discussion about how very wrong
you were about RNGs. You just don't get it. It's okay to be wrong once
in a while Vincent, and even moreso to just agree to disagree. Foolish,
unedited and inflammatory diatribes with a unnatural dose of newlines
are what is killing this list and what that blog I referenced was
specifically disappointed with.
So please, I'm begging you. Stop writing huge emails that trail off
from their original point. Try to say things in a non-inflammatory
manner. Use spell-check, and try to read your emails once before
sending them. And last of all, remember that there are many people on
this list that have all sorts of different applications -- not just
Chess. Your experience does not generalize well to all areas.
Speaking of which, for anyone who is interested in doing serious work
with low-power processors, please see a paper named FAWN for an
excellent example of use-cases where low hertz low power processors can
do some great work. It's by Dave Anderson of CMU. I was lucky enough
to be invited to the CMU PDL retreat a few months back and had a nice
conversation about the project when we went for a run together. There
are some use-cases that benefit massively from that kind of architecture.
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