March 25th, 2014

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Computers: Getting faster all the time

NVidia just released a graphics card with 5,760 cores, running at around 8TeraFLOPs(that's 8,000,000,000,000 operations per second).

Taking a look at this article here, that's approximately equivalent to the sum total in processing power of _every computer on the planet_ in 1990.

Golly.

(I had a 386, I think, running Windows 3.0. Them were the days.)



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I look forward to many variant Hobbit movies

There's an interesting piece here pulling together everything that's currently known about what The Hobbit would have looked like when it going to be two films rather than three.

What I am absolutely sure of is that once the extended editions of all three movies are out, complete with any bits of deleted scenes that might turn up in the extras, someone will cut it into the best guess of what it would have looked like. And someone will cut it into something that better approximates the book. And, undoubtedly, various other versions will turn up.

There's a massive Fan Edit scene out there, with lots of available versions of a vast variety of movies. It's not something that I spend a lot of time looking into, but I'm really glad they exist.



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