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  • there were only 84 or so comments which is pretty amazing for  /. where even the dumbest topic can generate hundreds of useless posts.'s not all bad and one guy said he sent in $100.  :) Cheer up as there are plenty of people who appreciate your work.

    • Yeah, the fund jumped almost $4K in four hours, which is nice, and at 151 score 0 or higher comments it's been a positively tame topic as these things go. Still, seeing people rip into something you've worked hard on, for no particular reason outrside of just sheer viciousness, is kinda disheartening.
  • I know it's tough, but you really do just need to ignore it. Take constructive criticism and ignore the rest. Most of them just want to elicit some reaction, and the rest don't know what they are talking about. Or maybe I have the numbers reversed, but it doesn't really matter either way.
  • An authentic  /. quote from an earlier thread follows. The subject of the original story was that some site at Alaska had bought a NEC SX-6 vector supercomputer. (Sold as a Cray, but never mind...)

    Unimpressive performance
    They say 8 cpu's, 64 GB ram, 1 TB disk, 64 GFlops peak performance. That hardly sounds like a supercomputer by today's standards. A single processor AMD Athlon is capable of (I think) around 8 peak gigaflops (2 Ghz * 4 SIMD operations using SSE instructions). Similarly the 8 G