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L'Ancien Regime

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  1. https://t.co/JalpvYmb2d https://wccftech.com/tsmc-partners-up-with-nvidia-broadcom-to-develop-cutting-edge-silicon-photonics/ Taiwan Economic Daily reports that TSMC, Broadcom, and NVIDIA are forming a partnership with the aim of innovating the "silicon photonic" industry. TSMC has been rumored to allocate 200 professionals for R&D, primarily focusing on the tech in silicon photonic integration into high-speed computing chips, which could potentially lead to a major breakthrough for the AI industry. TSMC is apparently highly optimistic towards next-gen silicon photonics development since the company's VP Yu Zhenhua has stated that the development could solve several problems currently existing in the industry: If we can provide a good silicon photonics integrated system, we can solve the two key issues of energy efficiency and AI computing power. This will be a new one. Paradigm shift. We may be at the beginning of a new era. The semiconductor industry sees silicon photonics as the future, mainly due to the benefits it brings onboard. The conventional "electricity" data transmissions come with compromised transfer speeds, & the industry is demanding 'higher computational speeds" given that genAI development has reached unprecedented levels. To cater to this, silicon photons convert electricity to light, which guarantees faster speeds with a cost-efficient method. Intel also recently detailed its latest Silicon Photonics silicon at Hot Chips 2023 which is based on RISC and features an 8 core / 528 thread config.
  2. My name is Jon and I run the Asianometry YouTube channel. I started the YouTube channel a few years ago. I moved to Asia after spending a decade in San Francisco, studying business. While the most popular videos seem to be about semiconductors and high technology, I do make videos about economics and history. Great channel to keep up on high tech and semiconductors. His father was an engineer at TSCM. Really intelligent analysis not just of technology but the complex and arcane politics within TSCM ASML and other tech companies and how it affects us the consumers.
  3. I've tried this in version 2023 20 and now 2023 16. I've tried layers both in voxel mode and surface mode. The interface has been tried in UI color schemes both grey scheme and regular scheme with orange selections. I've tried adding the reference colors selected both to individual object and to objects with subtree and nothing doing. I've followed closely Tenetsky's intro to the 3dCoat interface vol 6 and it's not happening for me. Anybody got any ideas what the problem is here?
  4. Check out IKEA. They've got crank ones and motorized ones at good prices https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/bekant-desk-sit-stand-white-s29022520/
  5. If you're heavy, like 200lbs or more you're going to bust that chair apart over time. I think Herman Miller chairs are somewhat of a gouge as the parts, even the screws have to be from herman millar and repairs on them are so $$$$$ that you're better off tossing a broken HM chair in the dumpster and buying a new chair.
  6. I was playing with the profile window and attempted to move the lower end point over. It didn't move the point but it did put a kink in the profile there. Now I can't reset the profile to its original state and it's stuck like this. I've even tried uninstalling/installing and restarting Windows each time to no avail. I've also tried installing various versions. Any ideas to fix this problem? This is version 2022 47 [img][/img]
  7. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1610.02365.pdf Xanadu a Canadian quantum computing startup allows access to their Xanadu cloud service for free. https://www.xanadu.ai/products/pricing Xanadu Cloud offers you free access to photonic quantum computers, software, support and educational resources. The Free Tier gives you credits for running smaller workloads on Borealis and X-Series quantum hardware, and enables exploration for everyone. If you are looking to run larger jobs, we offer a Flexible Tier (pay-as-you-go) with our cloud partner Amazon Braket. For researchers and corporate teams looking for dedicated access packages, please reach out to learn more about Xanadu's Partner Tier. https://www.xanadu.ai Quantum computers based on photons may have some advantages over electron-based machines, including operating at room temperature and not temperatures colder than that of deep space. Now, say scientists at quantum computing startup Xanadu, add one more advantage to the photon side of the ledger. Their photonic quantum computer, they say, could scale up to rival or even beat the fastest classical supercomputers—at least at some tasks. Whereas conventional computers switch transistors either on or off to symbolize data as ones and zeroes, quantum computers use quantum bits or “qubits” that, because of the bizarre nature of quantum physics, can exist in a state known as superposition where they can act as both 1 and 0. This essentially lets each qubit perform multiple calculations at once. The more qubits are quantum-mechanically connected entangled together, the more calculations they can simultaneously perform. A quantum computer with enough qubits could in theory achieve a “quantum advantage” enabling it to grapple with problems no classical computer could ever solve. For instance, a quantum computer with 300 mutually-entangled qubits could theoretically perform more calculations in an instant than there are atoms in the visible universe. https://spectrum.ieee.org/race-to-hundreds-of-photonic-qubits-xanadu-scalable-photon
  8. Where do I install clang to ? Is there a special directory within 3D Coat's installation where it belongs? Thx.
  9. this is excellent and as a byproduct I finally get to download Clang.
  10. Metaballs would be very cool. Houdini has them as does Blender and I'm just doing a Chipp Walters tutorial on them and they are a very powerful tool for broad base modeling. Not sure about the programming end of things but from a mathematics POV they seem to be pretty simple. A typical function chosen for metaballs is the inverse-square law, that is the contribution to the thresholding function falls off in a bell as the distance from the centre of the metaball increases. Incidentally; The technique for rendering metaballs was invented by Jim Blinn in the early 1980s to model atom interactions for Carl Sagan's 1980 TV series Cosmos. You know Blinn as in Blinn shaders.
  11. I'm just coming back to 3D Coat after a half year hiatus and I started rummaging through my 3D coat files and found these saved samples from your previous generous advice. I'm very interested in anything you do but what I'd love to see more than anything is a comprehensive 3D Coat manual (as I've said before). I don't want to be a nag but you did say "any other suggestions". I would pay for a really comprehensive manual of this quality in PDF form. Frankly the current manual simply doesn't come close to cutting it.
  12. https://www.tweaktown.com/news/84949/russia-to-disconnect-from-global-internet-on-march-11/index.html
  13. No more free upgrades to perpetual licences of ZBrush Pixologic‘s policy of providing indefinite free upgrades to users with perpetual licences of ZBrush has ended. Anyone who bought a licence of the digital sculpting software before 29 December 2021 will get free upgrades for one year following the purchase; anyone who bought after that date will get no free upgrades. The change follows Maxon‘s acquisition of the firm, which was also completed on 29 December 2021. Free upgrades to ZBrush ended on 29 December 2021 The change in ZBrush upgrade policy was widely expected, following the announcement last month that Maxon was to acquire the assets of Pixologic pending regulatory approval. http://www.cgchannel.com/2022/01/free-upgrades-to-perpetual-licences-of-zbrush-have-ended/
  14. https://i.imgur.com/N8Zdah3.jpg https://wccftech.com/amds-monstrous-epyc-genoa-cpu-for-sp5-lga-6096-socket-pictured-up-to-96-zen-4-cores-400w-tdp/ The Turin will have 1024 threads! https://i.imgur.com/4yvFu06.png
  15. https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor/designer/pd3200u.html and son of a gun, it swivels from landscape to portrait mode too...in 2020!
  16. First of all AMD is coming out with a 256 core CPU! So that's 512 THREADS!!! https://wccftech.com/amd-epyc-turin-zen-5-cpus-rumored-to-feature-up-to-256-cores-192-core-configurations-max-600w-configurable-tdps/ So how can you possibly cool that beast? ICEGIANT ProSiphon Elite from Austin Tex. https://www.icegiantcooling.com/ It says here it's $119 USD https://www.icegiantcooling.com/copy-of-home12884
  17. What I'm saying is that I have what would have been considered the most powerful computer beyond anyone's imagination in 1970, a computer that a trillion dollars probably couldn't buy, is sitting on my desk, I'm typing this message to you on it right now. Right now there's no Unreal 5 games out there at all. In two or three years almost all the games and a lot of movies using Unreal 5 will be out there. Now is the time to jump on board Unreal 5. Small teams of ordinary joes like us will be making stupendous high quality movies in Unreal 5 on a shoestring budget and 30fps will be just fine for that. It's already beginning. Grousing about nanite because you can't get a GPU card or they're a bit pricey for your budget really isn't much of an argument. Not having to UV map or do reduced geometry retopo is an argument. It's a huge one. Don't bother trying to disparage Nanite; it's a massive game changer for everyone obsessed with CGI. The only reason I'm not buying an Nvidia RTX Quadro A6000 right now is because I'm not in a position to utilize it with the studies I'm buried in. The Radeon VII will have to do and it does just fine for now. By the time I'm ready I'm pretty confident I'll get what I need and want. A RTX Quadro A6000 isn't in short supply at all. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1607840-REG/pny_technologies_vcnrtxa6000_pb_nvidia_rtx_a6000_graphic.html Everything is available. It just depends on how much you want/need it.
  18. I refuse to be cynical. I can remember in 1970 that 10kb of hand woven ring magnet copper wire RAM for the Apollo moon mission onboard computers cost $10 million USD which is like $30-$50 million in today's money. It's all good. Unreal 5 is a game changer and will liberate a whole new generation of artists, not just for games (which I find frankly to be boring and repetitious) but for movie makers and other artistic disciplines.
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