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From your english accent, at first I thought you were from quebec. I am from quebec and I think your Quebecois accent was good also I think your Jouale accent was excellent I could not have done better myself.
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Bâtard, qu'est-ce que je fais à ne pas être en France :(
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I really hope we can get that public, this will let us use c++ lib that block safely in user level thread.
 
Apparently this piece of amazing Google technology is actually being publicized. Maybe this presentation doesn't describe its importance or its applications well enough (200 views? seriously??), but the basic idea is: it's lightweight native threads, with all of the benefits but zero of the typical shortcomings.

You get 200-nanosecond cost for creating or switching threads (i.e. it costs as much to create a thread or switch contexts than to add a callback to a thread pool - that's so cheap you can have not just a thread for every user request, but a thread for every request you make to a backend, i.e. you can forget about asynchronous programming style forever); you get userlevel-controllable scheduling; you get core locality for related threads and better latency; AND this all completely transparently to all other things that deal with threads: the OS's native preemptive scheduler still works; you can do arbitrary blocking stuff; all debuggers, thread-local variables, stack traces etc. just transparently continue to work without modification.

I think this is insanely cool.

User-level threads....... with threads. - Paul Turner - Google
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We are working on a "peoples wheel" at just higher than existing bicycle tires. We are in this for you.
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Ok, I'll forgo the jetpack... But I do believe that in this day and age most everyone in the US should have access to Gigabit internet: we know its economically and technically feasible!

Sad part is, you then mix-in lack of competition + policies specifically designed to stall innovation in this space... and you end up where we are today: lagging most of the Asian and European countries when it comes to internet speeds. Depressing.
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Bill Nye debate creationist
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Ken Ham has an interesting point of view (2 kinds of science) that I wasn't aware of. He almost convincing! However, his only argument is: "you don't know". Which is unfortunate because we do know a lot and we are learning more and more.

Moreover, he keeps repeating that you can't believe in X because you weren't there to see it... while making an immense leap of faith with the christian creation myth.

One point that Nye "forgot" to say is that even if "historical" science is wrong, it doesn't make his god true.
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Intéressant!
kvetch: "a person who complains a great deal." Ohhhhh!
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