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(RealClear)   Nvidia says 'mysterious' crop circle that baffled locals in Chualar, California was a publicity stunt. Too late, aliens have already taken the credit   (realclear.com) divider line 32
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2014-01-06 02:56:07 PM  
3 votes:
TFA:  In the new Tegra K1, the graphics component based on its "Kepler" design, used in high-end PCs.

That is not a complete sentence, worthless editor.
2014-01-06 03:44:12 PM  
2 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.


You are aware that farmers routinely destroy crops to keep prices from going so low they put farms out of business, right? The economic of food production is a tad more complicated than simply growing as much food as you can with the land you have available.
2014-01-06 03:36:04 PM  
2 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.


People like you are the reason coffee has to have, 'Caution, Hot coffee is Hot!' warnings.
2014-01-06 03:32:11 PM  
2 votes:
"We've bridged the gap - we've brought mobile computing to the same level as desktop computing," Huang said.

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Dream on, crop circle boy.
2014-01-06 03:22:25 PM  
2 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!


Well, the area recently had a warm spell followed by an assfarkingly bitter cold snap a couple weeks back.

If I had to guess that barley field was ruined by freeze damage, and the farmer was open to the prospect of letting NVidia stomp around in his field for some cash and free advertising to make up for his crop loss.

From a recent article, "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery."

So, the canvas for this little prank was a throwaway.  Feel free to unwad your panties.
2014-01-06 03:07:25 PM  
2 votes:

Fear the Clam: styckx: It's ashame mobile gaming sucks ass...  Every farking thing is freemium or pay to win.  Add into the fact the Android market in an asshole experience at best filtering through the layers of shiat.. I gave up on mobile gaming..

The Android market is primarily dominated by crappy hardware designers, ghetto programmers, and ignorant, penny-pinching end-users. It's no surprise the  user experience is a turd studded with ads.


Yep..  I've been with Android since Donut.  I've seen many great true free games come along and the user "reviews" just rip them to shreads because of the most mundane shiat then try the old "Only giving one star until fixed". The freeware developers just got shiat on and shiat on and shiat on with stupid demands..  Those same developers said fark it and joined the pay to win market because of it.
2014-01-06 02:45:24 PM  
2 votes:
My favorite crop circle documentary had a bit where they faked one, brought in the unknowing "experts", had them all claim it was genuine and then they showed them how they made it.

The "experts" had nothing to say, as in they looked at the video, got in their cars and left without saying a word to the camera.
2014-01-06 02:39:04 PM  
2 votes:
But what about the people who were blubbering in the last thread that only aliens could make something this complicated? Oh right, they are retarded.
2014-01-06 02:35:42 PM  
2 votes:
I hope the farmer was in on it and got paid.
2014-01-06 08:15:43 PM  
1 votes:

skinink: Miss the days when the top graphics card was the 3DFX Voodoo card. Best card out there.


agentpothead.com
2014-01-06 07:44:44 PM  
1 votes:
Fark it.
I hope more companies use crop circles and waste all that food so people in "developing countries" will starve and die off like they're supposed to be doing. To many humans on this rock is.

Now pardon me as I have to go help prepare a meal thats to big for us to eat so we'll throw most of it away.
2014-01-06 06:53:55 PM  
1 votes:

mongbiohazard: GungFu: Man, I hope that knucklehead from a previous thread about this 'crop circle' pops his head in and still tries to convince people that it was the work of aliens as....

...the design is too intricate for humans to achieve, dammit!

I know... and in response to which in that thread I then posted a link to a video of people making a huge and intricate one to demonstrate how they were done. The search for that video literally took me seconds to search on YouTube, and the result was one of the first 3 links or so. Some people are just willfully stupid.


And yeah, the crop this was done in would be a "cover crop". Cover crops are popular ways for farmers to both fight erosion and improve the soil at the same time. You let it grow during the off season and then till it under before you plant your next crop. I am considering trying out cover crops in my garden next winter myself.


You too, huh? I just watched your YouTube example from the other thread, and it looks good. But they never show it in the daylight, just in infra-red. If you're gonna debunk, then goddammit, DEBUNK! That was my entire point. Nothing else implied or expressly stated. Now, you've called me a dumbass and stupid in two separate threads, when YOU can't understand simple English.

/for the record, crop circles are made by human beings
2014-01-06 05:58:48 PM  
1 votes:

AgentPothead: InterruptingQuirk: AgentPothead: Is this the thread where overweight people complain about wasted food, while they double fist big macs and buckets full of cola?

No, it's the thread where people think about someone else besides themselves, as the inflation of food costs doesn't hurt us Big Mac gluttons as much as it does developing nations and third world countries who used to get two sacks of grain each month to live on, and now they get one.

Yeah IQ, you tell them. That juvenile barley was going to feed hundreds, if not thousands of hungry people. Oh wait, it was being plowed into the soil as part of crop rotation anyway?


C'mon man, he was just thinking about all the starving kids in Africa Sally Struthers told him about.  He's a true humanitarian.
2014-01-06 05:53:54 PM  
1 votes:
InterruptingQuirk: chozo13: Yes, I am, but not for the reasons you assume.

Well since we are on the subject, what are your reasons? I am usually quite open to compelling arguments but I am still trying to understand your butthurt at the field being used for something other than food. I had assumed I was being trolled but given your insistence I am actually interested in what you have to say on the subject.

Look, I saw crop circle and I saw corporate marketing scheme. I didn't have the regional insight of that Farker who said they had weather recently which would have likely ruined the crop anyway, nor the info from the Farker who just recently divined that it was all soil resting/recovery crop, i.e. barley.


So you jumped to a conclusion and got upset before finding out the facts. No sweat, happens all the time.

Corn fuel is inefficient, i.e. lower combustibility and total burn. It inflates food prices globally. It takes subsidies for it to be economically viable compared to fossil fuels. It is foisted on the driving public in ever increasing percentages of the fuel we buy, possibly to the detriment of the engines in our cars. It creates a revolving door of political symbiosis between the corn lobby and D.C., where changes to the status quo in corn districts is political suicide.

Which had no bearing on this story. So you jumped to a conclusion and got upset before finding out the facts. No sweat, happens all the time. 

And lastly/firstly, partaking in this bogus act by nVidia, perpetuates the idea that it is cool to make crop circles. Maybe it is less cool now that an international company is doing now as well, IDK. And without declaring that there was no lost food to this stunt, besides the the only point in the article which states "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery.", doesn't say any of the info other Farkers have made claims towards. My natural conclusion to them plowing the field under after this stunt is one of common sense considering they flatten a great deal of it anyways.

Thinking nVidia is attempting to perpetuate the idea that making crop circles is cool just means you are looking a little deep into their motives. Then you jumped to another uninformed conclusion.

Fair enough
2014-01-06 05:50:14 PM  
1 votes:

slayer199: Haven't crop circles been debunked repeatedly?  If I remember correctly, there was a group of people worldwide that admitted to doing it and showed how they've been doing it.


Not only have they been debunked but there are actual companies you can hire to create crop circles for you for your viral marketing needs.

This wouldn't even be a real thing if it wasn't for these kinds of people...

"More than a few people told reporters they had a simple explanation for what they saw: aliens. And when the circle was plowed under by the farm's owner, one commenter on a story posted to CNN even fretted that we just plowed under an integrated circuit more advanced than anything made by man."
2014-01-06 05:43:58 PM  
1 votes:
Is this the thread where overweight people complain about wasted food, while they double fist big macs and buckets full of cola?
2014-01-06 05:32:00 PM  
1 votes:
InterruptingQuirk:

Look, I saw crop circle and I saw corporate marketing scheme. I didn't have the regional insight of that Farker who said they had weather recently which would have likely ruined the crop anyway, nor the info from the Farker who just recently divined that it was all soil resting/recovery crop, i.e. barley.

Corn fuel is inefficient, i.e. lower combustibility and total burn. It inflates food prices globally. It takes subsidies for it to be economically viable compared to fossil fuels. It is foisted on the driving public in ever increasing percentages of the fuel we buy, possibly to the detriment of the engines in our cars. It creates a revolving door of political symbiosis between the corn lobby and D.C., where changes to the status quo in corn districts is political suicide.

And lastly/firstly, partaking in this bogus act by nVidia, perpetuates the idea that it is cool to make crop circles. Maybe it is less cool now that an international company is doing now as well, IDK. And without declaring that there was no lost food to this stunt, besides the the only point in the article which states "The circle was plowed under a few days after its discovery.", doesn't say any of the info other Farkers have made claims towards. My natural conclusion to them plowing the field under after this stunt is one of common sense considering they flatten a great deal of it anyways.


(sigh)

http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2014/01/05/salinas-crop-circle-and-proj ec t-192/

Right FTFPR right on NVidia's website, and I quote...

"The field's owner had planted the barley, as many farmers do, to be plowed under, renewing the land. Meanwhile, it provided the perfect canvas for our crop circle specialists who drove out to the site accompanied by our team. They worked quickly."
2014-01-06 05:29:10 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: Look, I saw crop circle and I saw corporate marketing scheme. I didn't have the regional insight of that Farker who said they had weather recently which would have likely ruined the crop anyway, nor the info from the Farker who just recently divined that it was all soil resting/recovery crop, i.e. barley.


I'm the second guy you mentioned. I'm in Monterey. Chular is in Monterey County. I read about it in the local news, the farmer planted a cheap ass crop to balance the PH levels. Pretty common practice around here as we have an incredibly long growing season, therefore a really short off season. He probably got a nice little kick back at a time of year that normally gets zero income. Which is a damned good idea considering our current drought conditions.
2014-01-06 03:57:17 PM  
1 votes:

Silvyrbug: Pocket_Fisherman: My favorite crop circle documentary had a bit where they faked one, brought in the unknowing "experts", had them all claim it was genuine and then they showed them how they made it.

The "experts" had nothing to say, as in they looked at the video, got in their cars and left without saying a word to the camera.

Oh link please.......that would be hilarious to watch.


I think that was/is on netflix.  "Is It Real"  a bunch of different episodes about "baffling" stuff - crop circles was only one episode.  If it's the same thing i'm thinking of.  There was one creation of a crop circle that was "caught on film"   - it showed some glowing lights hovering over a field and the design appearing before your eyes in less than a minute.  I have a friend who totally believes that they're of alien origin.    I tried to tell her about this show/documentary and her response was how do you know they didn't make that up?  She'd rather believe in the most difficult possibility rather than the most likely/simplest explanation.  Even in light of the fact that the guy who claimed credit was a video editor by profession.  Sigh.
2014-01-06 03:46:10 PM  
1 votes:

asmodeus224: InterruptingQuirk: Wasting food for marketing, ain't 'Murica great!?!

It is still real aliens to you, isn't it?

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moike: InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.

People like you are the reason coffee has to have, 'Caution, Hot coffee is Hot!' warnings.


You two should get a room at the Obtuse Hotel down the street and see how dense you can get together.
2014-01-06 03:45:41 PM  
1 votes:
Is there any game even taking advantage of tegra 4 at this point?  Seriously. Mobille gaming is awful and I seriously think Nvidia is wasting their time and resources in R&R for a gaming platform that is is shiat.. The most played game requires one finger to swipe candy..

Loading up the games section in the market..  The top paid game is minecraft..  The top 10 is nothing but games that could be played on anything on any device.

Top free games.. Same shiat..

Buying a tablet with this GPU in it to play Temple Run 2 would be like buying a GTX 780 to play Tetris
2014-01-06 03:38:41 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: moike: InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...

How often is this unique set of circumstances the case when a crop circle is made?
nVidia is now perpetuating the act of making crop circles with little declaration that there was no food wasted in the process.


Are you complaining that a bad crop wasn't completely,  entirely wasted?
2014-01-06 03:37:58 PM  
1 votes:
Considering its California, illegal aliens probably did create it.
2014-01-06 03:26:51 PM  
1 votes:
InterruptingQuirk:
How often is this unique set of circumstances, for which nVidia is now perpetuating, the case when a crop circle is made?

That didn't parse...
2014-01-06 02:55:44 PM  
1 votes:

styckx: It's ashame mobile gaming sucks ass...  Every farking thing is freemium or pay to win.  Add into the fact the Android market in an asshole experience at best filtering through the layers of shiat.. I gave up on mobile gaming..


The Android market is primarily dominated by crappy hardware designers, ghetto programmers, and ignorant, penny-pinching end-users. It's no surprise the  user experience is a turd studded with ads.
2014-01-06 02:55:40 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't say anything in the previous thread, but that pattern is so obviously an IC mask that it had to be either a publicity stunt or a hoax perpetrated by nerds.
2014-01-06 02:54:20 PM  
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: At this day and age, when we have smartphones, and cameras everywhere, I still see the only evidence of UFOs is shiatty resolution pics.


Unless they are building a hyperspace bypass or here for a costume party, I doubt you'll see any real UFOs
2014-01-06 02:53:24 PM  
1 votes:
I suspect that the chip in that field will produce grainy images
2014-01-06 02:43:25 PM  
1 votes:
I bet $100 that if aliens were to come down to planet earth from space right now and look at these crop circles, they would ask "Why the fark do humans make crop cirlces?"
2014-01-06 02:41:14 PM  
1 votes:

wiseolddude: If an alien spaceship can travel across the galaxy, I don't think they need to carve out a crop circle as a landing strip or a message to fellow travelers.


And they probably don't use braille.
2014-01-06 02:39:59 PM  
1 votes:
Which is hilarious, considering the crop circle believers that said there was an unbelievable energy in the area..

//it's certainly unbelievable now..
2014-01-06 02:38:46 PM  
1 votes:
At this day and age, when we have smartphones, and cameras everywhere, I still see the only evidence of UFOs is shiatty resolution pics.
 
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