I downloaded the Intel Intrinsic Guide - sounded like a cool idea - maybe even something like that for all the instructions would be cool too... Though I'm not sure how it's actually implemented, since it won't run on my PC.
I basically just downlodaed it, unzipped it, and tried double-clicking on the "Intrinsics Guide for Intel AVX.exe" file. Nothing (obvious) happens.
If I do it close enough to a refresh while running Task Manager, I can see that "javaw.exe" opens for a moment, then is gone again. (I just kept clicking the Intrinsics exe over and over to get it, as I suspected the reason I wasn't getting anything at first was that it was disappearing before the Task Manager got around to refreshing)
Anyway - I'm not sure what else to say except that I'm running XP SP2, all patched to date. I happen to have JRE build 1.6.0_03-b05 installed, maybe that's not the right version or something...? I have lots of other stuff installed, of course... but nothing else I can think of that might be relevant...
I also checked the event logs, but nothing relevant there.
Any idea how I might get it to run, or at least track down the cause of the failure...?