38 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011
Re: Beneficial tax laws
Estonia was taken over by Joe Stalin while he was best friends with Adolf Hitler
old EE Q Re: Next up: flying in circles
Why did the Warsaw flight crash?
All the poles were in the left half-plane
Re: Rent Seekers
What percent of these "hundreds of thousands of dollars" went into the public purse?
Re: Rent Seekers
How many of there hundreds of thousands of $s went into the public purse?
Re: Rent Seekers
How many of these hundreds of thousands of dollars went into the public purse?
"did not collude" ?
"Hachette did not collude with anyone" , but settled out of court with the DOJ on this issue; and apple was convicted in open court of collusing with Hachette and others.
Unfortunately, the USPTO stopped asking for working models some time before 1900 (ran out of storage space)
In a multinational company, someone "revamped" the network (his word), effective _HIS_ midnight. Crashed all the way, hit us _OUR_ 2PM. Found is home 'phone, and he got a 2AM call. We were told never to do it again, but I expressed the pious wish that they revamp his balls off.
You may swear on a _stack_ of bibles, if you so choose.
'1983' should by 1982
Re: There is always two sides
How many frachisees does Tesla have??
Re: Excel enables the next Holocaust!
Stalin DID have punch-card machines to run the purges on -- this is one of the first items sold after the embargo on the USSR disappeared.
Re: Come and look at this!
an ex-IBM guy told me this was the reasoning behind the coat&tie rule: if you see a man in suit &tie, you figure he assumes the machine will work, and he will not have to crawl on the floor fixing it.
I have tried out an app like this on my iPhone 3G in 2009-2010. "EmailNwalk" if I remember right.
In a recent "flier" https://ilms.intel.com/aprimoportal/OutboundMessage.aspx?A=87144bbd78aff09964cca5937de9609c&O=664c8a60aa01db85ba39dd5c572028aa&T=b333208886639fd5&D=194e13319b5d48d29f3b706573901c28&M=b333208886639fd5&S=8aac5c2993895f67bc793c6121b4df98&I=3e7925015c832b66870e6ac6b792d7f6&MSGID=8e76f14230b53d645529482df90c4e58 , Intel quotes a great feature that makes them suitable ("Perfect") for embedded,
That feature is segmentation
I am not making it up ...
"we took the money, and we got shafted, but we're not whores".
I have seen iOS4 cause an iPhone 3G to become slow as molasses; it was decent on iOS3. No downgrade path...
RL51, the Intel 8051 relocating linker, had to solve the bin-packing problem; solution (first-fit decreasing) was copied straight out of Garey&Johnson; worst-case penalty is 22%, but in practice it worked much better.
Re: Not possible.
Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts, and I am reliant on other people (e.g. employers) for money. If they give me bad checks, should I write Apple bad checks?
Re: Not possible.
"Apple is reliant on other manufacturers for parts", and I rely on other people (e.g. employers) for money, When they give me a bad check, should I go write Apple a bad check?
the 186, 286, 860, 960
Re: One word: Pentium FDIV bug!
My mother told me the difference between an explanation and an excuse is that an explanation comes _beforehand_ ...
Can the car be "adjusted" by the car next to it on the freeway?
Re: Keep it separate....
I used to post on usenet with a signature line "I work for x, but x is in no way responsible for my opinions" . Never had any trouble with the bosses at x.
Re: We need fewer registers not more!
RISC chips have _more_ registers
"both parities will have to subscribe" -- no so. Check out their Ronin card.
I believe Ruth Benedict's "the chrysanthemum &the sword" was originally written as a guide for US troops about to invade Japan.
The little Mike (Brown) reported to the big Mike (Chertoff); they can share the glory for Katrina between them.
These machines should be called "mikes", to commemorate Michael Chertoff (of Katrina fame) who lobbied for them,
When Samsung and AT&T between them can delay updates by more than a year, does it make sense to blame developers for the fragmentation?
The "printable" version is unprintable (graphics, not rude words ..)
In the days of newsgroups, text would be ROT13 encrypted, marked (in plaintext) "offensive to ...." -- and if you decrypted that ROT13 and got offended, you had no one to blame but yourself.
Could something like that not be done for video, audio, pictures .... ?
and now Syria is applying for a permanent seat on the UN human rights council
text is hard to read, because of the tiny font used. Is there a fix?
"What's mine is mine,
what's yours is negotiable" ...
cobalt-57 half-life is 9 months
I once had a Volvo 850 go into winter mode (i.e. start off in 3trd gear), with no known way to take it out of that.
A LONG weekend later, the dealer told me you have to power-cycle the electrics 4-6 times and then the computer resets to sane mode.
Merging with traffic, when the computer insists on 3rd gear, can be interesting ...
Problem was nowhere documented.
The Windows 3-fingered salute would have been a great improvement.
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