* Posts by harmjschoonhoven

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Explosion of DANGEROUS IT GEAR injures and CRIPPLES MEDICS

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Re: I'll get downvoted, but...

The problem is, if you use Dvorak over the weekend, you 'll have to adjust to Qwerty on Monday morning.

As far as I remember the Dvorak keyboard was successfully tested on a US battleship.

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Granny upstages Microsoft, storms stage at Surface launch

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Mushroom

Selfdefense

The guard could be floored by the Taiwanese lady at 0:14. Every woman should be able to defend herself. My mother learned Ju-Jutsu during WW II and practised the ticks half a century later.

http://www.utrecht.nl/images/DWS/Overvecht/PDF/Dreefnieuws/Dreefnieuws_oktober_2012.pdf (pp 12,13 in Dutch).

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Big Blue bigwig: Tiny processor knobs can't shrink forever

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Re: Christoph

Muons are unstable leptons. Laws of physics ....

Will computer-users be happy if their CPUs disintegrates within 2.2 µS ?

Delivering them from China at 0.999....c would help due to relativistic effects, but create I/O problems.

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'Replace crypto-couple Alice and Bob with Sita and Rama'

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Re: A lot of hostility here

@AC at 11:52 GMT

Josef Vissarionovich Djugashvili a.k.a. Stalin HAD a religion

after he lost his faith at the Tiflis seminary in 1896: Marxism.

He always has seen himself as special and deified himself

with unimaginable consequences.

Vid. "Young Stalin" by Simon S. Montefiore, page 66.

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NASA releases stunning image of our universe's distant past

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Re: each and every dot is an entire galaxy

The 'starry' dot near the center of the righthand lower quarter of the image is a foreground star in 'our own' galaxy.

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Swiss railways ticked off at iOS clock knock-off

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@frank ly

The big red blob on the end is there because swiss trains depart on time - sekundengenau.

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Gigantic Roman bathtime-fun mosaic found under Turkish field

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Re: Antiochia ad Cragnum

The Holy Hand Grenade was invented by Kallinikos in Lycia, southeastern Anatolia in the year 6163 since the creation.

Edward N. Luttwak, The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Enpire, page 324.

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'How I CRASHED my bank, stole PINs with a touch-tone phone'

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Stop

Sci-Fi

As Rahul Sasi himself says in the PDF, it is Sci-Fi.

To recognize a DTMF code you use a chip like MC145436. Easy: telephone line in,

4 bits out, single 5V supply.

To use a secure or unsecure software implementation of the Goertzel algorithm you first have to digitise the telephone signal.

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Reg hack uncovers perfect antidote to internet

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Re: rain in the Atacama Desert

The Atacama desert may be one of the driest places on earth. But when it rains, it comes in torrents.

The ALMA observatory was also affected by a recent snowstorm.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/chile/9083614/Worlds-driest-desert-hit-by-heavy-rains-causing-floods-and-mudslides.html

I will take my raincoat.

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Reg hack runs Windows 8 on 82-inch touchscreen

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Re: Resolution

According to the info on the Perceptive Pixel website the resolution is 1920x1080.

You 'll be disappointed if you can compare it with a 4k monitor.

Oh, and if you spend 80k$ for the 82", do not forget a few decent hooks in the wall.

It weights 120 kg.

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Curiosity parks for a day, looks back in wonder

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Re: Question

NSEW is derived from the spin axis, not from the magnetic North.

See: IAU Commission IV, WG IV/9, Mars geodesy/cartography working group

recommendations on mars cartographic constants and coordinate systems.

http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXIV/part4/pdfpapers/521.pdf

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