* Posts by the Kris

13 posts • joined 14 Oct 2016

Self-taught Belgian bloke cracks crypto conundrum that was supposed to be uncrackable until 2034

the Kris

A self-taught Belgian bloke? Unlike a self-taught mechanic, becoming a Belgian bloke requires being born in Belgium.

Microsoft flings the Windows Calculator source at GitHub

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I don't care for the crap Win 10 calculator, it must be the most unusable calculator ever.

Install Microsoft Calculator Plus and don't look back (or forward?)

Tech world mulls threat as new round of US China trade tariffs looms

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Compensating tax cuts

Trump is compensating tax cuts for the rich with import tariffs that are eventually paid mostly by the middle class US buyers.

Oh no, Xi didn't! Chinese spymaster cuffed in Belgium, yoinked to US on aerospace snoop rap

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Re: Puzzling

Quote from article: "Meanwhile, Xu was cuffed by Belgian cops in April, and handed over to the Feds, we're told."

What does "nabbed" mean anyway?

FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal

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Where's yelling Bob?

Hmm, there's something fishy about this graph charting AMD's push into Intel's server turf

the Kris

Re: (misleading stats)

Failed comparison.

You're comparing a paragraph hidden in a 233 page document, which we can call a surprise needle in a haystack, to axis that are extremely clear. The fact that the 1st comment is about the axis shows just that, it is not hidden.

If the axis both went from 0% to 100% it would virtually show no information, that would be a useless graph.

You sound like the type of person who needs a warning on a box of razor blades: "Do not swallow, external use only", to prevent you from doing just that.

I can agree with the comment to have them at the same scale.

Astroboffins discover the stink of eggy farts wafting from Uranus

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If it smells like farts, then light a match.

OK, deep breath, relax... Let's have a sober look at these 'ere annoying AMD chip security flaws

the Kris

Re: Timeline

Anyone registered www.intelflaws.com yet?

Self-driving bus in crash just 2 hours after entering public service

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Re: Sigh ...

The CRASHED annoyed me as well.

On the other hand, the bus did not get 'dented by a clown who wasn't looking in his mirrors?'.

The bus approached a semi that was already reversing onto a terrain, the bus should've left enough room for the tractor to manouver while backing up. The bus was dented by the tractor, not the trailer, says enough.

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The details are available, didn't mark the link though.

The truck was already reversing onto a (factory?) terrain, the bus should've stopped earlier, it stopped so close to the tractor it was on the part of the road the tractor and/or the front (!) of the trailer would pass over.

A human driver would've left the required space.

Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: It's 'only' 16 bit and 44.1KHz CD

If you do hear a difference, it's because the 2 media have a different master, one better than, or simply different from, the other.

Double blind tests have proven over and over again that no-one can hear the difference if the same master is used and the correct sampling techniques are used.

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Re: It's 'only' 16 bit and 44.1KHz CD

And even better:


plus video link:


This is the best article and video I ever found about the topic.

BT will HATE us for this one weird 5G trick

the Kris


Other way around, LP sodium lamps are more efficient than any LED assembly (driver+actual led's) currently available at a reasonable price. On the other hand, LED's allow for a more directional lighting so you could get away with less lumen (and less watts) for the same road area.

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