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Forum: Lounge 2021-10-16, 02:29
Replies: 11
Views: 111
Posted By retina
I don't see why not. We can map "no picture" to a...

I don't see why not. We can map "no picture" to a user, in the same way mapping "a picture" to a user. Even the empty set is a valid set.

Although the outcome is meaningless, but whatever.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-16, 00:23
Replies: 11
Views: 111
Posted By retina
You missed at least one category. 5. No...

You missed at least one category.

5. No picture.

And I suspect the pseudo-psychology analysis that followed is not too dissimilar to the standard horoscope fare of everything matches everyone...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-14, 01:58
Replies: 405
Views: 56,608
Posted By retina
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cri...

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/critical-bug-impacting-millions-of-iot-devices-lets-hackers-spy-on-you/
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-13, 11:51
Replies: 2,943
Views: 260,403
Posted By retina
Paywalled.

Paywalled.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 14:23
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By retina
You don't need to know any languages. Not even...

You don't need to know any languages. Not even English. I could just have easily given a Cyrillic proverb, or an Arabic phrase, and you could still perfectly decode it back to the original Cyrillic...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 12:46
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By retina
You don't need to guess any characters. All...

You don't need to guess any characters. All punctuation and capitalisation etc. is perfectly decodable once you discover the method.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-08, 21:25
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By retina
I think this cypher style is interesting. ...

I think this cypher style is interesting.

Not secure or anything, but makes people hesitate.籗籸粀 籲籼 籽籱籮 籽籲籶籮 籯籸类 籪籵籵 籰籸籸籭 籶籮籷 籽籸 籬籸籶籮 籾籹 籽籱籮 籶籪籲籭 籪籽 籽籱籮 籹籪类籽粂簷It is a simple English sentence, using...
Forum: Hardware 2021-10-05, 21:57
Replies: 22
Views: 4,275
Posted By retina
Performance is just one dimension to consider for...

Performance is just one dimension to consider for any CPU.

Consider the PIC16 instruction set. Performance-wise it is terrible. But the CPUs implementing it sell in large numbers. Clearly not many...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-04, 18:35
Replies: 405
Views: 56,608
Posted By retina
The IoT experience

https://dilbert.com/strip/2021-10-03

Experience the manipulation.
Forum: Marin's Mersenne-aries 2021-10-03, 16:05
Replies: 132
Views: 8,763
Posted By retina
I think the exponent has turned out to make a...

I think the exponent has turned out to make a Mersenne prime, and there is a huge conspiracy among the elites to suppress the knowledge until they think the rest of the world can handle it without...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-01, 19:59
Replies: 43
Views: 1,340
Posted By retina
From here: ...

From here:

https://www.amazon.com/soap/s?k=soft%20soap
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-30, 17:56
Replies: 43
Views: 1,340
Posted By retina
You pluralise the object, yes? In "100 metre...

You pluralise the object, yes?

In "100 metre sprint" the object is "sprint".
In "100 metres" the object is the "metre".
Multiple 100 metre sprints.
Single 100 metre sprint.
Multiple metres....
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-29, 01:47
Replies: 43
Views: 1,340
Posted By retina
Better for comparison I suppose. And, of course,...

Better for comparison I suppose. And, of course, larger values are always better than smaller values. Everyone knows that.

Those slow pokes in the Olympics can only manage ~10s for the 100m...
Forum: Software 2021-09-28, 18:13
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By retina
That last part in brackets is incorrect. I got...

That last part in brackets is incorrect. I got curious so I tried it.

I allocated 2PiB of RAM on the smallest machine I could find with 4GiB installed. PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-28, 17:38
Replies: 43
Views: 1,340
Posted By retina
https://what-if.xkcd.com/11/

https://what-if.xkcd.com/11/
Forum: Software 2021-09-27, 03:39
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By retina
Yeah, that is basically correct. I've seen...

Yeah, that is basically correct. I've seen processes have TiB of VIRT without any issue. It can be safely ignored. But RES, that's where the action happens. You can freely allocate PiB of memory (so...
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-26, 13:22
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By retina
Does that mean Fedora has gone full MS now,...

Does that mean Fedora has gone full MS now, deciding to help themselves to data from the users? :down:

The OS is supposed to be the most trusted part, not the most leaky part.
Forum: Marin's Mersenne-aries 2021-09-23, 03:04
Replies: 132
Views: 8,763
Posted By retina
You can "help it along" towards reaching your...

You can "help it along" towards reaching your predicted goal by grabbing the last reassigned exponent and running it slowly making your best effort to complete it quickly. :razz:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-09-20, 09:05
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By retina
If a prime formula was really just that simple...

If a prime formula was really just that simple then there is a very strong possibility that it would have been discovered 400 years ago.

Today you could write a simple BASIC program to generate...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-19, 02:11
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,534
Posted By retina
That is easily solved. I'll just start a new...

That is easily solved.

I'll just start a new religion: The church of the rejection of Covid-19 vaccines.

There, done. No need to invoke backdoor excuses about fetuses and whatnot. Plainly state...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-18, 17:14
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,534
Posted By retina
Driving a motorised vehicle provides a chance of...

Driving a motorised vehicle provides a chance of immediate death. Everyone knows this, it isn't controversial.

So why do people still drive cars? You could die. OMFG the sky is falling! Reject all...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-17, 16:47
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,534
Posted By retina
Vaccinations don't save lives. They extend lives....

Vaccinations don't save lives. They extend lives. [On average, YMMV] But by how much is the extension? Why does no one ever say? It is all just "more", which is vague. Is it by just a month (on...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-09, 17:13
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,534
Posted By retina
I'd be willing to claim I am unvaccinated just...

I'd be willing to claim I am unvaccinated just get to get the free harvesting session. :razz:

Can I get to choose beforehand which assistant does the deed?
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-08, 12:59
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,534
Posted By retina
I find it ironic that putting the entire...

I find it ironic that putting the entire population into the same box as a collective group of "this is what Americans do, if you don't do it then you are un-American" can also be seen as...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-08, 00:37
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,534
Posted By retina
... that have been detected. But the actual case...

... that have been detected. But the actual case load is unknown. Just like in every other country.

Cases recorded != cases actual.

Some countries test lots ... and find lots.
Some countries...
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