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Forum: Software 2005-01-24, 02:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By rbarreira
Isn't it the case that the printer driver (or...

Isn't it the case that the printer driver (or whatever) is trying to get 100% of the cpu? It ALWAYS happens with my old hp deskjet 500. But I don't notice any slowdown in printing...
Forum: Software 2004-11-08, 01:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,230
Posted By rbarreira
Geez, what a tiring thread to read :O moo -...

Geez, what a tiring thread to read :O

moo - if they ran a program similar to Prime95 on deep blue, they would run a different exponent to test on each cpu. This is the same as running multiple...
Forum: Software 2004-06-21, 01:00
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By rbarreira
65536 is the number of different values that you...

65536 is the number of different values that you can represent with a word value, but if you assume that numbers start at 0, the largest number you can represent with those values is 65535 :)
Forum: Lounge 2004-02-13, 13:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By rbarreira
Do you know what BitTorrent is?...

Do you know what BitTorrent is? (http://torrent.spyderlake.com/download.php?info_hash=f03fc1e04869294d5644d3c8c5d0fb8f2d26aa59)

:whistle:
Forum: Lounge 2004-02-12, 23:21
Replies: 11
Views: 2,390
Posted By rbarreira
Windows 2000/NT source code leaked to the net

According to slashdot.org, the windows nt/2000 source code has been leaked to the net :D

Check it out here (if you dig in the comments for a while you'll already find the url which has the...
Forum: Puzzles 2003-12-18, 22:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By rbarreira
By the way, if you are trying to explain Monty...

By the way, if you are trying to explain Monty Hall's problem to someone, at first they're always sceptical that it's better to switch, since seeing as there are two doors left after the other one is...
Forum: Software 2003-12-13, 15:26
Replies: 21
Views: 3,455
Posted By rbarreira
From a programming point of view, the system idle...

From a programming point of view, the system idle process is running HLT instructions which halt the processor for a little bit (of course it doesn't stop the cpu completely), which reduces heat and...
Forum: Software 2003-12-12, 22:22
Replies: 21
Views: 3,455
Posted By rbarreira
I think it's obvious that most people mean...

I think it's obvious that most people mean "system idle process getting 0% CPU time" when they say "cpu running at 100%" ;)
Forum: Software 2003-12-12, 21:50
Replies: 21
Views: 3,455
Posted By rbarreira
Small correction: the instruction used inside the...

Small correction: the instruction used inside the modern operating systems idle loops is not the "nop" instruction, it's "hlt" :)

For the ones who say that running prime95 or other cpu intensive...
Forum: Software 2003-12-12, 21:37
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By rbarreira
The LL (Lucas-Lehmer) Test is the longest part of...

The LL (Lucas-Lehmer) Test is the longest part of the test. By the way, if factoring discovers any factor, it doesn't even do the Lucas Lehmer Test, because finding a factor means that the number is...
Forum: Software 2003-11-30, 03:28
Replies: 0
Views: 930
Posted By rbarreira
Crash on exit

I'm using version 23.7.1 of Prime95, and, sometimes, it crashes when I use the tray menu option Exit to close the program. I've never seen it crashing on a normal computer shutdown (maybe windows...
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