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Forum: Homework Help 2021-04-09, 20:23
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By retina
Hmmm? Your number ends in ...00 Squaring...

Hmmm?

Your number ends in ...00
Squaring +1 gives ...0001
The number in #1 ends in ...1529
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-07, 17:08
Replies: 44
Views: 931
Posted By retina
It is soooo convenient

At the counter of the grocery store ...

Me: Can I buy this ice-cream with bitcoin here?

Cashier: Yes sir, no problem.

Me: How?

Cashier: Just get out your computer, connect to the...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 08:32
Replies: 362
Views: 40,188
Posted By retina
Verkada Inc. gave ’20-Year-Old Interns’ a ‘Super Admin’ privilege to look in on feeds

https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/11/verkada-security-cameras-super-admin-hackers-security-breach/
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-05, 13:31
Replies: 188
Views: 8,935
Posted By retina
The UK is delaying the second dose in order to...

The UK is delaying the second dose in order to get more people with the first dose. So I'd guess that it doesn't matter much if you leave it till next week, or next month.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-05, 02:26
Replies: 44
Views: 931
Posted By retina
With standard, or normal, currencies at least you...

With standard, or normal, currencies at least you know who is manipulating it. And might have the opportunity to vote them out in the next election if things don't go your way. Can you say the same...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-04-04, 10:40
Replies: 2,127
Views: 202,540
Posted By retina
I fairly sure that LaurV gave the correct answer...

I fairly sure that LaurV gave the correct answer there. But I want to give a "better" answer. :devil:

Forget about all those old GHzDays that were run on the ancient 6502 CPUs. Those cycles are...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2021-04-04, 07:19
Replies: 280
Views: 65,497
Posted By retina
533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers, personal information exposed online

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/04/03/facebook-data-leak-insider/ And yet people still provide all the data, for free. :loco:
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-04, 02:21
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By retina
In a perfect world that would be true. But, alas,...

In a perfect world that would be true. But, alas, we all fall for it. That includes those of you reading this and saying to yourself "Not me, I am immune because I know the tricks". The effects can...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-02, 19:50
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By retina
Good. Not putting sensitive information on a...

Good. Not putting sensitive information on a connected system for malware (and that includes Windows) to grab.

But I feel you might have missed the point. A lot of the arguments about privacy...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-01, 21:03
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By retina
Mint:

Mint:
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-01, 18:11
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By retina
IMO Linux is adequate, but it has many rough...

IMO Linux is adequate, but it has many rough edges, and some very sharp edges.

But a stronger reason to use Linux is to prevent feeding MS with ever more spy data. MS have no business scooping up...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-03-30, 20:28
Replies: 44
Views: 931
Posted By retina
People can see it. The currency only has...

People can see it.

The currency only has value when it can be spent on things. As of now the main purpose appears to be to speculative, and try to make money from the new idiots buying into the...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-03-25, 12:43
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By retina
WP has a picture of that. ...

WP has a picture of that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ever_Given_Suez_Canal_24_March_2021.jpg
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-03-21, 18:33
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By retina
Almost. For base-2 there are no single digit...

Almost.

For base-2 there are no single digit primes.
For base-3 there is only one single digit prime.
For base-5 there are only two single digit primes.
Forum: Viliam Furik 2021-03-21, 15:40
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By retina
For p = 5 I get: s(3) = 37634 37634 mod...

For p = 5 I get:

s(3) = 37634

37634 mod (2^p-1) = 0 ; no surprise there
37634 = 1214 * (2^p-1) ; so X = 1214
37634 = 7526 * p + 4

So your last statement "S(p-2) is X modulo p" can't be...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-03-20, 18:15
Replies: 27
Views: 2,385
Posted By retina
If you answered when asked questions about...

If you answered when asked questions about clarifying the rules then people might be more interested. Specifically, you didn't answer any of my queries.
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-19, 16:08
Replies: 4,268
Views: 316,978
Posted By retina
The main reason many companies like you to...

The main reason many companies like you to register with a phone number is not for the reason they will tell you, i.e. to prevent spam and bots. No. The real reason is to have the identifier to...
Forum: Hardware 2021-03-19, 06:46
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By retina
I disagree. ECC protects all data flows, not...

I disagree.

ECC protects all data flows, not just the FFT data. So the RAM data for code, the OS, the drivers, etc. are also less likely to be corrupted, leading to fewer crashes, more uptime, and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-03-17, 08:37
Replies: 58
Views: 1,349
Posted By retina
Just try them all and see who "publishes" it for...

Just try them all and see who "publishes" it for you.

The low quality (i.e. crappy) online "journals" will allow people to post anything, so you shouldn't have much trouble getting a few of the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-03-16, 19:09
Replies: 45
Views: 2,108
Posted By retina
Note that fusion is the complete opposite of...

Note that fusion is the complete opposite of fission. There is no uranium or thorium used in fusion.
Forum: Hardware 2021-03-14, 09:58
Replies: 90
Views: 13,090
Posted By retina
Zurek, P95 doesn't, and can't, change the CPU...

Zurek, P95 doesn't, and can't, change the CPU frequency. That is what the OS/BIOS does.

And two seconds for overheating is definitely possible. The power can ramp up very quickly and the cooling...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-03-14, 05:31
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By retina
Until otherwise shown, I just assume that people...

Until otherwise shown, I just assume that people making claims like the above are full of :poop:.

So it is on the OP to prove they aren't full of :poop: and post some actual results.

If no...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-09, 16:36
Replies: 39
Views: 5,094
Posted By retina
The video shows the outcome from the perspective...

The video shows the outcome from the perspective of the advertiser. That is, Facebook ads are the product that advertisers buy. So there is a product, and it is useless. Facebook proports to sell to...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-09, 09:48
Replies: 39
Views: 5,094
Posted By retina
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-07, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By retina
I suspect the missing part is if you are...

I suspect the missing part is if you are doing-it-wrong then you also get a "correct" answer.

(25 - 5) / 5 = 4 :davar55:

That was the closest matching smiley I could find with a ! in it.
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