* Posts by schermer

9 posts • joined 16 May 2012

Now that China has all but banned cryptocurrencies, GPU prices are falling like Bitcoin


Re: Oh, Irony...

Just to demask this popular myth: no, he did not. The plans to this were already made by the Weimar Governement and some building had started before the take-over by the NSDAP ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autobahn ). Of course the Führer claimed to be the genius who had this brilliant idea and dr.Goebbels made sure the whole world believed it.

The common factor in all your failed job applications: Your CV


Years ago, one of my colleagues was able to explain a one-year hiatus in his career by pointing to a brief stint as a professional golfer. I wonder, would that still work?

How Apple's M1 uses high-bandwidth memory to run like the clappers


And before that the MacPPC's (tower G5). I had one of those. ATM a MacPro 2009 fully upgraded (bought it new in 2009). Since I am pensioned it is just overkill. So I bought this new MacMini M1 (fully specced): it will be delivered next week and will be more than enough for my current needs.

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now


Re: Lovely.

Do not worry! For me (a non-native not primary English speaker) it is just as confusing.

Who had thougt that the "battle" of the pigment-rich versus the pigment-poor, would lead to this kind of obscurities?

Euro police forces infiltrated encrypted phone biz – and now 'criminal' EncroChat users are being rounded up


Dutch viewpoint

From a dutch news channel ( https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/6061836/justitie-kon-live-meekijken-met-communicatie-criminelen-na-kraken-encrochat.html ): <translated>"The Dutch justice system has also been able to read more than twenty million messages live before they were encrypted by the users and EncroChat. The company is one of the largest providers of encrypted digital communication internationally.

According to the judiciary, there are ten thousand users in the Netherlands whose reports concerned "unprecedentedly large numbers of serious crimes". As a result, the police say they have prevented liquidations, kidnapping plans have been thwarted, as have intended torture of individuals.

It is painful to note that officials seem to have been bribed at important - logistics - locations."

At least "our" Mocro-mafia can be diminished for a while. And moreover some of the corrupt officials can be dealt with.

Why should the UK pensions watchdog be able to spy on your internet activities? Same reason as the Environment Agency and many more


Re: Sunset clauses and jury oversight are needed.

Given the fact that the STASI was dismantled some years ago, it would be appropiate to find a more fitting Anglo-American acronyme.

Europe publishes draft rules for coronavirus contact-tracing app development, on a relaxed schedule


Sorry?? The housing in the inner city is in Europe(at least in the part where I live) by far the priciest ... Must be an American thing?

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words


Re: A different perspective...

Well, it won't be a problem for the people that have any of the current european languages as their native tongue. In all these the word used to describe black has also a negative connotation. It has nothing to do with skin color, however. Besides, skin can be brown, or very deep-brown, almost black; but to be pure black it must have been charred (and that is not compatible with a healthy constitution).

Pints under attack as Lord Howe demands metric-only UK


Re: Dutch treats

Not completely right. "Duim" and "voet" are not used anymore (they have just historical value just like the "el"). "Ons" means 100 gram nowadays, and "pond" 500 gram. The terms are used unofficially as conversation short-cut. The "pint" is not a volume measurement: it is a popular way to ask for a beer. The use of "dozijn" (=12 pieces) and "gros" (144 pieces) is also unofficial, just used in conversation.

Being dutch all my life (60+ years) I think I have some right to make these comments.


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