* Posts by the Kris

24 posts • joined 14 Oct 2016

GitHub to replace master with main across its services

the Kris

Re: If you look for offence, you will find it

Why focus on the west? Why exclude racism faced by whites outside of the west?

Your second statement, again, why exclude non-white on white racism, which is less visible because it gets less media attention?

the Kris

Re: Some people need to understand that not EVERYTHING is racist

When Muslims enslaved white Christian Europeans, no doubt it was firmly established in the population's psyche that 'good Muslims' (aka non-white people) go to heaven when they die whereas non-Muslims (aka white people) automaticall go to hell.

the Kris
Meh

From the article, using the word master is not inclusive.

Can someone list the "races" and cultures that are left out?

Which cultures have never had a part of their people enslaved, if that is what we are talking about?

Can we ask them if they actually feel left out?

'I wrote Task Manager': Ex-Microsoft programmer Dave Plummer spills the beans

the Kris

Re: It hasn't been able to kill lots of stuff

Make sure to try to kill a process on the Details tab, it uses a "stronger" kill than on the Processes tab.

the Kris
FAIL

He also offered some tips. "If Task Manager ever hangs or crashes, start another by pressing ctrl-shift-esc," he said. This requests a "secret code" from the existing instance, and if not received, starts another one; and this works to launch the utility even "if the Shell/Explorer is dead".

Some 20 years ago I had a non-responsive Task Manager, on a live production system, and I needed it bad...

It was NOT possible to start a second instance.

From Brit telly presenter Eamonn Holmes to burning 5G towers in the Netherlands: Stupid week turns into stupid fortnight for radio standard

the Kris
Facepalm

Don't they realise ...

... that destroying a 3G/4G tower means that their own cellphone will have to boost its output power to reach a tower further away?

Assuming they destroy a tower near themselves of course.

Coronavirus pandemic latest: Trump declares 'two very big words' – national emergency – and unexpectedly ropes in Google to help in some form

the Kris

Trump recently said ...

We have a total of 15 people and they're in a process of recovering with some already having fully recovered. Hopefully we're not gonna have to spend so much because we really think we've done a great job in keeping it down to a minimum. But we've had tremendous success tremendous success beyond what and we want to keep it that way so we're at the low level. As they get better we take them off the list so that we're going to be pretty soon at only 5 people and we could be at just one or two people over the next short period of time.

Going Dutch: The Bakker Elkhuizen UltraBoard 950 Wireless... because looks aren't everything

the Kris

The world we live in...

where you call a mechanical keyboard non-mechanical.

One teeensy little 13-minute power cut, and WD you look at the size of that chip supply cut!

the Kris

Re: Backup Power. — Dual Feeds

The above comments suggest that most people assume you need to supply the entire factory with backup power.

Although unclear for these factories, it is very unlikely they need to do that to prevent the current problem.

Anecdotal, but I have never seen that. Emergency power is supplied only were needed, e.g. server room, security systems, a few specific machines or rooms, ... stuff like that.

The required emergency power can be drastically less than the full operational power requirements.

Drone fliers are either 'clueless, careless or criminal' says air traffic gros fromage

the Kris
Angel

Much better fit:

Politicians are either 'clueless, careless or criminal'.

The FCC has finally, finally approved a half-decent plan to destroy the robocall scourge... but there's a catch

the Kris

Instead, charge the robocallers 1$/minute and play an info message to anyone who accepts a call: "Warning, you will be payed 0,5$/minute if you can endure the crap that follows this message".

No need to have the receiving party pay for blocking.

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

the Kris
Coat

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

the Kris

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

the Kris

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

the Kris

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

the Kris

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

the Kris

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.

the Kris

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

the Kris

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.

the Kris

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

And even better:

https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

plus video link:

https://xiph.org/video/vid2.shtml

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

Efficacy

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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