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Interop Returns 16 Million IPv4 Addresses

Dylan16807 Re:Hardly Significant (270 comments)

.4% And a several percent boost to the free amount.

more than 3 years ago
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How Much Smaller Can Chips Go?

Dylan16807 Re:Don't make them smaller (362 comments)

DDR, along with almost all desktop memory, has a 64-bit interface. So DDR 400 is at 3200MB/s, and if you go dual-channel you get 6400MB/s. Still, having bulk storage only an order of magnitude below main memory is wonderful.

more than 3 years ago
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Knuth Plans 'Earthshaking Announcement' Wednesday

Dylan16807 Re:Final TeX (701 comments)

Equal probability, equal when rounded, sure. Having the exact same occurrence of each digit is not something you can presume without a strong reason.

more than 4 years ago
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ICANN Approves .xxx Suffix For Porn Websites

Dylan16807 Re:And Chinese Internationalized Domain Names (273 comments)

It's just translated TLDs as far as I can tell. Domain names can already be in Chinese; that's the important part. I think a controversial-content TLD is more news than that.

more than 4 years ago
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3D Displays May Be Hazardous To Young Children

Dylan16807 Re:Virtual vs. Real (386 comments)

The problem is exactly that your eyes don't focus at different depths with virtual 3D.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Shares Insights On Accelerating Web Sites

Dylan16807 Re:Noscript (230 comments)

News links off of slashdot, forums, imageboards, wikis, none of these need javascript. I have it on for youtube, even if I don't understand why it's needed to load flash, mail, newegg, and gmane.org. Probably a couple more, but very few out of the total of sites I visit. Saves me a lot of memory, and there are a few sites where javascript actually hurts the experience to take into account.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Shares Insights On Accelerating Web Sites

Dylan16807 Re:Noscript (230 comments)

75%? When I turn off javascript it only seems to affect about a tenth of the sites I visit.

more than 4 years ago
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'Month of PHP Security' Finds 60 Bugs

Dylan16807 Re:There might be some method to the madness. (120 comments)

I think haystack first makes more sense as haystack is the subject you're working on, but if the needle is going to be first just make the first parameter optional, don't screw up the pattern.

more than 4 years ago
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What Every Programmer Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

Dylan16807 Re:float are over (359 comments)

32bit integers have more precision than 32bit floats, too. You still can't represent 1/3.

more than 4 years ago
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What Every Programmer Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

Dylan16807 Re:Only scratching the surface (359 comments)

Actually, since .5 only affects the exponent, not the mantissa, your example is probably fine.

more than 4 years ago
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Court Allows Unmasking of P2P Downloaders

Dylan16807 Re:How can he claim a right to privacy? (244 comments)

A fallacious argument DOES imply that the results are wrong. Suggesting otherwise is foolishness.

No, a fallacious argument doesn't go for or against what it concludes, it is merely there. If I claim that 1 + 1 = 2 because fish, the failed argument does not imply it isn't 2.

more than 4 years ago
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New Speed Cameras Catch You From Space

Dylan16807 Re:easy solution (351 comments)

As far as I'm concerned, the safest and expected way of driving is slightly over the speed limit, matching the speed of most other drivers.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

Dylan16807 Re:Interesting (984 comments)

Different namespaces, it's safe to use K for both.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

Dylan16807 Re:Cannonical is just trolling us (984 comments)

'baud rate' could be parsed incorrectly as 'rate of bauds', or correctly as 'rate (type baud)' It's important to make sure it's understood correctly, but I wouldn't say that that wording is actually wrong.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Parliament Rejects ACTA In a 663 To 13 Vote

Dylan16807 Re:they do have power. (477 comments)

51/52, are you even trying?

more than 4 years ago
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Passage of Time Solves PS3 Glitch

Dylan16807 Re:Here's a patch (147 comments)

I like this. Because this is probably the code that caused the bug. year % 4 when year is actually BCD.

more than 4 years ago
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Schooling Microsoft On Random Browser Selection

Dylan16807 Re:What's the problem? (436 comments)

You did notice that this test case is only 5 items, right? Even bubble sort can escape this in ~16 cycles, let alone a proper sort. But you could have a fast sort that needs consistent data or it'll get stuck on a large data set.

more than 4 years ago
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Schooling Microsoft On Random Browser Selection

Dylan16807 Re:damned faintly praising? (436 comments)

On a list 5 long, sure. But a bubble sort could would need a nearly-impossible sequence of trues for a list of even 100 items, since it does a new loop if a single item is unsorted.

more than 4 years ago
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Using a Toy Train To Calibrate a Reactor

Dylan16807 Re:So what is this... (120 comments)

Interesting that the one that came first is 'Redundant' and the later, less nested one has a score of 2.

more than 4 years ago

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