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Source Code of Several Atari 7800 Games Released

KasperMeerts Re:Great! (153 comments)

Those are completely without comments and most importantly, variable names.

MOV HEALTH, AX

is more understandable than

MOV BYTE 0xFF43, AX

more than 4 years ago
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Amazingly Bad Defense of M$ Monopoly Practices.

KasperMeerts Hey twitter (1 comments)

It's been a while since you posted something.

Thanks for the update!

more than 4 years ago
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Concrete Comparisons of Theora Vs. Mpeg-4

KasperMeerts Re:License (325 comments)

Nah, I'm using Gentoo.

more than 4 years ago
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Concrete Comparisons of Theora Vs. Mpeg-4

KasperMeerts Re:License (325 comments)

sudo apt-get install lame

If you prefer that one

more than 4 years ago
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Sothink Violated the FlashGot GPL and Stole Code

KasperMeerts Re:Oh Slashdot... (312 comments)

Moderators, please don't mod trolls like these as 'Interesting'. Thank you.

more than 4 years ago
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Ray Bradbury Loves Libraries, Hates the Internet

KasperMeerts Re:God Bless Him (600 comments)

You sure about that? Show me how I can learn Electrodynamics on the internet. I used to search so much for physics related stuff on the internet but nothing beat my first year of university and going to the store to buy Griffiths' books.

more than 4 years ago
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Aussie Scientists Build a Cluster To Map the Sky

KasperMeerts Re:Google (58 comments)

Done.

Google never really mapped it though, they just offer old material in a user-friendly way.

more than 3 years ago
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Could Betelgeuse Go Boom?

KasperMeerts Re:Gravity Waves (383 comments)

p>But a serious question: Over distance, wouldn't the visible light catch up to the neutrinos?

Sure, but over what distances are we speaking here? A neutrino created in a supernova would go about a trillionth of a meter per second slower than light, so even if they did a race across the universe( 80 billion lightyears), the neutrino would only be 60 km behind!

more than 4 years ago
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Could Betelgeuse Go Boom?

KasperMeerts Re:Gravity Waves (383 comments)

The fact that light from the core takes a lot more time to reach the surface than from the surface to the earth has a completely different reason.

In fact, neutrinos aren't massless which means they are slower than light. The only reason the neutrinos arrived first is because of the way supernovas work. The neutrinos get emitted as soon as the core collapses but the first visible light only appears as soon as the shockwave from the collapse gets to the surface.

Disclaimer: I'm not yet an astrophysicist, but I did ace my cosmology exam yesterday

more than 4 years ago
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Lies, Damned Lies, and the UK Copyright Industry

KasperMeerts Re:Can we stop? (219 comments)

You must be new here.

more than 4 years ago
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Comparing the Size, Speed, and Dependability of Programming Languages

KasperMeerts Re:Why is Verbosity Bad? (491 comments)

Uh, nope, that really are the only uses for an '*'.

more than 4 years ago
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Comparing the Size, Speed, and Dependability of Programming Languages

KasperMeerts Re:Why is Verbosity Bad? (491 comments)

If you have a problem seeing the difference between a multiplication and a pointer dereference, you really shouldn't be programming in C.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released

KasperMeerts Re:Doesn't make a difference. (334 comments)

I don't have to. I recompile them or use a newer version.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released

KasperMeerts Re:Doesn't make a difference. (334 comments)

And I'm running a whopping 100% of all my programs in 64 bit. Why are people still using Windows again?

more than 4 years ago
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Russia To Save Its ISS Modules

KasperMeerts Re:Why burn them up? (280 comments)

Even if this fails in the end, they will learn a lot from the attempt.

Odds are, there won't even be an attempt.

Aren't you just mister Optimist

more than 4 years ago
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Russia To Save Its ISS Modules

KasperMeerts Why burn them up? (280 comments)

Instead of just plunging them in the ocean, wouldn't it be much cooler to put them in an orbit halfway between the Earth and the moon, as a sort of testament for future generations?
It could be something like the pyramids or the the Eiffel tower or the Chinese wall.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome V2.0

KasperMeerts Re:Windows Only (381 comments)

Hmm, no 64 bit builds. And I don't want to install a lot of 32-bit libraries just for one program. I probably have an old Ubuntu LiveCD here somewhere.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome V2.0

KasperMeerts Re:Windows Only (381 comments)

I doubt it. Have you looked at the Chrome code? It's littered with hard-coded windows-only bullshit. It's just very unelegantly designed, that's why it's taking so long.

more than 4 years ago

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