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The Real Story of Hacking Together the Commodore C128

KingBenny Re:Mistake (179 comments)

i remembered the poke 53280 as the outer screen ring since the zero is round and the 53281 is not, thats been what ? 30 years ?
power cartridge for the win, it got me watching interrupts on the fly for the first time, that was one great piece of hardware it was wasnt it
lda $D000,0 ?

about 9 months ago
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How China Will Get To the Moon Before a Google Lunar XPrize Winner

KingBenny Re:One small post for man (173 comments)

it doesnt matter if china gets there before someone claims the google prize, the prize is still there and it can do what it was meant to do : spur innovation and initiative

about 9 months ago
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Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

KingBenny the most primitive of brainstems (377 comments)

can i get my rant on again about the bellcurve, and how the middle chunk is the remnant of the past cycle of evolution while the outer sides are constantly trying to invade that, eventually becoming what they dont like when they win ?
like fear of the unknown is a remnant from the eldest days of biology where anything unknown means something that might get you killed
ergo and q.e.d.
creative thinking is dangerous, its not that hard or deep to fathom how the homo sapiens works

about 9 months ago
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The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

KingBenny here it is (227 comments)

i was gonna say something to this but the newsletter would only let me post on twitter or facebook, lets see if i can dig it up ...

yea yea, the article is the-quest-to-build- somewhere on slashdodt and i was gonna say 'fuck legal, team satoshi didnt give a shit about legal obviously and now they're making law by abscence. Fuck unhackable, thats not possible. If you're the man, just do it, if you're scared, just dont take credit.' but it will only let me post on twitter or Facebook ? the decline of slashdot ?
good thing i put it somewhere, yea sure, if you can, why dont you, you dont have to put your name on it, you just post it on a few fora and put up a torrent through a vpn, put it on filesomething.com and 'the community' will surely take it up if it's worthwhile

about 9 months ago
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Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

KingBenny Re:Fireworks in 3...2...1... (1251 comments)

= lulz, the sheytan is as old as the concept of the one god, its the anti-order of things symbolized in current society in all monotheism same symbol.
himanity is a bit older than that, if id fear demons id fear the ones who are so old they have no clue what a crucifix looks like. as they say in dutch : 'één pot nat' ... monotheism is monotheism, it reveres a single male symbol ruling all, wether that is a sandal wearing hippie, a horned guy on goat legs or a faceless god, i dont see the difference. The prophets were kinda wise men, the gods themselves have very little substance

about 9 months ago
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JPMorgan Files Patent Application On 'Bitcoin Killer'

KingBenny Re:Maybe the Patent Office will notice (292 comments)

is this like where everyone in the U.S. gets to be punished for using bitcoin while the rest of the world happily continues with 'it' and the seventy altcoins, hereby effectively the 'congress' biting off one of its own paws in order to soothe the local elders ? I dont see a lot of impact coming from a bitcoin killer, it might live next to it

about 9 months ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Warg Being Held in Solitary Confinement

KingBenny terrerists (192 comments)

well, i guess he shouldnt have blown up the twin towers then ... tsk , STILL in solitary ? how long has that been ?

about 9 months ago
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UK Retailer Mistakenly Sends PS Vitas, Threatens Legal Action To Get Them Back

KingBenny Re:Jackpot (617 comments)

belgian law would be quite clear on it i think its something like : if someone sends you an item you did not request they can not make you pay for it (in more expensive words) ... i dont know about uk, if i were to do that they'd tell me id have to learn from my mistakes and id have to start from scratch again ... i kinda like zavvi, they were kinda cheap and trustworthy, this makes them look a bit non-christmassy

about 9 months ago
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Google's Scanning of Gmail To Deliver Ads May Violate Federal Wiretap Laws

KingBenny Re:Oh for crying out loud (325 comments)

pictionary ? sounds a bit like ... NSA scanning of everything violates about all and any international privacy laws ... it isa bit absurd by now yea

about a year ago
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AMD Unveils New Family of GPUs: Radeon R5, R7, R9 With BF 4 Preorder Bundle

KingBenny whats the hashrate? (188 comments)

do they compare to an asic mining box ?

about a year ago
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UK MPs: Google Blocks Child Abuse Images, It Should Block Piracy Too

KingBenny is this still going on? (348 comments)

doesnt anyone have anything better to do like, solve the worldwide crises or fight the terrerists ?
is it possible to block ? does actual child porn actually exist on the frontface of the internet ? not like i ever googled and accidentaly came across a link that led me to reportable imagery. Unless run-over roadwhores in sneakers and pigtails are considered
that, i think it would be way more productive if google tried to remove the first two pages of non-paying links on popular searches since about all of those lead to some kind of this-is-what-you-need-to-do-*keyword*-just install this (thing that will then download and install what you need in order to get to or install *keyword* but in fact replaces your search with something that gathers data and or installs a bit of malware on the side)
i dont think piracy sites need search engines anyway, i remember the days (dramatic music in the background ...) where people swapped floppy disks, maybe piracy was more like a social thing then and my ever-returning topic : im sure the old people in charge of copytrolling remember the days when home recorded cassette tapes were destroying the music industry and cost the beatles their third pool a year as well
i also still think that the cut in losses if suddenly all sites went down would be negligible since its far from proven that everyone who downloads a blockbuster or game would actually for out the money if they couldnt, no one ever really makes statistics on that
as far as uk-news goes i found the bit where the chief of police appeals to 'end the war on drugs' a lot more interesting anyway

about a year ago
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Google May Replace Cookies With Unique AdIDs

KingBenny Re:Give consumers more privacy? (147 comments)

maybe its just supposed to work like ceci n'est pas un cookie and screw the whole law about no cookies without consent
or maybe not
but would it be a cookie by law if its not a cookie at all ? maybe they should sell it like that to the ad industry, yes google sure, i need about $25k after that im sure i can fix the rest myself, feel free to donate
right ... trippin .. sorry

about a year ago
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US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead

KingBenny Re:gargantia (202 comments)

talking to myself ... people in isolation etc ...
im not even willing to think at whats possible when the security of something like this is breached
people reading data streams by capturing the flux of a led light on a piece of hardware from across the street, logins made to believe they got the right signal without actually entering a password, intercepting data streams to authenticate im sure no one here will come up with the idea that anything at all is ever completely unhackable

about a year ago
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US Killer Robot Policy: Full Speed Ahead

KingBenny gargantia (202 comments)

The way my laymans arse sees it. Human response time is limited because of the physical structure, flexibility and hulk of the body combined with the speed it takes for a signal to reach the appropriate part of the body via the nervous system. Somehow it seems possible to train this over time into reflexes. Excuse my lack of terminology i have these two systems named here in my big book as well as the speed of thought through the body but names and numbers are not the point here for me.
Other than that the capability of interpretation for a human brain far exceeds anything any supercomputer even today could muster. Let alone the physical impossibility to fit a supercomputer into a functional killer robot so in my educated guess id say a mind-machine interface here working on actual brainwaves that can be caught and used as signals might be the best solution for this (if at all possible with current technology).
a human 'pilot' could oversee a whole field of view in the proverbial blink of an eye and the machine could analyse the signals there, making it possible to (almost) instantly discard all non how do they say this, threats? offensive targets ? and effectivele shooting out everything but civilians. This would eliminate the need for human physical response and eliminate the lack of machine judgment.
since the japanese are keen on it maybe namco bandai or capcom could build the mechabotsim to rule them all while sony can make the rudimentary controller system, sponsored by the military it would be the best way for analytics to do something real and scout out the most promising gundam pilots at very young age
like what the f am i saying here, does it make sense?
now that i re-read it .. yea it does but i dont know if i would want to be part of it

about a year ago
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NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center

KingBenny Re:That's awesome (372 comments)

still somewhat awesome ... glad it werent my tax dollars though, sure this is not a september fool's ? it seems somewhat unreal that this is even possible

about a year ago
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How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business

KingBenny what makes an amateur an amateur ? (617 comments)

and what makes a pro a pro then when it comes to music ?
the skill ? or the record label ?
lets just ban unsigned artists in the name of the children then ?

1 year,2 days
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Student Arrested For Using Phone App To 'Shoot' Classmates

KingBenny Re:Really? (706 comments)

the question is how come they're so fucked up ? here schools are trying to install a habit of scanning fingerprints to check attendance and what not. So by the time they graduate being in jail must feel pretty natural. So 'these kids' everyone talks about i wonder who they are. I think they're actually their own kids : insulted, criminalized, raised with little to no hope of a future by a generation who spent it all without a thought, then expected to take care of the financial hole THAT generation left behind. kids these days huh, all i see is less fighting, less drugs outside, less noise, less violence, less anything than when i was trotting about in the streets, people call police faster though. If i hear my old man talk about when he and his friends went out, well that sounds even worse ... less dope, no joints even, but violence and barfights every fucking week. kids these days huh

1 year,2 days
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What Marketers Think They Know About You and What They Really Do

KingBenny i find my ads swamped with (277 comments)

ads for dating oversized women, single moms, trips to london and turkey and laptops ... that's 1 out of 5 that could possibly interest me so i always thought since it doesnt seem to make a difference wether i use a vpn or not someone was just trying to be funny, after all, with the current state of affairs i couldnt possibly afford a laptop

1 year,10 days
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Indian Government To Ban Use of US Email Services For Official Communications

KingBenny next up (219 comments)

split internet per major power. There have already been voices in europe about this, this might give a little more incentive and fuel that fire again. Wether thats a good or bad thing my crystal ball wont say

1 year,16 days
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The Cognitive Cost of Poverty

KingBenny leaving out that statistics (459 comments)

it does make a little sense since every second you need to spend thinking about NOT HAVING money is a second wasted that could be used on creativity, self-improvement or in general thoughts that lead to less stress whereas the stress, which is afaik caused by incapability to adapt to changes fast enough, obviously prevents clear thinking as a whole. Yup, for once i shall grant my narcist credit to the overpaid, overdegreed basterdz overthere

1 year,16 days

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black hole resurrection

KingBenny KingBenny writes  |  about a year and a half ago

KingBenny (1301797) writes ""Astronomers have watched as a black hole woke up from a decades-long slumber to feed on a low-mass object — either a brown dwarf or a giant planet — that strayed too close. A similar feeding event, albeit on a gas cloud, will soon happen at the black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way Galaxy."

not much scoop on this i have, the magnitude of it just defies my imagination (quicktime plugin required to run for animation)"

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File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts

KingBenny KingBenny writes  |  about 2 years ago

KingBenny (1301797) writes "A comprehensive report published by the Dutch Institution for Information Law and CentERdata reveals that compared to the rest of the population, file-sharers are more likely to pay for movies, books, games, concerts and box office tickets
etc RTFA
doesn't that make a bit of sense since these people are obviously interested enough to the point of taking risk to get at it while your average couchpotato watching tv would just swallow what it's fed?"

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