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In the past year I've taken [answer below] photos:

Realistic_Dragon Re:More than 10,000 (256 comments)

I prefer to actually enjoy what's happening rather than viewing it through a tiny lens so I can reminisce about it later on in the company of people who don't care.

more than 4 years ago

Scientology Tries To Block German Documentary

Realistic_Dragon Re:Two words (565 comments)

It's only one word in German.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Accurately Estimate Programming Time?

Realistic_Dragon Re:It's Easy (483 comments)

I have actually written some software to plan projects this way (working backwards from deadlines), as it's basically how things work in reality.

If anyone's interested I'd be happy to hand out a few beta invites.

more than 4 years ago

The Largest File On My Personal Computer Is:

Realistic_Dragon How much can Cowboy Neal carry? (362 comments)

A photon has no mass, so if each on bit is represented by either a photon or no-photon, and assuming Cowboy Neal can carry 80kg, the total amount of information he can carry is 80,000/0.

If he sticks to 1.9g 16GB SD cards though then he can only carry 645TB, a rather shocking 100% decrease in information carrying capacity.

about 5 years ago

Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

Realistic_Dragon Re:As somebody who moved Toronto to London recentl (1095 comments)

Places that aren't mentioned in the guide books often:

  - The Sir John Soane museum. Like the British Museum, but squashed into a residential property. 150 paintings in one (British size) room - bits of the walls fold out. A 3000 year old sarcophagus. Original plans for the Bank of England.

  - The clock gallery at the British Museum. Mechanisms!

  - Monmouth coffee in the seven dials (or by Borough Market, which is also worth visiting).

  - 7th floor bar at the Tate Modern. Second cheapest place to get a good view of the London panorama.

  - Primrose hill. The cheapest place to get a view of the London panorama.

more than 5 years ago

Psystar Wins a Round Against Apple

Realistic_Dragon Re:Hell yes! (660 comments)

AND incredible features like instant sleep on close/hibernate on low power that require support from both software and hardware.

I guess that would explain why my MacBook Pro (running Ubuntu 8.10) has exactly the same suspend behavior... Linus has been breaking into 1 infinite loop and stealing code from OS X! You would have thought he would have learned after the whole SCO incident.

more than 5 years ago

My handwriting ...

Realistic_Dragon Re:Handwriting Over the Years (613 comments)

I spent some time working in an office where all the internal walls were made of glass.

As a result I can now write mirrored block capitals fairly fluidly - certainly fast enough to scrawl messages on co-workers office walls that make them snigger before they can hang up the phone.

Because from the outside of the office they were hard to read I didn't get into trouble until I progressed onto drawings. In hindsight the realistic colours were a mistake.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu 8.10 Outperforms Windows Vista

Realistic_Dragon Re:Laptops (689 comments)

With 8.10, for the first time, all of these work out of the box on my Macbook Pro with no configuration and no binary drivers. Even 3D is supported on the ATI card out of the box.

Wireless was buggy in the beta, but I filed a bug report and they actually fixed it! So I'm very happy.

Compiz+Screenlets is very pretty indeed, especially now there is an Adium-clone interface for Gaim included.

more than 5 years ago


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