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Details About Raspberry Pi Foundation's $25 PC

alephnull42 Re:The new Arduino (349 comments)

if it's possible to add some digital/analogue inputs/outputs it could become electronics bloggers new favourite toy

See here
"General-purpose I/O (About 16 3v3) and various other interfaces, brought out to 1.27mm pin-strip"
... obviously provisional...

more than 3 years ago

Ultima IV — EA Takedowns Precede Official Reboot

alephnull42 Virtues (194 comments)

EA fails on Humility, Honor and Compassion at least.... off to the dungeons!

more than 3 years ago

Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

alephnull42 Re:This is just faulty math (1260 comments)

Actually, if you define 0.999... as having an infinite number of decimal points

Mathematics grammar nazi says:
"It has an infinite number of decimal places, but only one decimal point" :-)

more than 4 years ago

China's 'Green Dam' Software Program Near Collapse

alephnull42 I'm eagerly awaiting... (46 comments)

... the juicy novelization of what _really_ happened, by Cory Doctorow of course :-) Plenty of puns to choose from for the title ("Damn, Green", the "Green and the Damned", "The new Dambusters").

more than 4 years ago

Recrafting Government As an Open Platform

alephnull42 Re:One requirement (233 comments)

>>As hard as it is to get a law onto the books, it's almost impossible to get a law off the books

Robert Heinlein's suggestion from "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" kind of resonates here:

“I note one proposal to make this Congress a two-house body. Excellent -- the more impediments to legislation the better. But, instead of following tradition, I suggest one house of legislators, another whose single duty is to repeal laws. Let the legislators pass laws only with a two-thirds majority... while the repealers are able to cancel any law through a mere one-third minority. Preposterous? Think about it. If a bill is so poor that it cannot command two-thirds of your consents, is it not likely that it would make a poor law? And if a law is disliked by as many as one-third is it not likely that you would be better off without it?”

( )

more than 4 years ago

Are Code Reviews Worth It?

alephnull42 Re:a fucktonne? (345 comments)

>>How many shitloads are in a fucktonne?
It depends:
- British or American shitload?
- Land or nautical fucktonne?

more than 5 years ago

Average User Only Runs 2 Apps, So Microsoft Will Charge For More

alephnull42 This is the real world calling (842 comments)

Umm hello? The 2nd biggest selling point of Windows probably back to 3.0 after a GUI was so-called "multi-tasking" - i.e. multiple applications, is MS trying to jump back a full 2 decades in one go?

Looking at my desktop
- Browser (never less than 2-3 tabs)
- File explorer
- Instant messenger (being generous and counting as one, since you can use Pidgin, Digsby, Trillian etc)
- Email client
- Text editor
- One application actually doing the work (office, an IDE or whatever)
3 times over the limit already, although I guess that as long as you allow yourself to be voluntarily locked into their propriatary applications (IE, Microsoft Live, Outlook) you may be given just that little more...

more than 5 years ago

IAU Names Fifth Dwarf Planet Haumea

alephnull42 A Meme in The Making (94 comments)

Internet fame awaits the first fat guy with a webcam who posts a "Haumea-Haumea" video to YouTube.

more than 6 years ago


alephnull42 hasn't submitted any stories.



alephnull42 alephnull42 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

My feeble attempts at Karma Whoring were not an unqualified success... 5 replies, Karma 1. Oh well, at least the final status was "funny", instead of earlier "troll".


alephnull42 alephnull42 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I went with the flow and am now employed in the exciting world of airline messaging.

Like working in a museum, we got a mainframe stuck in our network someplace, some of our messages come in via the web and leave by telex :)

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