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Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Sell Speeding Passes for $25

heeen Re:Cue increase in accidents (825 comments)

I drove a lot of small country roads as well. Two lane roads that are about as wide as one and a half US lanes. No speed limits. Occasional blind hills and turns. Farm equipment occasionally on the road.

Country roads actually have an implicit speed limit of 100km/h unless stated otherwise.

about 4 years ago

German User Fined For Having an Open Wi-Fi

heeen Re:Soo (563 comments)

In Germany you can be fined for leaving your car unlocked.

more than 4 years ago

German User Fined For Having an Open Wi-Fi

heeen Re:Ludicrous (563 comments)

Just makes sense, why would you require people to have drivers licenses for everyones safety, but then let cars stand around unlocked for anyone to fuck up with.

more than 4 years ago

The Perl 6 Advent Calendar

heeen Perl6 Advent Calendar on PHP (160 comments)

Why couldn't they use a Perl blog framework like Movable Type instead of Wordpress...

more than 4 years ago

WPA Encryption Cracked In 60 Seconds

heeen Re:Experiences (322 comments)

I don't know, my tiny dated Netgear WGR614 router can handle a DVB-S Stream over http over WPA no problem.

about 5 years ago

Hundreds of Thousands of Chinese Black-Hats

heeen Re:This is Only the Beginning (247 comments)

Economically, they have built up enormous reserves of U.S. dollars and have now got the entire U.S. economy by the throat--all they'd have to do to throw us into a tailspin is to STOP buying our debt.

Yes, good idea, kill the biggest market you export to.

more than 5 years ago

DIY LED Array Marquee For Your PC

heeen Re:I built one of those (128 comments)

Just checked the Datasheets to the modules (Samsung SLM1606), current supply is 3.2 Ampere per module, which sums up to 160 Watts for a 32x80 pixel display, which puts a PC power supply under some stress.

more than 5 years ago

DIY LED Array Marquee For Your PC

heeen I built one of those (128 comments)

from 10 16x16x(red, green) modules. Problematic was the (theoretical) current required to drive the whole assemblage: 512 * 10 * 20mA = 102 Ampere, at 5 Volt is 512 Watts Although I'm not really sure whether the modules were even able to fully light all LEDs at once, they had a built in shift register. At first I wired them directly to my parallel port and later wanted to wire an Atmega32 to it, but caused a short while playing around, bricking the development board. The modules rest in my basement, since.

more than 5 years ago

BT Silences Customers Over Phorm

heeen Re:Injection warnings (196 comments)

I'm sure they would just buy a proper certificate and provide this to the end users, making all the grandmas thinking "lock in statusbar=secure" feel safe.

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Regex Tricks?

heeen Not-Prime Number Test (516 comments)

Is the length of a string of ones not prime? /^1?$|^(11+?)\1+$/

more than 5 years ago

Wayland, a New X Server For Linux

heeen Re:Thank you! (487 comments)

I don't know which version of windows you last used, but on XP a locked processes window will be replaced transparently by a dummy window handled by the system, which can be moved and resized instead of the original window. If the process ever catches up it gets the new position as if the replacement never happened.

more than 5 years ago

How Do I Talk To 4th Graders About IT?

heeen 10: print "BUTTS" (531 comments)

20: GOTO 10

Tell them you make computers do your job.

more than 5 years ago


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