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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

hooiberg legal issues. (127 comments)

And in the Netherlands there was a legal discussion whether it was illegal or not to celebrate his beheading. That it was even necessary to establish this makes me ashamed of my country. By the way, it was decided that it is not illegal.

2 hours ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

hooiberg No wifi (121 comments)

I do not have wi-fi, you insensitive clod! I still do not see any way in which wi-fi in my home would improve the quality my life. I have a network cable from my modem to my couch, that if I want to work on the couch with a laptop, I can easily plug in, and it is in no way inconvenient. More over, I do not have to worry about wi-fi security, with is always a bit fidgety.

yesterday
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

hooiberg Re:Expert?? (435 comments)

In vacuum. :-)

3 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

hooiberg Re:Quarantine vs. being stubborn (358 comments)

These are the same people that believe that having sex with a virgin cures aids, and as such rape babies... I wonder if it is a really bad thing if the entire country were to die of ebola.

4 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

hooiberg Re:12% of the population is Muslim (358 comments)

Well, they cannot become martyrs by just dropping dead. At least they have to kill some unbelievers as well... I think they really have no clue what they are doing.

4 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

hooiberg Darwinism as a team sport. (358 comments)

Maybe we can create group Award, now that Darwinism has become a team sport!

4 days ago
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Correcting Killer Architecture

hooiberg Similar (98 comments)

This article reminds me of another English building with a concave mirror in it, that actually melted plastic parts of cars parked on the wrong spot at the wrong time by concentrating sunlight on it. http://geekologie.com/2013/09/...

about a week ago
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How Drones Entered the FBI's Spying Toolkit

hooiberg Re:They don't "need" drones (39 comments)

Well, technology makes a lot of work better and easier. You only have to be very selective in what tech you adopt, and what tech you redirect to the dumpster. But trying a bit with new things is alwys a good idea, otherwise you never discover new useful stuff. Just as programmers should try new editors, from time to time. :-)

about a week ago
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Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait

hooiberg all that CPU-time (100 comments)

going down the drain. They probably have a bigger chance of profit and fame were they do check Mersenne numbers with all that CPU power.

about a week ago
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The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

hooiberg Re:8k video? (145 comments)

Personally, when reading pdf articles, the difference between 1080p and 4k make a world of difference. The aliasing is almost invisible in 4K. Also, thin diagonal lines in plots are much more clearly defined. Because this difference is so large, I have little doubt that 8k will also make a difference, although maybe not as much as from 2k to 4k. I have not yet had the pleasure of comparing video on 1080p and 4k.

about two weeks ago
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The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

hooiberg 8k video? (145 comments)

As soon as we have 8k video commonly available, which could be as soon as 2020, if Japan gets to host the Olympic Games, we will run out of storage, out of bandwidth, and there is not even a standard for an optical disc that can hold the data, at the moment. So our period of rest will not be too long.

about two weeks ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

hooiberg The galaxy! (246 comments)

Up up and away!

about two weeks ago
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AMD Prepares To Ship Gaming SSDs

hooiberg For gamers? (110 comments)

So what would be the difference between SSDs for gamers and those for non-gamers? The specs appear to be fairly normal high end for the current SSD market, but nothing exceptional. Maybe a sticker on it displaying a demon wielding an oversized SF gun?

about two weeks ago
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Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth

hooiberg Tiny? (54 comments)

The article clearly mentions 'tiny'. Now in Dune they are all but that.

about two weeks ago
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Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019

hooiberg But what of the children... (150 comments)

... required to operate those space mechs? Child Labour is frowned upon, these enlightened days.

about two weeks ago
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Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

hooiberg Re:Yet more feminist propaganda. (387 comments)

Wantint to breed give rise to higher degree of civilisation in what way, exactly? The people that breed a lot tend not to be part of the civilised part of society.

about two weeks ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

hooiberg Re:500? (171 comments)

Indeed, otherwise heat pipes would not be so fashionable, these days. It is simply because they work. And if we have a look at air coolers and their reviews, the cooling capacity is not very strongly related to the surface area. It was even remarked that modern heat sinks place the fins too close together, and that air had difficulty going between them. That heat sinks with the fins wider apart, and as such less total area, were more effective coolers. And it is quite easy to get dust out of a finned cooler. But getting dust out of a copper sponge is different matter altogether.

about three weeks ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

hooiberg Re:Damn I used to like southwest (928 comments)

Kimberley did a great job here. I hope she gets a promotion over this fuzz. It would be well deserved. I cannot travel first class with my family, when I am the only one of my family with a first class ticket. And as such, he cannot have priority boarding with his children, when only he has priority boarding. Easy as that.

about three weeks ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

hooiberg i7 920, a chip for a decade. (391 comments)

I have got an i7 920 when it was just released. Afer 3 years, added some memory, still going strong. In a year or two, add a SSD, it can still for another three years, and probably longer. The only real reason to get a new machine now, is when reduced power consumption earns the new machine back within 5 years.

about three weeks ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

hooiberg 2.2 GHz (171 comments)

The 10-core Xeon E7 4860 is 2.26 GHz, for example. The processor was available from February this year and costs 5k euro, or almost 7k USD.

about three weeks ago

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Suggestion for a poll; depth of inheritance trees

hooiberg hooiberg writes  |  about 4 years ago

hooiberg (1789158) writes "What is your preferred maximum inheritance depth in object oriented programs?

One
Two
Three
Four
Five
As deep as the amount of bullets in Cowboy Neal's six shooter.
Seven
As deep as possibly. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to read!"

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