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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

leenks Re:Do the math (338 comments)

The UK isn't 240V, it is 230V. As previous commenters have stated, the tolerances are different in the UK and the EU, but they are all based around 230V now.

https://www.gov.uk/government/...

about 1 month ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

leenks Re: Pairing? (236 comments)

Why would you keep a 486 CPU on its own - surely the whole system would be more use if you went to the trouble of keeping the rest of the documentation?

about 2 months ago
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

leenks Re: What's the point? (129 comments)

Somehow I think the capture technology is more important for that use case than the display technology...

about 2 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

leenks Re:No. (502 comments)

Most people don't realise that the Kronos is just a dual core Atom PC either (and an old one at that) - pretty incredible when you compare it to the CPU hog VST market.

about 2 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

leenks Re:Undefined (800 comments)

So given the choice of a car coming towards you and a cyclist in your direction you'd crash into the cyclist?

about 5 months ago
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US Government Shutdown Ends

leenks Re:Thank goodness (999 comments)

Citing the Daily Mail? Really?

about a year ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

leenks Re:why does your phone need software running on yo (519 comments)

Practically everyone I know with any investment in Apple products and iTunes uses it all the time. Home network sharing of iTunes libraries is great with a family, and its fundamental to much of the AppleTV functionality.

about a year ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

leenks Re:why does your phone need software running on yo (519 comments)

In any case, the poster has problems with iTunes because of NOD32 - it is on Apple's list of software known to have an issue with iTunes. Some people have success by adding exceptions for iTunes.

about a year ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

leenks Re:why does your phone need software running on yo (519 comments)

iTunes replaces quite a few standard Windows services. Until a few versions ago there was a DNS resolver service, but I think it has been built into the client now. Yeah, iTunes does its own DNS lookups for some reason.

Presumably you mean mDNSResponder.exe - ie multicast DNS / bonjour which is used to discover other iTunes libraries on your network.

about a year ago
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A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

leenks Re:svefg cbfg (261 comments)

Regardless, this is fucking annoying now. Noon passed. Enough already.

about a year and a half ago
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Virgin Launches Glass-Bottomed Plane

leenks Re:Lame (91 comments)

Traditionally, you only have until noon to play an April fool prank. After that, the prankster is the fool.

about a year and a half ago
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Virgin Launches Glass-Bottomed Plane

leenks Re:Lame (91 comments)

Not least because noon passed in every timezone some hours ago.

about a year and a half ago
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Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

leenks Re:Better question (749 comments)

I'd hope a 320mbit stream would sound *incredible* - maybe not 230 times the quality of CD such a bitrate could offer, but enough to put even the analogue audiophile purists in their place!

about a year and a half ago

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