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UK Government Wants to Spring Ahead Two Hours

netsuhi.com Why no skipp falling back (554 comments)

Why dont we just skipp falling back one autum instead of springing forward two hours in the spring. It would make more sense as it always makes me tired in the mornings when we change the clocke in the spring and two hours seams like a nightmare come Monday morning when the whols country has jetlag.

more than 3 years ago
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WD Launches 3 Terabyte HD

netsuhi.com Re:The industry can take all the time it needs (313 comments)

rip your dvds let me know how fast the storage goes then.

OK Just ripped all my DVDs and they take up 0GB. I do not want to re-watch anything enough for it to be worth buying.

more than 3 years ago
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Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

netsuhi.com Re:This is second place (1260 comments)

That's why they use BCD or some other type of decimal encoding. Spreadsheets can be a problem, though. I remember (back in the early days of PCs) trying to explain to a financial analyst that there wasn't a bug in his spreadsheet when the cross checks on his calculations where coming up with a (very small) inequality.

I would guess that they store currency in the smallest unit possible (cnets in USA pence in UK) so £100 is stored as 10000 pence and then put the decimal point in dor display purposes only. Far eaiser to do calculations with than BCD.

more than 4 years ago
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Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

netsuhi.com Re:This is second place (1260 comments)

Have you ever seen the programming example of how binary computers are not very good at representing decimal fractions? I dont know if it is still as simple to prove but on a bbc micro you could do this (my bbc bsic is very rusty) 10 a = 0 20 for i = 0 to i = 10 30 a = a + 0.1 40 print a 50 next a and you would get something like 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.000000001 This is because it is impossible to represent 0.1 in binary I hope banks use pence in all there calculations not pounds (cents and dollars for americans).

more than 4 years ago
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The Hackintosh Guide

netsuhi.com Re:Mac vs. PC (453 comments)

Back when I was a kid we had these definitions: Micro computer: 8 bit computer Mini Computer: 16 bit computer Mainframe: 32 bit computer Super Computer: 64 bit computer. Nobody talked about PC apert from IBM PC (or IBM PC-compatible) which has now been shortened to PC. However wouldent the Mac adds be funny if it was Mac verses PC when PC stands for Police Constable? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_Constable

more than 4 years ago
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Left-Handed Gamers Getting Left Behind?

netsuhi.com Re:Impossible? (426 comments)

And oddly, I also know a number of people who are generally right-handed, but left-handed when it comes to sports/athletics.

I guess this is something to do with them actually being more left handed than right handed and there is less preduice against left handedness in sport than in the rest of the world. How many right handed people would be left handed if the world was generally left handed?

more than 4 years ago
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Left-Handed Gamers Getting Left Behind?

netsuhi.com Re:Impossible? (426 comments)

I guess that only 10% if not 5% of people are naturally right handed as well and 80% are somewhere in between. As we live in a right handed world 90% of the people who are neither left or right handed learn to be right handed from there parents who learned to be right handed from there parents. Hopfully in 2 or 3 generations time we will have the majority of people able to use either hand.

more than 4 years ago
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Happy 17th Birthday, Debian!

netsuhi.com Debian or IE to last? (225 comments)

So there are two important aprts of the internet with birthdays very close together. I wonder if Debian or IE will last the longest?

more than 4 years ago
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How Star Trek Artists Imagined the iPad... 23 Years Later

netsuhi.com Re:not quite. (324 comments)

No it's just that it looks much better when everyone is looking at an interactive wall and doing things on it than some small fiddley padd. The look at this served to move the plot on like many people working on an application with a wall for a display device. How booring would it have been to watch someone working on a PADD.

more than 4 years ago
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Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

netsuhi.com One more thing to delete (548 comments)

Along with the unnessary server software on a desktop or the unnessary X on a server.

more than 4 years ago
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Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

netsuhi.com One more thing to uninstall on a new system (548 comments)

This is one more thing that will need to be uninstalled on a new system when removing 50 or so packages, disableing most of the unnessary cron jobs and services. Not to mention the instalation of all the packages that need to be installed but can not be put in the default instalation because of the RIAA.

more than 4 years ago
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The Shoddy State of Automotive Wireless Security

netsuhi.com Why have security when a very limited range should (260 comments)

Surley the best solution to this is no security at all and just use a very low power signal. How far should it need to go between the tyre and a fixed point on a car (a few cm at the most I think). Would it even be possible for the sensor to be connected to the cars computer via a cable and just eliminate the wireless security hole. Then they just need to have the reciever ignore any signal with values outside the valid range.

more than 4 years ago
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AmigaOS Twenty-Five Years of Check-Ins Visualized

netsuhi.com Last update (82 comments)

The last 10 to 15 years will flash by very quickly. When was AmigaOS last updated.

more than 4 years ago
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Building the Zero-Fatality Car

netsuhi.com Re:Auto-car. (509 comments)

You already almost have this in America. With cruse control, automatic gearboxes and all the other gadgets inside your cars all that is left for the driver to do is steer (once every 100 miles or so). I would much prefere to drive my manual small car in England down twisty roads where I actually have to drive.

more than 4 years ago
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400 Turns of Civilization V

netsuhi.com Re:meh (320 comments)

I still prefere the origional Civalisation. Civ II just had too many prety visuals. Could they release Civ V with SVGA for me please I want to play on my old 386SX with 2MB of ram again.

more than 4 years ago
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Superman Comic Saves Family Home From Foreclosure

netsuhi.com Re:They still have a mortgage? (217 comments)

They might have re-mortgaged sometime since for a number of reasons. To build an extension, buy a second house for a child, or could have had other debts that were paid of by remotrgaging

more than 4 years ago
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The Great Operating System Games

netsuhi.com Xbill (145 comments)

Along with the classin Linux game Xbill (named after you know who)

more than 4 years ago
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New PS3 Firmware Causing HDD Upgrade Problems?

netsuhi.com DRM anyone (82 comments)

Could this be something to do with the informous DRM to prevent prople Coping PS3 games to other PS3s? Probabily not but then this is sony.

more than 4 years ago

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