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Flowchart Guides Readers Through the 100 Best SF Books

orange47 Re:Clearl omissions due to ignorance (222 comments)

I agree, "The End of Eternity" is his masterpiece. In my opinion its the best book ever written.

more than 2 years ago
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SF Authors Predict Computing's Future

orange47 Re:Real scifi isn't about predicting the future (258 comments)

that's because sci-fi writers 'predict' stuff that they (and most of other people) would like to become real. so scientists and inventors work on them. and with enough time and money you get something that resembles the prediction. the writers never give you enough details, so its not a true prediction after all.

more than 2 years ago
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Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

orange47 Re:Quantum Computing? (414 comments)

yeah but he/she wouldn't be sure of result..

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Says IE9 Blocks More Malware Than Chrome

orange47 Re:Malicious Website Content! (226 comments)

..so little time.. to allow all the sites you wanna see in noscript.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Says IE9 Blocks More Malware Than Chrome

orange47 Re:NoScript (226 comments)

yeah, right. so does Lynx.

more than 2 years ago
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Is the Creative Class Engine Sputtering?

orange47 Re:Shut the fuck up (520 comments)

notebook computers were always cool.

more than 2 years ago
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2011 Nobel Prize In Physics

orange47 Re:Very depressing! (119 comments)

IANAP (I am not a psychiatrist), but it seems to me you worry too much about it.

more than 2 years ago
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As a target for malware, my main computer is ...

orange47 Re:Pretty safe. (429 comments)

you need to upgrade it to paranoid brain first, to be pretty safe. :)

more than 2 years ago
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Using a Supercomputer To Predict Revolutions

orange47 Re:Asmiov did it! (121 comments)

destiny is, by definition, something you cannot change.
btw, my favorite book is Asimovs "The End of Eternity". its simply awesome.

more than 2 years ago
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Using a Supercomputer To Predict Revolutions

orange47 Re:Asmiov did it! (121 comments)

I think biggest curse would be knowing (exactly) ones destiny, if such thing exists.

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung Launches SSD 830 Drive

orange47 Re:Predictable? (148 comments)

it is obvious they are referring to one kind of SSD failure that is predictable.
a lightning strike for eg. is quite unpredictable, and it might cause SSD/HDD failure.

more than 2 years ago
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British Govt Debates Swapping Printers For iPads

orange47 Re:another try at the paperless office (237 comments)

I think the biggest issue here is that its much harder to read from eink (let alone LCD) than from paper. That's probably bad for eyes in long run.

about 3 years ago
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Intel Shows RealVNC Embedded In the BIOS

orange47 Re:And how bad it becomes when a vuln is found (154 comments)

yeah, right. remember the autorun fiasco?
the 'creative' solution from 'good guys' was to shut it off.. what a waste of time

about 3 years ago
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Israel To Join CERN As First Non-European Member

orange47 Re:Good. (351 comments)

if only Martians would join as first Non-Earth member, perhaps scientist would finally discover that Higgs thingy.

about 3 years ago
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Why the Fax Machine Refuses To Die

orange47 Re:It's convenience and security. (835 comments)

well whats stopping you from sending 'email' using point-to-point connection? iirc, good old modems could connect at 33k.
then there are leased lines.
if both ends use the same ISP, maybe sending it with cable or adsl modem is as much secure.

about 3 years ago
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Why the Fax Machine Refuses To Die

orange47 oblig. Simpsons (835 comments)

"Do you know where you can buy ink for an Amiga brand fax machine?" Krusty

about 3 years ago
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Tanks Test Infrared Camouflage Cloak

orange47 Re:Interesting... (309 comments)

perhaps its somehow 'dumping' the waste heat to soil beneath the tank.

about 3 years ago

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new theory of everything

orange47 orange47 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

orange47 (1519059) writes "there is a promising new approach to "reconcile Einstein's general theory of relativity, which describes gravity, and quantum mechanics, which describes particles and forces (except gravity) on the smallest scales":

Its "inspired by pencil lead" and "could make it all very simple""

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ask slashdot about md5sum

orange47 orange47 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

orange47 (1519059) writes "dear slashdot,
I wanted to use md5 hash to sign a (txt) file, but here is the 'catch': would it be possible to have that very same md5 inside the txt file? ( and not store md5 separate from file, some sort of 'recursive md5'..)
Is there a program that could do this?
If there are other hashes suitable for this task, please name them"
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memory fault

orange47 orange47 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

orange47 (1519059) writes "(this is for Ask Slashdot)

Well it happened yet *again*, my RAM is faulty. I discovered it same way as last time, with CRC errors on unpacking .rar
Thank God, I didn't defragment HDD lately. However, I did 'aptitude upgrade' my Debian testing OS (last updated months ago).

So, my question is:
Is there a way to verify CRC of all system files in Debian (testing) by comparing them with repository? (to avoid reinstall at all cost)
That could also be useful in some (future) virus attack.

(I have removed the faulty RAM module)

thanks."
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Nokia 1100 mystery

orange47 orange47 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

orange47 (1519059) writes "There is a rumor that criminals are paying incredible sums of money for the very old Nokia 1100 phone:
http://www.vancouversun.com/Technology/Nokia+1100+mystery+criminals+reportedly+paying+five+year+cellphone/1523685/story.html

"Seems Russian, Moroccan and Romanian crime gangs are offering as much as $32,000 for a functioning Nokia 1100 to sellers through Craigslist and eBay, as well as underground black market websites.

Why would they do such a thing? Because that version of the 1100 was one of the first produced and allegedly has a flaw in the firmware that allows it to be reprogrammed to receive someone else's phone number. Because cellphone banking is big business in Europe, such a hack would allow euro-gangsters to intercept another person's banking ID codes, which would make it possible to transfer money at their will.""

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