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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ruir Re:Understandable (159 comments)

This comment is spot on. I had a ZX Spectrum 48K, and you could really grasp the machine. In so many ways, that I was the first one writing a emulation for Windows for it.

2 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ruir Re:Failure imminent (159 comments)

Thanks god. I suffered already enough with real cassette tape recorders...

2 days ago
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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

ruir Re:It was a "joke" back then (272 comments)

No I was not really sorry it was finished. In the 80s the content were rather good, fenomenal, there were some technical insights, and often very interesting and catching articles. By the 90s, the drop in quality was rather noticeable and I wouldnt touch it even with a pole.

2 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ruir Re:old tech (159 comments)

Ease of programming too. Nowadays it is so much more difficult to do something useful with/or small programas. Just a box popping up with hello word involves often installing and leading with an IDE, learning an API, and some hundred lines of code...nothing like 10 PRINT "HELLO WORD!"... or MOV AH,9 MOV DX,ADDR MESSAGE, INT 21h....good times.

2 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

ruir Re:8 out of 10 for cool. 1 out of 10 for interesti (159 comments)

I second this. We have seen many true faithful emulators, what would be interesting would be interface for current systems that would make easy to program them as it was that easy to program the original Spectrum or C64. Maybe some adaption of the BASIC, or even machine code interpreters, but with more colours, and more sound capabilities for instance. It would make an interesting project, specially for my generation, that was used to program them, and maybe even for introducing newcomers.

2 days ago
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CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food

ruir Only reliance on old fisheries? (116 comments)

There must be a joke somewhere...this is saying like cows only eat grass. They feed rations, antibiotics and I believe manure to your prawns raised mostly in Asia. And then there are large problems of infertile soil, because in the fertile season they cultivate rice, in the other times of the year, they put in the land salted water/water with salt to raise shrimp. This seems a slashadvertisement.

5 days ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

ruir Re:what is the point of IDS? (239 comments)

Ever had of IPS, or an IDS feeding a firewall?

about a week ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

ruir Rather interesting (195 comments)

A Company owned by Microsoft elected as the worst in America. Who could tell?

about a week ago
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To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

ruir Re:Francesinha (179 comments)

The local delicacy is disgusting, much better a grilled bacalhau or even bife na pedra. (e sim, tb sou do Porto).

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

ruir Re:500 GB (353 comments)

I was a developer, more of a sysadmin nowadays. I just have the compulsion to send everything to the NAS, has then I can share between all my machines, tablets and smartphones. It is really a shame SSD drives are so overpriced. Back here Stapes is a ripoff and their pick of machines is dubious, their assistance even more suspect, we are much better served with FNAC or the actual Apple representation. I know for instance a couple of years ago they were selling notebooks HP with faulty motherboards, never owned up to it, and people lost their machines and their money.

about two weeks ago
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Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

ruir Re:Uuuuuuh.... what? (112 comments)

Funny sir, funny. A Deviant?

about two weeks ago
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Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

ruir Re:Why corn? (112 comments)

Corn plantation is heavily paid with subsidies...

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

ruir Re:500 GB (353 comments)

Hi have a 250GB SSD with 60GB used. Documents, films, musics, photos, everything is in my NAS. I also use the NAS to stream movies to my TV in my iphone or iPad. SSD good for you, news for nerds? meh

about two weeks ago
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Details You're Not Supposed To See From Boston U's Patent Settlements

ruir Re:Streisand effect? (130 comments)

There is a vested interest of the big guys to pay patent rights no matter how stupid they are. If they pay, they create precedents for others to pay, and thus create a barrier for small players to arrive to the market, due to have to pay the patents too. Microsoft is known for actively encouraging this, either directly or via proxying.

about two weeks ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

ruir Re:So how fast is it...? (142 comments)

I have 100/100 at home and 1000Mbps at work. I live in Portugal, far better weather and food ;) So come again, why going so far?

about two weeks ago
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How Airports Became Ground Zero In the Battle For Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals

ruir Re:another great example... (66 comments)

Yep, back here the local bus and taxis were too worried about the competition of the emergent car sharing market for people arriving/departing, they were strong arming them and trying to forbid them to do that at the regular pickup places that cabs and normal cars use. Finally after much racket, they established a "parking" zone, which of course only can be used by the companies that pay fees to the airport.

about two weeks ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

ruir Re:Could it be food? (558 comments)

Very interesting comment about losing about because of (the lack) of preservatives, made me think reality about my priorities and the food I am choosing. Thank you sir for the insight. Would mod you up if I were allowed to do it in my threads.

about two weeks ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

ruir Re:Could it be food? (558 comments)

Sorry, MSG sources. And soda pops. My ex used to drink about 10 litres of coke a week, even when pregnant.

about two weeks ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

ruir Could it be food? (558 comments)

The way we feed has changed radically in a few decades. Nowadays we can only find often GMO sources of some foods, not talking about plastic food and MGS sources ... cookies, potato chips, bread... As a pure anecdotal "evidence" I was recently with my wife in the Philippines two and half weeks, and despite eating far much more, she lost weight, and I lost my belly.

about two weeks ago

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