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BlackBerry Bold Tops Radiation Ranking

sammykrupa not a big deal (189 comments)

Someone compiled a list, then sorted it numerically by some quantifiable characteristic.

Something came in at #1. what a surprise. this doesn't mean #1 is that that good or great or bad or harmful, as noted in the summary itself
"The rankings still put the phones well within federal guidelines and rules."

stupid

more than 4 years ago
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Woz Cites "Scary" Prius Acceleration Software Problem

sammykrupa toyota is going to fix software bug when fix pedal (749 comments)

i'm betting toyota is going to secretly fix the software the problems when the go in and put the shim into the pedal assembly, making the whole thing a bit of a decoy because they don't want people no not trust the computers in their cars.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Wants to Map Indoors, Too

sammykrupa The Foundation Series (174 comments)

And the universe of the Foundation Series is becoming a reality: the earth is becoming one big mega-uber-tropolis, a land mass covered in a labyrinthe of buildings that are only navigable with the help of a handheld computer.

Just a thought.

about 5 years ago
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200-Year-Old Cipher Finally Cracked

sammykrupa The article says (141 comments)

That the code's creator, Patterson, " estimated that the potential combinations to solve the puzzle was "upwards of ninety millions of millions."

First of all, I take this to be 90 trillion. But I am wondering if he is correct. Any thoughts?

more than 5 years ago
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New AES Attack Documented

sammykrupa Re:Complexity. (236 comments)

Well just look at how fast the numbers double:

1, 2, 4, 8,16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536, 131072, 262144, 524288, 1048576
2097152
4194304
8388608
16777216
33554432
67108864

2^30 = 1 073 741 824
2^60 = 1.1529215 Ã-- 10^18

2^60 IS NOT one less than 2^61, it's HALF.

more than 5 years ago
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Linux Flourishes In 200-Year-Old Gold Markets

sammykrupa Well, considering (195 comments)

Well, considering that the other options are Windows, Solaris, or custom...it's not really that surprising. At least with Linux they know what they are getting into in terms of holes, etc.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft to Launch Zune in EU

sammykrupa iPod? (220 comments)

"He said the Zune had a 10.2 percent market share in the U.S. in the 30 gigabyte category, "

Probably convenient that there is no 30 gigabyte iPod.

Sam Krupa

more than 6 years ago

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