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7 of the Best Free Linux Calculators 289

Posted by timothy
from the open-in-tabs dept.
An anonymous reader writes "One of the basic utilities supplied with any operating system is a desktop calculator. These are often simple utilities that are perfectly adequate for basic use. They typically include trigonometric functions, logarithms, factorials, parentheses and a memory function. However, the calculators featured in this article are significantly more sophisticated with the ability to process difficult mathematical functions, to plot graphs in 2D and 3D, and much more. Occasionally, the calculator tool provided with an operating system did not engender any confidence. The classic example being the calculator shipped with Windows 3.1 which could not even reliably subtract two numbers. Rest assured, the calculators listed below are of precision quality."

Comment: A step in the right direction (Score 1) 4

by cskau (#30887532) Attached to: Australian ISPs to disconnect botnet "zombies"
Finally! Hopefully this will help increase the awareness of the problem among "mere mortals". As I see it this could benefit the average level of knowledge among non-techies to hopefully largely decrease the amount of security problems we suffer these days because people don't know any better. Here's hoping!

Comment: Re:Not an asteroid? (Score 1) 136

by cskau (#30748706) Attached to: 2010 AL30, Asteroid Or Space Junk, To Pay a Close Visit

...(except in the case of a secret orbtial space station with climate laser weapons used for the supremacy of an evil overlord ready to conquier the world, but it seems unlikely such a thing would just fall out of its orbit)?

Maybe such a station is just the answer to the problem of asteroids? It would be 'Asteroids' in HD-3D ! I think I just got a great idea for a movie..

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.

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