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Comment Re:Rounding to EUR 0.05 (Score 1) 594

We used to have a 5/10/25/ system here in the Netherlands with some missing "5"s. The 1 cent was banned..

0,05 - 0,10 - 0,25 - 1,00 - 2,50 - 5,00 (coin) - 10 (note) - 25 - 100 - 250 - 1000

The "25" base was a real winner in my opinion, as it made DIVIDING money (between two) much easier. And there were often at least two ways to get to the same amount with the same number of coins (2,50+2x0,25 = 3x1,00)...

Comment Re:17 years, but a few upgrades (Score 1) 543

What _I_ did to make the ATX mobo fit in the AT case was simply cut away most of the backplate. So technically speaking, I only made one hole...

A few of the screw holes and plastic thingies were even in the right place, so that not all of the burden of holding the mainboard in place was placed on the video card.

Comment I'd buy one (Score 4, Insightful) 532

If that's what it takes to ban Flash from the net forever, I'd buy one, just to sponsor that effort.

On the other hand, I'd be buying from the evil lords of quicktime, so now I have to decide which is worse: Apple or Adobe.

Can't we just put them in an arena, let them slug it out, and then cut the victor's throat and get rid of both evils and have some fun?

Comment Dunning-Kruger (Score 2, Interesting) 584

The Dunning-Kruger effect... If you're dumb, you tend to overestimate your intelligence.

That explains all the "above average" votes.

Having read about it, I wondered whether I'm too stupid to know that I am, or that I really am above average. Being unable to pick one, I just went for the funny choice.

"Today's robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as 'go left', 'go right', and 'build car'." --John Sladek