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Comment: Re:Maybe your logic is wrong...Like insanely wrong (Score 1) 83

by n1ywb (#47774299) Attached to: $33 Firefox Phone Launched In India

The ignorance of people is astonishing.

FIFY. I've been around the world and in my experience people from other countries know as little about the USA as people from the USA know about other countries. Also America is a pair of continents, not a country. Canada, Mexica, and Brazil are all in "America".

Comment: Re:Cyber is easy, EMP is possible (Score 1) 117

by n1ywb (#47751045) Attached to: Securing the US Electrical Grid

Because Canada is tilted more towards the sun than we are, they are more susceptible.


Canada is tilted about as far away from the sun as populated areas on earth get.

Canada is more susceptible because they are closer to the north pole where charged solar particles are drawn in by the earth's magnetic field.

Comment: Notes on Programming in C by Rob Pike (Score 1) 352

by n1ywb (#47005797) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?
Word for word this short essay served to improve my coding more than any other document, and not just in C. Most of the essay is applicable to any language. Pike elegently and concisely explains the most important principles of good code style and software architecture. The sections "Programming with data" and "Function pointers" are particularly sailent. The section "Complexity", also known as "Rob's Rules", is outstanding and ought to be burned into the brain of every software developer. It's a free online classic and I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet.

Comment: Re:well (Score 4, Insightful) 557

by n1ywb (#46930623) Attached to: Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

One last thing that just about no one knows about. All of the major news outlets proclaimed Florida to Gore before voting was finished in Florida. Florida resides in two time zones and the northwest "handle" of Florida is heavily Republican. Many voters left lines while voting was open once Florida was called for Gore. IF that hadn't have happened, the recount wouldn't have been close at all.

If that's really true, well, those folks who walked out have nobody to blame but themselves.

"Who cares if it doesn't do anything? It was made with our new Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process ..."