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Comment Re:Not a lawyer (Score 1) 206

'it looks like someone has been using your broadband connection to share copyrighted material' is what the ISP said; and it's far from being bad. We don't have the wording that the ISP received, but the information that the notice would have provided to the ISP should already have been known by that ISP, thus I find it hard to believe it would have any kind of effect on your reputation.

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 113

I'm pretty sure we could find somewhere in AWS data how much they are making a month with S3. They lost 10% of it just due to the SLA. That`s not counting all the engineers which had to fix things, improve system, move stuff around, prevent further failures, etc, at quite a lot of companies.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 281

Humm, indeed my friends and family is no longer representative of the kids building cheap system, and they tend to go with at least 1 GTX1080, or used to have 2 980ti, purchase large 4K tv or high quality monitor, or in my case I`m running multiple high resolution monitors. 1 or 2 1TB SSDs, one of them being m2 NVMe 4x, along with a large platter disk (or 2 for raid redundancy), 200$ on keyboard & mouse is a minimum.

Albeit one thing I`ll give you is that the price I was referring to was in CAD, but the +% should still match.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 281

A lot of people are comparing the CPU price; if I drop +50% on the CPU I barely get +10% better performances! But they fail to take into account the fact that they are dropping 3 grand on the system, so that 200 extra bucks only represent a 6% premium for 10% better performances. I expect that`s what you did too.

Comment Re:Um, no. (Score 2) 309

Was this really a thing ? Years ago in college (~18y ago) we were asked to get up to infinity with only 2 4s and math ops. Having 4 just adds 4/4 * in front of the solution to make it to infinity

4/4 * log(4)/log(4) = 1

Then you add sqrt operators in front of the bottom 4.

4/4 * log(4)/log(sqrt(4)) = 2
4/4 * log(4)/log(sqrt(sqrt(4))) = 4

Now, if you want to get 'any number' in between, use the same trick and the extra 4s to change the basis of the whole thing

log in base sqrt(4) / 4 of (log base 4 of sqrt(4))

log( log(sqrt(4)) / log(4) ) / log ( sqrt(4) / 4) = 1
log( log(sqrt(sqrt(4))) / log(4) ) / log ( sqrt(4) / 4) = 2
log( log(sqrt(sqrt(sqrt(4)))) / log(4) ) / log ( sqrt(4) / 4) = 3

just add as many square root operators as you wish. Not difficult, no ?

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