## Comment Re:"All but certainly"? Asshole summary. (Score 1) 249

That battery has been dead for years. I need to set back the time, hard drive type & cylinders on every boot sequences. Now, get off my lawn!

End to end land + boat transportation should take less than 20 days from Nevada to the South Africa location with the best shippers.

'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.

It's not damaging if it wasn't done publicly, which the letter you received wasn't. Unless you shared it on slashdot, but then you did the damage.

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.

As S3 was down for more than 44 minutes but less than 7h18 (about 5 hours total), a monthly rebate of 10% is supposed to be applied to everyone`s S3 related fees for February. That engineer which pressed the DELETE button has caused quite a bill..

well, that`s also why they could not even mark their own services as down: the caching layer still had the latest version available, but it could no longer update.

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.

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.

you insensitive clod!

that recipe is a good way to clean a drain, if that. Trying to pull that one out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ?

For infinity ? 2 4s is enough to make an infinite number of numbers, but not each of them.

It's not as if concatenations were needed. Logarithmic operation, Square root & divisions is all I need.

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 ?

I do believe that watching something you are not entitled to might be listed under copyright infrigement, but if you streamed a pirated video, you yourself didn't commit something illegal if my understanding is good (at least in Canada). So, 69% are wrong ?

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