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Updated: 2017-03-16T12:34:25.803-04:00

 



Uhg. Pi comes out really crappy in Internet Explor...

2017-03-16T12:34:25.803-04:00

Uhg. Pi comes out really crappy in Internet Explorer 11 as well.



As i understand it, the threshold for psychopathol...

2017-03-16T12:32:49.354-04:00

As i understand it, the threshold for psychopathological behavior is if it leads to causing harm. So, you can be a liar without being a psychopath, if the lies aren't designed to cause harm, or in fact, don't cause harm. They may, for example, be designed to make you look better. You should also be able to have harmless delusions. Perhaps you think you'd be a very good tennis player, despite never having played the game.

I find that the most trivial statements have absurdly ridiculously far reaching implications. It's turtles, in infinite regression, all the way down.



High blood pressure can certainly raise your risk ...

2017-03-16T12:27:23.643-04:00

High blood pressure can certainly raise your risk of stroke.



Apparently, i somehow picked up my writing style f...

2017-03-16T12:25:19.326-04:00

Apparently, i somehow picked up my writing style from my mother. When i was in my 20s, she sent me a letter. I discovered two things. First, she's really funny. But then, on reflection, it became clear that she'd always been that way. Very dry humor. Every joke delivered with a perfect poker face. She didn't care if you got the joke or not, she just moved on. I say 'somehow'. I haven't seen much of it.



I recently (re)read the Linux "top" manu...

2017-03-16T12:17:54.067-04:00

I recently (re)read the Linux "top" manual page. It talks about Solaris mode or Irix mode (neither of these Unix like operating systems are Linux, but Top is portable). The difference is that one reports a process using all cores of a 4 core processor as 100% and the other reports it as 400%. Hyperthreading makes this even more complicated, since a single core running more than one process (or thread) than the same core can get if only one process is running on it.

Update: The new AMD, Ryzen, can do hyperthreading.



I have since ridden my bicycle to downtown Detroit...

2016-07-01T12:17:16.450-04:00

I have since ridden my bicycle to downtown Detroit. It's about 14 miles, so 28 miles round trip. It took about an hour. I had excellent weather, with the wind at my back. Parking a bicycle is trivial and costs nothing. When i went home, the massive head wind had died down. Can't beat that with a stick.



I take steps to avoid elevators.

2014-05-14T09:48:42.475-04:00

I take steps to avoid elevators.



I see that the Osteoporosis prevention page has mo...

2014-02-05T10:22:50.447-05:00

I see that the Osteoporosis prevention page has moved. No mention of caffeine. The main site is still there, and there's a new prevention page link on it. http://www.osteofound.org/preventing-osteoporosis



It is also known that giving school age kids influ...

2013-08-06T15:40:51.925-04:00

It is also known that giving school age kids influenza vaccines saves the lives of the elderly in large numbers. Think about it. School kids are the super spreaders, trading viruses around even more than baseball cards. And then, they meet their grandparents. How does one teach Americans about such things?



Everything You Need to Know About Printable Practi...

2013-02-11T08:13:45.188-05:00

Everything You Need to Know About Printable Practice GED Test
printable ged practice test free



You're welcome. It's true for many that o...

2013-02-06T10:54:37.749-05:00

You're welcome.

It's true for many that once an idea gets into your head, it can be really hard to replace it with a better idea. It takes some effort to evaluate the new idea, and apparently even more effort to replace it. The good news is that it gets easier with practice. The hope is that progress can be made without the requirement of death.



The Saturn CPU is an odd duck. It's got a 4 bi...

2013-02-04T16:57:00.953-05:00

The Saturn CPU is an odd duck. It's got a 4 bit data path, 20 bit addresses, and some 64 bit registers. I'd be that an assembly language implmentation solution could make use of all sorts of tricks. I've not done that, at least not yet. There is a system command to execute code whereever you want, and the Saturn processor has documentation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Saturn_(microprocessor)



I know this post was made in 2010 but is a very go...

2013-02-04T13:33:26.992-05:00

I know this post was made in 2010 but is a very good overview of the confusion that is still around regarding hyperthreading technology. I searched for posts like this after a recent (January-2013) argument with a best-buy sales man who tried to convince me that ht CPU gives you a 100% CPU for all the virtual CPUs. After my initial attempt to explain that this is simply not true we ended up in an argument. I gave up on him since apparently any reasoning and technology explanations I gave him sort of failed to score a mark in his head. I left with a feeling that I encountered an obscure cult church adept instead of a tech savy best-buy employee. Anyway, thanks for article.



As a hardware guy this problem sends my mind whirl...

2013-02-04T12:36:55.022-05:00

As a hardware guy this problem sends my mind whirling in a different direction. Since you have trivially solved for 0 and 5 that leaves only 8 choices. So the choices can be stored as 3 bits instead of the usual 4 for a potential energy savings of up to 25%!. But it will take a carefully crafted ALU to take advantage of this savings. Of course using a standard 4 bit CPU or bit-slices is out. Even with a 3 bit data path Harvard architecture we will have to modify the usual multiplication microcode to deal with the missing digits.

And so the snow gets shoveled.

SherpaDoug



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2013-01-26T10:35:29.031-05:00

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2013-01-26T10:34:19.972-05:00

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It turns out that you can exit a FOR loop on the H...

2013-01-18T10:33:06.297-05:00

It turns out that you can exit a FOR loop on the HP-28. Set the loop variable to the last value. For example, 1 5 FOR IF x 3 == THEN 3 END 5 'x' STO NEXT does not leave 3 on the stack. The reference manual doesn't mention it. Exiting a loop early is good for searches. I wish there was a 'RETURN' or 'EXIT' command that let you get out of a function early. There's no abusable GOTO.



Just to repeat my spam policy. If it's on-topi...

2013-01-15T09:44:17.039-05:00

Just to repeat my spam policy. If it's on-topic, it isn't spam. If it's off-topic, i delete it. I do have a post where i talk about spam, so you can post your comment spam there.



bowling is a one of the perfect indoor game to pla...

2012-12-27T04:07:53.751-05:00

bowling is a one of the perfect indoor game to play. nowadays bowling is a has become one of the most played games.
Bowling Club Sydney



Thanks a bunch. I enjoyed learning the finger coun...

2012-09-17T16:04:42.203-04:00

Thanks a bunch. I enjoyed learning the finger counting technique almost as much as I enjoyed your style of writing; it somehow appears wry though I can't explain why.



I'm a Latter-day Saint, who was pretty much am...

2012-07-06T14:54:03.576-04:00

I'm a Latter-day Saint, who was pretty much ambivalent towards caffeine, but avoided it for the most part.

About a decade ago, I learned that caffeine, combined with ibuprofen, was useful for helping to treat migraines. Thus, I started to take caffeine pills to treat migraine headaches. Heck, if I had non-migraine headaches during the day, I'd take caffeine as a part of treating it!

Meanwhile, my Dad had a stroke. He's always had high blood pressure, and it simply just caught up with him.

As my use of caffeine increased, I noticed that my blood pressure started to rise...and I suspected the caffeine. I stopped using it, and over time, my blood pressure dropped.

As I've thought about all this, and the fact that my Dad liked to drink a lot of Mountain Dew, I wonder if his high blood pressure was caused, in part, by his high caffeine intake. Perhaps it wasn't, but even so, it's enough for me to avoid caffeine. (I'll still resort to it for emergencies--long trips where I need to stay awake, or a migraine that starts just before my wife goes into the operating room for the birth of a child, for example...)



Clouded out for the lunar eclipse. But the Transi...

2012-06-12T12:35:26.025-04:00

Clouded out for the lunar eclipse. But the Transit was awesome for nearly the entire three hours available in Detroit.



I did not think about this when I was standing in ...

2012-03-14T15:34:10.066-04:00

I did not think about this when I was standing in front of the reduced-bakery rack at the supermarket at lunchtime. Clearly, I should have bought that apple pie.



Uhg. pi comes out really crappy in Internet Explor...

2012-03-14T13:40:33.165-04:00

Uhg. pi comes out really crappy in Internet Explorer 8. Hopefully, your font is better.



Hahah! Yeah, it seems that some of those translato...

2011-10-28T11:21:12.577-04:00

Hahah! Yeah, it seems that some of those translators the company chose could use a little training. Thanks for the witty post.