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Posted: 27 Aug 2019 06:59
by Salvo
2989 is a bad number.

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Posted: 27 Aug 2019 07:03
by longname
Salvo wrote:
2989 is a bad number.

What's wrong with saying 2989?

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Posted: 27 Aug 2019 07:06
by Salvo
There is a reason why it is a "bad" number  :)

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Posted: 27 Aug 2019 15:09
by longname
Salvo wrote:
There is a reason why it is a "bad" number  :)

What, 2989?

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Posted: 27 Aug 2019 23:33
by Salvo
Yeah.
I'll give you a tip: 57005 is a "dead" number.
Now I think it's easy.

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Posted: 28 Aug 2019 00:49
by JackDole
  2989 = 0x0BAD
57005 = 0xDEAD

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Posted: 28 Aug 2019 01:10
by Salvo
Image

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Posted: 28 Aug 2019 02:59
by midtskogen

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Posted: 28 Aug 2019 03:09
by Salvo
midtskogen wrote:

Well I'm a programmer but I didn't know about this, very interesting!

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Posted: 28 Aug 2019 05:03
by midtskogen
I mostly use DEADBEEF (32 bit), DEAD (16), and AA or 55 (8 bit) to initialise memory which I need to inspect later whether overwritten.  Common practice when I began programming machine code back in the 80's.

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Posted: 13 Sep 2019 12:52
by Lukasz
hey people what sup,  Finally forums work for me :)

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Posted: 24 Sep 2019 02:32
by N0B0DY

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Posted: 26 Sep 2019 16:33
by A-L-E-X
so proud to see the climate change protests 160 nations over 4 million people!

How big was the global climate strike? 4 million people, activists estimate.
Friday was a truly historic day for the potent new social movement committed to sounding a global alarm about the climate crisis. The Global Climate Strikes, inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, age 16, may end up being the largest mass protest for action on global warming in history. 

The exact number of participants worldwide will be hard to get. But the event was truly global and astonishingly well organized: There were over 2,500 events scheduled in over 163 countries on all seven continents.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environm ... d-estimate

MSNBC has a great series on the climate catastrophe.  They interviewed a scientist who used to work for the USDA, who has since left to work for Columbia university because the administration wouldn't let him publish his research.  He showed that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere actually changes plant metabolism and makes our crops less nutritious, with lower levels of zinc and iron.  They also sent people down to Guatemala to show how climate change is causing the mass migration of people from Central America, because they cant grow their crops down there anymore and are starving.  The administration's own people told them this a year ago but they chose not to disclose it.

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Posted: 26 Sep 2019 17:28
by Watsisname
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post  He showed that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere actually changes plant metabolism and makes our crops less nutritious, with lower levels of zinc and iron.

Actually he is far from the only scientist to show this.  It has and continues to be extensively studied (one example study of many), and is also supported by the geologic record.

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Posted: 26 Sep 2019 18:20
by A-L-E-X
Watsisname wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post  He showed that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere actually changes plant metabolism and makes our crops less nutritious, with lower levels of zinc and iron.

Actually he is far from the only scientist to show this.  It has and continues to be extensively studied (one example study of many), and is also supported by the geologic record.

Thanks Wat, it's shocking how antiscience and anti-intellectual our government currently is, that scientists are forced to leave government agencies to get their work published.