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by SirDice
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: News Room
Topic: SO, we finally got some snow
Replies: 7
Views: 5266

Re: SO, we finally got some snow

we DID have a real bad winter in 1963 :P 100 consecutive days when temperature didn't get above freezing, and it snowed almost every day too That same year we had an Elfstedentocht that's still considered to be the most epic edition. The weather was terrible, of the 10.000 participants that started...
by SirDice
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: News Room
Topic: SO, we finally got some snow
Replies: 7
Views: 5266

Re: SO, we finally got some snow

It's icy cold down in the low countries too. There's a high pressure system "stuck" somewhere above Scandinavia. That means the wind is blowing from Siberia across land towards us. Although the actual temperature is around -5C it feels like it's -15C. The wind just cuts right through you. I've seen ...
by SirDice
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Political Intrigue
Topic: the US and gun control
Replies: 2
Views: 5349

Re: the US and gun control

Yeah, fighting gun violence by introducing even more guns :-/ And if they have armed teachers, what's stopping a teacher from blowing a fuse and start shooting students? Or, a teacher in trying to shoot an assailant, misses and kills an innocent bystander? Oh, and don't forget about that other scape...
by SirDice
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Introduction Room
Topic: Rattle Those Old Bones and Get Your Asses In Here
Replies: 17
Views: 24966

Re: Rattle Those Old Bones and Get Your Asses In Here

Ping.... Still alive and well.

In the meantime I went from moderator to admin at the FreeBSD forums :cool3:
by SirDice
Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: I don't know where to post this
Replies: 4
Views: 6499

Re: I don't know where to post this

That's probably the dumbest thing I've seen in years. What kind of ID-ten-T puts their entire SQL query in a GET method?
by SirDice
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?
Replies: 12
Views: 15105

Re: What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?

Piss is a good resource, I got plenty of that :mrgreen: Iron is available. But it might not be strong enough though. I saw a documentary recently that said they made steel just by adding poo, leather and some charcoal powder to the iron and heating it. The iron absorbs the carbon which creates steel...
by SirDice
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: The Cave
Topic: What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?
Replies: 12
Views: 15105

Re: What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?

Yeah, I think Latin is pretty much the only language we'd be able to speak. English, Dutch, German and probably a few others were quite different compared to the language now. Raw materials should be plentiful. In Holland I'd be able to get coal and perhaps salt. I don't think we have interesting mi...
by SirDice
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?
Replies: 12
Views: 15105

Re: What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?

Hmm, I hadn't thought about language. Even if I would get zapped to Dark Age Holland I probably wouldn't be able to understand a single word. Maybe I should brush up on my Latin so I could at least talk to a priest or monk and ask for clothes :) But barring that, I think I've seen enough Bear Grylls...
by SirDice
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: The Cave
Topic: What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?
Replies: 12
Views: 15105

What if you were zapped to the Dark Ages?

It's a little mind game I like to play from time to time. Suppose you were instantly zapped back and you found yourself there, naked (you can't bring any "modern" stuff). How would a 21st century, educated engineering, man (or woman) cope in the Dark Ages (lets say around the 10th century)? I alread...
by SirDice
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: My (our) world
Replies: 5
Views: 6946

Re: My (our) world

:rolf6: :finger:
by SirDice
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: My (our) world
Replies: 5
Views: 6946

Re: My (our) world

Too many to count actually :crying2:
by SirDice
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: Flash, Again
Replies: 7
Views: 7873

Re: Flash, Again

but with 8 out there, and 9 announced, just how long will 7 last anyway ? I do not see any more 12 year OS's I actually think 7 will outlive 8. That Metro/Modern UI, or whatever the hell it's called, might work really nice on a tablet or a phone but if your face is a couple of inches from a 29" 192...
by SirDice
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Tech News Zone
Topic: Apple SSL flaw
Replies: 6
Views: 6987

Re: Apple SSL flaw

Apple isn't the only one that screwed up. It seems GnuTLS isn't doing things correctly either.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/03 ... sdropping/
by SirDice
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: TAZ Bar & Grill
Topic: Super Bowl Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 5252

Re: Super Bowl Sunday

Today is the highlight of the American Football season. Not that sissy soccer everyone else plays, but the smash-mouth football the US plays. Yeah. GO SEAHAWKS! Bring it on. is that the one where they all wear enough cushions to save them grazing their knees if they trip over ? :hysterical: The sis...
by SirDice
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Introduction Room
Topic: Let's do the time warp again!
Replies: 10
Views: 11875

Re: Let's do the time warp again!

Oh, the above emulator worked on Windows 7 64-bit. And if you want the Star Trek program: http://www.z80.eu/startrek/startrek.zip The cpm2 image I tried has MBASIC (yes, that's Microsoft Basic :blink: ) too so you should be able to get it running. MBASIC looks a lot like the BASIC found on the VIC-2...