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Sauron

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    Sauron got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe in Why you can't simulate an universe - interesting paradox   
    Define "universe". You can't simulate the entirety of our universe within itself simply because as far as we know it is infinite; however you can hypothetically simulate a limited one.
     
    As for how much data you would need to store per atom... you wouldn't actually need to copy the same data for each individual one, I hope you realize. All you'd need to know is its position, speed and type which you could compare with a list of atom types in order to get specifics. A bigger problem would be the uncertainty principle but because it is a simulation you would not need everything to be an exact representation of the real world, you would just need it to behave in the same way under observation. For the purpose of a simulation, if you can't observe it it might as well not exist.
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    Sauron got a reaction from gabrielcarvfer in Why don't we have more choices when it comes to operating systems?   
    There used to be a lot more variety but Microsoft pretty much forced all major commercial competitors out of the market. Apple survived because it didn't really directly compete with Microsoft at the time and Linux (and to a lesser extent *bsd) kind of stuck around thanks to a combination of community effort and server space presence. Making something new from scratch with comparable features to any of these major desktop operating systems would be effectively impossible now due to just how much work would be required - only some huge corporation like Google might have the resources to pull it off (and they're currently trying to with project fuchsia).
     
    With that said there are other options, with varying levels of feature completeness. Most of them are either pet projects or tailored to very specific use cases. There's also a whole set of real time operating systems which target embedded systems and are not designed for desktop use.
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    Sauron got a reaction from wkdpaul in If an asteroid was coming would you want to know?   
    Oh no that one's real, after all if Bruce Willis didn't stop that asteroid how come we're still alive? 🤔
  4. Agree
    Sauron got a reaction from wkdpaul in If an asteroid was coming would you want to know?   
    That entirely depends on which direction it would be coming from.
  5. Funny
    Sauron reacted to Andreas Lilja in If an asteroid was coming would you want to know?   
    Yes.
     
    Time to max those credit cards and party fam.
  6. Funny
    Sauron got a reaction from Wictorian in Training Trading AI   
    An AI is only as good as the humans training it, and as you said yourself...
     
  7. Agree
    Sauron got a reaction from tikker in Why you can't simulate an universe - interesting paradox   
    Define "universe". You can't simulate the entirety of our universe within itself simply because as far as we know it is infinite; however you can hypothetically simulate a limited one.
     
    As for how much data you would need to store per atom... you wouldn't actually need to copy the same data for each individual one, I hope you realize. All you'd need to know is its position, speed and type which you could compare with a list of atom types in order to get specifics. A bigger problem would be the uncertainty principle but because it is a simulation you would not need everything to be an exact representation of the real world, you would just need it to behave in the same way under observation. For the purpose of a simulation, if you can't observe it it might as well not exist.
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    Sauron reacted to WereCatf in Oh, the Irony! Chrome is Blocking Security Tool Nmap Downloads Considering it a Security Threat   
    Eh, I can see why an automated system could classify nmap as a hazard. Obviously, it doesn't do anything bad, but the behavioural patterns it emits could e.g. resemble a networked worm at work.
  9. Informative
    Sauron got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Cheaper than dirt - The Raspberry Pi foundation announces and releases the Raspberry Pi Pico priced at just 4$   
    Micropython is micropython so most programs should "just work", C will certainly require at least recompiling.
     
    Other than that the GPIO layout is not exactly the same as an arduino nano so depending on which you want to use you'll have to adapt your code accordingly.
  10. Informative
    Sauron got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Cheaper than dirt - The Raspberry Pi foundation announces and releases the Raspberry Pi Pico priced at just 4$   
    Micropython is micropython so most programs should "just work", C will certainly require at least recompiling.
     
    Other than that the GPIO layout is not exactly the same as an arduino nano so depending on which you want to use you'll have to adapt your code accordingly.
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    Sauron reacted to Den-Fi in Can I make kali not kali?   
    This sounds like you should have picked a different distro like Ubuntu or PopOS. Kali is a set of tools more than an OS.
    If you didn't create any data, best to start over from scratch with an appropriate distro.
  12. Funny
    Sauron got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in Response to Linus' Terrible Non-Apology About RAID Sponsorship   
    Of course I can't know this, but is it that much of a stretch to assume that at least one LMG employee plays or has played RAID?
     
    Anyway, unfortunately almost all medium to large companies regularly engage in immoral behavior starting with YouTube so I'm not sure this is any worse than their other sponsor spots... LMG is a for profit organization and as such they're basically forced to engage with other companies whose practices they may not agree with. The only difference here is that RAID has bought enough ad spots across the website that some people started getting annoyed with it specifically while ignoring the core issues with ad supported content in general.
    I wonder what we'd find if we mined OP's post history for times they made a claim that turned out to be wrong in the future... 🙄
     
    @LogicalDrmhow dare you have opinions without perfect information 😛 
  13. Funny
    Sauron got a reaction from trag1c in how do you write/read stuff outside the console with cpp/windows?   
    https://fs.blog/how-to-read-a-book/
  14. Informative
    Sauron got a reaction from shadow_ray in how do you write/read stuff outside the console with cpp/windows?   
    https://fs.blog/how-to-read-a-book/
  15. Informative
    Sauron reacted to WereCatf in how do you write/read stuff outside the console with cpp/windows?   
    question
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    Sauron reacted to Middcore in Response to Linus' Terrible Non-Apology About RAID Sponsorship   
    You wrote this Iliad-length post about sponsorship on a channel you don't even watch? 
  17. Agree
    Sauron reacted to SansVarnic in Response to Linus' Terrible Non-Apology About RAID Sponsorship   
    Without going into a point for point counter argument, your wrong, Plain and simple. This is coming from experience of having had run a business as a COO for nearly 10years before going self employed.  Your argument makes assumptions on how a business works. And business does not work the way your projecting.
    A business does not take on new employees and then finds money to pay them. Its the other way around. Linus' explanation is fair in this and why your twisting that is beyond any understanding. Taking on new venues of revenue regardless of the reason is good business. LMG is a for-profit company and Linus has no reasonn to apologize for that to anyone.
    I do not disagree with his position.
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    Sauron reacted to Den-Fi in Please some help with game engine programming   
    One of the best skills to have is asking the right questions.
    This is not the right question. It is far too vague. I see no vision in it.
    How about explaining a whole lot more?
  19. Informative
    Sauron got a reaction from ivanrcks95 in Advise on a good Linux distribution based on my needs.   
    Your system is powerful enough that you won't notice a performance difference between most distributions. You don't seem to have any unusual needs so all major distributions would work fine for you and Ubuntu isn't a bad choice. If you just want to switch out of curiosity I would just try a few distros out in a virtual machine.
     
    As for what, if it's mainly for learning purposes then I would definitely recommend Arch Linux - it "forces" you to become familiar with a wide collection of command line tools and system configurations.
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    Sauron got a reaction from Wild Penquin in How do I install Linux   
    then you can't use it for this.
     
    just buy a small thumb drive, don't you have 5 bucks to spare?
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    Sauron got a reaction from Stevoisboss in How to dual boot properly   
    It's not about whether windows was up to date, it's about whether you updated it after installing Linux. Sometimes windows update breaks things.
     
    Try taking out the sata SSD and see if the computer boots
  22. Funny
    Sauron reacted to Spotty in NVIDIA quietly announces a GT 1010 that's apparently faster than a GT 1030 DDR4   
    I was not expecting Nvidia to release a new Pascal card in 2021.
     
    Maybe if we pretend like this is a really good graphics card all the scalpers will rush out to buy it, then get stuck with a bunch they can't sell.
    Wow, the GT 1010!? I've been waiting for this for years! This is going to be the best value graphics card on the market! Hopefully I will be able to buy one on launch!
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    Sauron got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in How do I install Linux   
    then you can't use it for this.
     
    just buy a small thumb drive, don't you have 5 bucks to spare?
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    Sauron reacted to Master Disaster in After over 2 decades in shop SLS fails first test   
    There's no such thing as a failure when testing, only valuable data,
     
    Chances are they'll learn more from this than they would from a successful full test.
     
    Remember folks, the difference between science and messing around is writing stuff down.
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    Sauron got a reaction from Dutch_Master in I wanted to install Linux Ubuntu on a SEPRATE STORAGE DRIVE (NOT ON SAME DRIVE WHERE WINDOWS IS)   
    if you're struggling so much just unplug your windows drive, go through the installation with the defaults and when you're done plug the windows drive back in. You'll have to pick which to boot using the motherboard's boot menu, otherwise you can scan for the windows installation from Ubuntu to have it show up in grub but given the amount of trouble you're having maybe that's a bridge too far.
     
    Also consider that not everyone on the internet has your exact computer and can read your mind about the exact problem you're having.
    uhhh whatever do you mean? once it's installed right it's just going to boot, if you're using something like ubuntu the installation process is typically not hard at all, at least no harder than the windows installation process.
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