It's now a Black Screen of Death

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It's now a Black Screen of Death

#1 Post by ticojohn »

I've been using Debian for 12 years and the only failure I have ever had was my own fault; messed up during an upgrade. But Windows is so bad they have changed their Blue Screen of Death to a Black Screen of Death. Back when Microsux products and PC's were becoming popular, my friend Al (a UNIX and now BSD guy) said "Microsoft is the most ubiquitous computer virus in the world". I think he nailed it.

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#2 Post by LE_746F6D617A7A69 »

One of My projects is a 24 qbit quantum system simulator - its main task is to find special sequences of quantum register states, and the computations take a lot of time to complete. When I run the simulation, I don't turn off my PC for weeks, and the longest run took about 3 months so far. The program uses ~12GB of RAM and all the 16 logical cores of my Ryzen7 are loaded at 100% all the time.

During the simulation I can use my PC as normal - I can browse the internet, watch movies, send emails and even play games - of course the simulation is slowing down because of my activity, but all the GUI apps are working smoothly.

Try that on Winblows - probably it'll take weeks to just launch the browser...

Instead of implementing a new color of the BSOD screen, Miscroshit should implement a working preemptive multitasking :LOL:
...this is really funny - Microshit have stolen a very good VMS kernel code (proved in a court) - but they have failed to understand how to use it.

Anyway, this thread just advertises a new feature of Microshit Winblows (a new bg color of BSOD) - this has nothing to do with Debian or computing in general, so IMO this thread should be locked ;)
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LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote: Anyway, this thread just advertises a new feature of Microshit Winblows (a new bg color of BSOD) - this has nothing to do with Debian or computing in general, so IMO this thread should be locked ;)
Did you bother to read what the Offtopic thread is about? It is precisely for things that don't relate to Debian but you want to share it anyway. Maybe you should be locked!
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#4 Post by LE_746F6D617A7A69 »

^That was irony, my friend ;)
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LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:^That was irony, my friend ;)
I doubt it. In any case, save your
irony
for when you press your clothes. :lol:
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#6 Post by LE_746F6D617A7A69 »

ticojohn wrote:
LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:^That was irony, my friend ;)
I doubt it. In any case, save your
irony
for when you press your clothes. :lol:
Definitely, we are using different language/dictionaries ;)
My dictionary says that "irony" means:
"the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect."

Well, my intention was the "humorous effect" ;)
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LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote: My dictionary says that "irony" means:
"the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect."

Well, my intention was the "humorous effect" ;)
I know what irony means. I was trying to make a sort of play on words, substituting IRONY for IRONING. Get it. Press your clothes with an IRON, eg IRONING. DOH !
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#8 Post by LE_746F6D617A7A69 »

Hah! Such "games" are normal - playing with the words/wording can be interesting - but You should have already noticed that our game have just derailed this thread ;)

Anyway, it proves that a single sentence can trigger some sort of a butterfly effect(*), what is interesting...

(*) ..or the avalanche effect, which is a pure technical term when used in conjunction with hashing functions or encryption algorithms ;)
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#9 Post by stevepusser »

But the newer Win GUI will also be have more roundicity!!! (A technical term I just invented)

Hey, is Alanis Morissette joining in the debate as LE_746-etc or what?

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...Isn't it ironic?


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#10 Post by ticojohn »

Funny how my original post, denigrating Microsoft, has gone so far afield.
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#11 Post by LE_746F6D617A7A69 »

Avalanche effect

Btw, I don't like Alanis Morissette, I prefer KAT ;)
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LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote: (*) ..or the avalanche effect, which is a pure technical term when used in conjunction with hashing functions or encryption algorithms ;)
The avalanche effect also applies to diode semiconductors. It's how Zener diodes work. The term has been around for years.
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ticojohn wrote:
LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote: (*) ..or the avalanche effect, which is a pure technical term when used in conjunction with hashing functions or encryption algorithms ;)
The avalanche effect also applies to diode semiconductors. It's how Zener diodes work. The term has been around for years.
Well, isn't that ironic?

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ticojohn wrote:
LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:The avalanche effect also applies to diode semiconductors. It's how Zener diodes work. The term has been around for years.
It also applies to large quantities of snow sliding down a mountain. The term has been around for years. Isn't that ironic? Or coincidental? Or none of those. :mrgreen:
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#15 Post by LE_746F6D617A7A69 »

Mr stevepusser had to choke the fact that he have falsely accused me of creating non-existing technical term - quite unexpected and childish behaviour ;)
Mr sunrat has problems with correct quoting and with distinguishing the avalanche from the avalanche effect - I understand that it's because you was in hurry ;)
Mr ticojohn was clever enough to check the Wiki - but it's clear that He has no idea about how a semiconductor diode works - every semiconductor diode is a subject to avalanche effect, not just just the Zener diodes. Zener diodes are special because they are designed to have low reverse breakdown voltage, which was useful in some old designs (curently Zener diodes are very rarely used because of low accuracy and stability of the breakdown voltage level and because of relatively high power losses) .

A single sentence can derail the whole thread, and You have just proved that.

Do You know which sentence have caused this?
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LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote: Mr ticojohn was clever enough to check the Wiki - but it's clear that He has no idea about how a semiconductor diode works - every semiconductor diode is a subject to avalanche effect, not just just the Zener diodes. Zener diodes are special because they are designed to have low reverse breakdown voltage, which was useful in some old designs (curently Zener diodes are very rarely used because of low accuracy and stability of the breakdown voltage level and because of relatively high power losses) .
You have some serious issues. Probably low self esteem. I never said that ONLY Zener diodes rely on the avalanche effect, I only used them as an example. As to my knowledge, you are so off base. I worked as an electrical/electronic/fiberoptic engineer for almost 30 years, so I have a smidgin of knowledge about how semiconductors work. Before criticizing others you might want to take a look in a mirror.
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#17 Post by LE_746F6D617A7A69 »

Uhm. And I have designed the Large Hadron Collider.. - Your fake declaration can only work for people who are not specialists.
A serious question: why did you started this thread?
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LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:...Microshit Winblows
I for one have some fairly serious issues with comments like this and am going to start reporting them. Please clean up your act.
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wizard10000 wrote:
LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:...Microshit Winblows
I for one have some fairly serious issues with comments like this and am going to start reporting them. Please clean up your act.
I'm sorry but I don't understand - so what is this "serious issue"? - a malformed name of a company and one of its product? - seriously?
Are You going to kill me for that? (not that it would be so easy - but this topic is is starting to be very interesting)
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LE_746F6D617A7A69 wrote:I'm sorry but I don't understand...
I think you do and this topic really doesn't rate discussion. We're done here.
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