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garry
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

30 Oct 2022, 07:51

joedf wrote :
the middle digit is the number of 1s
@joedf thank you , here with 10 digits ( example above was with 9 digits )
EDIT: this is wrong 1111111111 * 1111111111 = 12345678900987654321 ;- Im an idiot , gotta be more careful
OK > 1111111111*1111111111 = 1234567900987654321 ;- corrected by @Noesis
or
1111*1111 = 1234321
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

30 Oct 2022, 20:53

Not quite right for 10 digits Garry, you have one too many digits, (the left 8 shouldn't exist in the answer. Due to the two digits from 10 being introduced, it causes the left 9 to become a second 10 and the left 8 to become a 9)
So for 10 digits:
1234567900987654321.

It just starts getting messy after 9, due to double digits being introduced causing the left side of the sequence to fail.
Still interesting to know up until 9 though.
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

31 Oct 2022, 06:02

@Noesis you're right , I'm an idiot , gotta be more careful to read on my old Sharp PC-1280

here a good script from Avi Aryan for ahk

;-------- saved at 星期一 十月 2022-10-31 11:08 UTC --------------
;-- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/aviaryan/autohotkey-scripts/master/Functions/Maths.ahk ;- Latest commit c190fd4 on 25 Nov 2013
;-- https://github.com/avi-aryan/autohotkey-scripts/blob/master/Functions/Maths.ahk
;-- viewtopic.php?f=6&t=465
;-- https://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/27604-collection-of-math-functionsfor-my-homework/
;-- https://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/24114-popup-calculator-expression-evaluator/
/*
Joined: Sep 30, 2013
Facebook: avi.aryan.ap
Google : +AviAryan
GitHub : aviaryan
Location: India
*/

a:="1111111111",b:="1111111111"
c:=SM_Solve(a*b)
msgbox,C=%c%
return

;- OR
;MsgBox,% SM_Multiply("111111111111111111111111111111111111111111.111","55555555555555555555555555555555555555555555.555")
c:=SM_Multiply("1111111111","1111111111")
msgbox,C=%c%
return

/*
Scientific MATHS LIBRARY ( Filename = Maths.ahk )
by Avi Aryan
v3.43
Thanks to hd0202, smorgasbord, Uberi and sinkfaze
Special thanks to smorgasbord for the factorial function
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Math-Functions.ahk - https://github.com/avi-aryan/Avis-Autohotkey-Repo/blob/master/Functions/Math-Functions.ahk
*/
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

31 Oct 2022, 11:45

Twitter & Musk > charge $19.99 for the new Twitter Blue subscription
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https://www.theverge.com/2022/10/30/23431931/twitter-paid-verification-elon-musk-blue-monthly-subscription
-- Twitter is currently planning to charge $19.99 for the new Twitter Blue subscription.
Under the current plan, verified users would have 90 days to subscribe or lose their blue checkmark.
Employees working on the project were told on Sunday that they need to meet a deadline of November 7th to launch the feature or they will be fired.
With the help of Tesla engineers he has brought into Twitter as advisors, he’s also planning mass layoffs aimed at middle managers and engineers who haven’t recently contributed to the code base.
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/fearing-covid-workers-flee-foxconns-vast-chinese-iphone-plant-3034741?cid=internal_mcdrecs_01112022_cna#mdcrecs_s
-- Fearing COVID, workers flee from Foxconn's vast Chinese iPhone plant - CNA 20221031
After enduring days of lock-in at Foxconn's vast facility in central China with 200,000 other workers, Yuan finally climbed the fences on Saturday night and escaped the complex, joining others fleeing what they feared was a widening COVID outbreak.
He walked through the night, keeping to a northerly route, towards his hometown of Hebi, every step taking him farther away from iPhone maker Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant, the Taiwan-based group's largest in mainland China.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/china-iphone-factory-foxconn-covid-19-lockdon-boost-workers-bonuses-stay-3036056
-- China iPhone factory under COVID-19 lockdown boosts bonuses for workers who stay - CNA 20221101
The world's largest iPhone factory in central China told staff on Tuesday (Nov 1) it would quadruple their bonuses if they remained at the plant after scores of workers fled a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
China is the last major economy committed to a zero-COVID strategy, persisting with snap lockdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines in a bid to stamp out emerging outbreaks.
Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn's plant in Zhengzhou has been under lockdown since mid-October, with the company saying it is testing employees daily and keeping them in a closed loop.
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

06 Nov 2022, 08:06

German news : Provision for power failure: Citizens should print out the Internet
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Estimated time : 4381 years
Insufficient memory for drive C:\
Insert disk in drive A:\

Image

Provision for power failure: Citizens should print out the Internet
https://www.bild.de/politik/inland/politik-inland/vorsorge-fuer-stromausfall-buerger-sollen-das-internet-ausdrucken-81825202.bild.html
-- Vorsorge für Stromausfall: Bürger sollen das Internet ausdrucken | Politik | BILD.de
„Ohne Strom können Sie im Internet nichts googeln.
Drucken Sie wichtige Informationen heute schon aus!“
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

06 Nov 2022, 13:04

@garry

:bravo: :lol: Ok I'm on it...
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

08 Nov 2022, 03:58

[AHK] v2.0-beta.15 | [WIN] 11 Pro (Version 22H2) | [GitHub] Profile
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

08 Nov 2022, 11:57

@jNizM Very neat, thanks for sharing it! :+1:
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

09 Nov 2022, 08:18

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https://lifehacker.com/tesla-is-recalling-40-000-cars-in-its-17th-recall-of-th-1849758373 20221108
-- Tesla Is Recalling 40,000 Cars In Its 17th Recall of the Year
The affected cars have problems with their power-steering assist system when driving on rough roads or after hitting a pothole.
The issue would leave drivers without the assistance to move the steering wheel with the help of the electric technology,
forcing drivers to use a lot of force to move the steering wheel and increasing the likelihood of crashes
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https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2022/RCAK-22V818-4620.pdf 20221107
A loss of power steering assist can require greater steering effort, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash
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https://about.fb.com/news/2022/11/mark-zuckerberg-layoff-message-to-employees/ 20221109
-- Mark Zuckerberg’s Message to Meta Employees | Meta
I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 of our talented employees go.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-09/amazon-hits-unwelcome-milestone-with-1-trillion-in-value-lost
-- Amazon Becomes World’s First Public Company to Lose $1 Trillion in Market Value - Bloomberg
Amazon market cap shrinks to $879 billion from $1.88 trillion
Microsoft is close behind with $889 billion in value lost
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https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/11/09/binance-is-strongly-leaning-toward-scrapping-ftx-rescue-takeover-after-first-glance-at-books-source/
-- Binance Is Strongly Leaning Toward Scrapping FTX Rescue Takeover After First Glance at Books: Source
Backing out would be one more stunning development in the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire.
commercial video , this aged very well ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH5-rSxilxo
-- Don't Miss Out on Crypto: Larry David FTX Commercial
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

12 Nov 2022, 09:49

... about BASIC

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https://paulallen.com/Futurist/Microsoft.aspx 1975
-- PaulAllen - Microsoft
....
Then Paul typed “PRINT 2+2” and the machine responded by printing out the number 4.
Never had the printing of one digit been so monumental; from that moment on, Paul and Bill’s lives would never be the same.
They started Microsoft together, on April 4, 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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https://www.i-programmer.info/history/people/739-kemeny-a-kurtz.html 1964
-- Kemeny & Kurtz - The Invention Of BASIC
....
-Who invented Basic?
-Bill Gates?
-No.
There are even some, its real inventors included, who say that he was the man who ruined the language.
Basic is a language that was invented for the sole purpose of making programming as easy as it could possibly be
and the argument goes that the Basics that we have all come to know have abandoned this goal in favour of trying to look like other languages.
But to understand this argument you need to know about Kemeny and Kurtz the true inventors of Basic
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https://www.dartmouth.edu/basicfifty/basic.html 1964
-- BASIC Begins at Dartmouth
BASIC logoAt 4 a.m. on May 1, 1964, in the basement of College Hall, Professor John Kemeny and a student programmer simultaneously typed RUN on neighboring terminals.

-- basicmanual_1964.pdf
https://www.dartmouth.edu/basicfifty/basicmanual_1964.pdf

-- BASIC Commands
https://www.dartmouth.edu/basicfifty/commands.html
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https://www.gocertify.com/articles/who-invented-the-computer-john-g-kemeny-and-basic
-- GoCertify Article: Who Invented the Computer? John G. Kemeny and BASIC
...
From there, BASIC expanded into private industry with versions being written for the various computer manufacturers, including IBM and Hewlett-Packard.
In 1975, two enterprising computer buffs, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, wrote a commercial program, Altair BASIC, and sold it to hobbyists for $150 per copy.
Altair BASIC was Microsoft's first consumer product.
Unfortunately, the price was so high that it led to the first widespread case of software piracy as users obtained and ran unauthorized copies.

(The rampant piracy ultimately led directly to Gates' angry Open Letter to Hobbyists.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Open_Letter_to_Hobbyists

John George Kemeny opened up computer programming to the masses.
Not everyone was happy with BASIC and how it opened computer programming to the masses.
Its most strident opponent was the influential computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra who claimed in a 1975 essay that it was impossible
to teach good programming to students who had been exposed to BASIC, stating, "As potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."

In spite of Dijkstra's tirade against BASIC, countless individuals have used the program as a springboard to successful careers in programming.

Kemeny is generally believed to have paid little heed to criticisms of his creation.
He proudly drove his 1967 Thunderbird around campus with a vanity license plate that read "BASIC."
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... about DOS

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https://www.quora.com/How-much-money-did-Bill-Gates-pay-to-buy-the-disk-operating-system-that-he-turned-around-and-leased-to-IBM
-- How much money did Bill Gates pay to buy the disk operating system that he turned around and leased to IBM? - Quora
Bill Gates paid $50,000 to a company called Seattle Computer Products, for the exclusive rights to QDOS later known as 86-DOS, a CP/M clone.
He then renamed it as MS-DOS.
He then licensed MS-DOS to IBM for them to use in their soon to be released personal computer.
IBM renamed it PC-DOS when it was bundled with their PCs.
Importantly, IBM did not have an exclusive license to MS-DOS, so Microsoft was free to license the Operating System to anyone else who wanted it.
Considering the billions earned by Microsoft through the sale of MS-DOS to IBM clone producers, the $50,000 paid by Microsoft to Seattle Computer Products was one of the best investments ever made by any company.
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https://cult.honeypot.io/reads/lesson-from-gary-kildall/
-- Lessons Learned From the Man Who Could’ve Been Bill Gates | .cult by Honeypot
First, a disclaimer: this won’t be a feel-good read.
In fact, what I’m about to reflect on is probably one of the saddest stories in computer history.
Few people know about Gary Kildall, though his contributions to the world of personal computers were invaluable.
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

15 Nov 2022, 06:11

Just in case something should go under your skin…
click here & listen :mrgreen:
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

20 Nov 2022, 16:36

One more year, and it will be 20 years since AutoHotkey's first release! (nov. 10, 2003) :happybday:
Also, v2 rc1 is out with the full v2.0.0 on the way this year. :clap:
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

24 Nov 2022, 13:38

Pay for slowdrive ...
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https://www.ifun.de/auch-mercedes-benz-verkauft-bereits-integrierte-funktionen-als-abo-199191/ ( german )
-- Mercedes-Benz sells functions that are already integrated as a subscription
The so-called novice driver and parking service mode ensures that you can only drive at a maximum speed of 74 miles per hour for an annual price of 19 euros.

At BMW you can now book your steering wheel or seat heating as a subscription.
-For functions such as the heaters mentioned below, it is assumed that the required technology is already installed in the vehicle, but is blocked by the manufacturer.
No joke: The manufacturer has been offering various equipment and accessories for retrofitting since this week and also lists subscription prices in some cases.
The steering wheel heating, for example, can be activated for 10 euros a month and you have to invest 17 euros a month for heated seats for the driver and front passenger.
Alternatively, there is at least the possibility of permanent activation at a price of 385 euros.

for 150.-- Euro :
IconicSounds Sport makes driving even more intense and brings the characteristic sound of your BMW into the vehicle interior.
The engine sound is played in precisely the right way for the current driving situation and reproduced with an individually adjustable intensity.
IconicSounds Sport provides the perfect acoustic accompaniment for every driving style - simply at the push of a button.
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https://mbpassion.de/2021/07/10-grad-hinterachslenkung-fuer-den-eqs-auch-per-abo-bestellbar/ (german )
-- 10 degree rear axle steering for the EQS available by subscription
Mercedes-Benz has already announced the prices for the 10-degree rear-axle steering for the new EQS in the subscription model.
Accordingly, the comfort function costs a whopping 489 euros per year
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https://www.thedrive.com/news/mercedes-makes-better-performance-a-1200-subscription-in-its-evs
-- Mercedes Makes Better Performance a $1,200 Subscription in Its EVs
Mercedes is now taking subscription fees to an entirely new, maddening level.
For new Mercedes EQ electric models, customers will have to pay a $1,200 (plus tax) yearly subscription to unlock the full performance potential of their cars.
If you head to Mercedes' online store, you will find an "Acceleration Increase" subscription service for all EQ models.
According to Mercedes, the yearly fee increases the maximum horsepower and torque of the car, while also increasing overall performance.
Acceleration from 0-60 mph is said to improve by 0.8-1.0 seconds and the overall characteristics of the electric motors are supposed to change as well.
The extra performance is unlocked by selecting the Dynamic drive mode.
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

25 Nov 2022, 10:01

This subscription thing for cars is f##ked up. I hate everything about it. Also, what happens when the owner wants to sell the car in 10 or 15 years. Who wants to buy a used car that you have to pay an extra $50 to $150 a month just to keep it going?

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