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AndRand
Quote from legoflamb :lol i get your point, but I hope that image was shopped after it was printed, or was never printed. That would be some shady sh!t.

its a Brooklyn orthodox Jews' newspaper. Yes, they dont allow women on pictures. Yes, thay had to apologize The White House as picture was not to be shopped
AndRand
find 3 differences

"whatcha watchin'?"

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"whatcha watchin' ?"
AndRand
Quote from Crashgate3 :If you're going through Belarus, you should take a small detour and take a tour round the Chernobyl nuclear plant.

It is in Ukraine
AndRand
Such a situatioin you are familiar with is a computer system. When it is unstable you got to know every state of every registry key and every .ini file line to know how it will behave on rebooot. Scanning all the entries and files takes the same time as rebooting. So, although rebooting is strictly deterministic, results can be chaotic hang up

Probably every straw of grass is more complicated than computer system... but it acts stable even rebooting every second
AndRand
Sorry to say but your knowledge is like from first half of XIX century.

There are many ABSOLUTE DETERMINISTIC algorithms that produce UNDETERMINISTIC results. Weather predictions, swirls, turbulence - all of them produce undeterministic results based on deterministic algorithms. The key is iteration and nonprecise (in terms of ad infinity) measurements of starting state.
AndRand
Quote from amp88 :
Quote from AndRand :
I got nice one for you:
get a number from 0 to 1 as x, calculate 2*x-1, then take result as x and calculate again... and again... and couple of times... and you get random number generator

You don't.

You do.

I forgot ^2 in this formula, it should be iterated k*x^2-1 with k between 1,5 and 2 and satrting x between 0 and 1.
So if you remember last result, the next one would be "random" when algorithm is unknown. Frankly random number algorithms act the same with slighly more complicated formula but it acts the same.

If you want TRULY random generator: take any measurement ie. voltage (best one with amplifier multiplying false measurement) and make iterated formula to get numbers beyond precision of measurement. What you get would be pure random number.

btw. that way you can also transmit information
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Quote from S14 DRIFT :Well if you think about it, there's nothing to prove - there can never be a completely true random number generator based on an algorithm, because that algorithm has a base code underneath it.

It can be random enough for a charity raffle, perhaps, but for a TRULY random number, it's simply not possible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudorandom_number_generator

Where as a person could pick any number at truly random level, because it's impossible to know what number they'd pick, it may be a personal number or something off the top of their head. There's no code for humans choosing a random number, for example.

Computers generate the random numbers sort of like those "pick a number, add 5, take 4, is the answer 12" thing, but in reverse.

I got nice one for you:
get a number from 0 to 1 as x, calculate 2*x-1, then take result as x and calculate again... and again... and couple of times... and you get random number generator
AndRand
Quote from Intrepid :Not funny as such but this is what happens when you put effort into animated gifs - http://fromme-toyou.tumblr.com/tagged/gif

its rather use of mask on the pictures - not funny but... nice
AndRand
...and be useful as random number generator if results where hidden
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hey, Boris, c'mon, you have less than 1000km to Modena

Quote from NitroNitrous :Well I just came back from a 2 day road trip to the land of Italian sports cars, Maranello and Sant'Agata
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We started from Turin, where I'm living now, and headed to Maranello. The factory is a very secret place so visits are not allowed, however you can go to the museum, Galleria Ferrari.
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The next step was the Lamborghini territory, Sant'Agata. We had lunch in a restaurant just few meters away from the factory. We enjoyed a great horse meat meal and some other proper Italian cuisine, excelent.

love that I hope you had proper steak at Maranello
AndRand
Quote from mcintyrej :I don't rape and/or pillage, why should I care about it knowing where I am?

I know you are from a country with very big respect for private property I wish you have constant eye on every property you have and hang around.
ie. I got an app for gps tracks that require first uploading unedited track to website to download it. I have to trust that site is trustworthy (and my net connection)
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AndRand
cmon, 1second app opening???

first peaks are Word opening, big last one is IE -I dont think FF and AA take more of CPU.
AndRand
Quote from bunder9999 :le sigh. i'll repeat myself yet again.

excessive cpu usage from opening a program, causing cpu thermal shutoff.

pfff, from opening what? Adobe Acrobat? Mozilla Firefox? kiddin me?
AndRand
one more question - what would you point out as reason of sudden shutdown (black screen-reboot) on opening of a specific file? A HDD hardware problem or a command like tsshutdn /reboot?
AndRand
OK.
Any hint why PC reboots when trying to open those files and where can I find copies?

I dont ask for way to prevent it 'cause it'll need 200€ antiviruses + 500€ AC filtering = not worthy
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Quote from bunder9999 ::doh:
of course your registry is getting corrupted, you keep using it. i give up.

ok, so what can I do to repair registry?

And one more question - PC reboots everytime I try to check, find, open entries in root HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE in areas of applications from M (after Microsoft ) to W. The same goes in HKEY_USERS\this long code name\SOFTWARE in the same areas for he same applications. Question is - is this the same part of registry (according to HDD) or different?
AndRand
Quote from MadCatX :If chkdsk finds bad clusters every time you run it, it's a clear sign that your HDD is about to say goodbye. The bright side is that you can get a new one relatively cheap.

Probably.

Last time I run chkdsk after unexpected reboot it said NTFS is ok.
And because it happened when I tried to deinstall Adobe Reader I thought I do it manually and remove all the Acrobat entries from registry. So I started to make registry backup and it rebooted my PC. So I tried root by root to find out the place... well it reboots when saving HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software (saved as .txt instead of .reg) and HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2000478354-1645522239-725345543-1003 but strangely on different entries - well I dont know then: more registry is saved second time than first prolly HDD
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AndRand
Quote from MadCatX :I haven't seen an overheated CPU causing this kind of problems for a long while. Perhaps if it were overclocked, but there are more entries in the log that suggest something might be wrong with his HDD.

Maybe it's not the HDD failing but just badly corrupted NTFS structure, in this case running "chkdsk" could help.

well, recently I do it twice a week maybe and every time new bad clusters are found, missed last time.
According to backup - I dont have any vital info on HDD, if I have I get it on my pendrives, so it is just annoying to take so much time to get PC running for mostly communication purpose. Having 2 firewalls and 3 antivirus not finding anything wrong I wont put more effort to make it running. I doubt it would help.
AndRand
if that occur on different applications with high CPU usage I would suspect overheating. But it happens only with specific applications - ie. I renamed old Mozilla folder and installed FF at different HD clusters to see if it is not a HD failure, but FF reboots systems from new place also.
And I had to run TrendMicro online scan using fresh online installer. After one usage Housecall launcher on HD is corrupt and shows application fatal error on disc scan.
AndRand
it works =j4+j5, =sum(j4:j5) also =sum(j4;j5)
You can stop Excel from recalculating to refresh manualy, but you cannot do it unnoticed by some shortcut

My question is as about my comp: how to get rid of virus like symptoms with no virus detected? btw. how many iexplore instances, is usually opened at one window (regardless tabs) application launch? I got 3, which slightly slowed IE performance.
AndRand
I hoped .evt would be in English

AndRand
I think this kind of reboot you can notice here in log (rename .txt to .evt) - those reboots were prolly on SaveDumps and prolly around 19:00 yesterday. Yesterday I put PC on scanning with antivirus and it ended up updating XP at around 3:00am. I am also quite surprised by RasMan in the log - I havent activated Remote ever so I disabled that service recently when I found it active and starting connections - I dont know if it is normal XP action but had mixed feelings about that

And you know... I am not surprised by that... At my job I got an Excel that has problems with adding two numbers...

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