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Forum: Competitors Today, 08:45
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Posted By pichlo
Re: Gemini PDA (the return of the Psion Series 5MX)

Man, please stop teasing me. I had to spend a lot of money on new glasses just last week, I really cannot afford a new toy.
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 17:44
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Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

Of course! All my examples are simulations for the purpose of creating an alternative version of our own reality. That is the usual application of simulation. To make it easier, faster, cheaper or...
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 16:40
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Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

Put in a single sentence, "an experiment is a simulation when the subject exists in a different reality than the observer."
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 16:24
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Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

I am nowhere near as eloquent as you are, but I can try clarifying what I mean by giving an example.


Dropping a drop of chemical into a beaker...
Growing cells in a Petri dish...
Placing a...
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 14:45
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Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

I am not a philosopher, but to me, there is a crucial difference between an experiment running in a lab and a simulation. In the former, the subjects being observed exist in the same reality as the...
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 13:18
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Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

Hacking the simulation from inside is tricky. You run into all sorts of halting problems and the like. Rowhammer and similar may look like they are hacking from inside but in reality they are doing...
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 11:58
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Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

That is why I said "ancients", endso. The "painted ceiling" idea dates at least to ancient Greece. You may also notice that I deliberately avoided mentioning flat earth, since that the earth is round...
Forum: Off Topic Yesterday, 10:13
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

I like the idea of an evolving simulation. The ancients believed that stars were dots painted on the dome covering the earth because that is what they really were. They believed that the earth was a...
Forum: Off Topic 2018-08-13, 20:51
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

What are you on about, Dave? Natural selection applies everywhere. Young, old, alive or dead. Why do you think we have a duopoly of just two mobile OSes? Natural selection!

Even if the dominant...
Forum: Off Topic 2018-08-13, 19:57
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

Efficient or not, depends on whom you ask.

Of course no one really knows when sex was invented but chances are it was a very, very long time ago. Possibly even before, but certainly at least very...
Forum: Off Topic 2018-08-13, 14:53
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

Nah. As long as aliens come in two sexes, and I have every reason to believe that they do, then they would know everything there is to know about how marriage works
Forum: Off Topic 2018-08-13, 13:15
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

You are not my wife, you are an imposter. Otherwise you would have known that "whatever I do" has nothing to do with it. Everything is my fault, not only the narrow range of things that I do :D
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Forum: Off Topic 2018-08-13, 10:17
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

Is that you, dear? Hello, honey bunny!

[In case Dave999 is my wife in disguise. It certainly does sound like it. Everything is my fault.]
Forum: Off Topic 2018-08-13, 06:54
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

I can honestly say that I have never heard of any of the "definitions" or uses for b-tard used there. The only use I have ever come across was the one endso refers to.
Forum: Buy & Sell 2018-08-11, 08:28
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By pichlo
Re: Ok, I've already decided. I want to buy a Jolla 1. Does anyone sell one?

You've committed the cardinal sin, nthn. Cue the usual , "it's open, do it yourself" :D
Forum: General 2018-08-10, 16:00
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By pichlo
Re: Nokia N900 as external usb soundcard.

Dunno, but it can work as a DLNA client. Have you considered that option?
Forum: Off Topic 2018-08-10, 10:26
Replies: 6,043
Views: 715,695
Posted By pichlo
Re: It's the final countdown!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45133855

As DT would have said, "Sad, so sad."
Forum: Competitors 2018-08-07, 11:55
Replies: 426
Views: 99,043
Posted By pichlo
Re: Purism Librem Phone

Like that of the Linux kernel?[/QUOTE]

Or Sailfish system updates?

Sorry, it was impossible to resist. It is an age-old bugbear of mine :)
Forum: Competitors 2018-08-06, 14:56
Replies: 426
Views: 99,043
Posted By pichlo
Re: Purism Librem Phone

You are right. Adroid, Sailfish, Maemo etc are designed specifically for mobiles and have the size of UI controls modified to be usable comfortably. Then they can use a normal, 1:1 pixel mapping for...
Forum: Competitors 2018-08-06, 14:36
Replies: 426
Views: 99,043
Posted By pichlo
Re: Purism Librem Phone

Yes, sulu, but would you call desktop UI on the N900 "usable"?

Maemo uses text size from 40 upwards. Buttons 60 pixels high (I do not remember the exact details but I do not think I am too far...
Forum: General 2018-08-06, 14:19
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By pichlo
Re: Last straw with me and continuing with Windows

Thank you, much appreciated. Really.

Also, hence my apology. It was not meant to be a broadside. I could sense that I was not getting my point across and was just trying harder. Perhaps too hard....
Forum: Competitors 2018-08-06, 14:05
Replies: 426
Views: 99,043
Posted By pichlo
Re: Purism Librem Phone

In layman terms, a zoom in.

Given the screen size and resolution, UI controls such as buttons, edit boxes, menu and description text etc would be unreadable. For example you would end up with 1mm...
Forum: General 2018-08-06, 10:00
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By pichlo
Re: Last straw with me and continuing with Windows

I am sorry, sulu, if I misunderstood or, worse, offended you. The way I see it, there were a few pages in this thread filled with:


You: "How can you be sure that [something or other] does what...
Forum: Buy & Sell 2018-08-06, 08:48
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By pichlo
Re: Ok, I've already decided. I want to buy a Jolla 1. Does anyone sell one?

Still, someone, somewhere, at some point, gave a lot of money to Sony.
Forum: Buy & Sell 2018-08-06, 07:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By pichlo
Re: Ok, I've already decided. I want to buy a Jolla 1. Does anyone sell one?

I can think of at least two reasons:
1. He/she/it already has (https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1546980#post1546980) an Xperia X
2. He/she/it would prefer something with a better support...
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