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Archive for February 21st, 2015

“PC Decrapifier” – via: Machines Plus Minds: Regarding Lenovo preinstalling SSL-breaking MITM on their machines

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/21

I didn’t even know there was a “PC Decrapifier”, but it exists: “PC Decrapifier” – Google Search.

Anyway: never use OEM Windows installs ever.

Would the Dutch Microsoft Store offer the same service?


via: Machines Plus Minds: Regarding Lenovo preinstalling SSL-breaking MITM on their machines.

Posted in Power User, Security, Windows | Leave a Comment »

[NL] Crucial BX100- en MX200-ssd Review commentaar: Samsung EVI 850 een serieus alternatief – Tweakers

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/21

Grappig in het Crucial review commentaar:

Kijk je naar de MX200 vs Evo 850 dan krijg je bij Samsung 5 ipv 3 jaar garantie, significant betere prestaties en een software suite met onder andere secure erase, overprovisioning en 1click optimalzatie settings voor Windows.


via Crucial BX100- en MX200-ssd Review – Conclusie: meer concurrentie – Tweakers.

Posted in Hardware, Power User, SSD | Leave a Comment »

The way a wiki should work: List of Delphi language features and version in which they were introduced/deprecated – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/21

This is the way a wiki should work:

List of Delphi language features and version in which they were introduced/deprecated – Stack Overflow.

Thanks Simon Stuart for asking, and many others (especially Johan) for providing the info.

Note the version that is missing (;


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 1, Delphi 2, Delphi 2005, Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi 3, Delphi 4, Delphi 5, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Visualisation of the 6502; awesome pictures – via: mos6502 – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/21

visual6502 pictures via: mos6502 – Google+.

I’ve edited their post below to embed all the links.


Original post with embedded links and edited for readablity:

This week, a new visualisation of the 6502, upcycled from an old favourite. Xray6502 uses the data from the visual6502 project to animate the flow of data values around the chip in rainbow colours. Wladimir has put the code up on github[1], and shared some animations on the 6502 forums too – see our featured link.

You may know that visual6502 is a transistor-level simulation of the NMOS 6502 for your browser.  We still see it referenced from time to time[2][3], to explore the circuit and to illustrate exact cycle by cycle behaviour of the chip, and also used to teach the workings of microprocessors in universities[4…7].  It first saw daylight when Greg James presented his findings at SIGGRAPH back in 2010[8], but Greg had been tracing the circuit for much of the previous year. Barry and Brian Silverman had been constructing the circuit simulator and the presentation as a web site. Later that year went live, and went through a series of performance improvements, enhancements and a few bug fixes. It now hosts several simulations, a wiki of notes about the 6502, and several other die photos.

Because visual6502 is open source, it’s been used before for related projects: Michael Steil has published perfect6502[9] which is a C port of the simulation.  Elsewhere we find visual2A03[10] which expands the simulation to the CPU chip in the NES. (But note, to save on duplicated effort, this is a real 6502 simulated, not the one with decimal mode ripped out[11] which is actually in the chip.)

Now Wladimir joins in, with this data-tracing visualisation – what can we expect next?  Have you played with your visual6502 today?

via mos6502 – Google+.

Posted in 6502 Assembly, Assembly Language, Development, Power User | Leave a Comment »

G+ now has completely stopped working: “Unusual traffic from your computer network” – Search Help

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/02/21

This is getting ridiculous: G+ now completely stopped working. No CAPTCHA every couple of seconds after my laptop wakes up, but the screenshot below.

The  “Unusual traffic from your computer network” – Search Help isn’t helping much either.

My computer isn’t sending automated queries. The Google related tabs (some 50+) in Chrome are, as they frantically try to refresh themselves when my laptop wakes up.

This is a Google and Chrome design decision:

  • each tab runs in a separate process
  • each tab keeps being active even when not visible
  • Google chooses to have each Google related tab to talk to Google Plus

It’s not my choice that this overloads the G+ system, so don’t bug me with that!



Posted in G+: GooglePlus, Google, Power User, SocialMedia | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

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