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TJoe’s personal favorite in form, function, and simplicity… paper plane!

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/21

TJoe’s personal favorite in form, function, and simplicity.

Joe Heche is completely right:

  1. Just look at the plane.
  2. Then try to imagine how far it will go.
  3. Now watch the video below.
  4. Then compare it to how to build the longest flying paper plane building videos and flight videos after that.

Isn’t the one on the right brilliant?

Source: National Paper Airplane Day TJoe’s personal favorite in form, function, and simplicity…

Thanks Joe!


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(88) swopper office chair: how to assemble and adjust – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/17

Interesting chair. Bit pricy, but I tried it and like it!


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XS4ALL Software download site

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/14

When you want to download actual known amounts of bytes, then use the [Archive.isXS4ALL Software download site which has plenty of files in both sizes that are powers of 1024 and powers of 1000, so you can use the units that fits you best:

I usually run commands like these:

traceroute & wget -O /dev/null

traceroute & wget -O /dev/null

The first is for speeds up to ~100 megabit/second, the latter for speeds up to ~1 gigabits/second; wget examples based on [WayBacklinux – How do I request a file but not save it with Wget? – Stack Overflow.

From the xs4all shell servers, you have about 1 gigabit speed. At home it is about 80 gigabit.

Since the download is over a longer period of time, you get a better estimate of average speeds than regular speedtest varieties do.

[ ]100MB.bin               2014-05-28 22:18   95M  
[ ]100MiB.bin              2014-05-28 22:18  100M  
[ ]100mb.bin               2014-05-28 22:18   95M  
[ ]10GB.bin                2014-05-28 22:20  9.3G  
[ ]10GiB.bin               2014-05-28 22:20   10G  
[ ]10MB.bin                2014-05-28 22:19  9.5M  
[ ]10MiB.bin               2014-05-28 22:19   10M  
[ ]10gb.bin                2014-05-28 22:20  9.3G  
[ ]10mb.bin                2014-05-28 22:19  9.5M  
[ ]1GB.bin                 2014-05-28 22:20  954M  
[ ]1GiB.bin                2014-05-28 22:20  1.0G  
[ ]1MB.bin                 2014-05-28 22:19  1.0M  
[ ]1MiB.bin                2014-05-28 22:19  1.0M  
[ ]1gb.bin                 2014-05-28 22:20  954M  
[ ]1mb.bin                 2014-05-28 22:19  1.0M  
[ ]200MB.bin               2016-08-03 13:35  191M  
[ ]200MiB.bin              2016-08-03 13:35  200M  
[ ]2GB.bin                 2014-05-28 22:21  1.9G  
[ ]2GiB.bin                2014-05-28 22:21  2.0G  
[ ]2gb.bin                 2014-05-28 22:21  1.9G  
[ ]500MB.bin               2016-08-03 13:36  477M  
[ ]500MiB.bin              2016-08-03 13:35  500M


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Spelling with element symbols from the Periodic table

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/11

The [WayBackPeriodic table – Wikipedia contains many symbols.

Combing them allows you to spell word. Not all words, but many of them can be spelled.

So I was glad finding the below article that started with the same fascination I had in chemistry class.

[WayBackSpelling with Elemental Symbols

It has a great explanation of the algorithm, references to computer science literature and a nice Python implementation.

via: [WayBack] One of the best programming articles I’ve read in a while – This is why I Code – Google+


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Notifications – Google+

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/10

For mu own memory: Notifications – Google+ are at



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