Author Archives: Scali

Pseudoscience: DNA activation

The second ‘treatment’ offered on the site promoting Kangen Water is a thing called ‘DNA Activation’. Now in this case, they do not even try to keep up a scientific appearance. They just flatout reject the theories of DNA by … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience: Kangen Water

I suppose that most of you, like myself, had never heard of Kangen water before. So let’s go over it in a nutshell. What is it? Kangen water is water that is filtered by a special water purification device, sold … Continue reading

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The philosophy of science

And now for something completely different… I have been critical of hardware and software vendors and their less ethical actions in the past. But a while ago, something happened that did not have anything to do with computer science at … Continue reading

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The myth of HBM

It’s amazing, but AMD has done it again… They have managed to trick their customer base into believing yet another bit of nonsense about AMD’s hardware. This time it is about HBM. As we all know, AMD has traded in … Continue reading

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PC-compatibility, it’s all relative

Update 21-12-2015: I have updated some of the information after testing on an AT with old Intel 8259A chips, and added some extra information on EISA and newer systems. I would like to pick up where I left off last … Continue reading

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BHM File Format release 0.3b

I have made a new release of the BHM File Format project. In release 0.3b there have been some minor code refactorings and bugfixes, but the most important new thing is the BHM Visualizer tool: This C# application (which should … Continue reading

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Latch onto this, it’s all relative

Right, a somewhat cryptic title perhaps, but don’t worry. It’s just the usual 8088-retroprogramming talk again. I want to talk about how some values in PC hardware are latched, and how you can use that to your advantage. Latched values … Continue reading

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