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Technology, Science & Alt Science / A question about databases
« on: May 25, 2022, 04:55:15 AM »
In 2018, on a test about databases (which I have failed multiple times) at my university, they had this task:
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Napisati T-SQL funkciju koja prima 3 realna broja, te kao rezultat vraća onaj broj koji ima najveću apsolutnu vrijednost. Ako slučajno istu najveću apsolutnu vrijednost imaju dva ili tri broja potrebno je vratiti zbroj tih brojeva.
That is:
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Write a T-SQL function that accepts 3 real numbers, and as a result it returns the number that has the biggest absolute value. If accidentally the same biggest absolute value is had by two or three numbers it is necessary to return the sum of those numbers.
How would you solve that?
Here is my attempt, I do not know if it is correct nor how to actually test it on my computer:
Code: [Select]
CREATE FUNCTION max_abs3(@x, @y, @z DECIMAL) RETURNS DECIMAL
BEGIN
    IF ABS(@x)=ABS(@y) AND ABS(@y)=ABS(@z)
    BEGIN
        RETURN @x+@y+@z;
    END;
    IF ABS(@x)=ABS(@y) AND ABS(@x)>ABS(@z)
    BEGIN
        RETURN @x+@y;
    END;
    IF ABS(@x)=ABS(@z) AND ABS(@x)>ABS(@y)
    BEGIN
        RETURN @x+@z;
    END;
    IF ABS(@y)=ABS(@z) AND ABS(@y)>ABS(@x)
    BEGIN
        RETURN @y+@z;
    END;
    IF ABS(@x)>ABS(@y) AND ABS(@x)>ABS(@z)
    BEGIN
        RETURN @x;
    END;
    IF ABS(@y)>ABS(@z) AND ABS(@y)>ABS(@x)
        RETURN @y;
    END;
    RETURN @z;
END;
I have only managed to install SQLite on my computer, and it apparently does not support custom SQL functions.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Etruscan Language
« on: May 14, 2022, 09:09:26 AM »
tuum retardari
If that's supposed to mean "You are retarded.", why do you think I am retarded? And you do realize writing in such bad Latin makes you look retarded, rather than me?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Etruscan Language
« on: May 12, 2022, 10:16:46 PM »
tuum retardari
What does that mean?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Etruscan Language
« on: May 12, 2022, 12:34:37 PM »

 Josiah Ethan Meadows, for example, is a native speaker.
   


I'm a native speaker.
So, how do you like being a native speaker of Latin?

id amo
Cur id ames? Nonne quodam tempore vis ut tua lingua nativa aliquae maioris lingua sit? Lingua Anglica, exempli gratia. Ego saepe censeo quia melius esset si mea lingua nativa lingua Anglica aut Sinitica sit, quia paene omnis bona literatura de computoribus (ego studeo scientiam computorum) est aut in lingua Anglica aut in lingua Sinitica.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: PicoBlaze computer
« on: May 12, 2022, 02:24:44 AM »
I do see a number of PicoBlaze simulators out there.

Perhaps look at their code for an overview of what they are doing?

https://github.com/sc0ty/picoblaze

I'm assuming you want to simulate the workings of the CPU, not the underlying FPGA architecture which would be a totally different level of complexity.
Yeah, I am not simulating the underlying FPGA structure. You can see exactly how my simulator works here: https://flatassembler.github.io/PicoBlaze/simulator.js

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Etruscan Language
« on: May 12, 2022, 02:23:04 AM »

 Josiah Ethan Meadows, for example, is a native speaker.
   


I'm a native speaker.
So, how do you like being a native speaker of Latin?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Etruscan Language
« on: May 10, 2022, 04:54:37 AM »
What do you guys think, would "Nac avil pulumχva falatul snuiaφ, aca Rasnal amuce ziv, nanatnam ica cnara." be good Etruscan for "The Etruscan language has been dead for years as numerous as the stars of heaven and nobody knows it."?

I got this on an Internet forum here, and it seems very plausible to me: https://www.reddit.com/r/ancientrome/comments/mor62e/comment/i751f9w/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Sounds like Klingonese to me
Well, to me, it seems like almost-certainly-valid Etruscan.

Nac - for (time)

avil - year; it goes in singular, as we can see in the phrase 'nac ci avil', 'for three years', attested on Pyrgi Tablets

pulumχva - stars; irregular plural (not with the suffix -ar-), attested also on Pyrgi Tablets

falatul - of the sky (genitive singular of "falatu")

snuiaφ - as numerous; the phrase 'pulumχva snuiaφ' meaning 'as numerous as stars' is attested on Pyrgi Tablets

aca - voice, (perhaps) language

Rasnal - Etruscan

amuce - has been; the perfect of ama (to be)

ziv - dead

nanatnam - "nana-tnam", "nana" meaning "nobody" and "tnam" being the suffix corresponding to Latin "-que".

ica - this

cnara - to know

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: The Etruscan Language
« on: May 06, 2022, 01:01:42 AM »
What do you guys think, would "Nac avil pulumχva falatul snuiaφ, aca Rasnal amuce ziv, nanatnam ica cnara." be good Etruscan for "The Etruscan language has been dead for years as numerous as the stars of heaven and nobody knows it."?

I got this on an Internet forum here, and it seems very plausible to me: https://www.reddit.com/r/ancientrome/comments/mor62e/comment/i751f9w/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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Then what is the thing named coconut that you can buy in a supermarket?

The stuff in cans?  Yeah, I've seen that.

Are you talking about this?



Or if you want the organic version I think this is better.


I was referring to both. Why would organic be healthier?

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Coconuts donít exist.
Then what is the thing named coconut that you can buy in a supermarket? I assume you are just trolling here.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Do coconuts cause heart disease?
« on: April 24, 2022, 05:06:58 PM »
On the other forum, I got into a discussion whether coconuts cause heart disease: https://atheistforums.org/thread-64001.html

To me it seems obvious it is reasonable to believe they do. While the lauric acid in them does indeed raise HDL, there is little reason to believe HDL protects against heart disease, much less that it protects so much that it counter-acts the increase in LDL that coconuts do. Nevertheless, people on that forum seem to be convinced it is not reasonable to believe coconuts cause heart disease. What do you think?

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I have recently made a YouTube video about my alternative interpretation of names of places in Croatia:

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Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
Do you think perhaps having that gun could also make you a target?
How could it? This is like saying being physically stronger makes you a target, isn't it?
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
If someone knows you have a gun, whats to stop them bullrushing you by surprise, taking that gun and using it on you?
Because... it is risky to try that?
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
I would also hazard a guess that the fact that everyone owns a gun in America makes police a lot more nervous and more likely to use them.
Sorry, but you cannot use one big government policy (that is the police) to justify the another (that is gun control).

Guns are valuable and useful to a criminal. So what if it's risky. Dimwits also try to take a policemans guns from their holster from time to time. Risky?

You clearly want a gun. In your mentally deranged state your risk assessment capacity might be on holiday and you might try to take a gun too

If someone doesn't have a gun, a common thug might not escalate a confrontation to murder. But if you have a gun, they might be a thug, they might be in the wrong, but all of a sudden, they now have a lawful reason to kill you in self defense.

Also again, if someone wants you dead - there's not much you can do except look over your shoulder all the time, never sleep and get someone else to start your car every day. You having a gun would just make them more careful

Also you still haven't answered what exactly gun you want? Do you think you even need to be trained? Exactly how far have you thought this through? Do you think putting guns in totally untrained hands is safe and reasonable?
So, do you think the police officers and security personell should not be carrying guns because it supposedly makes them a more likely target?

If you possessed more than a functioning brain cell you would know that that's not what I was getting at. You do you, I suppose
I know that's not what you are getting at, but that's what's implied. If you say gun might make people who carry them less safe, the implication is that police officers might also be less safe because of carrying a gun.

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Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
Do you think perhaps having that gun could also make you a target?
How could it? This is like saying being physically stronger makes you a target, isn't it?
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
If someone knows you have a gun, whats to stop them bullrushing you by surprise, taking that gun and using it on you?
Because... it is risky to try that?
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
I would also hazard a guess that the fact that everyone owns a gun in America makes police a lot more nervous and more likely to use them.
Sorry, but you cannot use one big government policy (that is the police) to justify the another (that is gun control).

Guns are valuable and useful to a criminal. So what if it's risky. Dimwits also try to take a policemans guns from their holster from time to time. Risky?

You clearly want a gun. In your mentally deranged state your risk assessment capacity might be on holiday and you might try to take a gun too

If someone doesn't have a gun, a common thug might not escalate a confrontation to murder. But if you have a gun, they might be a thug, they might be in the wrong, but all of a sudden, they now have a lawful reason to kill you in self defense.

Also again, if someone wants you dead - there's not much you can do except look over your shoulder all the time, never sleep and get someone else to start your car every day. You having a gun would just make them more careful

Also you still haven't answered what exactly gun you want? Do you think you even need to be trained? Exactly how far have you thought this through? Do you think putting guns in totally untrained hands is safe and reasonable?
So, do you think the police officers and security personell should not be carrying guns because it supposedly makes them a more likely target?

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Also Spanish.
Also why not Finnish, Tamil or Basque?   All languages that are more widely spoken that Latin, Lojban or Esperanto.

My rationale is that you'd want a language that's already widespread and easy to learn.

English is the most popular language but, and I could be wrong here, I think it's also a pain to learn because it seems like half its words are exceptions to it's own rules.

Mandarin and Hindi are the second and third most popular but they're difficult languages.

That leaves us at Spanish, the fourth most popular language.  From my one semester I took of it in college it seems like it has nicely defined clear rules on grammar.  It's also pretty much the same as French, the fifth most popular language, just spoken with a different accent.  I know France and Spain like to gaslight the world by insisting that they're two different languages but I'm pretty sure that if you spoke Spanish in Paris with a French accent then they'd get the gist of it.

Another option is to just go back to the Proto Indo European language.
What's difficult about Hindi?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Heaven's gate
« on: March 06, 2022, 12:58:27 AM »
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
deadly virus as something akin to a flu
And that's wrong because COVID-19 is actually not related to the virus causing the flu, but is distantly related to viruses causing common cold?
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
wearing of masks was against peoples freedoms
Which it is, especially considering how ineffective cloth masks (masks people are usually wearing) are. Cloth masks are basically the left-wing equivalent of a MAGA hat.
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
This obviously seeds that vaccines are pretty pointless if the infection is mild and harmless.
And for most of the people, it is mild and harmless. It can be deadly only if you have comorbidities. The unfortunate thing, though, is that many people do not know if they have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, which make COVID-19 deadly.
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what are his followers going to think of a vaccine developed at 'warp speed'?
You realize it was at first a left-wing idea that "warp speed" vaccines are unsafe, rather than a right-wing idea? It, as far as I know, first appeared on CNN, which is a left-wing newspaper: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/01/health/eua-coronavirus-vaccine-history/index.html

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Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
Do you think perhaps having that gun could also make you a target?
How could it? This is like saying being physically stronger makes you a target, isn't it?
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
If someone knows you have a gun, whats to stop them bullrushing you by surprise, taking that gun and using it on you?
Because... it is risky to try that?
Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
I would also hazard a guess that the fact that everyone owns a gun in America makes police a lot more nervous and more likely to use them.
Sorry, but you cannot use one big government policy (that is the police) to justify the another (that is gun control).

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Quote from: Masalang the Torpedo
And mentally ill people are also found to be more likely perpetrators of violent crime.
People who read Communist Manifesto are also slightly more likely to be violent criminals and attempt to violently overthrow the government. Should people who read Communist Manifesto therefore also be prevented from owning guns?
Also...
Members of the public exaggerate both the strength of the association between mental illness and violence and their own personal risk. Finally, too little is known about the social contextual determinants of violence, but research supports the view the mentally ill are more often victims than perpetrators of violence.
It is hard to tell whether the link between schizophrenia and violent crime is real, but that link, if it even exists, is definitely exaggerated by the public. At best, you can put it in the same category as the link between reading Communist Manifesto and attempts to violently overthrow the government.

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Like i said
Get a knife if you want.
Nunchucks if its the cool factor you want.



Also
Looks like you have a birght future in gymnastics.
Hipe to see you at the next olympics.
Who is really doing more mental gymnastics here? I think it is you, who keeps asserting that tens of thousands (actually probably hundreds of thousands) of people who claim that having a gun saved them are lying or delusional.

I'm guessing more people have been killed by guns than saved by guns.
And why do the vast majority of studies show otherwise?

The studies are all over the place, using different definitions, sample sizesÖsome say 100k, some say 2.5m, etc. I mean what definition of DGU are you talking about? Lives saved? Bodily harm averted? Property crime averted? Just saying youíre armed, brandishing, patting, holstering, aiming, or actually firing?
Itís a really complex thing. There is no blanket yes or no answer. It very much depends.
Iíve got no problem with people having guns as long as there are very clear rules, regs, licensing requirements, registrations, & training.  More than what we have today.
But don't you think the regulations we have are often counter-productive. I mean, many regulations are about banning automated guns, that are precisely those guns that may come useful in self-defense when every second counts. And many regulations are about preventing mentally ill from getting a gun, whereas mentally ill people are more likely to be victims of violent crime and are thus more in need of guns for self-defense.

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Like i said
Get a knife if you want.
Nunchucks if its the cool factor you want.



Also
Looks like you have a birght future in gymnastics.
Hipe to see you at the next olympics.
Who is really doing more mental gymnastics here? I think it is you, who keeps asserting that tens of thousands (actually probably hundreds of thousands) of people who claim that having a gun saved them are lying or delusional.

I'm guessing more people have been killed by guns than saved by guns.
And why do the vast majority of studies show otherwise?

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I would be interested in what you think, which language would serve the best as a global lingua franca? Currently, the de facto global lingua franca is English. Do you like the English language? Or do you think it would be better if some other language served that purpose. I can see four options here:

1) Keep English as a global lingua franca. The pros of that is that it is a global lingua franca already, that languages around the world are full of English loan-words, and that it has a relatively easy grammar (at least until you dig deeper). The biggest con of that is that English has horrible spelling, so much so that you basically need to learn for each word in the language both how it is spelt and how it is pronounced. Another big con of using English as a global lingua franca is that English is a standard language in quite a few countries around the world, so it is far from politically neutral. People in non-English-speaking countries need to put a lot of effort to master the language, which people born in English-speaking countries do not need to do.

2) Start using some constructed language based on European languages, such as Esperanto or Ido. The pros of that would be that written and spoken language match each other perfectly (if you see a word, you already know how it is pronounced and vice versa), that the grammar is relatively easy, or at least very regular and that it is relatively politically neutral (but not completely, as it is Europe-based). Con of that is such languages have very little tradition.

3) Use a carefully constructed language such as Lojban. Pros are that the written and spoken language match each other perfectly, that the grammar is objectively easier than that of any natural or non-carefully-designed artificial language, that it is completely politically neutral (as the vocabulary has been carefully chosen not to be too European), and that it is easy for a computer to parse a text in Lojban and to transcribe spoken Lojban. The con is that, again, such languages have no tradition.

4) Revive the Latin language. The pros are that written and spoken language match each other almost perfectly (as soon as you hear a word, you know how to spell it, however, you cannot reliably guess which syllable will be stressed if you see an unknown word), that it has a very long tradition (imagine speaking in a language that somebody two thousand years ago also spoke), that languages around the world are full of Latin words (either inherited, as in the case of Romance languages, or borrowed), and that it is relatively politically neutral (not being anybodies native language, so everybody has to learn it). Con is that the grammar may be hard at the beginning for speakers of languages without complex declension and conjugation systems.

I personally think reviving Latin would be the best. I have made some YouTube videos in Latin, the latest one being " class="bbc_link" target="_blank">a video about afterlife in Latin. But I am interested in what you think.

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Like i said
Get a knife if you want.
Nunchucks if its the cool factor you want.



Also
Looks like you have a birght future in gymnastics.
Hipe to see you at the next olympics.
Who is really doing more mental gymnastics here? I think it is you, who keeps asserting that tens of thousands (actually probably hundreds of thousands) of people who claim that having a gun saved them are lying or delusional.

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From your Wiki article;

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A follow-up study in 1998 by Arthur Kellermann analyzed 626 shootings in three cities. The study found that "For every time a gun in the home was used in a self-defense or legally justifiable shooting, there were four unintentional shootings, seven criminal assaults or homicides, and 11 attempted or completed suicides.
Doesn't the methodology of that study kind of remind you of the methodology of the study cited by Luc Montagnier that supposedly showed COVID vaccine is around 50 times more dangerous than COVID to teenagers? That study was counting COVID-19 deaths as "deaths confirmed to be from COVID, rather than with COVID", while counting deaths from vaccine as "deaths within 2 weeks from the vaccine". Sorry, but, in order for a study to be valid, you need to apply about the same rigour when counting both deaths.
And the same applies here. You do not get to count "defensive gun use" as "one in which a person would probably be dead if they had no gun" while counting every gun suicide as gun suicide, even though there is no evidence the person would not do suicide otherwise (like in Japan which has even higher suicide rate than the US despite having almost no guns).

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The vast majority of deaths caused by guns are actually
 
 suicides.
 
Homicides
 

 
accidents









So you being off your meds and having no understanding of how guns gun, you fall into all categories of potential disaster.
Great.
Application denied.
The system works.


Yes, Doctor Kabool I concur, the patient shows a rapidly increasing ability to discount all evidence that contradicts his inbuilt world view, no matter how strong, and this is before he comes of his medication.
My recommendation is that under no circumstance should he be allowed a firearm and I would review the decision to end his treatment too.
And, what do you think about the theory that taking Risperidone for too long actually causes schizophrenia? If you think I should continue taking Risperidone, do you take responsibility if I get schizophrenia then?

I'll take that responsibility

Keep taking it. Or some other meds. Their is something abnormal with your brain. Your posts clearly demonstrate this. In fact, just check yourself into an asylum. Your thinking is that deranged and divorced from reality
What do you think that I should tell my psychiatrist? Should I tell her that I want a gun for personal protection? That is hardly a sign of mental illness, considering that a third of America does that. They cannot all be mentally ill.


Qanon and maga cult have been labelled paranoid mass psychosis.
So yes.
They are mentally ill.
Mass psychosis is not a mental illness. Religion, for the same reason, is not considered a psychiatric delusion, even though it is quite similar to one (except that many people believe the same). Besides, opposing gun control laws has nothing to do with MAGA or Qanon, it dates back at least as far as the Second amendment.


You really like to change the discussion mid thought.
You cannot say that a belief held by a third of the population is a sure sign of a mental illness. You can say it is a delusional belief, in the same sense religious beliefs may be considered delusional beliefs, but you cannot say they are psychiatric delusions. In fact, given that I can support my belief with citations from actual studies (and that is literally all the studies I am aware of that are done on the topic), you can hardly say my belief is delusional. You can claim it is wrong (comparing it to the beliefs that saturated fat does not lead to heart disease or similar - they can be based on poorly-done studies), but you cannot say it is delusional.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: PicoBlaze computer
« on: March 02, 2022, 11:34:31 PM »
Ok fine, I'll make a serious response. Is there a particular reason you are hung up on PicoBlaze? As opposed to something much more readily accessible like an Arduino or literally any other programmable microcontroller? Is it because your goal is to make a PicoBlaze simulator? Or is there a larger goal here?
Yes, my goal is to make an easy-to-use PicoBlaze Simulator. There are many good Arduino simulators out there, and I will not make yet another one, because it would be unlikely that my work comes useful to anybody.

Are the ones that already exist not easy-to-use?
No, because they need to be installed. My PicoBlaze Simulator can run directly in a browser, no need to install anything on your computer.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: PicoBlaze computer
« on: March 02, 2022, 11:31:45 PM »
If I don't have access to one, how can I be sure it exists?
Because I used to have access to one, during laboratory excercises in the Computer Architecture course. And, furthermore, there are all kinds of small computers out there, so PicoBlaze existing does not seem like an extraordinary statement.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: PicoBlaze computer
« on: March 02, 2022, 11:26:54 PM »
Fucking Professional Golfers' Association?
No, FPGA is "Field-programmable gate array"
Oh, my bad.  You can see where my confusion arose.
Nope, I do not see where the confusion arose.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: PicoBlaze computer
« on: March 02, 2022, 11:25:01 PM »
Ok fine, I'll make a serious response. Is there a particular reason you are hung up on PicoBlaze? As opposed to something much more readily accessible like an Arduino or literally any other programmable microcontroller? Is it because your goal is to make a PicoBlaze simulator? Or is there a larger goal here?
Yes, my goal is to make an easy-to-use PicoBlaze Simulator. There are many good Arduino simulators out there, and I will not make yet another one, because it would be unlikely that my work comes useful to anybody.

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Technology, Science & Alt Science / Re: PicoBlaze computer
« on: March 02, 2022, 07:15:05 AM »
How much does a PicoBlaze cost?

You make it sound like a toy.
I believe around 1'500 Croatian Kunas, that is slightly less than half of my mother's monthly wage.

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