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bio website homepages.cwi.nl/~landman
location Netherlands
age 28
visits member for 5 years, 3 months
seen Aug 25 at 17:27

I'm a passionate software engineering trying to understand it at a deeper level while working on my PhD at the CWI (Netherlands), where we try to improve the future using DSLs (checkout the Rascal - Meta Programming Language).

Languages I learned and still use: Rasal-MPL, C#, Java, Javascript, Ruby, C, C++, Matlab, LaTeX. (This list should be considered outdated when you're reading this ;-))

As a hobby I try to bridge our software to the physical world using arduino, read ebooks, and enjoy photography.


Jan
26
comment Recommend me a good video format to encode my video
@evilsoup The state of codecs in 2009 was different, at that time, benchmarks for that resolution rated xvid higher then x264. I've become slightly out of date on this, so it might be the case that x264 has been improved enough too excel at low resolutions.
Jan
7
comment Copy Console Windows And Paste In NotePad
correct, I forgot I enable this by default.
Oct
2
comment Cannot activate hibernate because of PAE on Win XP 64 bit
@Ivo: It's more about the performance with reading more than 4GB back from the HDD to memory.
Sep
17
comment How to play AVI and MKV files in Windows Vista Media Center?
@Molly, regarding CCCP and 64bit, yes CCCP does not have 64bit filters. And while for this user it might not be the best answer, in general. Have problems: remove all the codec packs.. and install just the bare minimum.
Sep
13
comment How to play AVI and MKV files in Windows Vista Media Center?
The easiest would probably be CCCP, go to cccp-project.net/wiki/… and check the installation instructions. (Do remove the old stuff as they indicate)
Sep
7
comment Recommend me a good video format to encode my video
@Ryan thanks, I agreee, but sometimes your in a situation where you either want to batch encode a bunch of video's or a weird situation.. and then, ffmpeg/mencoder offers you the power :) but yeah, keep it simple use HandBrake.
Sep
4
comment 64 Bit Free Anti Virus
the reason you'd want a 64bit virus scanner is that else the activities of your 64bit process (such as explorer) would not be scanned...
Sep
4
comment How to fix the “Firefox using max CPU” problem?
+1 I've made the same diagnose, and started running adblock just for this. Didn't know about the adobe bug report though.
Sep
4
comment Computer repeatedly types “=” regardless of keyboard attached
Let's go with your assumption that some-one who knows to try ubuntu doesn't know how to remove/uninstall windows by formatting (which is really simple, and supported when using a "boot-install")... How can the software problem still represent itself in a ubuntu live disk? In my opinion Joseph has tried to isolate a good part of the problem. Assuming that he can't remove (however you want to call it) Windows is a demeaning thing to assume.
Sep
4
comment Computer repeatedly types “=” regardless of keyboard attached
why the downvote?
Sep
4
comment Computer repeatedly types “=” regardless of keyboard attached
I did not downvote your suggestion. Somebody else just agreed with me I guess?
Sep
4
comment Computer repeatedly types “=” regardless of keyboard attached
I won't downvote, but can you explain how a software problem could exists in both windows an linux? And he has already formatted and reinstalled windows twice.
Aug
19
comment What do you put in your computer repair toolkit?
I've seen it working, but once I ran it on a drive which had hardware problems.. I could read about 80% before running SpinRite, but after running SpinRite for about 8 hours, the drive was fried... Lesson learned: try to get as many data out first, than run spinrite to fix your badsectors...
Aug
3
comment 2nd-hand Laptop compatible with Ubuntu
If you're looking for old laptops, the cheap brands are the one you can buy broken, the good brands are still alive.
Jul
24
comment How can I encode a VRO file to an AVI file
I would advise to change the title to something like "How can I encode a VRO file to a AVI file?"