Profile

Cover photo
Viktor Toth
Attended Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Lives in Ottawa
103 followers|36,654 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews

Stream

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
When you contribute on Quora as I do, Quora may reward you by declaring you a "most viewed writer" in select topics. What I didn't realize is that Quora's powers reach not only beyond planet Earth, but also beyond the boundaries of our physical universe. A few months ago, Quora declared me most viewed not just in this universe but in parallel universes: But if you thought this cannot be topped, here is the latest: I am now a most viewed writer i...
2
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada (and a bunch of other countries that I care a great deal less about as I don't happen to live there) was born 90 years ago today. She is my favoritest Queen. May she enjoy many more happy birthdays in good health.
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
Not for the first time, one of my Joomla! sites was attacked by a script kiddie using a botnet. The attack is a primitive brute force attack, trying to guess the administrator password of the site. The frustrating thing is that the kiddie uses a botnet, accessing the site from several hundred remote computers at once. A standard, run-of-the-mill defense mechanism that I installed works, as it counts failed password attempts and blocks the offendi...
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
This beautiful image is a frame capture of the latest SpaceX first stage rocket, moments after its successful landing on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You (yes, that really is the drone ship's name) last night: The landing was a little sloppy. I mean, look how far off-center the rocket happens to stand. Still... I am seriously beginning to believe that Elon Musk may accomplish his ultimate goal within my lifetime: the beginning of the hu...
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
This was the view from my window late last night, before I went to sleep: Now this is a perfectly normal way for our street to appear, say, in January... but April 7? Really, people, if the rest of the world doesn't care, I am all for global warming.
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
Sometime last year, I foolishly volunteered to manage new releases of the Maxima computer algebra system (CAS). For the past several weeks, I've been promising to do my first release, but I kept putting it off as I had other, more pressing work obligations. Well, not anymore... today, I finally found the time, after brushing up on the Git version management system, and managed to put together a release, 5.38.0. Maxima is beautiful and incredibly...
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
103 people
lakshmi haridas's profile photo
Dr Fereydoun Dejahang's profile photo
Eniko J. M. Madarassy's profile photo
Marina Brouchkova's profile photo
Kendall Johnson, Jr's profile photo
Manorama Devi's profile photo
Katalin Bocskai's profile photo
James Harden Ontario's profile photo
Yuri Razhiev's profile photo

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
This is an eerie anniversary. Thirty years ago today, reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew to smithereens. It's really hard to assign blame. Was it the designers who came up with a reactor design that was fundamentally unstable at low power? Was it the bureaucrats who, in the secretive Soviet polie state, made it hard if not impossible for operators at one facility to learn from incidents elsewhere? Was it the engineers at Chernoby...
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
I have been, and will continue to be, critical of many of the policies of Israel. I think that the policy of occupation, while tactically perhaps important, is a political dead end in the long term. I think it is in Israel's best interest to help create a viable, strong Palestinian state, as any other solution leaves the Palestinian people in perpetual misery, and may ultimately lead to Israel's own destruction. That said... anyone who suggests a...
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
I just finished reading an online-only novel, Armageddon, part of The Salvation Wars series, originally planned as a trilogy by author Stuart Slade. The premise: God gave up on the Earth, and let it be known that from now on, it all belongs to Satan. However... Earthlings fight back. And pity the poor demon with his pitchfork when he is confronted with machine gun bullets, cluster bombs, incendiary bombs or Sarin gas, brought about by an imperson...
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
News item from Google news: Ottawa taxi drivers plan to blockade city bus depots. Oh really? You jackasses really believe that this is the way to gain support at Ottawa city hall? OK, they now claim that it's just a rumor. I am not convinced. @BlueLineTaxiOtt @MGraham7 @ctvottawa good to hear. Would really erode public goodwill towards your industry — Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) April 7, 2016 I hope your industry dies, like, yesterday. Not ...
1
Add a comment...

Viktor Toth

Shared publicly  - 
Here is a rather entertaining piece of video evidence demonstrating that at least some lessons of history are not forgotten: As they say, "We know where assholery leads... You will learn if even we were teachable!" Although judging from the comments on YouTube, not everyone is ready to learn these lessons yet. Still... seeing several right-wing European politicians, including Hungary's Orban (2:16), with Donald Trump's toupee... priceless.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
103 people
lakshmi haridas's profile photo
Dr Fereydoun Dejahang's profile photo
Eniko J. M. Madarassy's profile photo
Marina Brouchkova's profile photo
Kendall Johnson, Jr's profile photo
Manorama Devi's profile photo
Katalin Bocskai's profile photo
James Harden Ontario's profile photo
Yuri Razhiev's profile photo
Work
Occupation
software developer
Employment
  • Self-employed, 1984 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Ottawa
Previously
Budapest - Vienna
Story
Introduction
I am a software developer and author of computer books. I also work on some problems in theoretical physics. For more information, please visit my personal Web site at http://www.vttoth.com/.
Education
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
    electronics engineering
  • Fazekas Mihály Gimnázium
    high school
  • Visegrádi Általános Iskola
    grade school
  • Lovag Utcai Általános Iskola
    grade school
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Viktor Toth's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
TIME BANDITS - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

In 1933, with his great scientific discoveries behind him, Albert Einstein came to America. He spent the last twenty-two years of his life i

LOWERTOWN EAST: 'YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE.'
urbsite.blogspot.com

Perhaps no other urban renewal episode in Ottawa is more bitterly remembered by the community it uprooted than the Lowertown East project of

Likely footprint of spiky dinosaur has NASA’s Md. campus on cloud nine
www.washingtonpost.com

A prolific tracker uncovers what he says is a huge dinosaur footprint on NASA’s Greenbelt campus.

rskey.org
plus.google.com

RSKEY.ORG is an online "museum" devoted to the past (and present, and future) of portable programmable calculators.

A simple question, a blizzard of emails, and a peek inside how Canada's ...
www.ottawacitizen.com

The Citizen asked the National Research Council a simple question back in March: What’s this joint study that you and NASA are doing on fall

Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
6 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Finest theoretical physics institute in Ontario!
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago