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Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 11:05
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
Oh. I was asking about the base of the age limit...

Oh. I was asking about the base of the age limit you posted, which the only part I quoted, and I emboldened the two digits 55.

ETA:Is that base-12 or some other base?

Wait, is base-12 in...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:55
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
Makes no difference. The number of people under...

Makes no difference. The number of people under discussion is still greater than two (or three if you include me).[/QUOTE]Okay, I choose base-999. Making it 55999.

Wow, you three are all very old!...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:44
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
Optimal base is obviously base-10, where 10 is...

Optimal base is obviously base-10, where 10 is expressed in the optimal base.
Forum: Software 2020-08-11, 10:33
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By retina
Since the question has been answered and the...

Since the question has been answered and the subject is raised ...

I've wondered whether these auto-benchmarks are a net loss.

The machines periodically spend a few minutes doing no useful work...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:22
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
Is that base-12 or some other base? Wait, is...

Is that base-12 or some other base?

Wait, is base-12 in base-12? Aarrggh, I'm so confused by all this.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:16
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
That's great ... for you and the other two people...

That's great ... for you and the other two people in the world that still know it.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 09:00
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
So now we are getting down to the real reason you...

So now we are getting down to the real reason you like base-12: to play silly card game. That sounds like the best reason yet that you have presented so far. So let's do it. :tu:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 08:52
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
You seem overly concerned with fractions being...

You seem overly concerned with fractions being "exact" for a small set of integer divisors.

Do you really want to return the £sd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C2%A3sd) currency scheme?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 06:43
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
Doesn't look better to me, just different.

Doesn't look better to me, just different.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 06:33
Replies: 73
Views: 1,129
Posted By retina
Why is dozenal "better" than decimal? Is...

Why is dozenal "better" than decimal?

Is there a better base than dozenal? If so, why not change to that one?
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-10, 12:24
Replies: 309
Views: 16,004
Posted By retina
https://www.zdnet.com/article/smart-locks-opened-w...

https://www.zdnet.com/article/smart-locks-opened-with-nothing-more-than-a-mac-address/
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-08-09, 22:51
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By retina
This is so ridiculous. :loco:

This is so ridiculous. :loco:
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-09, 09:56
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By retina
I guess "group".

I guess "group".
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-09, 09:04
Replies: 3,964
Views: 235,569
Posted By retina
Someone will lose their kickback, we can't have that

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/advert-for-new-e-bike-banned-in-france-because-it-is-discredits-the-entire-car-sector-458972
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-09, 06:20
Replies: 309
Views: 16,004
Posted By retina
It's okay because it was an "accident"

https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/08/ai_in_brief/ We pinky swear that "accidents" like this will never happen again. Please ignore all the previous times we already said that, this time it's for...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-09, 04:06
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By retina
Let's go with integers.

Let's go with integers.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 06:56
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By retina
See here: ...

See here:
https://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=24819
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 22:54
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By retina
That only considers the purchase cost. The...

That only considers the purchase cost. The operations costs makes sand an even worse proposal.
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 12:35
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By retina
Yes. But you only get one chance. You power it...

Yes. But you only get one chance. You power it up, discover it is read-only, and if you don't immediately copy whatever you need NOW then the next time you try it will refuse to respond. I read it...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-06, 10:57
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By retina
I'll have to think about that.

I'll have to think about that.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-06, 06:30
Replies: 99
Views: 4,232
Posted By retina
https://revolution-green.com/spacecraft-future-pow...

https://revolution-green.com/spacecraft-future-powered-lattice-confinement-fusion/ I have no idea why the article focusses on spacecraft drives when it could be used anywhere (assuming it is a real...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 03:56
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By retina
If large SSDs ever come into price parity or...

If large SSDs ever come into price parity or cheaper then I will have to look into failure modes and longevity to see if they can be suitable.

Has the problem of SSDs going into a one-time...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 03:13
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By retina
https://xkcd.com/505/

https://xkcd.com/505/
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 02:58
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By retina
Why? Just because something is old doesn't mean...

Why? Just because something is old doesn't mean it is bad. Just because it is new doesn't mean it is good.

My sensitive point is price-per-bit. So HDDs win.
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-05, 22:32
Replies: 31
Views: 605
Posted By retina
Nonsense. My entire lair has no SSDs, they are...

Nonsense. My entire lair has no SSDs, they are too small for the price (and really hard to ensure erasure).
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