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Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-08-10, 13:27
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Posted By xilman
Thank $DEITY that it is the last one.

Thank $DEITY that it is the last one.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-09, 18:15
Replies: 989
Views: 39,969
Posted By xilman
Exactly the same happens here (La Palma) with...

Exactly the same happens here (La Palma) with exactly the same consequences.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-09, 16:10
Replies: 3,958
Views: 235,349
Posted By xilman
The glasses will go under the hammer as part of...

The glasses will go under the hammer as part of an online-only auction on 21 August. (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-53706809)
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-08, 19:16
Replies: 989
Views: 39,969
Posted By xilman
The differently-clued will reach their own...

The differently-clued will reach their own conclusions regardless of what we contribute. The amount of input from MF to their thought processes is way down in the noise even assuming that they read...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-08, 13:18
Replies: 3,958
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Posted By xilman
A Shortfall of Gravitas

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53706732
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-08, 13:16
Replies: 989
Views: 39,969
Posted By xilman
Ethanol is also poisonous, though not quite as...

Ethanol is also poisonous, though not quite as much as are the propanols.

In my opinion, the major problem with 2-propanol*, is that it gives a much nastier hangover and not so pleasant an...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-07, 17:41
Replies: 31
Views: 593
Posted By xilman
My backups are stored on a ZFS array. The sorry...

My backups are stored on a ZFS array. The sorry story of why it became necessary to move to another set of hardware has been recounted in another thread.

One of the four disks suffered infant...
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 10:31
Replies: 31
Views: 593
Posted By xilman
A robust storage medium with proven longevity...

A robust storage medium with proven longevity uses incised marks on a solid substrate.

The initial implementation had problems with long R/W access times and with low storage density. We can do...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-06, 10:00
Replies: 3,958
Views: 235,349
Posted By xilman
What features of quantum electrodynamics leads...

What features of quantum electrodynamics leads you to the conclusion that Čerenkov radiation is similar to Hawking radiation?

Restricting attention solely to photons, Hawking radiation is emitted...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-06, 01:01
Replies: 3,958
Views: 235,349
Posted By xilman
Re-?

Re-?
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 20:05
Replies: 3,958
Views: 235,349
Posted By xilman
I well remember Flixborough, though I lived too...

I well remember Flixborough, though I lived too far away to experience it first-hand.

A question on a finals paper 2 or 3 years before my examinations used it to see whether wannabee chemists...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 17:26
Replies: 3,958
Views: 235,349
Posted By xilman
NH4NO3 itself doesn't burn*. It undergoes...

NH4NO3 itself doesn't burn*. It undergoes exothermic decomposition to (primarily) N2 and H2O on heating. The reaction is somewhat energetic and the products are gaseous under typical conditions....
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-05, 13:46
Replies: 69
Views: 1,169
Posted By xilman
Did the poor little sod die, or did it make a...

Did the poor little sod die, or did it make a full recovery?
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-05, 09:57
Replies: 3,958
Views: 235,349
Posted By xilman
Widely known as the flying bum. Sorry, we...

Widely known as the flying bum.

Sorry, we need to watch our language around here.

Ought to be widely known as the London Derriere.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-04, 17:59
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By xilman
You have already told us. "if the...

You have already told us.



"if the counting stops on an even": if it does not, the extra odd number is that one which does not have an even counterpart.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-04, 16:14
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By xilman
This thread is in "Miscellaneous Math" ... ...

This thread is in "Miscellaneous Math" ...

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-04, 14:50
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By xilman
And if it does not? You have provided a...

And if it does not?

You have provided a proof of theorem that there is one more odd natural number than there are evens.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-08-04, 14:43
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By xilman
Another possibly interesting question: the...

Another possibly interesting question: the quantity hammingweight(PowerSmooth(N))/N appears to converge to a value close to 0.72 ---can one prove that it converges and can one find a relatively...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-08-04, 14:15
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By xilman
There appears to be a typo. Should the...

There appears to be a typo. Should the exceptional sum be taken from 0, not x?
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-03, 22:47
Replies: 69
Views: 1,169
Posted By xilman
Credit where credit is due: whilst The...

Credit where credit is due: whilst The Unspeakable One originated that saying, I am to blame for expressing support.

An aphorism of mine is that Offence is in the mind of the offended.

If you,...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-03, 10:25
Replies: 989
Views: 39,969
Posted By xilman
The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is...

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-53598965)
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-03, 10:15
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By xilman
I apologise. There is an error in statement of...

I apologise. There is an error in statement of the theorem given above.

It should have read "There is precisely one fewer even numbers than there are odd numbers." The proof itself remains...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-03, 09:47
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By xilman
There is precisely one more even number than...

There is precisely one more even number than there are odd numbers.

If a number is odd, so is its negative. All other numbers are even.

However the negative of zero is itself zero....
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-03, 08:34
Replies: 69
Views: 1,169
Posted By xilman
But that is the whole point of the discussion! ...

But that is the whole point of the discussion!

In many languages it is quite literally impossible to specify a "technician" without also specifying a male technician or a female technician....
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-02, 21:17
Replies: 1,457
RIP
Views: 92,077
Posted By xilman
Only loosely connected, but this quote from...

Only loosely connected, but this quote from Beverly Hills Cop is a classic:

"Tell Victor that Ramon - -the fella he met about a week ago? - - tell him that Ramon went to the clinic today, and I...
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