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Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-25, 00:51
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By retina
A rose by any other name ... would still smell as...

A rose by any other name ... would still smell as awful
Forum: Hardware 2021-07-23, 02:51
Replies: 164
Views: 32,557
Posted By retina
(my underline). It means about... what? 20...

(my underline). It means about... what? 20 minutes of full work time?[/QUOTE]That is terrible.

A 5Ah battery lasts 5h. Hmm, let's see, a tricky calculation of 5Ah/5h = 1A draw in standby. Yuck....
Forum: LaurV 2021-07-22, 16:51
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By retina
I think you misspelled antisocial. :razz:

I think you misspelled antisocial. :razz:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-22, 00:27
Replies: 396
Views: 51,269
Posted By retina
Okay, I take your word for it. Then perhaps...

Okay, I take your word for it.

Then perhaps it is that those topics are coming up because the HAM people see or hear about them on some other medium (TV news, public radio, YT, TikTok, whatever)...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 23:48
Replies: 396
Views: 51,269
Posted By retina
I think this is not 100% a fair test because it...

I think this is not 100% a fair test because it is likely many people are listening to the same audio and they will then search for the mentioned topics/products making them "trend" and increasing...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 23:39
Replies: 396
Views: 51,269
Posted By retina
Set up an experiment and playback a recording on...

Set up an experiment and playback a recording on a loop mentioning only rare topics or unusual products, then see if any related ads start showing.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 21:11
Replies: 396
Views: 51,269
Posted By retina
No, I wouldn't recommend this at all. It won't...

No, I wouldn't recommend this at all. It won't help.

If you don't wish to part with the phone then I would recommend buying a phone that has a microphone switch, a real physical switch, which you...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 16:45
Replies: 79
Views: 4,392
Posted By retina
You need to change your system. Politicians...

You need to change your system.

Politicians should be representing the people and their views, listening to their concerns, etc..

It shouldn't be people being asked to choose between...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 11:13
Replies: 46
Views: 894
Posted By retina
So far you have no maths basis, so it isn't...

So far you have no maths basis, so it isn't extending, it is creating.

And so far no one has said you are wrong (or right). You might be right, but without some actual analysis other than "I...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 10:38
Replies: 46
Views: 894
Posted By retina
That isn't how mathematics works. You either...

That isn't how mathematics works.

You either have some mathematical basis or you don't. No amount of bets or empirical results will change that.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 09:41
Replies: 46
Views: 894
Posted By retina
You elevate yourself beyond your position. ...

You elevate yourself beyond your position.

You are the bystander in the crowd, issuing unasked for advice to the competitors. "Turn tighter, don't lose you balance, keep your arms in, etc.". They...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 08:30
Replies: 46
Views: 894
Posted By retina
I'm fine with all of those reasons. People...

I'm fine with all of those reasons.

People can choose whatever they want. If it turns out to be useless then they will learn that eventually, while in the meantime they get involved.

As others...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-18, 00:22
Replies: 887
Views: 99,309
Posted By retina
Yeah. Really dumb. Having a monitor, keyboard and...

Yeah. Really dumb. Having a monitor, keyboard and and an exercise machine all using up valuable potential compute space. :loco:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-17, 19:57
Replies: 79
Views: 4,392
Posted By retina
GenericAnnoyingReporter: Hi, and welcome back the...

GenericAnnoyingReporter: Hi, and welcome back the this exciting election coverage. Currently the results show a tied result for all six candidates.
GenericAnnoyingReporter: Oh wait, this just in,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-16, 18:10
Replies: 49
Views: 1,341
Posted By retina
I got too excited from my awesome discovery and...

I got too excited from my awesome discovery and had some extra nonsense in there. I already edited it.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-16, 17:58
Replies: 49
Views: 1,341
Posted By retina
Digit sums are awesome and have predictive power. Yes they do!

I have discovered, after extensive and exhaustive (and exhausting) analysis of the base-2 digit sums of all the Mersenne primes that we know of today*, that ALL the digit sums for EVERY MP have a...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-16, 09:30
Replies: 43
Views: 6,394
Posted By retina
For all the slaves coders out there. ...

For all the slaves coders out there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCZuBLD_j10
jCZuBLD_j10
Forum: Forum Feedback 2021-07-15, 22:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By retina
The boxes now have a setting width: 800px;. This...

The boxes now have a setting width: 800px;. This makes smaller browser windows force a horizontal scroll because the boxes are very wide and can't be auto sized to fit the content.

I propose a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-14, 19:15
Replies: 49
Views: 1,341
Posted By retina
Why did you choose base-10? What is the...

Why did you choose base-10? What is the mathematical reasoning behind that? Why not choose, say, base-17? Or base-6? Or base-phi?
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-07-14, 09:05
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By retina
In the olden days whenever I wanted to stop MS...

In the olden days whenever I wanted to stop MS "fixing" things I had changed to my preferences, I would change "badfile.exe" into a folder and then remove all permissions from the folder for everyone...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-13, 22:15
Replies: 49
Views: 1,341
Posted By retina
This is just the Gambler's fallacy is disguise. X...

This is just the Gambler's fallacy is disguise. X has occurred in the past so X will occur again. But there is no proof that the two events are related.

What if the reverse Gambler's fallacy is...
Forum: Factoring 2021-07-09, 21:22
Replies: 18
Views: 3,661
Posted By retina
Thanks. That seems appropriate. So now moved as...

Thanks. That seems appropriate. So now moved as promised.
Forum: Factoring 2021-07-09, 20:31
Replies: 18
Views: 3,661
Posted By retina
Fast Factoring Integers by SVP Algorithms

https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/933 I'll put this in Misc. Math for the time being, and move later if appropriate.
Forum: Forum Feedback 2021-07-09, 18:31
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By retina
Fix it in your browser. Don't wait for the...

Fix it in your browser.

Don't wait for the world to change for you. Change your world for you.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-09, 05:39
Replies: 396
Views: 51,269
Posted By retina
https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xqdw/samsung-was...

https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xqdw/samsung-washing-machine-app-requires-access-to-your-contacts-and-location People get seduced by all the shiny new tech and make their lives more complicated,...
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