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Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 18:44
Replies: 135
Views: 11,137
Posted By xilman
Starlings are nowhere near as common in the UK...

Starlings are nowhere near as common in the UK now as they were fifty years ago. No-one appears to know why. The population appears to have crashed by about 90% or so.
Forum: Software 2020-10-24, 11:35
Replies: 15
Views: 194
Posted By xilman
All memory is physical. Doesn't stop the...

All memory is physical.

Doesn't stop the term "virtual memory" from being a term which is both useful and widely understood.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 11:33
Replies: 44
Views: 3,532
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 11:32
Replies: 44
Views: 3,532
Posted By xilman
See my avatar.

See my avatar.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-24, 11:29
Replies: 341
Views: 19,900
Posted By xilman
Indeed. If you want something done properly, do...

Indeed. If you want something done properly, do it yourself.

Why do you think I run my own firewalls?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 11:22
Replies: 135
Views: 11,137
Posted By xilman
We don't get cardinals in these parts. What we do...

We don't get cardinals in these parts. What we do get are grajas ( Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax barbarus) which are crow-like birds with red beaks and legs. Make a hell of a racket, too. I can speak rook...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-22, 12:05
Replies: 1,508
RIP
Views: 102,869
Posted By xilman
James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92 ...

James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54642107
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-10-22, 11:31
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By xilman
Why do you care? It isn't that 10k-digit...

Why do you care?

It isn't that 10k-digit numbers are difficult to prove prime by ECPP or APR-CL these days.
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-22, 08:48
Replies: 61
Views: 2,369
Posted By xilman
You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I...

You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 19:47
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By xilman
Me, or the silly old moo? Cultural reference...

Me, or the silly old moo?

Cultural reference left as an exercise for the eade.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 19:33
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By xilman
I am hoping that next year is my second-last. ...

I am hoping that next year is my second-last.

It will require extraordinarily good luck or a plausible but (IMO) unlikely advance in medical technology.

In practice I want to survive until well...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 18:54
Replies: 1,312
Views: 71,332
Posted By xilman
Borat

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/21/rudy-giuliani-faces-questions-after-compromising-scene-in-new-borat-film
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-20, 10:47
Replies: 61
Views: 2,369
Posted By xilman
Please pay attention. I specifically wrote...

Please pay attention.

I specifically wrote in gp.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 18:55
Replies: 1,048
Views: 62,238
Posted By xilman
Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his...

Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his louse to Santa?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 17:39
Replies: 1,312
Views: 71,332
Posted By xilman
I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions....

I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions. if it is still in good condition, why not?
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-19, 09:23
Replies: 61
Views: 2,369
Posted By xilman
For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and...

For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and then pay close attention to what you can do with the optional flag argument.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-18, 14:31
Replies: 1,048
Views: 62,238
Posted By xilman
As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty...

As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty to inform you as to why the University Boat Race is the most difficult in the world.

There are 16 oars, 2 cox and only 20 minutes to do it in.

To...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-10-16, 11:24
Replies: 17
Views: 3,979
Posted By xilman
Is anyone other than you the remotest bit...

Is anyone other than you the remotest bit interested in this?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-13, 13:06
Replies: 1,048
Views: 62,238
Posted By xilman
Ive just bought the personalized number plate BAA...

Ive just bought the personalized number plate BAA BAA for my black jeep.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-12, 20:02
Replies: 74
Views: 1,805
Posted By xilman
I call BS. There is a truly vast amount of...

I call BS.

There is a truly vast amount of He in the atmospheres of the gas and ice giants.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 14:22
Replies: 74
Views: 1,805
Posted By xilman
That is exactly what I have been saying. I...

That is exactly what I have been saying.

I am pleased that you have found it surprising.

Neutrinos are nasty little buggers in sufficient quantities.

You will be hit by a solar neutrino...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 14:14
Replies: 74
Views: 1,805
Posted By xilman
France has territories in North America (St...

France has territories in North America (St Pierre & MIquelon), South America, the Carribean and in the Indian Ocean.

None of these are mainland territories but they are internationally recognized...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 13:22
Replies: 74
Views: 1,805
Posted By xilman
OK. Orbit at a safe distance until you detect...

OK. Orbit at a safe distance until you detect that the core collapse is about to occur. Dive in on a high-speed orbit in a spacecraft fitted with a refrigeration unit sufficient to keep you alive...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 17:48
Replies: 74
Views: 1,805
Posted By xilman
No. Read what I posted: "even if you...

No.

Read what I posted: "even if you survived the thermal radiation".
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 16:01
Replies: 74
Views: 1,805
Posted By xilman
Only one out of nine elephants in Berlin Zoo...

Only one out of nine elephants in Berlin Zoo survived allied bombing in WWII.
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