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Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-16, 06:30
Replies: 899
Views: 84,667
Posted By retina
Thanks Joe, that'll help immensely. :loco: ...

Thanks Joe, that'll help immensely. :loco:

Keep those prayers coming, they are certainly working. :rolleyes:
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-11, 12:03
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By retina
Then it would seem people are willingly...

Then it would seem people are willingly submitting themselves to the brainwashing. I'm reasonably certain that no one is required to watch such things.

To everyone: Turn off the TV. Stop reading...
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-11, 00:28
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By retina
There's your problem.

There's your problem.
Forum: chalsall 2022-05-09, 05:06
Replies: 24
Views: 765
Posted By retina
I am reminded of the scene in Kill Bill 2 where...

I am reminded of the scene in Kill Bill 2 where our heroine is buried. So even if you have buried it you still can't always call it dead.
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-09, 03:51
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By retina
I all for faster processing, and I like the idea...

I all for faster processing, and I like the idea of going back to basics and exploiting simplicity. So good job to the QOI dev. :tu:

If it was for video I can see the smaller time factor being a...
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-05-09, 02:44
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By retina
Sure, IF ... But that number is only a...

Sure, IF ...

But that number is only a number, nothing more. It doesn't tell us the future. You are reading too much into a single output.
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-05-08, 23:19
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By retina
I think it simply boils down to a single...

I think it simply boils down to a single statement:

Information != knowledge

Having more data means only that, more data. You can't conflate that with understanding or insight.

Although you...
Forum: PrimeNet 2022-05-05, 06:33
Replies: 123
Views: 31,163
Posted By retina
No, I know. I meant no such accusation for a...

No, I know. I meant no such accusation for a human. But the server can be told to reduce the haste.
Forum: PrimeNet 2022-05-05, 06:04
Replies: 123
Views: 31,163
Posted By retina
So how to make it less bad? After expiry,...

So how to make it less bad?

After expiry, one could compute the ETA (A) based upon the partial progress (or use the ETA reported by Prime95) and compare that to the ETA (B) for someone else to...
Forum: Information & Answers 2022-05-03, 16:59
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By retina
Nope.Yup. There aren't any shortcuts. You...

Nope.Yup.

There aren't any shortcuts. You gotta wait till the very end before the answer is completed.
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-03, 16:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
The order doesn't matter. "... should look...

The order doesn't matter.

"... should look like this." isn't the same as "... shall be this." IMO.

IIUC "like" means similar, not exact. At least in this context. I know there are other...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-05-03, 03:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
A shorter version: ...

A shorter version:
i=1e666;k=1e666j;i+k;i-k;k*-1j;-i+k;-i-k;k*1j;i+i*1j;i-i*1j;i-k*-1j
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-05-03, 00:56
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By retina
+ the ALL-CAPS title.

+ the ALL-CAPS title.
Forum: Information & Answers 2022-05-02, 14:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By retina
All of them. Nothing goes out untested....

All of them.

Nothing goes out untested. Faulty ones are discarded, weak ones are sold cheap, better ones are sold for a premium.

Yield percentage is very important to them. Too many discarded...
Forum: Information & Answers 2022-05-02, 03:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By retina
It goes smaller than one micron. There are...

It goes smaller than one micron.

There are always defects in the resulting chips. Some defects are fatal, some are manageable, some are imperceptible. Impurities in the substrate and the doping....
Forum: sweety439 2022-04-30, 04:48
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By retina
I mean the way it is handled in the machine, not...

I mean the way it is handled in the machine, not the value.

You need something to manipulate the bits to do the computations. If you make the bit patterns hard to deal with then it is no fun to...
Forum: sweety439 2022-04-30, 04:25
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By retina
The lack of negative zero will be a problem for...

The lack of negative zero will be a problem for some algorithms.

And if NaN always, or never, faults then is could be cumbersome. The existing QNaN vs SNaN allows for some nice efficiencies. And...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-04-29, 15:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
I gave the hint in the first post with the output...

I gave the hint in the first post with the output from float('-inf'); float('nan').

I did give some real hints, along with the fake float hint. :razz:
Forum: Puzzles 2022-04-29, 06:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
Another possible solution I had was this: ...

Another possible solution I had was this:
1e666+1e666j;1e666-1e666j;1e666j*-1j;-1e666+1e666j;-1e666-1e666j;1e666j*1j;1e666+1e666*1j;1e666-1e666*1j;1e666-1e666j*-1j

It shows some weird occurrences...
Forum: Lounge 2022-04-29, 02:27
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By retina
Thumbs up The digit at position #1342906 is off-by-one. You...

The digit at position #1342906 is off-by-one. You should send it back and ask for a fixed version.

It would be so embarrassing if a guest comes over and sees that clearly obvious error. :wink:
...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-04-28, 07:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
Thumbs up But the code must work for all 2.7 and up, so I...

But the code must work for all 2.7 and up, so I think that covers it.You are better than any of my minions. Well done. :tu:

I guess it wasn't as hard as I anticipated. :(
Forum: Puzzles 2022-04-27, 21:52
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
float is not allowed because of the parenthesis....

float is not allowed because of the parenthesis. I said "Hope that helps" which means it won't help. :razz:
Forum: Puzzles 2022-04-27, 21:38
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
Anything without ( and ), and not a loop...

Anything without ( and ), and not a loop construct.That is not correct.
Forum: Puzzles 2022-04-27, 21:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
I may have mis-characterised what a function is,...

I may have mis-characterised what a function is, but for this purpose I define it as:

A function is something that needs parentheses ( and ). So I stated print explicitly, but this also includes...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-04-27, 14:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By retina
Question Python inf & nan complexity

Write a single line input for Python (2.7 and up) that can output all nine possibilities of ±inf and nan as a complex number.

That is, the output should look like this:Python 2.7.12 (default, Nov...
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