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Forum: Lounge 2021-09-28, 17:17
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By xilman
The metric unit of fuel consumption is...

The metric unit of fuel consumption is square-metres in SI units.

(Litres are volumes, approximately 0.001 cubic metres; km are -- rather obviously --- lengths.)

I guess that the Imperial...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-28, 17:13
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By xilman
Strictly speaking, and one should always speak...

Strictly speaking, and one should always speak strictly especially to animals and small children, it is not a French unit. It is commonplace throughout Europe at least. Much the same can be said...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-27, 19:01
Replies: 90
Views: 15,167
Posted By xilman
Yeah, I was doctored too --- a long time ago. ...

Yeah, I was doctored too --- a long time ago.

I only use the title to impress the impressionable.
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-09-26, 16:00
Replies: 58
Views: 7,381
Posted By xilman
I am trying very, very hard not to go full-on RDS...

I am trying very, very hard not to go full-on RDS at this point.
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-26, 15:58
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By xilman
One of the bigger issues was that, way back then,...

One of the bigger issues was that, way back then, only Debian and Ubuntu would run headless according to anything I could find through research and trial.[/QUOTE]Gentoo.
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-25, 18:34
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By xilman
+1

+1
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-25, 11:01
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
ash fall

https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/lapalmaahora/sociedad/gasolineras-cuadrillas-limpieza-trabajos-esenciales-falda-volcan-palma_1_8335612.html has news pictures from sites on the LP3 just up the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-24, 15:02
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
Looks like we may have got out just in time....

Looks like we may have got out just in time. (https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/lapalmaahora/sociedad/cancelados-vuelos-palma-aeropuerto-nube-cenizas-binter-iberia_1_8335438.html)
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-24, 14:39
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By xilman
the UK has not left Europe. The UK has left the...

the UK has not left Europe. The UK has left the European Union
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-09-24, 08:46
Replies: 58
Views: 7,381
Posted By xilman
Certainly possible. However, the largest...

Certainly possible.

However, the largest factor ever found by ECM, the best currently available algorithm for findng partial factorizations is ...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-24, 08:28
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
My place is at the top of the L in La Palma on...

My place is at the top of the L in La Palma on that map.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-24, 08:21
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
I have heard that a light dusting of ash has...

I have heard that a light dusting of ash has fallen on my place. So light that the wind blows it off again.

The evidence comes from an all-sky camera operated by the chap who has his observatory a...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-09-24, 08:19
Replies: 128
Views: 14,719
Posted By xilman
Pipelines can be horizontal too, you know....

Pipelines can be horizontal too, you know. Arizona doesn't need to have a coastline for my solution to work.

Build the desalination plant(s) on the Pacific Ocean and/or Gulf of Mexico which ever...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-09-23, 17:02
Replies: 128
Views: 14,719
Posted By xilman
The limits are entirely financial. There is...

The limits are entirely financial.

There is nothing, in principle, to stop the inhabitants of Phoenix from building a desalination plant on a convenient bit of coastline and then pumping its...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-09-23, 14:14
Replies: 128
Views: 14,719
Posted By xilman
IMAO that is bullshit. There is about 0.2 cubic...

IMAO that is bullshit. There is about 0.2 cubic kilometres of water per person. How much more do you want?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 14:11
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
Strangely enough, the flow has almost stopped. ...

Strangely enough, the flow has almost stopped. Now down to 4m per hour. It moved only 15m overnight.
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-23, 12:51
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By xilman
I find Synaptic works very well, except over a...

I find Synaptic works very well, except over a "ssh -Y" connection, the latter being caused by Wayland's inadequacy in a multi-host environment.

YMMV.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 12:22
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
The lava crossed the LP2, the main road on the...

The lava crossed the LP2, the main road on the west of LP a couple of days ago. That road was being repaired so relatively little damge was caused! The last images I saw showed the LP213 in central...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 12:14
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
Thanks. We have been following it at...

Thanks.

We have been following it at https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/lapalmaahora/sociedad/

Not as many pictures but good local news coverage.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 12:08
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
I'm back in the UK now and trying to catch up on...

I'm back in the UK now and trying to catch up on the news, so thanks for this link. Our place is just off the top of that map.
...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-21, 14:41
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
Bortle 9

This is what the southern sky looked like on Sunday evening. It was pretty much the same last night.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-21, 07:04
Replies: 1,701
Views: 135,538
Posted By xilman
Yes, still OK. Fine view from my window, though,...

Yes, still OK. Fine view from my window, though, especially as the sun has now risen as seen from halfway up the ash cloud but is still behind the cumbre for the bottom half, so the red glow is...
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-20, 12:05
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By xilman
After using Gentoo for many years, I standardized...

After using Gentoo for many years, I standardized on Ubuntu for new systems a few years back, including on a tiny ARM-64 SBC which Ernst sold to me. Two of my machines still run Gentoo.

I like...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 20:05
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
Not really. I grew up in areas with traffic...

Not really.

I grew up in areas with traffic noise which was comparable.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 18:42
Replies: 80
Views: 17,077
Posted By xilman
That was taken within 5 minutes of the eruption...

That was taken within 5 minutes of the eruption starting.

The smoke pillar was much bigger and darker in colour after 20 minutes or so. Now just a grey cloud with no obvious movement but still a...
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