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Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-01, 15:33
Replies: 475
Views: 19,209
Posted By xilman
That's for newbies. The site for real men,...

That's for newbies.

The site for real men, real women and real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri is listenercrossword.com (https://listenercrossword.com)
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-07-01, 08:16
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By xilman
If a man says something and there is no woman...

If a man says something and there is no woman around to hear it, is he still wrong?
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-06-30, 09:51
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By xilman
Γ†nglisc

Γ†nglisc (https://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C4%93afodtramet) is the West Germanic language spoken in large parts of the British Isles and elsewhere in northwest Europe...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-06-29, 19:54
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By xilman
Sorry. I am always spelling that word...

Sorry. I am always spelling that word incorrectly.

I will go back and fix my posts.

Thanks for letting me know.
Forum: Computer Games 2020-06-29, 16:08
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By xilman
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Computer Games 2020-06-29, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By xilman
Real time war game.

About 3 weeks ago I discovered Conflict of Nations (http://conflictnations.com) which uses an engine to run a number of different scenarios ranging from a predominantly European setting (with parts...
Forum: Factoring 2020-06-29, 14:53
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By xilman
It might just be possible for me to dig out some...

It might just be possible for me to dig out some ~20 year old records of my prior experiments with TMPQS as I then called it. Some of them may exist only in a paper notebook.

Bear in mind that...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-06-29, 07:59
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By xilman
What OS are you using? On this Ubuntu system...

What OS are you using?

On this Ubuntu system I installed the various "noto" family of fonts.

I don't know what to look for on MacOS or Windoze but DuckDuckGo will likely tell you if you search...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-06-28, 16:09
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By xilman
π“‚‹π“€π“ˆ–π“†Žπ“…“π“π“Š– (Egyptian)

A thread for all aspects of the languages and scripts widely used in Egypt up to, but not including, Coptic.

Languages: Old, Middle and Late Egyptian, Demotic.
Scripts: Hieroglyphs, Hieratic and...
Forum: Factoring 2020-06-27, 17:02
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By xilman
Congratulations. It took us more like six...

Congratulations.

It took us more like six months for the C135 IIRC.
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-27, 16:24
Replies: 1,394
RIP
Views: 87,616
Posted By xilman
Milton Glaser...

Milton Glaser (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53203203)
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-27, 15:31
Replies: 228
Views: 19,225
Posted By xilman
There are three classes of perpetual motion...

There are three classes of perpetual motion machine. One does useful work without input of energy; the second converts thermal energy to useful work; the third remains in motion forever without...
Forum: XYYXF Project 2020-06-26, 18:56
Replies: 374
Views: 30,849
Posted By xilman
Perhaps it is time for me to spend some more cpu...

Perhaps it is time for me to spend some more cpu on this project, for the first time in ten years or so.

Unfortunately I am busy factoring Generalized Cullen and Woodall numbers. Just one of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-26, 17:00
Replies: 228
Views: 19,225
Posted By xilman
It is not a perpetual motion machine. The...

It is not a perpetual motion machine.

The Sun will die out soon enough.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-06-26, 10:44
Replies: 56
Views: 1,672
Posted By xilman
Game over, in that case. Let the differently...

Game over, in that case. Let the differently clued brag elsewhere.
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-26, 10:13
Replies: 3,895
Views: 231,331
Posted By xilman
True but, nonetheless, the delivery time for two...

True but, nonetheless, the delivery time for two pairs of shoes is still the longer of the two times, not their sum.

Let us assume that it take 2 days for delivery from Spain to Scotland, 3 days...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-26, 09:44
Replies: 3,895
Views: 231,331
Posted By xilman
Seems fair to me. They could have sent you one...

Seems fair to me. They could have sent you one parcel but would have had to wait until the item to arrive from the other source. By sending them separately you had to wait for the longer delivery...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-25, 17:03
Replies: 942
Views: 35,126
Posted By xilman
Most diamonds are found in vast amounts of crap. ...

Most diamonds are found in vast amounts of crap. knowing how to find them is key.
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-06-25, 15:29
Replies: 241
Views: 24,504
Posted By xilman
These workarounds work, but at the cost of...

These workarounds work, but at the cost of increased effort and difficulty of key exchange.

LE is well aware of this. They know they will not be able to read everything, even if they had the...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-06-25, 15:17
Replies: 241
Views: 24,504
Posted By xilman
I think we may be misunderstanding. Let us...

I think we may be misunderstanding.

Let us assume that you have some sensitive material which you have encrypted yourself and uploaded to a cloud service. As I understand the proposed law, which...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-06-25, 14:23
Replies: 56
Views: 1,672
Posted By xilman
Playing Devils advocate. Here is specimen...

Playing Devils advocate. Here is specimen sequence of forum posts.
Everyone else but the two protagonists keeps quiet.

JR User: claims to have found a new prime.

Uncwilly: how many decimal...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-06-25, 14:10
Replies: 241
Views: 24,504
Posted By xilman
How do you propose to acquire such a device in a...

How do you propose to acquire such a device in a legal way?
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-06-25, 13:35
Replies: 241
Views: 24,504
Posted By xilman
The UK at present, for example. It is a...

The UK at present, for example.

It is a criminal offence not to reveal access to encrypted material if a valid court order is made. In that situation a Brit will make a value judgement.
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-06-25, 13:18
Replies: 241
Views: 24,504
Posted By xilman
I also remember the Clipper chip. In fact, I...

I also remember the Clipper chip.

In fact, I remember rather a lot of pertinent material, quite a bit of which I am not at liberty to disclose. Let's just say that regular cellphones give no...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-06-25, 13:14
Replies: 241
Views: 24,504
Posted By xilman
I remember when it was illegal for PGP to be...

I remember when it was illegal for PGP to be exported from the US. Nonetheless it happened. I was one of a team of Europeans which transcribed a copy of its source code

It had been printed in an...
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