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Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-23, 10:21
Replies: 28
Views: 377
Posted By xilman
https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcomp...

https://www.politicalcompass.org/yourpoliticalcompass?ec=-3.63&soc=-6.77

I seem to be entirely typical of the MF population so far.
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-23, 09:54
Replies: 136
Views: 44,813
Posted By xilman
About 15-20 different species in several genera....

About 15-20 different species in several genera. I forget precisely how many.

The Phyllostachys species include violascens (the biggest one here), bambusoides, nigra, aurea, aureosulcata, bissetii...
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-23, 09:46
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By xilman
@chasall: I started replying to your response...

@chasall: I started replying to your response here but realised we were too off-topic even for a thread titled "off-topic".

It seems to be much more appropriate in the Hobbies/Astronomy sub-forum...
Forum: Astronomy 2022-05-23, 09:37
Replies: 1
Views: 20
Posted By xilman
The summary is that the dome is controlled by a...

The summary is that the dome is controlled by a Velleman K055N (http://velleman.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p303_k8055n.html) board which connects to the telescope control system (TCS in the jargon) over...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 16:07
Replies: 136
Views: 44,813
Posted By xilman
Well, good luck! I'm happy with 2" where I...

Well, good luck!

I'm happy with 2" where I live, but that is at ~53N.
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 14:37
Replies: 136
Views: 44,813
Posted By xilman
Unless your climate is better than mine, it is...

Unless your climate is better than mine, it is unlikely that they will produce culms which are markedly larger. Regardless, I'd still leave it 2-3 years before harvesting your first crop and always...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 09:38
Replies: 136
Views: 44,813
Posted By xilman
You don't have enough yet, but when you do...

You don't have enough yet, but when you do Phyllostachis species make good food. When the new shoots are, say, 20-30cm high break them off. Peel the leaves away, chop into lengths (and lengthwise for...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-05-22, 09:34
Replies: 136
Views: 44,813
Posted By xilman
The bamboos will take care of the weeds for you!

The bamboos will take care of the weeds for you!
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-22, 09:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By xilman
I withdraw my earlier remark. There are some...

I withdraw my earlier remark.

There are some unusual systems which appear to require Windows.

The only driver for my observatory dome is exclusively Windows. There doesn't appear to be anything...
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-21, 13:03
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By xilman
No-one is ever stuck with Windows. As well...

No-one is ever stuck with Windows.

As well as the WSL solution it is always possible to dual-boot a system.
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-21, 10:26
Replies: 1,205
Views: 137,669
Posted By xilman
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Some poems...

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Some poems rhyme
But some don't even scan properly.
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-21, 10:24
Replies: 114
Views: 5,260
Posted By xilman
That is readily fixable. All it needs is...

That is readily fixable. All it needs is practice. I'm sure that a number of people here will help you to learn.
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-21, 10:20
Replies: 35
Views: 1,713
Posted By xilman
Why not prove them yourself? I found it very...

Why not prove them yourself?

I found it very easy to get ecpp-mpi running. It is now churning away on one of my systems which is testing 45986-bit PRP. At 45618 bits the last of your list is...
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-19, 19:04
Replies: 114
Views: 5,260
Posted By xilman
Looking forward to it! Should be possible to...

Looking forward to it!

Should be possible to run this as an internet-wide project ...

Paul (another one)
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-19, 18:59
Replies: 1,928
RIP
Views: 218,644
Posted By xilman
Vangelis...

Vangelis (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-61514850)
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-05-19, 16:53
Replies: 40
Views: 14,482
Posted By xilman
Taking 4153^2154 + 2154^4153

Taking 4153^2154 + 2154^4153
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-05-19, 15:06
Replies: 40
Views: 14,482
Posted By xilman
3522^851+851^3522 certificate uploaded.

3522^851+851^3522 certificate uploaded.
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-16, 19:07
Replies: 114
Views: 5,260
Posted By xilman
As a consequence of my incompetence, the latest...

As a consequence of my incompetence, the latest git version has an initial probable prime test, and a -t switch to disable that functionality.

My thanks to Andreas!
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-16, 16:59
Replies: 386
Views: 16,047
Posted By xilman
I loved this one: ...

I loved this one:

https://twitter.com/Kaylan_TX/status/1526197592232796167
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-05-16, 15:24
Replies: 40
Views: 14,482
Posted By xilman
Thanks. My run is going well now that I...

Thanks.

My run is going well now that I spotted a typo which wasted roughly two core-weeks of computation :blush:
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-15, 12:13
Replies: 905
Views: 85,889
Posted By xilman
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-6145498...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-61454989
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-05-14, 14:43
Replies: 40
Views: 14,482
Posted By xilman
Started it running with 7 slots on a 6 core...

Started it running with 7 slots on a 6 core hyperthreaded system. It is taking much less memory so far than the earlier run --- 0.65G as opposed to 1.6G per process.
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-14, 14:41
Replies: 114
Views: 5,260
Posted By xilman
Andreas got back to me. The magic incantation is...

Andreas got back to me. The magic incantation is "autoreconf -vfi". A "git reset --hard" afterwards is advisable too.
Forum: XYYXF Project 2022-05-14, 14:22
Replies: 40
Views: 14,482
Posted By xilman
I will take 3522,851 if noone else wants it. ...

I will take 3522,851 if noone else wants it.

Seems only fair because it was I who found it PRP.

Paul
Forum: And now for something completely different 2022-05-14, 11:07
Replies: 114
Views: 5,260
Posted By xilman
Remembered to start with aclocal (doh!) but now...

Remembered to start with aclocal (doh!) but now get pcl@thoth:~/nums/cm$ ./configure
configure: error: cannot find required auxiliary files: ltmain.sh compile config.guess config.sub missing...
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