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Forum: Lounge 2021-04-09, 14:33
Replies: 1,700
RIP
Views: 147,952
Posted By xilman
Phil the Greek

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11437314
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2021-04-05, 15:07
Replies: 280
Views: 65,455
Posted By xilman
Long before the invention of radio and...

Long before the invention of radio and television, people were writing autobiographies.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-05, 15:06
Replies: 188
Views: 8,923
Posted By xilman
Yup. It doesn't much matter as long as you get...

Yup. It doesn't much matter as long as you get the second within 3 months of the first.

For the avoidance of doubt: that's what the medics say and I'm just repeating it. Please don't be tempted to...
Forum: Programming 2021-04-05, 15:04
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By xilman
Released it how and where? Hard to give...

Released it how and where?

Hard to give feedback without access to it.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-05, 11:51
Replies: 44
Views: 925
Posted By xilman
Wrong. The first gold and silver coins were...

Wrong.

The first gold and silver coins were minted over 2500 years ago in Greece. Promissory notes date from 6th century China.

Commodity money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodity_money)...
Forum: PrimeNet 2021-04-03, 16:00
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By xilman
Remember: two wrongs do not make a right. ...

Remember: two wrongs do not make a right.

Three lefts do.
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-01, 19:19
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By xilman
Almost all computers these days come with enough...

Almost all computers these days come with enough storage to allow you to dual boot.

If you want to spend money on a Windoze license, repartition and dual boot.

That's how my current laptop is...
Forum: XYYXF Project 2021-04-01, 19:15
Replies: 15
Views: 2,004
Posted By xilman
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-01, 19:13
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By xilman
Trivial question to answer. For The Codebook...

Trivial question to answer.

For The Codebook challenge back in 1999 I created a RSA modulus which could have been factored much more easily than the GNFS actually used to solve the problem.

My...
Forum: LaurV 2021-03-30, 18:27
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By xilman
In my view napalm has a pleasant enough smell but...

In my view napalm has a pleasant enough smell but nothing over which to eulogise.

That said, the smell of commercial napalm may be far better than that of the home-brew which I have made to light...
Forum: LaurV 2021-03-30, 18:21
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By xilman
Others praise the smell of napalm in the morning.

Others praise the smell of napalm in the morning.
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-03-29, 14:05
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By xilman
Undoubtedly so, as long as you don't mind working...

Undoubtedly so, as long as you don't mind working on non-Mersenne numbers.

Integer factorization, for instance. My ECMNET server is plugging away after many years. There are some Number Field...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-03-28, 13:20
Replies: 34
Views: 2,285
Posted By xilman
It is now very well established that Classical...

It is now very well established that Classical Latin always pronounced the letter C hard, as in the English K and the Greek Κ. The conclusive evidence is that where a Latin word is found in...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-03-28, 13:01
Replies: 34
Views: 2,285
Posted By xilman
Nice one. Do you know the motto of the...

Nice one.

Do you know the motto of the French Navy?

A l'eau, c'est le heure.
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-27, 18:15
Replies: 209
Views: 32,214
Posted By xilman
Yup. A biny little turd as the Speverend Rooner...

Yup. A biny little turd as the Speverend Rooner would say.
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-27, 16:07
Replies: 209
Views: 32,214
Posted By xilman
Blackbirds have built a nest in one of our...

Blackbirds have built a nest in one of our bamboos. Four eggs were laid, at least two of which have hatched.
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-26, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By xilman
My estimate is x \approx 1 Even without...

My estimate is x \approx 1

Even without nukes, Tokyo and Dresden suffered about the same amount of damage as Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-03-25, 18:15
Replies: 2,884
Views: 214,800
Posted By xilman
Physicist, yes, but first is arguable. A...

Physicist, yes, but first is arguable.

A whole bunch of women did ground-breaking work in astrophysics decades earlier. Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Levitt are only two out of several.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-03-25, 18:11
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By xilman
Time to dust off the record from Plowshare?

Time to dust off the record from Plowshare?
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-25, 18:10
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By xilman
:tu: Enigma was adequate but the film very...

:tu:
Enigma was adequate but the film very obviously does not show BP.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-03-25, 11:48
Replies: 491
Views: 65,480
Posted By xilman
I don't know but can think of several...

I don't know but can think of several possibilities. Each could be used on either the material in question or material with similar chemistry, in particular with similar isotopic concentrations.
...
Forum: YAFU 2021-03-22, 19:12
Replies: 62
Views: 27,261
Posted By xilman
I think this claim to be rather unlikely. ...

I think this claim to be rather unlikely.

RDS has documented many times in many sources how he created the challenges. I have no reason to doubt his word that the constituent primes were chosen...
Forum: YAFU 2021-03-22, 19:10
Replies: 62
Views: 27,261
Posted By xilman
Record for you, or record for anyone? At...

Record for you, or record for anyone?

At least two groups, one of which included me, have done better than C130.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-03-21, 18:28
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By xilman
There are 1 type of people. Those who...

There are 1 type of people.

Those who understand grammar and those who do not.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-03-19, 20:19
Replies: 188
Views: 8,923
Posted By xilman
I had a significantly worse reaction than SWMBO. ...

I had a significantly worse reaction than SWMBO.

To the best of our knowledge, neither of us are pregnant.

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
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