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Forum: Lounge 2021-01-27, 18:25
Replies: 854
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Posted By xilman
:tu: :goodposting:

:tu: :goodposting:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-27, 18:23
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By xilman
So what else is new?

So what else is new?
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-27, 17:06
Replies: 4,209
Views: 288,916
Posted By xilman
The Scunthorpe problem strikes again: ...

The Scunthorpe problem strikes again:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-55827981
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-27, 11:44
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By xilman
Chunks of Dambusters appear in The Wall.

Chunks of Dambusters appear in The Wall.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 18:53
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,433
Posted By xilman
As is most everywhere else. See...

As is most everywhere else.

See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55810229 for how a European country is dealing with them.

I am confined to quarters. To a fair approximation, anyway.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 18:03
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,433
Posted By xilman
I am sure it is not. The UK prioritized...

I am sure it is not.

The UK prioritized availabilty and continuity of supplies over price.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 18:02
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,433
Posted By xilman
Okey-doke. On a per capita basis the UK is...

Okey-doke. On a per capita basis the UK is markedly out-performing the rest of the countries with significant populations, with the sole exception of Israel. That is why I picked up on your post.
Forum: Msieve 2021-01-26, 17:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,780
Posted By xilman
Excellent! :bow: Do you have fully static...

Excellent! :bow:

Do you have fully static builds available? As I can't get anything to work natively it might be worth trying to run a Windows executable under WINE.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 16:07
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,433
Posted By xilman
I really can't tell whether you are being ironic...

I really can't tell whether you are being ironic or whether you posting in good faith the result of you having read some rather dodgy news source.

Clearly it must be time for my irony detector to...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-24, 18:50
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By xilman
A particularly good recitation is available at...

A particularly good recitation is available at opCGFmPKiE0
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-24, 18:03
Replies: 67
Views: 3,348
Posted By xilman
Undoubtable relevant here rather than the...

Undoubtable relevant here rather than the soapbox. IMAO.

It is good to see one of the US colonies standing up for itself. (That comment might be a candidate for the soap box :wink:)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-24, 18:00
Replies: 307
Views: 25,172
Posted By xilman
Some times I despair.

Some times I despair.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-24, 17:59
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By xilman
Celebrations.

Tomorrow is when we celebrate the life of Scotland's greatest poet.

I know how to make cock-a-leekie soup (First boil your cock ...)

Neeps and tatties are in the fridge ready to be chopped,...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-24, 16:59
Replies: 307
Views: 25,172
Posted By xilman
Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-24, 12:15
Replies: 307
Views: 25,172
Posted By xilman
Not snowing here yet, though we had a very brief...

Not snowing here yet, though we had a very brief flurry yesterday.

We did get snow back in December and have images to prove it.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-23, 21:38
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,433
Posted By xilman
At least the UK has escaped that punishment....

At least the UK has escaped that punishment. Though the pubs are still closed :sad:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-23, 18:50
Replies: 171
Views: 22,418
Posted By xilman
True, but that concentrates attention on intent,...

True, but that concentrates attention on intent, not on offen{c,s}e.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-23, 18:42
Replies: 171
Views: 22,418
Posted By xilman
A dictum of mine: offen{c,s}e is in the mind of...

A dictum of mine: offen{c,s}e is in the mind of the offended.

From one dude to another (and I may well be older than either you or Uncwilly).
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-01-23, 11:32
Replies: 86
Views: 4,728
Posted By xilman
False. The factor you find may well be the...

False.

The factor you find may well be the number itself.

Two distinct prime factors may each be (P-1)-smooth for a particular choice of (B1,B2) but no smaller ones.

4369 = (2^4+1)*(2^8+1)...
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-01-22, 18:14
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By xilman
There are two kinds of computer users: those who...

There are two kinds of computer users: those who take frequent regular backups and those who lose important data.

Everyone, but everyone (myself included) learns this the hard way.
Forum: Hardware 2021-01-22, 15:54
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By xilman
Even that is a non-trivial undertaking when one...

Even that is a non-trivial undertaking when one takes into account the resources needed for the linear algebra stages before the factorization is complete.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-21, 19:12
Replies: 1,483
Views: 83,464
Posted By xilman
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Hardware 2021-01-21, 12:30
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By xilman
How interested are you? If you are...

How interested are you?

If you are particularly interested I could recommend writing your own software, using publicly available sources and algorithms as a starting point.

It might take you...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-21, 08:27
Replies: 382
Views: 46,491
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-19, 16:20
Replies: 1,483
Views: 83,464
Posted By xilman
It has been reported that three former first...

It has been reported that three former first couples (Clinton, Bush & Obama) will meet with the Bidens for a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington.

It would be nice if they had an evening together...
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