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Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-14, 03:32
Replies: 58
Views: 4,484
Posted By retina
Yup. This is why we need people like Julian...

Yup. This is why we need people like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-08-05, 06:13
Replies: 76
Views: 40,756
Posted By retina
I'm glad you agree that there is a contradiction....

I'm glad you agree that there is a contradiction.

So you contradicted yourself! Contradictions are everywhere today.
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-08-05, 04:45
Replies: 76
Views: 40,756
Posted By retina
Contradiction confirmed

Me: Hi BH. Do you agree that the internal angles of triangles add up to 180°? If not then say nothing.
BH:
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-08-04, 12:51
Replies: 76
Views: 40,756
Posted By retina
Perhaps. This is another thing we don't know;...

Perhaps. This is another thing we don't know; whether the inflationary force is the same as the the "dark energy" force we see in the data today. We don't have any data from the inflationary era to...
Forum: Hardware 2022-08-02, 22:19
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By retina
More haste, less speed. There is no point in...

More haste, less speed.

There is no point in running faster if you are running in the wrong direction.
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-08-02, 04:10
Replies: 76
Views: 40,756
Posted By retina
The expansion force, whatever it is, was strong...

The expansion force, whatever it is, was strong in the past, then weakened, and now is getting stronger again. That's all we know AFAICT.

To me there is not enough data to extrapolate a pattern....
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-08-01, 12:52
Replies: 76
Views: 40,756
Posted By retina
The situation is describing two BHs in hyperbolic...

The situation is describing two BHs in hyperbolic trajectories. If you want to discuss merging BHs then the EHs won't overlap until the "singularities" (or whatever is actually the state of matter...
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-08-01, 08:06
Replies: 76
Views: 40,756
Posted By retina
So I have an answer. It is the opposite of...

So I have an answer. It is the opposite of this:The event horizons will never meet. As the two BHs approach each other the EHs shrink away from each other, as if they are afraid to touch. This is...
Forum: Factoring 2022-08-01, 00:11
Replies: 91
Views: 6,753
Posted By retina
So what do you say about this result I got from a...

So what do you say about this result I got from a random calculator I found installed in this system? √(2¹²⁷⁷−1)−int(√(2¹²⁷⁷−1) = 0.89588727....Should we investigate further to see which has the...
Forum: Factoring 2022-08-01, 00:05
Replies: 91
Views: 6,753
Posted By retina
You contradict yourself there. 3, 7 & 31 are...

You contradict yourself there. 3, 7 & 31 are Mersenne primes.

If you want to say primes, just say primes. Naming your own class is confusing to everyone else, and to yourself apparently.
Forum: Factoring 2022-07-31, 21:28
Replies: 91
Views: 6,753
Posted By retina
I've also read that the Earth is flat. So it must...

I've also read that the Earth is flat. So it must be true, I read it on the Internet.

You have to apply some level of scepticism to what you read. One second of thought would have shown you that...
Forum: Linux 2022-07-28, 20:36
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By retina
%\... is undefined. Use %%\... then if you ever...

%\... is undefined. Use %%\... then if you ever want to extend it or use in another place it will still work, and it won't be relying upon undefined behaviour.
Forum: Linux 2022-07-28, 10:42
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By retina
You want a single % character, right? And no...

You want a single % character, right? And no argument is converted, right? So put %%.

If you want something else, then please elaborate.
Forum: Linux 2022-07-28, 10:10
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By retina
man awk says this:%% A single % character;...

man awk says this:%% A single % character; no argument is converted.
Forum: Lone Mersenne Hunters 2022-07-28, 02:39
Replies: 2,174
Views: 337,827
Posted By retina
The best way to win is to run the lottery and...

The best way to win is to run the lottery and sell tickets.

Or, if there are oppressive laws in your area that forbid you doing that, then rig it in your favour, or bribe the programmer, or...
Forum: Astronomy 2022-07-28, 01:02
Replies: 107
Views: 16,440
Posted By retina
Found it. cWXTy_GeCis ...

Found it.

cWXTy_GeCis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWXTy_GeCis
Forum: Linux 2022-07-26, 00:51
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By retina
man echo man awk man bc man grep man wc ...

man echo
man awk
man bc
man grep
man wc
...

My favourite is man date
Forum: Linux 2022-07-25, 22:10
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By retina
You can also omit the final   -l.

You can also omit the final   -l.
Forum: Software 2022-07-25, 21:49
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By retina
P95 is for Windows on x86. iPad is iOS on...

P95 is for Windows on x86.

iPad is iOS on ARM.

You will need an emulator or VM to run P95 on iPad. It will be terrible, but probably doable, and probably not worth it.

Also, using a laptop...
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-25, 06:38
Replies: 55
Views: 10,779
Posted By retina
If someone is sentenced to multiple consecutive...

If someone is sentenced to multiple consecutive life sentences (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_sentenced_to_more_than_one_life_imprisonment) for $CRIME, do they get immediately placed...
Forum: Chess 2022-07-25, 03:43
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By retina
And the organisers are blameless (according to...

And the organisers are blameless (according to them).

The boy didn't use it properly. (blame the victim)

We only hired the bot, so not our fault. (blame the bot maker)

I wonder if they claim...
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-07-24, 21:08
Replies: 3,017
Views: 325,122
Posted By retina
And we have to guess where the link is?

And we have to guess where the link is?
Forum: Chess 2022-07-24, 05:28
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By retina
Fear of losing.

Fear of losing.
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-22, 11:59
Replies: 46
Views: 8,664
Posted By retina
Line Rider Race #2 - Who will survive Flight of the Valkyries

Similar theme with 8 riders and synced to some classic Wagner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3heYARlA8cs
3heYARlA8cs
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2022-07-19, 01:13
Replies: 302
Views: 116,443
Posted By retina
Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping

https://www.ghacks.net/2022/07/17/facebook-has-started-to-encrypt-links-to-counter-privacy-improving-url-stripping/ ... or ceasing to use Facebook.

Why are the offered "solutions" to always fight,...
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