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Forum: Lounge 2020-05-23, 16:04
Replies: 1,369
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Posted By xilman
Saturn

Died at age 84. A good innings, as we Brits would say.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52784240
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-23, 09:14
Replies: 109
Views: 4,449
Posted By xilman
Transport? Storage?

Transport? Storage?
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-22, 16:41
Replies: 1,582
Views: 63,507
Posted By xilman
My question had nothing to do with attractiveness...

My question had nothing to do with attractiveness either. It was purely about the monetary cost.
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-22, 06:26
Replies: 1,582
Views: 63,507
Posted By xilman
Non sequitur. The question was about the...

Non sequitur.

The question was about the outlay, not the ownership.
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-21, 19:45
Replies: 31
Views: 415
Posted By xilman
Thanks, but no thanks. I've several working 5...

Thanks, but no thanks. I've several working 5 1/4" and 3.5" drives. At least, they were still working about 4 years ago and I've no reason to doubt them now. The machines with them installed are also...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-21, 19:32
Replies: 31
Views: 415
Posted By xilman
I really don't know. I'll have to check. I...

I really don't know. I'll have to check. I certainly remember seeing them around back in the day.
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-21, 16:57
Replies: 31
Views: 415
Posted By xilman
:paul: I have a couple of thousand cards in...

:paul:

I have a couple of thousand cards in the loft; some punched, some virgin. Somewhere up there is the complete Ballad of Eskimo Nell on punched cards. I also have paper tape reels and 8"...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-21, 09:27
Replies: 31
Views: 415
Posted By xilman
One thing that really bugs me is that many Linux...

One thing that really bugs me is that many Linux apps do not have any useful help at all. Very often the only thing you get when clicking on the help button is the version name and number of the...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-21, 06:29
Replies: 31
Views: 415
Posted By xilman
I thought the meaning of my usage of "PDL" could...

I thought the meaning of my usage of "PDL" could also be glorked from context.
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-20, 17:25
Replies: 31
Views: 415
Posted By xilman
Ah, OK, that's the bit I hadn't understood. ...

Ah, OK, that's the bit I hadn't understood.

Most everything I write these days is in Perl, with a slight contamination of SQL.

On the rare occasions here I need performance, PDL generally comes...
Forum: GPU Computing 2020-05-20, 16:07
Replies: 31
Views: 415
Posted By xilman
There's doubtless a good reason for going to that...

There's doubtless a good reason for going to that trouble but I haven't yet worked out why.

Is the native Perl port to Windoze not sufficient for your purposes?
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-19, 16:02
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By xilman
Sky condition: Black & smelly.

Sky condition: Black & smelly.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-19, 12:42
Replies: 988
Views: 38,929
Posted By xilman
I found this very impressive su9EVeHqizY ...

I found this very impressive su9EVeHqizY

Note how the Falcon Heavy reaches orbit much earlier than the others, and just how long the Saturn takes before it even ignites the 3rd stage.

Also, see...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-19, 06:34
Replies: 1,369
RIP
Views: 84,116
Posted By xilman
I very much doubt it. The UK govt. appear to...

I very much doubt it.

The UK govt. appear to be culling its population at essentially the same efficiency as the Spanish and Italian governments but nowhere near as effectively as their Brazilian...
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 19:08
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
I back up essentially everything on all the Linux...

I back up essentially everything on all the Linux and Windoze machines at home

Any half-way decent backup system will let you do this with ease. I use backuppc.

I no longer have powered-up...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 19:04
Replies: 1,369
RIP
Views: 84,116
Posted By xilman
Ann Mitchell...

Ann Mitchell (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-52698087)
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 10:37
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
You are using the words "no one" in a way which...

You are using the words "no one" in a way which is unfamiliar to me.

For instance, read https://9to5linux.com/new-ubuntu-linux-kernel-security-updates-fix-12-vulnerabilities

The authors have...
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 09:03
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
Here are the steps to be taken. A...

Here are the steps to be taken.


A vulnerability is published. The publication specifies the nature of the bug and at least one possible exploit. Some publications include proof-of-concept code...
Forum: Software 2020-05-17, 07:06
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
Much more than a vague promise. In the case of...

Much more than a vague promise. In the case of Ubuntu the source code is available for you to check the claims made.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-16, 14:50
Replies: 1,179
Views: 43,403
Posted By xilman
Hey, I'd almost forgotten Mr Potatoe Head!

Hey, I'd almost forgotten Mr Potatoe Head!
Forum: Software 2020-05-15, 10:15
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
An example of inoculation against a potential...

An example of inoculation against a potential future threat.
Forum: Software 2020-05-15, 10:10
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
See above. Some components were potentially...

See above.

Some components were potentially buggy, including some possible security bugs which may not yet be in the wild. For instance, python 2.x reached EOL four months ago. Any holes in it...
Forum: Software 2020-05-15, 06:38
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
One reason is if the environment changes. A...

One reason is if the environment changes. A machine is, by and large, not an isolate. It is a member of a mutually communicating and evolving ecosystem. The study of ecosystems has shown that...
Forum: Software 2020-05-14, 06:39
Replies: 38
Views: 962
Posted By xilman
Upgraded a desktop (on which I am now typing) and...

Upgraded a desktop (on which I am now typing) and a latop. No serious issues yet post upgrade 19.10 to 20.4.
Only two issues have become apparent. The first is that Perl went from 5.28.1 to 5.30.0...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-12, 16:59
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By xilman
Home made spectroscope.

IMAO this (https://www.livescience.com/41548-spectroscopy-science-fair-project.html) is wonderful.

I'm going to make one.
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