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Forum: chalsall 2021-09-20, 12:05
Replies: 1
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Posted By xilman
After using Gentoo for many years, I standardized...

After using Gentoo for many years, I standardized on Ubuntu for new systems a few years back, including on a tiny ARM-64 SBC which Ernst sold to me. Two of my machines still run Gentoo.

I like...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 20:05
Replies: 61
Views: 16,346
Posted By xilman
Not really. I grew up in areas with traffic...

Not really.

I grew up in areas with traffic noise which was comparable.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 18:42
Replies: 61
Views: 16,346
Posted By xilman
That was taken within 5 minutes of the eruption...

That was taken within 5 minutes of the eruption starting.

The smoke pillar was much bigger and darker in colour after 20 minutes or so. Now just a grey cloud with no obvious movement but still a...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 18:38
Replies: 61
Views: 16,346
Posted By xilman
How about this one?

How about this one?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 16:42
Replies: 61
Views: 16,346
Posted By xilman
We are fine and enjoying a ringside seat. It is...

We are fine and enjoying a ringside seat. It is about 5km due south of here. Lots of smoke visible from here but the low-level red bits are hidden by the ridge to the south. Noise sounds like a...
Forum: Software 2021-09-18, 17:52
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By xilman
Can you explain why you need GMP and why MPIR is...

Can you explain why you need GMP and why MPIR is unsuitable? I know people in the MPIR community and they may be able to help remedy any deficiency MPIR might have.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-18, 17:47
Replies: 1,465
Views: 148,888
Posted By xilman
Another famous dictum is The plural of anecdote...

Another famous dictum is The plural of anecdote is not data.

There appears to be a lot of anecdotal "evidence" swilling around. Sing along with me:
Just a spoonful of Chlorox helps the...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-17, 18:55
Replies: 1,465
Views: 148,888
Posted By xilman
+1 :tu: A rational analysis. FWIW, I...

+1 :tu:

A rational analysis.

FWIW, I strongly recommend vaccination against CV19 and was vaccinated myself at the earliest opportunity
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-16, 21:43
Replies: 1,779
RIP
Views: 179,421
Posted By xilman
Very widely known as "Uncle Clive". Fruity as a...

Very widely known as "Uncle Clive". Fruity as a nutcake but harmless and entertaining with it.
Forum: Programming 2021-09-16, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 2,981
Posted By xilman
it is a real shame that Liunux is no longer...

it is a real shame that Liunux is no longer supported.

What is broken with respect to Linux? Do the Windoze builds work under WINE?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 17:56
Replies: 505
Views: 84,678
Posted By xilman
Not in the slightest. We didn't feel even the...

Not in the slightest. We didn't feel even the strongest tremor.

Clouds are the limiting factor (hærfest is icumen in), not ground movements.

The situation may change during the final week of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 17:50
Replies: 505
Views: 84,678
Posted By xilman
Now 6cm according to the latest reports. This is...

Now 6cm according to the latest reports. This is really starting to become rather significant.

For those residing in the North American Colonies: 6cm is well over 2 inches.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 13:42
Replies: 505
Views: 84,678
Posted By xilman
A whole bunch of earthquakes is occurring about...

A whole bunch of earthquakes is occurring about 10km south of here. We had some last year but what is unusual about these is that their number (hundreds), strength (several above Richter 3) and...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-14, 20:58
Replies: 1,779
RIP
Views: 179,421
Posted By xilman
A theism, a theism, my kingdom for a theism!" ...

A theism, a theism, my kingdom for a theism!"

As you know, I happen to think the old ones are the best.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 20:55
Replies: 40
Views: 5,839
Posted By xilman
:poop: happens.

:poop: happens.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 20:54
Replies: 40
Views: 5,839
Posted By xilman
A cat of our acquaintance is called "Cake" by us....

A cat of our acquaintance is called "Cake" by us. We have since learned that the people across the road with whom he spends most of his time call him Garfield. Cake came by for a chat and a bite to...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 19:22
Replies: 40
Views: 5,839
Posted By xilman
You describe a later form of Latin, Vulgar Latin,...

You describe a later form of Latin, Vulgar Latin, from perhaps the 4th century onwards.

Essentially all scholars now believe that Classical Latin was pronounced in the time of Brutus and Julius...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 19:13
Replies: 40
Views: 5,839
Posted By xilman
Frappe frappe. Qui est là? Loste. Loste...

Frappe frappe.
Qui est là?
Loste.
Loste qui?
Oui.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-13, 18:24
Replies: 53
Views: 21,325
Posted By xilman
Gratias ago tibi, quia haec, sunt mira! ...

Gratias ago tibi, quia haec, sunt mira!

Loquens Latina Romani civium esse simile Ænglisc ad cives London.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-11, 12:53
Replies: 79
Views: 13,330
Posted By xilman
We have been here before in this thread. The...

We have been here before in this thread.

The region with the highest number of tornadoes per square metre per second (to use the SI unit) is southern England. Second is the Netherlands. It was to...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-11, 10:34
Replies: 79
Views: 13,330
Posted By xilman
Another fatal one. ...

Another fatal one. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58524714
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-09, 20:33
Replies: 1,465
Views: 148,888
Posted By xilman
You have plenty of minions already. Get one of...

You have plenty of minions already. Get one of them to do it for you and don't be greedy.

Alternatively, take matters into your own hands.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 16:46
Replies: 4,359
Views: 361,373
Posted By xilman
And you appear not to have understood the meaning...

And you appear not to have understood the meaning of "central Europe".
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 14:09
Replies: 4,359
Views: 361,373
Posted By xilman
Besides, you tend not to get many herrings in...

Besides, you tend not to get many herrings in Central Europe. During my time in the Czech Republic by far the most commonly available fish was carp and zander. Freshwater species, in other words.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 14:05
Replies: 4,359
Views: 361,373
Posted By xilman
As well as, not instead of. Pigeons and,...

As well as, not instead of.

Pigeons and, especially, rabbits also played an important role, being available all year round. In England the major source of protein for the feudal peasants were...
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