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Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-23, 15:32
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By xilman
Personally I believe that silence is a very...

Personally I believe that silence is a very telling answer.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 07:35
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By xilman
The silence is very telling.

The silence is very telling.
Forum: XYYXF Project 2021-07-20, 21:07
Replies: 19
Views: 10,600
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-17, 22:09
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By xilman
You are carefully avoiding answering my question.

You are carefully avoiding answering my question.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-17, 19:36
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By xilman
Do you vote in democratic elections? If so,...

Do you vote in democratic elections?

If so, why?
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-17, 13:35
Replies: 76
Views: 4,271
Posted By xilman
In any case, there's virtually nothing that an...

In any case, there's virtually nothing that an ordinary person can do to change the government, whether for better or for worse.

Why bother with democracy?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-07-16, 20:24
Replies: 2,914
Views: 242,587
Posted By xilman
My eaction is "meh". There are (at least) a...

My eaction is "meh".

There are (at least) a countably infinite ways of axiomatizing mathematics. Gödel proved this 90 years ago.

One axiomatization includes the Continuum Hypothesis (CH) as an...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-11, 16:23
Replies: 76
Views: 15,217
Posted By xilman
Japanese knotweed is an evil invasive in the UK;:...

Japanese knotweed is an evil invasive in the UK;: an infestation is required by law to be notified to the authorities so that it can be terminated with extreme prejudice.

Pseudosasa japonica can...
Forum: Factoring 2021-07-10, 20:18
Replies: 10
Views: 3,314
Posted By xilman
You assume correctly, but only because I have not...

You assume correctly, but only because I have not yet tried.

Suffering from a bad cold is one reason, but the major one is because I have run out of round tuits.
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-09, 20:19
Replies: 1,755
RIP
Views: 170,216
Posted By xilman
Jehan Sadat

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57672706
Forum: Forum Feedback 2021-07-08, 13:38
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By xilman
+1

+1
Forum: Astronomy 2021-07-06, 16:50
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By xilman
Spectroscopy

Any one here done any observational spectroscopy and would be willing to help a total newbie?

I fitted a Star Analyser 200 (http://www.threehillsobservatory.co.uk/astro/spectroscopy_16.htm) and...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-03, 16:35
Replies: 1,690
Views: 128,132
Posted By xilman
It might be working. The pain has left the ankle...

It might be working. The pain has left the ankle and moved further down to the porcellus carnivorus, porcellus non voratus and porcellus plorans domum. I can hobble around now, which I couldn't do...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-02, 18:33
Replies: 1,009
Views: 91,792
Posted By xilman
Of course. AFAIK, all Brit travellers have health...

Of course. AFAIK, all Brit travellers have health insurance before venturing into the foreign.
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-02, 18:32
Replies: 1,009
Views: 91,792
Posted By xilman
Far, far too southerly declination, even for LP....

Far, far too southerly declination, even for LP. I did consider it ...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-02, 16:43
Replies: 1,009
Views: 91,792
Posted By xilman
Two bits of good news. SWMBO and I returned to La...

Two bits of good news. SWMBO and I returned to La Palma a week ago, this being our first visit since November and the first since Brexit came fully into effect . Despite a 8-month gap the house and...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-02, 16:29
Replies: 1,690
Views: 128,132
Posted By xilman
I have some good news and some bad news. Let's...

I have some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the bad news.

It appears that I may have gout in or around my left ankle and have been largely out of action for 4 days. It's possible...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-01, 21:48
Replies: 78
Views: 26,904
Posted By xilman
Otto Flick and René were among the very few...

Otto Flick and René were among the very few characters not portrayed as bumbling idiots. All the supposedly British ones, as well as Flick's subordinate, certainly were.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-07-01, 14:47
Replies: 62
Views: 3,575
Posted By xilman
Some people, dumb or otherwise, spout off in...

Some people, dumb or otherwise, spout off in public on issues they know little about and fail to perform even simple consistency checks on their output.

We have already pointed out that people...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-06-30, 20:28
Replies: 78
Views: 26,904
Posted By xilman
You've heard of Herr Flick? I thought it was an...

You've heard of Herr Flick? I thought it was an exclusively British show!
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-06-30, 20:25
Replies: 62
Views: 3,575
Posted By xilman
It is already much better in reality....

It is already much better in reality. Perseverance weighs 1025kg. The US has budgeted $2.75 billion on the total mission which includes years of ground support. The high development cost $2.2...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-06-30, 20:09
Replies: 62
Views: 3,575
Posted By xilman
The full post above.is too large to deal with in...

The full post above.is too large to deal with in one go, so I will restrict myself to a number of responses to individual points, quoting each in turn,

The main issue with the first is that it...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-30, 19:56
Replies: 1,755
RIP
Views: 170,216
Posted By xilman
Donald Rumsfeld

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57674117
Forum: Hobbies 2021-06-29, 21:07
Replies: 78
Views: 26,904
Posted By xilman
Other Brits will be amused to hear that Herr...

Other Brits will be amused to hear that Herr Flick will be taking over as the German team coach shortly.
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-29, 11:46
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By xilman
I am in agreement with you. I still have...

I am in agreement with you.

I still have some American green (beer vouchers) left over from business trips > 10 years ago and it seems unlikely that I will be visiting the US again any time soon....
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