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Forum: enzocreti 2020-07-15, 19:20
Replies: 25
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Posted By xilman
logical AND , not bitwise AND

logical AND , not bitwise AND
Forum: chalsall 2020-07-15, 18:22
Replies: 14
Views: 176
Posted By xilman
I'm fairly sure you don't know me from that era,...

I'm fairly sure you don't know me from that era, but that is exactly what I did.
Forum: Forum Feedback 2020-07-15, 17:52
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Forum Feedback 2020-07-15, 13:30
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By xilman
I have a lot of sympathy for Bob, as many...

I have a lot of sympathy for Bob, as many long-time forum members know. I've spent over 20 years trying to get him to show a calmer, more-measured tone in his public pronouncements, despite the lack...
Forum: chalsall 2020-07-15, 11:45
Replies: 14
Views: 176
Posted By xilman
1024x768? Luxury! That's SVGA that is. I had to...

1024x768? Luxury! That's SVGA that is. I had to make do with VGA.

(I still do when the video device driver doesn't work properly, such as with several attempts to get CUDA working under Ubuntu...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-14, 08:20
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By xilman
Not if you don't mind some cold weather. ...

Not if you don't mind some cold weather.

It's only a short hop from Wales to Наукан via Diomede.

Added in edit: Africa is easily accessible from Eurasia, as is Australasia.
Forum: XYYXF Project 2020-07-13, 19:37
Replies: 11
Sticky: Getting started
Views: 2,512
Posted By xilman
I may be. I contributed in the past but the GCW...

I may be. I contributed in the past but the GCW project has taken up much of my resources recently.

If you want to take over the project web page ...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-13, 17:29
Replies: 3,902
Views: 232,331
Posted By xilman
An ossifrage has been seen flying over the UK....

An ossifrage has been seen flying over the UK. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-53383387)

No reports yet on whether or not it is squeamish.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-13, 17:26
Replies: 1,203
Views: 45,932
Posted By xilman
A nice turn of phrase. I must remember to use it...

A nice turn of phrase. I must remember to use it myself in appropriate contexts.
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-07-13, 08:16
Replies: 16
Views: 177
Posted By xilman
Everything produces waste heat. 2nd law of...

Everything produces waste heat. 2nd law of thermodynamics.
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-07-12, 12:22
Replies: 2,761
Views: 152,910
Posted By xilman
Of waht practical use was electricity 300 years...

Of waht practical use was electricity 300 years ago?
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-07-10, 16:34
Replies: 26
Views: 589
Posted By xilman
You quoted Happy5214 in the same way I'm quoting...

You quoted Happy5214 in the same way I'm quoting you.

You clicked on the "Quote" button, not the "Post Reply" button.

Technical point in that your text clearly addressed the OP, not the person...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-07-08, 13:09
Replies: 2,761
Views: 152,910
Posted By xilman
A possible experimental test for quantum gravity....

A possible experimental test for quantum gravity. (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphy.2020.00207/full)
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-07, 21:15
Replies: 1,430
RIP
Views: 89,281
Posted By xilman
Thanks for letting me know. I'll contact Arjen...

Thanks for letting me know. I'll contact Arjen Lenstra who was on very good terms with Ron, whom I once met at Arjen's house when he still lived in the US.
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-07, 20:37
Replies: 1,430
RIP
Views: 89,281
Posted By xilman
Isaac Newton, by all accounts written by his...

Isaac Newton, by all accounts written by his contemporaries, was a thoroughly unpleasant guy.

Edmund Halley, one of my heroes and a thoroughly pleasant guy, was one of the few who could tolerate...
Forum: Operazione Doppi Mersennes 2020-07-06, 19:41
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By xilman
My guess is trial division.

My guess is trial division.
Forum: Hardware 2020-07-06, 12:46
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By xilman
As a grad student, and then subsequently in my...

As a grad student, and then subsequently in my first paid employment, I worked with a team designing a 32-bit AM29xx machine which had comparable performance to an 11-750 at a third of the price. I...
Forum: Operazione Doppi Mersennes 2020-07-05, 16:51
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By xilman
Interesting! Ernst, I believe you have...

Interesting!

Ernst, I believe you have software attempting to factor this number. Can you confirm
Forum: enzocreti 2020-07-05, 08:40
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By xilman
To which he would reply "you used the AND...

To which he would reply "you used the AND operator, not PLUS.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-07-04, 19:54
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By xilman
That's a relief. I thought I was suffering from...

That's a relief. I thought I was suffering from dementia-related memory loss.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-07-04, 17:29
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By xilman
Anyone else seen the Beowulf movie? Parts of...

Anyone else seen the Beowulf movie?

Parts of it are excellent but the depiction of Grendel's mother seems more designed to titillate the modern audience than to remain true to the original.
...
Forum: Computer Games 2020-07-04, 12:21
Replies: 39
Views: 5,469
Posted By xilman
That's the one. I'd forgotten its real name.

That's the one. I'd forgotten its real name.
Forum: Computer Games 2020-07-04, 08:55
Replies: 39
Views: 5,469
Posted By xilman
I rather liked Lemmings but never got too far...

I rather liked Lemmings but never got too far into it.

Wasted quite a bit of time on Doom as well but never became good enough to consider moving on to Doom 2 or Quake.

Anyone remember Theme...
Forum: Computer Games 2020-07-04, 07:16
Replies: 39
Views: 5,469
Posted By xilman
Back in the day I wasted many hours on rogue,...

Back in the day I wasted many hours on rogue, nethack and larn.

Even earlier, it was ADVENT and a couple of games for which I no longer know the names. One was a purely text-based lunar landing...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-07-03, 16:14
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By xilman
I've really no idea how long it would take me. ...

I've really no idea how long it would take me. It's been a long time since I did anything that small.

A week on a single commodity PC is my guess. That's only 10K minutes.
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