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Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 04:38
Replies: 33
Views: 411
Posted By jwaltos
The unsung inventor(s) of the abacus and quipu...

The unsung inventor(s) of the abacus and quipu [... If this conjecture is correct, quipus are the only known example of a complex language recorded in a 3-D system.(Src.: Wiki)]
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 03:32
Replies: 33
Views: 411
Posted By jwaltos
The guy or gal that invented zero. An ancestor of...

The guy or gal that invented zero. An ancestor of theirs probably invented the wheel too.
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi..Appollonius of Perga, Diophantus..
“When you have eliminated all which is...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-01-18, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By jwaltos
William Gosset..circumstances were different...

William Gosset..circumstances were different though.

If the original poster reads and appreciates "EWD1036.PDF" on this site: https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/index10xx.html
(as a start) then...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 21:08
Replies: 60
Views: 989
Posted By jwaltos
I did not. I did. It was. In the late 70's...

I did not. I did. It was.
In the late 70's early 80's I used Solaris while studying eng./math in Windsor and worked with Sun and Apple machines in the early 90's, (eng./math again) at UBC. At the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 16:33
Replies: 60
Views: 989
Posted By jwaltos
Lol..you wouldn't have happened to go under the...

Lol..you wouldn't have happened to go under the moniker of "old red cracker" harking back to the iczelion/Fravia days..not that you would admit it..At the time, this was "fly by the seat of your...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-07, 01:15
Replies: 33
Views: 736
Posted By jwaltos
Angry Good elements in the above post. I've overclocked...

Good elements in the above post. I've overclocked several machines successfully with each machine running three or four 970 GPU's. These machines would be running in our unheated garage during the...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2022-01-04, 03:03
Replies: 59
Views: 23,602
Posted By jwaltos
https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/euler-works/?...

https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/euler-works/?utm_source=scholarlycommons.pacific.edu%2Feuler-works%2F256&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages
I recently came upon the above and a couple of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-12-29, 23:55
Replies: 45
Views: 3,871
Posted By jwaltos
"..if the Delta variant is any indication, the...

"..if the Delta variant is any indication, the perception of COVID as not seriously affecting children might be unduly optimistic."

My wife and I had our boosters yesterday (Moderna) and aside...
Forum: jwaltos 2021-12-22, 07:00
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By jwaltos
Arte to the rescue.

In a couple of recent posts I've given an indication of some thoughts regarding the resolution of certain questions..ill-posed and not. This area is something of a whiteboard for me and will be...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-21, 16:40
Replies: 18
Views: 2,980
Posted By jwaltos
You may be setting yourself up for failure and...

You may be setting yourself up for failure and "less than" benevolent comments.
As a simple and cursory check look at the "Implementation" section of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-12-20, 20:35
Replies: 2,960
Views: 275,434
Posted By jwaltos
"The affirmation likely puts Abdin’s case to bed...

"The affirmation likely puts Abdin’s case to bed at this point, but it also reaffirms that tardigrades, wherever they show up in sci-fi (or real life!) are pretty rad little creatures."
...
Forum: Data 2021-12-19, 02:52
Replies: 98
Views: 2,998
Posted By jwaltos
"Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating...

"Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating of 850k.

Re-reading certain threads (historical records a la Galaxy Quest) and posts and comparing them with the content of the newer ones gives a...
Forum: Data 2021-12-18, 22:41
Replies: 98
Views: 2,998
Posted By jwaltos
Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating...

Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating of 850k.
Re-reading certain threads (historical records a la Galaxy Quest) and posts and comparing them with the content of the newer ones gives a...
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-12-15, 02:35
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By jwaltos
https://mathworld.wolfram.com/UniversalParabolicCo...

https://mathworld.wolfram.com/UniversalParabolicConstant.html

There's a fundamental result in quantum physics allied (not alloyed..minors not miners..Galaxy Quest) with this constant (see...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-12-15, 02:27
Replies: 723
Views: 72,457
Posted By jwaltos
"Originally Posted by Tom Lehrer People ask me...

"Originally Posted by Tom Lehrer
People ask me how I do it
And I say, "There's nothin' to it
You just stand there lookin' cute
And when something moves, you shoot!"
lol
I've had fools shoot at...
Forum: Msieve 2021-12-13, 04:25
Replies: 199
Views: 56,457
Posted By jwaltos
Correct on both counts. The methods outlined in...

Correct on both counts. The methods outlined in the paper cited aren't implemented in msieve but they provide a guideline on how to view msieve results comparatively. The PPT presentation sketches...
Forum: Msieve 2021-12-12, 17:00
Replies: 199
Views: 56,457
Posted By jwaltos
https://members.loria.fr/PZimmermann/talks/unsw.pd...

https://members.loria.fr/PZimmermann/talks/unsw.pdf

Although not containing specific values generated by msieve perhaps this PPT presentation may provide an assist in reviewing prior approaches...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-07, 02:04
Replies: 52
Views: 3,165
Posted By jwaltos
Like a dog with a bone I'm a little tenacious...

Like a dog with a bone I'm a little tenacious about logically resolving something I'm expected to accept unquestioningly. LaurV made some good points in his responses earlier within this thread....
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-06, 21:29
Replies: 52
Views: 3,165
Posted By jwaltos
I just read through the thread and it didn't...

I just read through the thread and it didn't help.
Question: Can operator precedence be measured or quantified? (cf. Lord Kelvi..something to the effect where if it can't be measured it can't it be...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-06, 19:20
Replies: 52
Views: 3,165
Posted By jwaltos
8/2*(2+2)

I was asked what the answer to this was at work and I reflexively said "1." I learned shortly thereafter that this was a "thing" on the internet a while ago,...
Forum: Astronomy 2021-11-26, 03:29
Replies: 83
Views: 6,176
Posted By jwaltos
I was following this deployment with interest for...

I was following this deployment with interest for a couple of reasons. There's an excellent documentary on the people involved in this project and its intended hopes and aims which is well worth...
Forum: CADO-NFS 2021-11-15, 07:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,547
Posted By jwaltos
I wasn't pontificating but if that's how you took...

I wasn't pontificating but if that's how you took it, fine. Perhaps hybridisation isn't your forte. Good luck.
Forum: CADO-NFS 2021-11-14, 05:06
Replies: 23
Views: 1,547
Posted By jwaltos
Hi VB, Sorry for your luck. A while back I had a...

Hi VB, Sorry for your luck. A while back I had a good run at blackjack and poker and spent about 10k on components to put together a decent machine. Your MoBo and cooling system will be key. Think...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-24, 20:04
Replies: 35
Views: 1,153
Posted By jwaltos
Ditto on watching the new Dune, one of the actors...

Ditto on watching the new Dune, one of the actors was on the recent SNL.
Ditto on 2001.

Oblivion was predictable 5 minutes in..though I did like the actors in it.

Galaxy Quest, though not an...
Forum: Homework Help 2021-10-16, 15:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By jwaltos
Dzekuje Dobri, I wasn't aware of this paper. ...

Dzekuje Dobri, I wasn't aware of this paper.

I'm going to post a couple of thing in the blog sub-forum which will provide some background on why I asked this question. Going through some of the...
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