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Forum: Lounge 2020-08-15, 07:58
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Posted By xilman
This looks remarkably like piracy to me. ...

This looks remarkably like piracy to me.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53783179
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-14, 06:38
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
You will certainly need to have fonts installed....

You will certainly need to have fonts installed. I use the noto series on my Linux machines but I can't advise on Windows or Mac systems.

That may be sufficient. We can't know unless the fonts are...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-13, 19:18
Replies: 1,008
Views: 55,052
Posted By xilman
The soul of a recently deceased person was rising...

The soul of a recently deceased person was rising up to heaven when it passed an eagle flying by. "Ah, eagle", it said.

The eagle was too polite to reply.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-13, 19:16
Replies: 120
Views: 7,767
Posted By xilman
Ah, eagle.

Ah, eagle.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-13, 18:35
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
Except when they are not. I gave a specific...

Except when they are not.

I gave a specific example which was in widespread use for well over two thousand years.

Remnants of it are still in widespread use well after four thousand years.
...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-08-13, 07:56
Replies: 2,799
Views: 155,856
Posted By xilman
They missed a trick. I would have used "The...

They missed a trick. I would have used "The World Ceres Between Mars and Jupiter ...".
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-12, 20:54
Replies: 1,597
Views: 76,902
Posted By xilman
The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the...

The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth?
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-08-12, 19:13
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By xilman
I am sorry to break this to you but that is a...

I am sorry to break this to you but that is a failure of your imagination.

Some people are trying to work out how to run a useful rover on the surface of Venus...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-12, 19:02
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By xilman
Nope. You are over-analyzing. ...

Nope. You are over-analyzing.

"BiCapitalization" is a pejorative attack on corporations who use weird capitals within a word so that they can (try to) trademark common words.

So no pun at all.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 19:16
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
You use a Western musical scale. You are...

You use a Western musical scale.

You are showing one of your cultural biases.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 19:14
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
To be rather more accurate, for forty and fifty. ...

To be rather more accurate, for forty and fifty.

Consult the Unicode standard for the symbols for twenty and thirty.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 18:36
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By xilman
"BoJo"is a common contraction of "Boris Johnson"....

"BoJo"is a common contraction of "Boris Johnson".

"Bozo" is the name of a historically famous circus clown.

I used "bozo" whereas you mis-quoted it as "bojo".
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 17:16
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By xilman
You're welcome. As a nit-pick (I spend a...

You're welcome.

As a nit-pick (I spend a significant amount of my time picking nits) I will point out that BoJo is conventionally BiCapitalized,
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 17:02
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By xilman
Clever mis-quoting. :tu: By and large I...

Clever mis-quoting. :tu:

By and large I disapprove of editing quotes but on this occasion I will make an exception.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-11, 16:44
Replies: 3,986
Views: 236,277
Posted By xilman
Taxonomy of Occlupanids ...

Taxonomy of Occlupanids
(http://www.horg.com/horg/?page_id=2)
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 16:41
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By xilman
As a bozo filter? Anyone can download an...

As a bozo filter?

Anyone can download an unprotected project. A certain minimum level of cluefulness is needed for one which is password-protected.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-11, 16:37
Replies: 1,008
Views: 55,052
Posted By xilman
Did you know it takes 20 babies to make one litre...

Did you know it takes 20 babies to make one litre of baby oil?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 15:24
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
Oh, for $DEITY's sake: cuneiform sexagesimal is a...

Oh, for $DEITY's sake: cuneiform sexagesimal is a positional system. You express large numbers using exactly the same procedure as most people do with decimal.

Here is the number forty quadrillion...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 15:20
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
Akkadian sexagesimal uses 17 characters to...

Akkadian sexagesimal uses 17 characters to represent forty quadrillion, exactly the same as decimal.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 12:46
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
𒌋, also known as I+1230B CUNEIFORM SIGN U, is the...

𒌋, also known as I+1230B CUNEIFORM SIGN U, is the one you want. Use it twice for twenty.
𒌍(U+1230D CUNEIFORM SIGN U U U) is thirty.

It should be obvious now how to type the remaining numbers.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 11:18
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
Given that you can type in cuneiform, why don't...

Given that you can type in cuneiform, why don't you use the standard representation which is much more widely understood than one which you appear to have invented for your own self-gratification?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 11:10
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
Can but won't. I used an image purely to...

Can but won't.

I used an image purely to save typing. Here is the start of the table in cuneiform:

𒐕𒐖𒐗𒐘𒐙𒐚𒐛𒐜𒐝
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 11:01
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
We were discussing the relative merits of...

We were discussing the relative merits of duodecimal and decimal. After all, you were the one who brought £sd into the thread.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:58
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
Agreed. That is why I used the term "trinary" so...

Agreed. That is why I used the term "trinary" so as to avoid most ambiguities.

One could argue over which trinary. I somewhat prefer balanced trinary, in which the digits are 1, 0 and 1. It has...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:45
Replies: 107
Views: 1,942
Posted By xilman
Makes no difference. The number of people under...

Makes no difference. The number of people under discussion is still greater than two (or three if you include me).
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