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Forum: Lounge 2020-08-13, 19:18
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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: 118
Views: 7,677
Posted By xilman
Ah, eagle.

Ah, eagle.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-13, 18:35
Replies: 105
Views: 1,819
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: 2,798
Views: 155,710
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: 1,595
Views: 76,779
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: 535
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: 796
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: 105
Views: 1,819
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: 105
Views: 1,819
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: 796
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: 796
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: 796
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: 3,977
Views: 236,034
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: 796
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: 54,977
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: 105
Views: 1,819
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: 105
Views: 1,819
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: 105
Views: 1,819
Posted By xilman
๐’Œ‹, also known as I+1230B CUNEIFORM SIGN U, is the...

๐’Œ‹, also known as I+1230B CUNEIFORM SIGN U, is the one you want. Use it twice for twenty.
๐’Œ(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: 105
Views: 1,819
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: 105
Views: 1,819
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:

๐’•๐’–๐’—๐’˜๐’™๐’š๐’›๐’œ๐’
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 11:01
Replies: 105
Views: 1,819
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 ยฃsd into the thread.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:58
Replies: 105
Views: 1,819
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: 105
Views: 1,819
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).
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:28
Replies: 105
Views: 1,819
Posted By xilman
Yeah, it is confusing. Especially so because...

Yeah, it is confusing.

Especially so because the optimal base is actually trinary.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:18
Replies: 105
Views: 1,819
Posted By xilman
I think you will find there are many more than...

I think you will find there are many more than two, which is much fewer than the population of the UK and Eire who are now aged 55 or older.
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