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Forum: chalsall 2021-09-26, 13:22
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By retina
Does that mean Fedora has gone full MS now,...

Does that mean Fedora has gone full MS now, deciding to help themselves to data about the user? :down:

The OS is supposed to be the most trusted part, not the most leaky part.
Forum: Marin's Mersenne-aries 2021-09-23, 03:04
Replies: 73
Views: 5,049
Posted By retina
You can "help it along" towards reaching your...

You can "help it along" towards reaching your predicted goal by grabbing the last reassigned exponent and running it slowly making your best effort to complete it quickly. :razz:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-09-20, 09:05
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By retina
If a prime formula was really just that simple...

If a prime formula was really just that simple then there is a very strong possibility that it would have been discovered 400 years ago.

Today you could write a simple BASIC program to generate...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-19, 02:11
Replies: 1,474
Views: 150,150
Posted By retina
That is easily solved. I'll just start a new...

That is easily solved.

I'll just start a new religion: The church of the rejection of Covid-19 vaccines.

There, done. No need to invoke backdoor excuses about fetuses and whatnot. Plainly state...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-18, 17:14
Replies: 1,474
Views: 150,150
Posted By retina
Driving a motorised vehicle provides a chance of...

Driving a motorised vehicle provides a chance of immediate death. Everyone knows this, it isn't controversial.

So why do people still drive cars? You could die. OMFG the sky is falling! Reject all...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-17, 16:47
Replies: 1,474
Views: 150,150
Posted By retina
Vaccinations don't save lives. They extend lives....

Vaccinations don't save lives. They extend lives. [On average, YMMV] But by how much is the extension? Why does no one ever say? It is all just "more", which is vague. Is it by just a month (on...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-09, 17:13
Replies: 1,474
Views: 150,150
Posted By retina
I'd be willing to claim I am unvaccinated just...

I'd be willing to claim I am unvaccinated just get to get the free harvesting session. :razz:

Can I get to choose beforehand which assistant does the deed?
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-08, 12:59
Replies: 1,474
Views: 150,150
Posted By retina
I find it ironic that putting the entire...

I find it ironic that putting the entire population into the same box as a collective group of "this is what Americans do, if you don't do it then you are un-American" can also be seen as...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-08, 00:37
Replies: 1,474
Views: 150,150
Posted By retina
... that have been detected. But the actual case...

... that have been detected. But the actual case load is unknown. Just like in every other country.

Cases recorded != cases actual.

Some countries test lots ... and find lots.
Some countries...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-06, 14:15
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
The units are missing, but nevermind. Mrs Fred...

The units are missing, but nevermind. Mrs Fred will be very happy with her new 4757.9... m² rose garden next to the lake. I think Farmer Fred will have a very pleasant evening after erecting the...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-05, 23:24
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
Vagueness

And those formulae are?And the code is?

And your answer is?
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-02, 17:20
Replies: 1,160
Views: 114,140
Posted By retina
I find it amazing that the leg it stands on is...

I find it amazing that the leg it stands on is always exactly long enough to reach the ground, never shorter, never longer.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-01, 12:59
Replies: 755
Views: 75,496
Posted By retina
Ignore all of the internal lines and stripes (the...

Ignore all of the internal lines and stripes (the "decorations") and just consider the area of the outer shape.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-01, 02:23
Replies: 755
Views: 75,496
Posted By retina
Reading the alt text might help to explain. ...

Reading the alt text might help to explain.

Geometry textbooks always try to trick you by adding decorative stripes and dotted lines.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 15:14
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
Okay, so what is your solution?

Okay, so what is your solution?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 14:59
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
I guess it is time to get explicit then. The...

I guess it is time to get explicit then.

The attached can't be maximal with a circle or a circle arc, right? The straight lines are better, right?

The point being you can't simply ignore the...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 14:03
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
Now change the shape of the river into a...

Now change the shape of the river into a non-straight line, say, like the lake would have.

What if the lake is really tiny? What if it is larger? What if it impinges just a little bit, or a lot....
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 13:04
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
Counterexamples are too easy. See attached. Green...

Counterexamples are too easy. See attached. Green part is the enclosed field. Blue is a river. The perimeter of each area is the same length of fence when the river forms the other perimeter.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 09:24
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
Are you sure that some other shape, that is not a...

Are you sure that some other shape, that is not a simple circle segment, won't give more area?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 04:04
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
There are right angles, there are wrong angles,...

There are right angles, there are wrong angles, and there are triangles.

To make the puzzle more interesting allow the fence to be any shape of your choosing, and change the river into a lake of...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 02:48
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
Fences can be used for many purposes. Livestock...

Fences can be used for many purposes. Livestock containment is just one of them.

It could be a decorative picket fence for Fred to build a house inside.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-29, 06:15
Replies: 58
Views: 1,612
Posted By retina
One of these things is not like the others. ...

One of these things is not like the others.

a rectangle is a quadrilateral with four right angles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectangle)

Do you mean a triangle?
Forum: Dobri 2021-08-29, 05:52
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By retina
Nesting BB code used to work in the past, some...

Nesting BB code used to work in the past, some older posts do that. But an "upgrade" sometime ago broke it. :down:
Forum: Dobri 2021-08-27, 02:03
Replies: 50
Views: 1,585
Posted By retina
It isn't just the title, the entire post...

It isn't just the title, the entire post reinforces the claim.
Forum: Dobri 2021-08-27, 00:52
Replies: 50
Views: 1,585
Posted By retina
Conjecture is too strong of a term for what is...

Conjecture is too strong of a term for what is really just a basic observation over small numbers, so perhaps that was the impetus for the change. Anyhow, I didn't change it, it is merely guess.
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