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Forum: Hardware 2020-10-01, 14:55
Replies: 139
Views: 7,507
Posted By xilman
Not sure it would work but worth trying at least...

Not sure it would work but worth trying at least once. Probably not more than once but who knows?

Smashed up fresh (or defrosted frozen) peas makes a very good replacement for avocado for an...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-01, 14:45
Replies: 1,038
Views: 59,319
Posted By xilman
Her: It’s not working out between us. For...

Her: It’s not working out between us. For starters, I’m sick of your terrible jokes.

Me: I understand. And for the main course?
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-28, 16:32
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By xilman
The end of the road at...

The end of the road at https://www.google.com/maps/@31.2229563,81.213442,309m/data=!3m1!1e3 looks especially interesting to me.

It ends abruptly in a straight line perpendicular to the road. There...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-28, 16:05
Replies: 1,038
Views: 59,319
Posted By xilman
Bids on this year's Halloween charity sale will...

Bids on this year's Halloween charity sale will be remote this year due to COVID-19.

It's a spooky auction at a distance.
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-28, 15:41
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By xilman
You asked only about ECM, not about any specific...

You asked only about ECM, not about any specific implementation.

I answered your question as asked.

To answer your latest question, I believe that GMP can handle gigabit integers. I do not know...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-28, 15:33
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By xilman
What looks like an interesting crater about 20m...

What looks like an interesting crater about 20m across at https://www.google.com/maps/@31.2245711,81.2201583,154m/data=!3m1!1e3 and what looks like two slit trenches about 50m from it to the south...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-28, 15:25
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By xilman
Zooming in shows clear evidence of a road of...

Zooming in shows clear evidence of a road of sorts, including some side-tracks which appear to go nowhere.

There are also some circular features about 20m across to the north of the obscure area....
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-09-28, 15:19
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By xilman
Again, correct.

Again, correct.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-09-28, 13:44
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By xilman
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-27, 20:58
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By xilman
No it does not. "Better" depends greatly on...

No it does not.

"Better" depends greatly on the size of p. Trivial example: if p has 70 digits ...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-27, 16:27
Replies: 70
Views: 4,605
Posted By xilman
It doesn't work well for dogs of different sizes...

It doesn't work well for dogs of different sizes either. Big dogs tend to age significantly faster than small dogs.

Non-linearity is evident in the physiological ages of cats too, when measured...
Forum: GMP-ECM 2020-09-26, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By xilman
"tail -f" is how I do it.

"tail -f" is how I do it.
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-26, 08:26
Replies: 139
Views: 7,507
Posted By xilman
I don't know whether this counts as decent but...

I don't know whether this counts as decent but some years ago I discovered that replacing roughly 20% of the regular wheat flour in a standard soft-white bread recipe with pea flour works well. To...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-25, 20:23
Replies: 1,008
Views: 44,076
Posted By xilman
https://twitter.com/Trolley110/status/130921835687...

https://twitter.com/Trolley110/status/1309218356873121793

(Rocket scientists build classic design and prove that it works.)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-25, 15:03
Replies: 330
Views: 18,413
Posted By xilman
We have two basic cars, one in the UK and one in...

We have two basic cars, one in the UK and one in LP. The fomer has a wireless fob. TBH, I prefer it.

From a security point of view they are pretty much equivalent: they keep out all but the...
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-25, 11:45
Replies: 139
Views: 7,507
Posted By xilman
Yes you can. Knock a hole in an external...

Yes you can.

Knock a hole in an external wall big enough for the back of the fridge to sit in it, leaving the front of the fridge inside the room. Seal the edges. Leave the fridge door open and...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-25, 08:36
Replies: 922
Views: 48,267
Posted By xilman
You gone blind?

You gone blind?
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 21:17
Replies: 1,038
Views: 59,319
Posted By xilman
That's congenital diarrhoea. Aka runs in the...

That's congenital diarrhoea. Aka runs in the family.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 20:03
Replies: 70
Views: 4,605
Posted By xilman
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-09-24, 18:00
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By xilman
Not sure whether politics is allowed here or...

Not sure whether politics is allowed here or whether this should be posted in the Soapbox. Doubtless a supermod will move it if it is deemed off-topic.

Anyway, π’‰Ί π’„£ 𒁺 π’Œ‘ π’‡· π’…– π’‹« π’€  π’‰Ώ π’Œ… π’Œ‘
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-24, 17:20
Replies: 330
Views: 18,413
Posted By xilman
Almost trivial to breaqk, using techniques which...

Almost trivial to breaqk, using techniques which have been known for centuries.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 17:16
Replies: 70
Views: 4,605
Posted By xilman
A youg ginger tomcat, probably about 9 months...

A youg ginger tomcat, probably about 9 months old, has taken to visiting us here in La Palma recently. He is in very good condition and is clearly a pet, almost certainly of the kids at the farmhouse...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 16:59
Replies: 1,038
Views: 59,319
Posted By xilman
On Monday we start Diarrhoea Awareness Week. Runs...

On Monday we start Diarrhoea Awareness Week. Runs until Friday.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 10:30
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,738
Posted By xilman
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54275941 Former...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54275941

Former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans has died at the age of 92, the Reuters news agency has reported.

This is the guy who exposed the impact of...
Forum: Cunningham Tables 2020-09-23, 08:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By xilman
Ok, off you go. No-one is stopping you from...

Ok, off you go.

No-one is stopping you from factoring yourself.

Good luck.
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