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Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 19:00
Replies: 1,639
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Posted By xilman
We flew back with Ryanair ("The world's most...

We flew back with Ryanair ("The world's most loathed airline") which are as low-cost as they come. We were adivsed to do so because they are so desperate to fly that they are unlikely to cancel.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-22, 18:52
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By xilman
Wimp (if you are on my side of the pond) or wuss...

Wimp (if you are on my side of the pond) or wuss (on your side).

130 (American) proof is only 65% EtOH. Absinthes up to 85% are readily available throughout Europe. I drink them neat.

I have an...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 18:26
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By xilman
I argue that the rules are unclear. They...

I argue that the rules are unclear.

They were given as a reference to an earlier post to be used an analogy. That prototype used only five-letter words from which one was supposed to deduce the...
Forum: Factoring 2020-11-22, 18:20
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By xilman
It depends. With my workload it is in...

It depends.


With my workload it is in stage 2.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 18:12
Replies: 1,639
Views: 88,575
Posted By xilman
Personally I would not trust them. They have let...

Personally I would not trust them. They have let me down three times already.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 12:01
Replies: 1,639
Views: 88,575
Posted By xilman
Is BA "British Airways" or "Buenos Aires" in this...

Is BA "British Airways" or "Buenos Aires" in this context?

Iberia/BA three times cancelled our flights from La Palma to the UK. We managed to get back ytesterday by taking a local hop to Gran...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 11:54
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By xilman
You did not use "attacked" in your sentence. ...

You did not use "attacked" in your sentence. There are no eight-letter words there at all, but it could be remedied easily using "Lonesome", for instance, or perhaps "Brigands", or "Randomly".
Forum: y-cruncher 2020-11-19, 21:13
Replies: 33
Views: 16,256
Posted By xilman
Be thankful for the existence of dozenal and...

Be thankful for the existence of dozenal and sexagesimal representations.
Forum: Hardware 2020-11-19, 11:44
Replies: 93
Views: 5,463
Posted By xilman
Yes, but not necessarily the system you wish to...

Yes, but not necessarily the system you wish to boot.

Extract the boot disk and plug into another Linux box which boots properly. Mount the added disk somewhere, edit to your heart's content, then...
Forum: y-cruncher 2020-11-18, 19:34
Replies: 33
Views: 16,256
Posted By xilman
Still does in much of Europe where the term...

Still does in much of Europe where the term "milliard" is still used for 1e9.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-18, 17:30
Replies: 520
Views: 26,798
Posted By xilman
One is the time-honoured approach of finding a...

One is the time-honoured approach of finding a loaded revolver on one's pillow at bed time.

I think it is exceedingly unlikely that Trump would take the hint and act upon it.
Forum: FermatSearch 2020-11-18, 17:23
Replies: 57
Views: 2,543
Posted By xilman
¿Que? I make 10^85 to be...

¿Que?

I make 10^85 to be 258493941422821148397315216271863391739316284656524658203125 times bigger than 2^85.

That number has 60 digits.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-17, 17:45
Replies: 520
Views: 26,798
Posted By xilman
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-11-17, 17:32
Replies: 2,834
Views: 172,850
Posted By xilman
How do you produce the iron which you then burn?

How do you produce the iron which you then burn?
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-17, 10:51
Replies: 1,639
Views: 88,575
Posted By xilman
IANAL I am a pedant and a proof-reader if...

IANAL

I am a pedant and a proof-reader if that helps.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-17, 10:22
Replies: 1,639
Views: 88,575
Posted By xilman
My TCS has come down with a nasty attack of...

My TCS has come down with a nasty attack of death.

I'm hoping it is acute death and not chronic death.

If the latter, I will be given a very strong incentive to get the Odroid which Ernst sold...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-16, 11:45
Replies: 520
Views: 26,798
Posted By xilman
Same here. A GDPR issue perhaps?

Same here. A GDPR issue perhaps?
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-14, 15:36
Replies: 1,063
Views: 67,201
Posted By xilman
https://twitter.com/Chiclanagirl/status/1327240147...

https://twitter.com/Chiclanagirl/status/1327240147017101324
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-13, 12:47
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By xilman
The last word has 9 letters and the sentence is...

The last word has 9 letters and the sentence is not grammatically correct, needing s/escape/escapes/ or s/Leader/Leaders/

You could use NATIONAL or, if re-written, BRAZENLY from

Leader escapes...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-13, 12:21
Replies: 1,063
Views: 67,201
Posted By xilman
I was sitting drinking coffee in my slippers this...

I was sitting drinking coffee in my slippers this morning, when I thought to myself... I really need to wash some mugs.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-13, 10:09
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By xilman
Shut it --- let's eagerly nibble the Lebanese...

Shut it --- let's eagerly nibble the Lebanese yams.

LEBANESE
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-11-13, 10:06
Replies: 18
Views: 4,661
Posted By xilman
As in texts which cover Elementary Particle...

As in texts which cover Elementary Particle Physics.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-12, 22:23
Replies: 4,119
Views: 263,078
Posted By xilman
How to lose friends and alienate people.

TripAdvisor warns users over Thai hotel that legally pursued reviewer (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-54914768)

LaurV: you seen this one?

How did the proprietors ever get the idea that...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-12, 18:18
Replies: 520
Views: 26,798
Posted By xilman
:goodposting:

:goodposting:
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-12, 18:17
Replies: 1,541
RIP
Views: 110,233
Posted By xilman
Jerry Rawlings: Ghana's ex-president dies aged 73...

Jerry Rawlings: Ghana's ex-president dies aged 73

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54916096

About time too, IMO.
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