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Forum: Lounge 2021-09-17, 18:55
Replies: 1,457
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Posted By xilman
+1 :tu: A rational analysis. FWIW, I...

+1 :tu:

A rational analysis.

FWIW, I strongly recommend vaccination against CV19 and was vaccinated myself at the earliest opportunity
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-16, 21:43
Replies: 1,778
RIP
Views: 179,107
Posted By xilman
Very widely known as "Uncle Clive". Fruity as a...

Very widely known as "Uncle Clive". Fruity as a nutcake but harmless and entertaining with it.
Forum: Programming 2021-09-16, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 2,909
Posted By xilman
it is a real shame that Liunux is no longer...

it is a real shame that Liunux is no longer supported.

What is broken with respect to Linux? Do the Windoze builds work under WINE?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 17:56
Replies: 505
Views: 84,624
Posted By xilman
Not in the slightest. We didn't feel even the...

Not in the slightest. We didn't feel even the strongest tremor.

Clouds are the limiting factor (hærfest is icumen in), not ground movements.

The situation may change during the final week of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 17:50
Replies: 505
Views: 84,624
Posted By xilman
Now 6cm according to the latest reports. This is...

Now 6cm according to the latest reports. This is really starting to become rather significant.

For those residing in the North American Colonies: 6cm is well over 2 inches.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 13:42
Replies: 505
Views: 84,624
Posted By xilman
A whole bunch of earthquakes is occurring about...

A whole bunch of earthquakes is occurring about 10km south of here. We had some last year but what is unusual about these is that their number (hundreds), strength (several above Richter 3) and...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-14, 20:58
Replies: 1,778
RIP
Views: 179,107
Posted By xilman
A theism, a theism, my kingdom for a theism!" ...

A theism, a theism, my kingdom for a theism!"

As you know, I happen to think the old ones are the best.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 20:55
Replies: 40
Views: 5,774
Posted By xilman
:poop: happens.

:poop: happens.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 20:54
Replies: 40
Views: 5,774
Posted By xilman
A cat of our acquaintance is called "Cake" by us....

A cat of our acquaintance is called "Cake" by us. We have since learned that the people across the road with whom he spends most of his time call him Garfield. Cake came by for a chat and a bite to...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 19:22
Replies: 40
Views: 5,774
Posted By xilman
You describe a later form of Latin, Vulgar Latin,...

You describe a later form of Latin, Vulgar Latin, from perhaps the 4th century onwards.

Essentially all scholars now believe that Classical Latin was pronounced in the time of Brutus and Julius...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 19:13
Replies: 40
Views: 5,774
Posted By xilman
Frappe frappe. Qui est là? Loste. Loste...

Frappe frappe.
Qui est là?
Loste.
Loste qui?
Oui.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-13, 18:24
Replies: 53
Views: 21,296
Posted By xilman
Gratias ago tibi, quia haec, sunt mira! ...

Gratias ago tibi, quia haec, sunt mira!

Loquens Latina Romani civium esse simile Ænglisc ad cives London.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-11, 12:53
Replies: 79
Views: 13,294
Posted By xilman
We have been here before in this thread. The...

We have been here before in this thread.

The region with the highest number of tornadoes per square metre per second (to use the SI unit) is southern England. Second is the Netherlands. It was to...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-11, 10:34
Replies: 79
Views: 13,294
Posted By xilman
Another fatal one. ...

Another fatal one. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58524714
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-09, 20:33
Replies: 1,457
Views: 148,407
Posted By xilman
You have plenty of minions already. Get one of...

You have plenty of minions already. Get one of them to do it for you and don't be greedy.

Alternatively, take matters into your own hands.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 16:46
Replies: 4,359
Views: 361,265
Posted By xilman
And you appear not to have understood the meaning...

And you appear not to have understood the meaning of "central Europe".
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 14:09
Replies: 4,359
Views: 361,265
Posted By xilman
Besides, you tend not to get many herrings in...

Besides, you tend not to get many herrings in Central Europe. During my time in the Czech Republic by far the most commonly available fish was carp and zander. Freshwater species, in other words.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-06, 14:05
Replies: 4,359
Views: 361,265
Posted By xilman
As well as, not instead of. Pigeons and,...

As well as, not instead of.

Pigeons and, especially, rabbits also played an important role, being available all year round. In England the major source of protein for the feudal peasants were...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-02, 19:53
Replies: 1,160
Views: 113,695
Posted By xilman
Compare ducks and swans. Calm and serene on...

Compare ducks and swans.

Calm and serene on the surface and paddling like buggery underneath, feet never quite touching the ground.
Forum: Factoring 2021-09-01, 19:26
Replies: 91
Views: 3,323
Posted By xilman
Which is why I would love for someone to make a...

Which is why I would love for someone to make a fully static Linux executable for a relatively low SM value.

OK, it would not be as fast as the latest and greatest but at least it would be much...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-01, 13:20
Replies: 755
Views: 75,054
Posted By xilman
close, but no cigar. None of the objects...

close, but no cigar.

None of the objects depicted are three-dimensional. They are just flat shapes annotated with superfluous lines, etc, to fool you into thinking that they represent 3-D objects....
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-09-01, 11:40
Replies: 295
Views: 23,674
Posted By xilman
True, but you need to specify your number field...

True, but you need to specify your number field before pronouncing on any particular number.

In the Gaussian integers 2 is composite and is equal to (1+i)(1-i)

In 𝐙[ √−5 ] 6 = 2*3 = (1+√-5) *...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-01, 11:29
Replies: 755
Views: 75,054
Posted By xilman
No, all depict areas. Simple dimensional...

No, all depict areas.

Simple dimensional analysis shows that the formulae all denoted areas. All products of lengths contain precisely two factors.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-01, 01:53
Replies: 755
Views: 75,054
Posted By xilman
So? The formula is a correct expression for...

So?

The formula is a correct expression for the area of the figure depicted.
Forum: Factoring 2021-09-01, 01:50
Replies: 91
Views: 3,323
Posted By xilman
it is what I used to do when GPU-enabled ECM...

it is what I used to do when GPU-enabled ECM still worked on my machines. It was a trivial script to write.
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