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Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-10-26, 04:23
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By retina
This is just the information time-travel ontology...

This is just the information time-travel ontology paradox thing, right?

You take some information back in time and give to someone to invent some new (for that time) thing. Then after time passes...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-26, 00:11
Replies: 35
Views: 563
Posted By retina
For SciFi series then "Lexx" might be of interest...

For SciFi series then "Lexx" might be of interest to some here.

And in the same line of interest then "Future Man", and further along that line "The Strangerers".

And back into slightly more...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-25, 23:01
Replies: 35
Views: 563
Posted By retina
It is a terrible movie. Sappy nonsense.

It is a terrible movie. Sappy nonsense.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-25, 17:19
Replies: 35
Views: 563
Posted By retina
I think for recent English SciFi movies "The...

I think for recent English SciFi movies "The Martian" and "Gravity" are worth a mention.

Both have technical/physics flaws but it really doesn't matter IMO. There needs to be something to drive...
Forum: FactorDB 2021-10-23, 20:51
Replies: 25
Views: 2,732
Posted By retina
Forget about the police, or other legality...

Forget about the police, or other legality "solutions". They are not the way to deal with it.

The real problem is that FactorDB doesn't make it clear that querying a number also places it into the...
Forum: Software 2021-10-22, 19:54
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By retina
I don't see any problem. ...

I don't see any problem.

https://xkcd.com/license.html
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-22, 19:24
Replies: 403
Views: 61,879
Posted By retina
That would be $0 and you can add as many...

That would be $0 and you can add as many following zeros and/or dots and/or commas as you want, the amount won't ever change, that is what they will give you.

Actually, not that's quite accurate,...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-22, 08:45
Replies: 6
Sticky: Poll: COVID vaccine type poll
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Posted By retina
:lol: I'm reasonably sure I haven't even...

:lol:

I'm reasonably sure I haven't even stated if I have been vaccinated or not.

But the poll is flawed because it is only possible to choose one option.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-22, 02:27
Replies: 97
Views: 16,000
Posted By retina
That would appear to be what you wanted to...

That would appear to be what you wanted to happen.So that was your choice.

Deal with it.
Forum: Astronomy 2021-10-21, 02:33
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By retina
We have a conflict.There are a lot of currency...

We have a conflict.There are a lot of currency symbols in the title. Maybe some people can learn something new from those, while also learning about the ₸€₺€$¢¤₱€?
Forum: Marin's Mersenne-aries 2021-10-20, 00:38
Replies: 75
Views: 2,780
Posted By retina
Haha, That is like saying "you are making me...

Haha, That is like saying "you are making me unhappy". But it isn't anyone else controlling your emotions, it is only you that can do that.

Your time is controlled by you. No one else. I am not...
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-10-18, 08:53
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By retina
To make the set enumerating easier for you next...

To make the set enumerating easier for you next time:

Since there are 5 known Fermat primes then you can take all the 5-bit binary numbers from 00000 to 11111 (32 in total) and replace each 0 with...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 02:29
Replies: 52
Views: 964
Posted By retina
I don't see why not. We can map "no picture" to a...

I don't see why not. We can map "no picture" to a user, in the same way mapping "a picture" to a user. Even the empty set is a valid set.

Although the outcome is meaningless, but whatever.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 00:23
Replies: 52
Views: 964
Posted By retina
You missed at least one category. 5. No...

You missed at least one category.

5. No picture.

And I suspect the pseudo-psychology analysis that followed is not too dissimilar to the standard horoscope fare of everything matches everyone...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-14, 01:58
Replies: 405
Views: 57,374
Posted By retina
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cri...

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/critical-bug-impacting-millions-of-iot-devices-lets-hackers-spy-on-you/
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-13, 11:51
Replies: 2,943
Views: 262,073
Posted By retina
Paywalled.

Paywalled.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 14:23
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By retina
You don't need to know any languages. Not even...

You don't need to know any languages. Not even English. I could just have easily given a Cyrillic proverb, or an Arabic phrase, and you could still perfectly decode it back to the original Cyrillic...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-09, 12:46
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By retina
You don't need to guess any characters. All...

You don't need to guess any characters. All punctuation and capitalisation etc. is perfectly decodable once you discover the method.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-08, 21:25
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By retina
I think this cypher style is interesting. ...

I think this cypher style is interesting.

Not secure or anything, but makes people hesitate.籗籸粀 籲籼 籽籱籮 籽籲籶籮 籯籸类 籪籵籵 籰籸籸籭 籶籮籷 籽籸 籬籸籶籮 籾籹 籽籱籮 籶籪籲籭 籪籽 籽籱籮 籹籪类籽粂簷It is a simple English sentence, using...
Forum: Hardware 2021-10-05, 21:57
Replies: 22
Views: 4,360
Posted By retina
Performance is just one dimension to consider for...

Performance is just one dimension to consider for any CPU.

Consider the PIC16 instruction set. Performance-wise it is terrible. But the CPUs implementing it sell in large numbers. Clearly not many...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-04, 18:35
Replies: 405
Views: 57,374
Posted By retina
The IoT experience

https://dilbert.com/strip/2021-10-03

Experience the manipulation.
Forum: Marin's Mersenne-aries 2021-10-03, 16:05
Replies: 135
Views: 9,374
Posted By retina
I think the exponent has turned out to make a...

I think the exponent has turned out to make a Mersenne prime, and there is a huge conspiracy among the elites to suppress the knowledge until they think the rest of the world can handle it without...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-01, 19:59
Replies: 43
Views: 1,493
Posted By retina
From here: ...

From here:

https://www.amazon.com/soap/s?k=soft%20soap
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-30, 17:56
Replies: 43
Views: 1,493
Posted By retina
You pluralise the object, yes? In "100 metre...

You pluralise the object, yes?

In "100 metre sprint" the object is "sprint".
In "100 metres" the object is the "metre".
Multiple 100 metre sprints.
Single 100 metre sprint.
Multiple metres....
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-29, 01:47
Replies: 43
Views: 1,493
Posted By retina
Better for comparison I suppose. And, of course,...

Better for comparison I suppose. And, of course, larger values are always better than smaller values. Everyone knows that.

Those slow pokes in the Olympics can only manage ~10s for the 100m...
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