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Forum: Lounge 2020-10-28, 20:35
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By xilman
Both. Seriously. Each have unique advantages...

Both. Seriously.

Each have unique advantages for both teacher and student. The combination of the two is greatly superior to either component individually.

In the above I am assuming a course...
Forum: Hardware 2020-10-28, 18:06
Replies: 34
Views: 2,899
Posted By xilman
He's back!

He's back!
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-28, 18:02
Replies: 936
Views: 50,921
Posted By xilman
Nah, it means he has a graphical debugger rather...

Nah, it means he has a graphical debugger rather than a purely text-mode version. He's software testing, not hardware.

Debugger: De guy who programmed de computer.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-27, 17:32
Replies: 142
Views: 11,646
Posted By xilman
Ah, eagles.

Ah, eagles.
Forum: Mlucas 2020-10-26, 22:12
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By xilman
So what happens if I hand-craft an executable...

So what happens if I hand-craft an executable file which contains such an instruction and then try to execute it?
Forum: Mlucas 2020-10-26, 11:53
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By xilman
I am curious. Can you give a specific...

I am curious.

Can you give a specific example of an instruction which is supported by the bare metal but which can not be executed because of a restriction imposed by the overlying OS?

This is...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-26, 11:50
Replies: 142
Views: 11,646
Posted By xilman
I would add the proviso: except when they do. ...

I would add the proviso: except when they do.

Did you see the recent case when Justin Trudeau was challenged by a journalist to explain quantum computation? He did, and very competently, much to...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 18:44
Replies: 142
Views: 11,646
Posted By xilman
Starlings are nowhere near as common in the UK...

Starlings are nowhere near as common in the UK now as they were fifty years ago. No-one appears to know why. The population appears to have crashed by about 90% or so.
Forum: Software 2020-10-24, 11:35
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By xilman
All memory is physical. Doesn't stop the...

All memory is physical.

Doesn't stop the term "virtual memory" from being a term which is both useful and widely understood.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 11:33
Replies: 44
Views: 3,647
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 11:32
Replies: 44
Views: 3,647
Posted By xilman
See my avatar.

See my avatar.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-24, 11:29
Replies: 344
Views: 20,309
Posted By xilman
Indeed. If you want something done properly, do...

Indeed. If you want something done properly, do it yourself.

Why do you think I run my own firewalls?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 11:22
Replies: 142
Views: 11,646
Posted By xilman
We don't get cardinals in these parts. What we do...

We don't get cardinals in these parts. What we do get are grajas ( Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax barbarus) which are crow-like birds with red beaks and legs. Make a hell of a racket, too. I can speak rook...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-22, 12:05
Replies: 1,511
RIP
Views: 104,010
Posted By xilman
James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92 ...

James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54642107
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-10-22, 11:31
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By xilman
Why do you care? It isn't that 10k-digit...

Why do you care?

It isn't that 10k-digit numbers are difficult to prove prime by ECPP or APR-CL these days.
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-22, 08:48
Replies: 61
Views: 2,507
Posted By xilman
You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I...

You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 19:47
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By xilman
Me, or the silly old moo? Cultural reference...

Me, or the silly old moo?

Cultural reference left as an exercise for the eade.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 19:33
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By xilman
I am hoping that next year is my second-last. ...

I am hoping that next year is my second-last.

It will require extraordinarily good luck or a plausible but (IMO) unlikely advance in medical technology.

In practice I want to survive until well...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 18:54
Replies: 1,315
Views: 71,758
Posted By xilman
Borat

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/21/rudy-giuliani-faces-questions-after-compromising-scene-in-new-borat-film
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-20, 10:47
Replies: 61
Views: 2,507
Posted By xilman
Please pay attention. I specifically wrote...

Please pay attention.

I specifically wrote in gp.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 18:55
Replies: 1,049
Views: 62,973
Posted By xilman
Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his...

Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his louse to Santa?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 17:39
Replies: 1,315
Views: 71,758
Posted By xilman
I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions....

I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions. if it is still in good condition, why not?
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-19, 09:23
Replies: 61
Views: 2,507
Posted By xilman
For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and...

For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and then pay close attention to what you can do with the optional flag argument.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-18, 14:31
Replies: 1,049
Views: 62,973
Posted By xilman
As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty...

As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty to inform you as to why the University Boat Race is the most difficult in the world.

There are 16 oars, 2 cox and only 20 minutes to do it in.

To...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-10-16, 11:24
Replies: 17
Views: 4,031
Posted By xilman
Is anyone other than you the remotest bit...

Is anyone other than you the remotest bit interested in this?
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