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Forum: EdH 2022-01-26, 17:18
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By jwaltos
Thanks Ed. Again, learning things through the...

Thanks Ed.
Again, learning things through the experiences of others (without recreating the mistakes) is a bonus time-wise. As you helped me I'll try to reciprocate.. . I'll be out of the country...
Forum: EdH 2022-01-26, 16:11
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By jwaltos
Thanks for posting your trials and tribulations...

Thanks for posting your trials and tribulations as well as your "how-to's." I've been working on putting together a gpu-centric cluster using Mageia 8 using the maxim "think twice, act once." What...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-25, 13:14
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By jwaltos
Again, something of a digression but it goes to...

Again, something of a digression but it goes to the quote above regarding interpretive perspective and judgement criteria where effective utilization of language has a part to play. If the "most...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-24, 11:38
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By jwaltos
De Moivre? A few more names worthy of...

De Moivre?

A few more names worthy of consideration, Omar Khayyam, Stirling (see Ian Tweddle's book), Maclaurin..

[Off thread:
Suppose that all of the names listed in this thread (thus far)...
Forum: sweety439 2022-01-24, 11:20
Replies: 404
Views: 30,182
Posted By jwaltos
A while ago I said I would try to provide some...

A while ago I said I would try to provide some assistance with what you're doing. Here is a site, if you're not already aware, that I'd recommend reviewing in detail. At the very least you should...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 04:38
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By jwaltos
The unsung inventor(s) of the abacus and quipu...

The unsung inventor(s) of the abacus and quipu [... If this conjecture is correct, quipus are the only known example of a complex language recorded in a 3-D system.(Src.: Wiki)]
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 03:32
Replies: 45
Views: 1,093
Posted By jwaltos
The guy or gal that invented zero. An ancestor of...

The guy or gal that invented zero. An ancestor of theirs probably invented the wheel too.
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi..Appollonius of Perga, Diophantus..
“When you have eliminated all which is...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-01-18, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By jwaltos
William Gosset..circumstances were different...

William Gosset..circumstances were different though.

If the original poster reads and appreciates "EWD1036.PDF" on this site: https://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/index10xx.html
(as a start) then...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 21:08
Replies: 65
Views: 1,184
Posted By jwaltos
I did not. I did. It was. In the late 70's...

I did not. I did. It was.
In the late 70's early 80's I used Solaris while studying eng./math in Windsor and worked with Sun and Apple machines in the early 90's, (eng./math again) at UBC. At the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-10, 16:33
Replies: 65
Views: 1,184
Posted By jwaltos
Lol..you wouldn't have happened to go under the...

Lol..you wouldn't have happened to go under the moniker of "old red cracker" harking back to the iczelion/Fravia days..not that you would admit it..At the time, this was "fly by the seat of your...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-07, 01:15
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By jwaltos
Angry Good elements in the above post. I've overclocked...

Good elements in the above post. I've overclocked several machines successfully with each machine running three or four 970 GPU's. These machines would be running in our unheated garage during the...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2022-01-04, 03:03
Replies: 59
Views: 23,775
Posted By jwaltos
https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/euler-works/?...

https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/euler-works/?utm_source=scholarlycommons.pacific.edu%2Feuler-works%2F256&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages
I recently came upon the above and a couple of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-12-29, 23:55
Replies: 45
Views: 3,932
Posted By jwaltos
"..if the Delta variant is any indication, the...

"..if the Delta variant is any indication, the perception of COVID as not seriously affecting children might be unduly optimistic."

My wife and I had our boosters yesterday (Moderna) and aside...
Forum: jwaltos 2021-12-22, 07:00
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By jwaltos
Arte to the rescue.

This area is something of a whiteboard for me and will be washed but in the meantime the first two links describe how I perceive what I've found and my explanation of what it is respectively.
...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-21, 16:40
Replies: 19
Views: 3,119
Posted By jwaltos
You may be setting yourself up for failure and...

You may be setting yourself up for failure and "less than" benevolent comments.
As a simple and cursory check look at the "Implementation" section of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-12-20, 20:35
Replies: 2,960
Views: 276,131
Posted By jwaltos
"The affirmation likely puts Abdin’s case to bed...

"The affirmation likely puts Abdin’s case to bed at this point, but it also reaffirms that tardigrades, wherever they show up in sci-fi (or real life!) are pretty rad little creatures."
...
Forum: Data 2021-12-19, 02:52
Replies: 99
Views: 3,235
Posted By jwaltos
"Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating...

"Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating of 850k.

Re-reading certain threads (historical records a la Galaxy Quest) and posts and comparing them with the content of the newer ones gives a...
Forum: Data 2021-12-18, 22:41
Replies: 99
Views: 3,235
Posted By jwaltos
Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating...

Caustic wit with good content. A Scoville rating of 850k.
Re-reading certain threads (historical records a la Galaxy Quest) and posts and comparing them with the content of the newer ones gives a...
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-12-15, 02:35
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By jwaltos
https://mathworld.wolfram.com/UniversalParabolicCo...

https://mathworld.wolfram.com/UniversalParabolicConstant.html

There's a fundamental result in quantum physics allied (not alloyed..minors not miners..Galaxy Quest) with this constant (see...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-12-15, 02:27
Replies: 746
Views: 72,930
Posted By jwaltos
"Originally Posted by Tom Lehrer People ask me...

"Originally Posted by Tom Lehrer
People ask me how I do it
And I say, "There's nothin' to it
You just stand there lookin' cute
And when something moves, you shoot!"
lol
I've had fools shoot at...
Forum: Msieve 2021-12-13, 04:25
Replies: 199
Views: 56,621
Posted By jwaltos
Correct on both counts. The methods outlined in...

Correct on both counts. The methods outlined in the paper cited aren't implemented in msieve but they provide a guideline on how to view msieve results comparatively. The PPT presentation sketches...
Forum: Msieve 2021-12-12, 17:00
Replies: 199
Views: 56,621
Posted By jwaltos
https://members.loria.fr/PZimmermann/talks/unsw.pd...

https://members.loria.fr/PZimmermann/talks/unsw.pdf

Although not containing specific values generated by msieve perhaps this PPT presentation may provide an assist in reviewing prior approaches...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-07, 02:04
Replies: 52
Views: 3,207
Posted By jwaltos
Like a dog with a bone I'm a little tenacious...

Like a dog with a bone I'm a little tenacious about logically resolving something I'm expected to accept unquestioningly. LaurV made some good points in his responses earlier within this thread....
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-06, 21:29
Replies: 52
Views: 3,207
Posted By jwaltos
I just read through the thread and it didn't...

I just read through the thread and it didn't help.
Question: Can operator precedence be measured or quantified? (cf. Lord Kelvi..something to the effect where if it can't be measured it can't it be...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-06, 19:20
Replies: 52
Views: 3,207
Posted By jwaltos
8/2*(2+2)

I was asked what the answer to this was at work and I reflexively said "1." I learned shortly thereafter that this was a "thing" on the internet a while ago,...
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