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Forum: GMP-ECM 2020-09-26, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 127
Posted By xilman
"tail -f" is how I do it.

"tail -f" is how I do it.
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-26, 08:26
Replies: 123
Views: 6,841
Posted By xilman
I don't know whether this counts as decent but...

I don't know whether this counts as decent but some years ago I discovered that replacing roughly 20% of the regular wheat flour in a standard soft-white bread recipe with pea flour works well. To...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-25, 20:23
Replies: 1,005
Views: 43,554
Posted By xilman
https://twitter.com/Trolley110/status/130921835687...

https://twitter.com/Trolley110/status/1309218356873121793

(Rocket scientists build classic design and prove that it works.)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-25, 15:03
Replies: 328
Views: 18,131
Posted By xilman
We have two basic cars, one in the UK and one in...

We have two basic cars, one in the UK and one in LP. The fomer has a wireless fob. TBH, I prefer it.

From a security point of view they are pretty much equivalent: they keep out all but the...
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-25, 11:45
Replies: 123
Views: 6,841
Posted By xilman
Yes you can. Knock a hole in an external...

Yes you can.

Knock a hole in an external wall big enough for the back of the fridge to sit in it, leaving the front of the fridge inside the room. Seal the edges. Leave the fridge door open and...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-25, 08:36
Replies: 918
Views: 47,850
Posted By xilman
You gone blind?

You gone blind?
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 21:17
Replies: 1,034
Views: 58,849
Posted By xilman
That's congenital diarrhoea. Aka runs in the...

That's congenital diarrhoea. Aka runs in the family.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 20:03
Replies: 63
Views: 4,483
Posted By xilman
Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-09-24, 18:00
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By xilman
Not sure whether politics is allowed here or...

Not sure whether politics is allowed here or whether this should be posted in the Soapbox. Doubtless a supermod will move it if it is deemed off-topic.

Anyway, 𒉺 𒄣 𒁺 𒌑 𒇷 𒅖 𒋫 𒀠 𒉿 𒌅 𒌑
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-24, 17:20
Replies: 328
Views: 18,131
Posted By xilman
Almost trivial to breaqk, using techniques which...

Almost trivial to breaqk, using techniques which have been known for centuries.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 17:16
Replies: 63
Views: 4,483
Posted By xilman
A youg ginger tomcat, probably about 9 months...

A youg ginger tomcat, probably about 9 months old, has taken to visiting us here in La Palma recently. He is in very good condition and is clearly a pet, almost certainly of the kids at the farmhouse...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 16:59
Replies: 1,034
Views: 58,849
Posted By xilman
On Monday we start Diarrhoea Awareness Week. Runs...

On Monday we start Diarrhoea Awareness Week. Runs until Friday.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-24, 10:30
Replies: 1,494
RIP
Views: 97,979
Posted By xilman
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54275941 Former...

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54275941

Former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans has died at the age of 92, the Reuters news agency has reported.

This is the guy who exposed the impact of...
Forum: Cunningham Tables 2020-09-23, 08:09
Replies: 12
Views: 1,957
Posted By xilman
Ok, off you go. No-one is stopping you from...

Ok, off you go.

No-one is stopping you from factoring yourself.

Good luck.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-09-18, 18:26
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By xilman
Though this be method, yet there is madness in't

Though this be method, yet there is madness in't
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-09-17, 20:05
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By xilman
Good question. What I do with the ECMNET...

Good question.

What I do with the ECMNET server running at 83.217.167.17:8194 is first to multiply the number of curves by the B1 reported by a client and use that as a measure of work done. Each...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-17, 18:27
Replies: 1,034
Views: 58,849
Posted By xilman
There was a study that said humans eat more...

There was a study that said humans eat more bananas than monkeys. I think it's true, because I've never eaten a monkey.
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-16, 22:40
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By xilman
Good question. I will try to try to find out. ...

Good question. I will try to try to find out.

Nonetheless, the general point remains true.
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-16, 07:50
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By xilman
Not all cycles are useful. If it has length N,...

Not all cycles are useful. If it has length N, for instance, it will report that a factor of N is N. For this reason some values of C are effectively useless.

Further, the trajectory of the...
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-16, 07:41
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By xilman
Strictly speaking it does not require that one of...

Strictly speaking it does not require that one of the polynomials be linear. Any two polynomials which share a common root mod N will work.

A linear polynomial is almost always used (but not...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-15, 20:11
Replies: 1,034
Views: 58,849
Posted By xilman
My grief counsellor died the other day. But he...

My grief counsellor died the other day. But he was so good I didn’t give a shit.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-15, 16:21
Replies: 1,034
Views: 58,849
Posted By xilman
A man was found guilty of overusing commas. The...

A man was found guilty of overusing commas. The judge warned him to expect a really long sentence.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-15, 09:07
Replies: 1,091
Views: 47,210
Posted By xilman
From that statement I deduce that you find it...

From that statement I deduce that you find it very hard to take out life insurance on yourself so that your family will receive a payout when you die.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-14, 17:30
Replies: 1,091
Views: 47,210
Posted By xilman
There are those who argue that "work" is becoming...

There are those who argue that "work" is becoming ever more irrelevant. The over-developed world, goes the argument, is becoming ever more capable for those who want to work being able to do so and...
Forum: Hardware 2020-09-14, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By xilman
Yes, it did.

Yes, it did.
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