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Forum: Lounge 2020-12-05, 17:45
Replies: 1,641
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Posted By xilman
What do I need to make people pay attention? ...

What do I need to make people pay attention?

Responses from ASD people especially requested, but NTs please contribute if (after due consideration) you think it may be helpful.
Forum: Linux 2020-12-05, 16:47
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By xilman
You nailed it. :tu: What about the case when...

You nailed it. :tu:

What about the case when "plenty of RAM" is not economically viable?

I try very hard not to run out of RAM in anything I do.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-05, 16:44
Replies: 584
Views: 30,083
Posted By xilman
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-03, 21:44
Replies: 54
Views: 1,199
Posted By xilman
There are no parts left in a reusable state...

There are no parts left in a reusable state beyond melting down as scrap. Even the towers snapped off at the top.

It fell from a height of 137m and hit the ground at very high speed.
Forum: y-cruncher 2020-12-03, 16:32
Replies: 40
Views: 17,857
Posted By xilman
Don't see why not. Computing the last digit is...

Don't see why not. Computing the last digit is much cheaper than computing them all.
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-03, 08:47
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By xilman
Depends greatly on how they have been stored. ...

Depends greatly on how they have been stored.

I have been able to read >90% of 15-20 year old 5.25" floppies (written circa 1988, read circa 2008) for a colleague who wanted access to old data....
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-02, 18:29
Replies: 2,838
Views: 176,007
Posted By xilman
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-data-confirm-2020...

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-data-confirm-2020-so-to-be-the-upper-centaur-rocket-booster-from-the-1960-s

What goes around comes around.
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-01, 16:49
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By xilman
OTOH, would you not wish to avoid some of your...

OTOH, would you not wish to avoid some of your earlier mistakes?

Depends on how serious those earlier mistakes may have been and how seriously they still affect you.

Extreme example: someone...
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-01, 16:20
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By xilman
I suspect you may be wrong.

I suspect you may be wrong.
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-01, 16:01
Replies: 54
Views: 1,199
Posted By xilman
Arecibo is no more, it has ceased to be, bereft...

Arecibo is no more, it has ceased to be, bereft oflife it rusts in pieces.
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-01, 15:16
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By xilman
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11/22/63

See also
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11/22/63
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 18:26
Replies: 19
Views: 491
Posted By xilman
Undoubtedly option 1. I know a lot more than...

Undoubtedly option 1.

I know a lot more than I did then. I could avoid a lot of mistakes which I then made, a good few of which did not depend on specific events or circumstances. I could (very...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 14:41
Replies: 4,152
Views: 267,581
Posted By xilman
Hint: refrigerators which have T_internal ~= 0.3...

Hint: refrigerators which have T_internal ~= 0.3 T_external are in widespread use and are relatively inexpensive, largely because they are in widespread use.

There is no shortage of structural...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 14:34
Replies: 4,152
Views: 267,581
Posted By xilman
Not necessarily. You could be wearing suitable...

Not necessarily. You could be wearing suitable protective clothing.

It is not too difficult to design a suit which can withstand 1000K on the outside and present 300K on the inside. The problem...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 14:31
Replies: 4,152
Views: 267,581
Posted By xilman
It would also depend on ambient temperature. ...

It would also depend on ambient temperature. There are lots of planets where Al would be either liquid or gaseous.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 14:03
Replies: 4,152
Views: 267,581
Posted By xilman
pRhjWdr-LAA

pRhjWdr-LAA
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 09:48
Replies: 4,152
Views: 267,581
Posted By xilman
Of course, otherwise it wouldn't scan: And...

Of course, otherwise it wouldn't scan:

And it shall rain for ever and ever,
For ever, and ever.
Aluminium!
Aluminium!
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 16:40
Replies: 238
Views: 17,747
Posted By xilman
That is generally the reason for many, many things

That is generally the reason for many, many things
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 16:12
Replies: 238
Views: 17,747
Posted By xilman
I am surprised that there hasn't been one for...

I am surprised that there hasn't been one for decades.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 20:02
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By xilman
I celebrate Thanksgiving. Why else would I...

I celebrate Thanksgiving. Why else would I create the other Thanksgiving thread?
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-25, 18:11
Replies: 4,152
Views: 267,581
Posted By xilman
s/queue/cue/

s/queue/cue/
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-25, 18:10
Replies: 1,557
RIP
Views: 113,574
Posted By xilman
He of the hand of God.

He of the hand of God.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-25, 18:10
Replies: 584
Views: 30,083
Posted By xilman
Example: multicellular life. Well, you might...

Example: multicellular life.

Well, you might be able to throw it away, but it would be phenomenally difficult.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 19:00
Replies: 1,641
Views: 90,854
Posted By xilman
We flew back with Ryanair ("The world's most...

We flew back with Ryanair ("The world's most loathed airline") which are as low-cost as they come. We were adivsed to do so because they are so desperate to fly that they are unlikely to cancel.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-22, 18:52
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By xilman
Wimp (if you are on my side of the pond) or wuss...

Wimp (if you are on my side of the pond) or wuss (on your side).

130 (American) proof is only 65% EtOH. Absinthes up to 85% are readily available throughout Europe. I drink them neat.

I have an...
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