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 Forum: Lounge 2021-04-21, 19:17 Replies: 1,359 Views: 87,248 Posted By xilman The plural of spouse is spice. The plural of spouse is spice.
 Forum: Lounge 2021-04-21, 19:17 Replies: 1,359 Views: 87,248 Posted By xilman Octopus and octopodes. Octopus and octopodes.
 Forum: Lounge 2021-04-21, 15:16 Replies: 1,357 Views: 113,307 Posted By xilman Irony. Irony of ironies, all is irony sayeth... Irony. Irony of ironies, all is irony sayeth :paul:
 Forum: Homework Help 2021-04-19, 11:19 Replies: 9 Views: 184 Posted By xilman Now try proving it as in Russell & Whitehead's... Now try proving it as in Russell & Whitehead's Principia Mathematica. It took them 379+86 = 465 pages to get to the point where they proved 1+1=2. The proof was almost complete by p379 but they...
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-19, 11:13 Replies: 53 Views: 11,111 Posted By xilman Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat. Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat.
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-16, 20:16 Replies: 53 Views: 11,111 Posted By xilman Anyone else seen this? ... Anyone else seen this? https://twitter.com/PlatformAdam/status/1382429933373431816/photo/1 The SO2 plume reaches the Arabian peninsular.
 Forum: Lounge 2021-04-16, 17:03 Replies: 1,711 Views: 150,814 Posted By xilman Helen McCrory: Peaky Blinders actress dies aged... Helen McCrory: Peaky Blinders actress dies aged 52, husband Damian Lewis says Helen McCrory (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56770593)
 Forum: Lounge 2021-04-14, 16:15 Replies: 1,711 Views: 150,814 Posted By xilman Rule of thumb: if the promised returns from an... Rule of thumb: if the promised returns from an investment sound too good to be true, they probably are. I've relatively little sympathy for the old and greedy.
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-13, 15:36 Replies: 53 Views: 11,111 Posted By xilman Locusts make good human food too. I speak... Locusts make good human food too. I speak from experience.
 Forum: jwaltos 2021-04-12, 17:57 Replies: 6 Views: 224 Posted By xilman I strongly recommend that you do read it. I strongly recommend that you do read it.
 Forum: Homework Help 2021-04-12, 10:30 Replies: 22 Views: 1,050 Posted By xilman I realise that is profoundly misleading, not to... I realise that is profoundly misleading, not to say wrong. 37# is certainly >7.4 billion, and so on, but the procedure outlined work only to 41^2-1 = 1680 as a primality test. It filters out 85%...
 Forum: Homework Help 2021-04-11, 19:18 Replies: 22 Views: 1,050 Posted By xilman To check for divisibility by 7, 11 and 13... To check for divisibility by 7, 11 and 13 simultaneously use the rule-of-eleven three digits at a time and examine the result. I quite often use this to check primality of small numbers (<30030)...
 Forum: Puzzles 2021-04-11, 13:00 Replies: 5 Views: 156 Posted By xilman Quantum tunnelling? ... Quantum tunnelling? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_tunnelling#Faster_than_light
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-11, 12:56 Replies: 53 Views: 11,111 Posted By xilman Exactly what I did. Hit reply instead of edit. Exactly what I did. Hit reply instead of edit.
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-11, 07:57 Replies: 53 Views: 11,111 Posted By xilman True. The real reason is that I hit reply,... True. The real reason is that I hit reply, not edit.
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-10, 18:52 Replies: 53 Views: 11,111 Posted By xilman Were you there back in 1979? According to... Were you there back in 1979? According to the Beeb "Local media have also reported increased activity from Mount Pelee on the island of Martinique, north of St Vincent." Those with a knowledge...
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-10, 18:49 Replies: 53 Views: 11,111 Posted By xilman Were you there back in 1979? Were you there back in 1979?
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-10, 17:23 Replies: 2,888 Views: 218,084 Posted By xilman Laser cooling of anti-hydrogen... Laser cooling of anti-hydrogen (https://physicsworld.com/a/breakthrough-in-laser-cooling-antihydrogen-could-reveal-why-matter-dominates-the-universe/)
 Forum: Lounge 2021-04-09, 14:33 Replies: 1,711 Views: 150,814 Posted By xilman Phil the Greek https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11437314
 Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2021-04-05, 15:07 Replies: 280 Views: 68,013 Posted By xilman Long before the invention of radio and... Long before the invention of radio and television, people were writing autobiographies.
 Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-05, 15:06 Replies: 190 Sticky: Poll: COVID vaccination wavefront Views: 9,514 Posted By xilman Yup. It doesn't much matter as long as you get... Yup. It doesn't much matter as long as you get the second within 3 months of the first. For the avoidance of doubt: that's what the medics say and I'm just repeating it. Please don't be tempted to...
 Forum: Programming 2021-04-05, 15:04 Replies: 2 Views: 215 Posted By xilman Released it how and where? Hard to give... Released it how and where? Hard to give feedback without access to it.
 Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-05, 11:51 Replies: 46 Views: 1,164 Posted By xilman Wrong. The first gold and silver coins were... Wrong. The first gold and silver coins were minted over 2500 years ago in Greece. Promissory notes date from 6th century China. Commodity money (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodity_money)...
 Forum: PrimeNet 2021-04-03, 16:00 Replies: 11 Views: 425 Posted By xilman Remember: two wrongs do not make a right. ... Remember: two wrongs do not make a right. Three lefts do.
 Forum: Factoring 2021-04-01, 19:19 Replies: 31 Views: 789 Posted By xilman Almost all computers these days come with enough... Almost all computers these days come with enough storage to allow you to dual boot. If you want to spend money on a Windoze license, repartition and dual boot. That's how my current laptop is...
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