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Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-30, 12:52
Replies: 29
Views: 2,922
Posted By retina
Basically this: The ships are too large and...

Basically this:

The ships are too large and the rudders too small, and the pilots and captains don't have enough control over the ship at low speeds in high winds.

Ship control has been...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-30, 05:31
Replies: 1,128
Views: 107,577
Posted By retina
Only if you say it first.Can you move faster than...

Only if you say it first.Can you move faster than dark, in a light room?
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-29, 17:31
Replies: 37
Views: 621
Posted By retina
As an alternative to all the use of force,...

As an alternative to all the use of force, violence and generic brute force methods, you could just be patient and wait a few hundred years for the empire to collapse all by itself.

Waiting a few...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-29, 16:49
Replies: 37
Views: 621
Posted By retina
I think you misunderstand the roads of ancient...

I think you misunderstand the roads of ancient Rome and their ability to be used by modern vehicles. You won't get very far no matter how many "naive locals" you could trick into helping you.
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-28, 23:56
Replies: 37
Views: 621
Posted By retina
How far do you move in eight hours if you remain...

How far do you move in eight hours if you remain in your bed the entire time?

No one knows the answer, right? The Earth is rotating on its axis, and orbiting the Sun. The Sun is bobbing up and...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-28, 17:40
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By retina
For some events you won't stand a chance. ...

For some events you won't stand a chance.

Beyond 400m you will lose (https://sport.maths.org/content/wheelchair-racing).
Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-28, 16:18
Replies: 14
Views: 271
Posted By retina
Yeah, long term rest is devastating to the body....

Yeah, long term rest is devastating to the body. It's the same for astronauts, they come back down to Earth and can't even stand up.

I can't imagine how people would survive landing on Mars with...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-28, 07:02
Replies: 37
Views: 621
Posted By retina
If you have ever been down the Appian Way then...

If you have ever been down the Appian Way then you will know that it isn't so easy to get around in ancient Rome. You wouldn't stand a chance, the locals will outsmart you without too much...
Forum: Hardware 2021-07-27, 08:38
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By retina
I suspect that if you have good cooling then you...

I suspect that if you have good cooling then you can exceed TDP indefinitely.

If you don't care about efficiency or longevity then there is little to worry about when running it at full capacity,...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-25, 12:32
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By retina
Okay, you are right. This post © retina®™ 1...

Okay, you are right.

This post © retina®™ 1 January 4004BC ±13,771,993,975 all rights imposed.
Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-25, 11:23
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By retina
So from ~13.8GY ago? This post © retina®™ 1...

So from ~13.8GY ago?

This post © retina®™ 1 January -13,772,000,000 all rights enforced.
Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-25, 00:51
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By retina
A rose by any other name ... would still smell as...

A rose by any other name ... would still smell as awful
Forum: Hardware 2021-07-23, 02:51
Replies: 164
Views: 32,852
Posted By retina
(my underline). It means about... what? 20...

(my underline). It means about... what? 20 minutes of full work time?[/QUOTE]That is terrible.

A 5Ah battery lasts 5h. Hmm, let's see, a tricky calculation of 5Ah/5h = 1A draw in standby. Yuck....
Forum: LaurV 2021-07-22, 16:51
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By retina
I think you misspelled antisocial. :razz:

I think you misspelled antisocial. :razz:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-22, 00:27
Replies: 396
Views: 52,118
Posted By retina
Okay, I take your word for it. Then perhaps...

Okay, I take your word for it.

Then perhaps it is that those topics are coming up because the HAM people see or hear about them on some other medium (TV news, public radio, YT, TikTok, whatever)...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 23:48
Replies: 396
Views: 52,118
Posted By retina
I think this is not 100% a fair test because it...

I think this is not 100% a fair test because it is likely many people are listening to the same audio and they will then search for the mentioned topics/products making them "trend" and increasing...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 23:39
Replies: 396
Views: 52,118
Posted By retina
Set up an experiment and playback a recording on...

Set up an experiment and playback a recording on a loop mentioning only rare topics or unusual products, then see if any related ads start showing.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 21:11
Replies: 396
Views: 52,118
Posted By retina
No, I wouldn't recommend this at all. It won't...

No, I wouldn't recommend this at all. It won't help.

If you don't wish to part with the phone then I would recommend buying a phone that has a microphone switch, a real physical switch, which you...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-21, 16:45
Replies: 81
Views: 4,808
Posted By retina
You need to change your system. Politicians...

You need to change your system.

Politicians should be representing the people and their views, listening to their concerns, etc..

It shouldn't be people being asked to choose between...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 11:13
Replies: 45
Views: 1,142
Posted By retina
So far you have no maths basis, so it isn't...

So far you have no maths basis, so it isn't extending, it is creating.

And so far no one has said you are wrong (or right). You might be right, but without some actual analysis other than "I...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 10:38
Replies: 45
Views: 1,142
Posted By retina
That isn't how mathematics works. You either...

That isn't how mathematics works.

You either have some mathematical basis or you don't. No amount of bets or empirical results will change that.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 09:41
Replies: 45
Views: 1,142
Posted By retina
You elevate yourself beyond your position. ...

You elevate yourself beyond your position.

You are the bystander in the crowd, issuing unasked for advice to the competitors. "Turn tighter, don't lose you balance, keep your arms in, etc.". They...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-07-18, 08:30
Replies: 45
Views: 1,142
Posted By retina
I'm fine with all of those reasons. People...

I'm fine with all of those reasons.

People can choose whatever they want. If it turns out to be useless then they will learn that eventually, while in the meantime they get involved.

As others...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-18, 00:22
Replies: 887
Views: 99,622
Posted By retina
Yeah. Really dumb. Having a monitor, keyboard and...

Yeah. Really dumb. Having a monitor, keyboard and and an exercise machine all using up valuable potential compute space. :loco:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-17, 19:57
Replies: 81
Views: 4,808
Posted By retina
GenericAnnoyingReporter: Hi, and welcome back the...

GenericAnnoyingReporter: Hi, and welcome back the this exciting election coverage. Currently the results show a tied result for all six candidates.
GenericAnnoyingReporter: Oh wait, this just in,...
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