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Forum: LaurV 2022-01-20, 06:45
Replies: 5
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Posted By a1call
I have never understood the nonsense behind...

I have never understood the nonsense behind shipping a corpse thousands of miles to be buried. Once gone pay the respects and leave the earthly container of the soul at peace.
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-18, 00:33
Replies: 1,631
Views: 169,880
Posted By a1call
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/china-allegations...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/china-allegations-mail-1.6318115

This should fix the following:
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-14, 06:11
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By a1call
Good News: That sounds like an ideal mechanism...

Good News: That sounds like an ideal mechanism for an electrically-powered Cupper-Steam/Vapor-Engine. :smile:
Pennies as medium anyone? :smile:

Google says:

Melting point of tungsten = 3422° C...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 22:34
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By a1call
Around here each baseboard consumes multiple kW’s...

Around here each baseboard consumes multiple kW’s and a good proportion of the heat is lost heating the windows and walls. I would argue that any middle of the room heawould actually save...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 08:49
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By a1call
Interesting, will check that out. Thanks. :smile:

Interesting, will check that out. Thanks. :smile:
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 07:26
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By a1call
I know most people are interested in Prime95 &...

I know most people are interested in Prime95 & GIMPS. But personally I only use Pari-gp and PFGW. Even at 1/2 speed, if the price is way less than 1/2 of an equivalent PC, it might be interesting to...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 06:58
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By a1call
Thank you very much for your expertise, sir. Will...

Thank you very much for your expertise, sir. Will see if I can get a budget system configured, using the Newegg configurator. :smile:
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 06:46
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By a1call
That's a good price. Thanks, will look for a...

That's a good price. Thanks, will look for a ready made minimal setup for that processor. The last (only) system I put together myself costed $2k, CPU not included. :smile:
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 06:37
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By a1call
I have tried running Raspberry Pi's remotely in...

I have tried running Raspberry Pi's remotely in the freezer. It crashed occasionally but not always. I am tended to think it would have crashed regardless of where it was.
Would be willing to test...
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-09, 06:04
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By a1call
Mini PC's

Just came across this for the 1st time. Seems to be good for Number-Crunching farms. Can rack up 16 cores for less than $1k. :smile:

I know Celeron is not particularly fast, but still 4 cores,
...
Forum: Astronomy 2022-01-08, 21:42
Replies: 83
Views: 6,071
Posted By a1call
Is winner of the list includes design flaws: ...

Is winner of the list includes design flaws:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/hubbles-mirror-flaw

I don’t have a lot of confidence in the Wikipedia-Generation designers.
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-08, 03:26
Replies: 1,842
RIP
Views: 196,350
Posted By a1call
Very charming soul. May he rest in peace.

Very charming soul. May he rest in peace.
Forum: Hardware 2022-01-06, 17:19
Replies: 33
Views: 718
Posted By a1call
*- Establish a Minimum operational temp, say 0...

*- Establish a Minimum operational temp, say 0 degrees F.
*- Isolate the Shed
*- Add a thermostat controlled space heater set to engage at lower temps

I would wager a virtual Canadian-Dollar...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-06, 02:11
Replies: 57
Views: 7,064
Posted By a1call
Strange, I don't recall her, but find the ending...

Strange, I don't recall her, but find the ending pleasant. Thanks.
I recall The U2 song word by word as if I heard it yesterday. :smile:
Weird how memory is so selective/subjective. :smile:
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-06, 01:40
Replies: 57
Views: 7,064
Posted By a1call
A wake up call to self: You're getting very old....

A wake up call to self: You're getting very old. It's been 39 years, wow :smile: :

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Forum: Conjectures 'R Us 2022-01-02, 06:38
Replies: 1,014
Views: 129,437
Posted By a1call
Congrats.:smile:

Congrats.:smile:
Forum: storm5510 2021-12-24, 23:33
Replies: 38
Views: 1,071
Posted By a1call
One of these Fermat-Prime recordings is 64k years...

One of these Fermat-Prime recordings is 64k years old. :smile:

https://www.bradshawfoundation.com/news/cave_art_paintings.php?id=The-Secrets-of-Prehistoric-Hand-Paintings

They don't make paints...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-24, 17:49
Replies: 54
Views: 1,070
Posted By a1call
I suggest to relax the rules so that the new...

I suggest to relax the rules so that the new word/phrase does not have-to start with the last word but rather to only contain the last word. This would make valid several compound words for wright:
...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-24, 00:34
Replies: 54
Views: 1,070
Posted By a1call
:smile:Sorry, I can't spell.:smile: ...

:smile:Sorry, I can't spell.:smile:

playwright -> wrighter (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=wrighter)

ETA: Sorry for the suffix.:sos:
Forum: storm5510 2021-12-21, 05:47
Replies: 38
Views: 1,071
Posted By a1call
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Forum: storm5510 2021-12-21, 00:33
Replies: 38
Views: 1,071
Posted By a1call
I recall when I walked into a computer store and...

I recall when I walked into a computer store and asked the salesman for for a USB drive circa 2006. He took a thumb-drive and threw on the counter with a body language indicating the 2GB drive was a...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-08, 17:20
Replies: 1,631
Views: 169,880
Posted By a1call
Ditto. If it is dominant to all other variants...

Ditto. If it is dominant to all other variants and replaces them and is as mild as getting a cold, perhaps we should let it loose. That is how viral-pandemics have been...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-07, 22:25
Replies: 52
Views: 3,148
Posted By a1call
I fail to see why would anyone, find that to be...

I fail to see why would anyone, find that to be funny. :smile:

ETA: OK I get it now:
He should have bought 13 Loaves instead:

https://www.britannica.com/story/why-is-a-bakers-dozen-13
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-11-30, 01:38
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By a1call
Acknowledged with thanks. Hydrogen's volatility...

Acknowledged with thanks. Hydrogen's volatility has engineering solutions. But let's just keep it at that in this thread. :smile:
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-11-30, 00:06
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By a1call
Also, perhaps appropriate to add: :smile: ...

Also, perhaps appropriate to add: :smile:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallic_hydrogen


And:
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