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Forum: Lounge 2020-12-01, 16:49
Replies: 18
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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: 18
Views: 339
Posted By xilman
I suspect you may be wrong.

I suspect you may be wrong.
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-01, 16:01
Replies: 45
Views: 952
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: 18
Views: 339
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: 18
Views: 339
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: 4,150
Views: 266,164
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: 4,150
Views: 266,164
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: 4,150
Views: 266,164
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: 4,150
Views: 266,164
Posted By xilman
pRhjWdr-LAA

pRhjWdr-LAA
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 09:48
Replies: 4,150
Views: 266,164
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: 17,506
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: 17,506
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: 203
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: 4,150
Views: 266,164
Posted By xilman
s/queue/cue/

s/queue/cue/
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-25, 18:10
Replies: 1,553
RIP
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Posted By xilman
He of the hand of God.

He of the hand of God.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-25, 18:10
Replies: 563
Views: 28,976
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: 1,639
Views: 90,118
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: 1,356
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...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 18:26
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By xilman
I argue that the rules are unclear. They...

I argue that the rules are unclear.

They were given as a reference to an earlier post to be used an analogy. That prototype used only five-letter words from which one was supposed to deduce the...
Forum: Factoring 2020-11-22, 18:20
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By xilman
It depends. With my workload it is in...

It depends.


With my workload it is in stage 2.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 18:12
Replies: 1,639
Views: 90,118
Posted By xilman
Personally I would not trust them. They have let...

Personally I would not trust them. They have let me down three times already.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 12:01
Replies: 1,639
Views: 90,118
Posted By xilman
Is BA "British Airways" or "Buenos Aires" in this...

Is BA "British Airways" or "Buenos Aires" in this context?

Iberia/BA three times cancelled our flights from La Palma to the UK. We managed to get back ytesterday by taking a local hop to Gran...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 11:54
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By xilman
You did not use "attacked" in your sentence. ...

You did not use "attacked" in your sentence. There are no eight-letter words there at all, but it could be remedied easily using "Lonesome", for instance, or perhaps "Brigands", or "Randomly".
Forum: y-cruncher 2020-11-19, 21:13
Replies: 33
Views: 17,345
Posted By xilman
Be thankful for the existence of dozenal and...

Be thankful for the existence of dozenal and sexagesimal representations.
Forum: Hardware 2020-11-19, 11:44
Replies: 145
Views: 7,076
Posted By xilman
Yes, but not necessarily the system you wish to...

Yes, but not necessarily the system you wish to boot.

Extract the boot disk and plug into another Linux box which boots properly. Mount the added disk somewhere, edit to your heart's content, then...
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