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Forum: Soap Box 2021-09-23, 17:02
Replies: 120
Views: 14,392
Posted By xilman
The limits are entirely financial. There is...

The limits are entirely financial.

There is nothing, in principle, to stop the inhabitants of Phoenix from building a desalination plant on a convenient bit of coastline and then pumping its...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-09-23, 14:14
Replies: 120
Views: 14,392
Posted By xilman
IMAO that is bullshit. There is about 0.2 cubic...

IMAO that is bullshit. There is about 0.2 cubic kilometres of water per person. How much more do you want?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 14:11
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
Strangely enough, the flow has almost stopped. ...

Strangely enough, the flow has almost stopped. Now down to 4m per hour. It moved only 15m overnight.
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-23, 12:51
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By xilman
I find Synaptic works very well, except over a...

I find Synaptic works very well, except over a "ssh -Y" connection, the latter being caused by Wayland's inadequacy in a multi-host environment.

YMMV.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 12:22
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
The lava crossed the LP2, the main road on the...

The lava crossed the LP2, the main road on the west of LP a couple of days ago. That road was being repaired so relatively little damge was caused! The last images I saw showed the LP213 in central...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 12:14
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
Thanks. We have been following it at...

Thanks.

We have been following it at https://www.eldiario.es/canariasahora/lapalmaahora/sociedad/

Not as many pictures but good local news coverage.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-23, 12:08
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
I'm back in the UK now and trying to catch up on...

I'm back in the UK now and trying to catch up on the news, so thanks for this link. Our place is just off the top of that map.
...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-21, 14:41
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
Bortle 9

This is what the southern sky looked like on Sunday evening. It was pretty much the same last night.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-21, 07:04
Replies: 1,699
Views: 134,685
Posted By xilman
Yes, still OK. Fine view from my window, though,...

Yes, still OK. Fine view from my window, though, especially as the sun has now risen as seen from halfway up the ash cloud but is still behind the cumbre for the bottom half, so the red glow is...
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-20, 12:05
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By xilman
After using Gentoo for many years, I standardized...

After using Gentoo for many years, I standardized on Ubuntu for new systems a few years back, including on a tiny ARM-64 SBC which Ernst sold to me. Two of my machines still run Gentoo.

I like...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 20:05
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
Not really. I grew up in areas with traffic...

Not really.

I grew up in areas with traffic noise which was comparable.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 18:42
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
That was taken within 5 minutes of the eruption...

That was taken within 5 minutes of the eruption starting.

The smoke pillar was much bigger and darker in colour after 20 minutes or so. Now just a grey cloud with no obvious movement but still a...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 18:38
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
How about this one?

How about this one?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-19, 16:42
Replies: 71
Views: 16,664
Posted By xilman
We are fine and enjoying a ringside seat. It is...

We are fine and enjoying a ringside seat. It is about 5km due south of here. Lots of smoke visible from here but the low-level red bits are hidden by the ridge to the south. Noise sounds like a...
Forum: Software 2021-09-18, 17:52
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By xilman
Can you explain why you need GMP and why MPIR is...

Can you explain why you need GMP and why MPIR is unsuitable? I know people in the MPIR community and they may be able to help remedy any deficiency MPIR might have.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-18, 17:47
Replies: 1,473
Views: 149,654
Posted By xilman
Another famous dictum is The plural of anecdote...

Another famous dictum is The plural of anecdote is not data.

There appears to be a lot of anecdotal "evidence" swilling around. Sing along with me:
Just a spoonful of Chlorox helps the...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-17, 18:55
Replies: 1,473
Views: 149,654
Posted By xilman
+1 :tu: A rational analysis. FWIW, I...

+1 :tu:

A rational analysis.

FWIW, I strongly recommend vaccination against CV19 and was vaccinated myself at the earliest opportunity
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-16, 21:43
Replies: 1,779
RIP
Views: 179,783
Posted By xilman
Very widely known as "Uncle Clive". Fruity as a...

Very widely known as "Uncle Clive". Fruity as a nutcake but harmless and entertaining with it.
Forum: Programming 2021-09-16, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 3,095
Posted By xilman
it is a real shame that Liunux is no longer...

it is a real shame that Liunux is no longer supported.

What is broken with respect to Linux? Do the Windoze builds work under WINE?
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 17:56
Replies: 505
Views: 84,825
Posted By xilman
Not in the slightest. We didn't feel even the...

Not in the slightest. We didn't feel even the strongest tremor.

Clouds are the limiting factor (hærfest is icumen in), not ground movements.

The situation may change during the final week of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 17:50
Replies: 505
Views: 84,825
Posted By xilman
Now 6cm according to the latest reports. This is...

Now 6cm according to the latest reports. This is really starting to become rather significant.

For those residing in the North American Colonies: 6cm is well over 2 inches.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-15, 13:42
Replies: 505
Views: 84,825
Posted By xilman
A whole bunch of earthquakes is occurring about...

A whole bunch of earthquakes is occurring about 10km south of here. We had some last year but what is unusual about these is that their number (hundreds), strength (several above Richter 3) and...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-14, 20:58
Replies: 1,779
RIP
Views: 179,783
Posted By xilman
A theism, a theism, my kingdom for a theism!" ...

A theism, a theism, my kingdom for a theism!"

As you know, I happen to think the old ones are the best.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 20:55
Replies: 40
Views: 5,974
Posted By xilman
:poop: happens.

:poop: happens.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-09-14, 20:54
Replies: 40
Views: 5,974
Posted By xilman
A cat of our acquaintance is called "Cake" by us....

A cat of our acquaintance is called "Cake" by us. We have since learned that the people across the road with whom he spends most of his time call him Garfield. Cake came by for a chat and a bite to...
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