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Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-13, 14:17
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
Why are you deciding for them? Perhaps this is...

Why are you deciding for them? Perhaps this is the real problem then. Let's dumb everything down so that even the dullards don't feel left out because, OMG, we can't make anyone feel left behind no...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-13, 12:37
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
I use hex numbers far more than any other base...

I use hex numbers far more than any other base (except for base ten) in my normal daily activities.

I rarely care about exactly dividing anything into 3 parts, or even 5 parts, so a base that has...
Forum: Homework Help 2020-08-13, 11:18
Replies: 55
Views: 9,738
Posted By retina
There is no hope of you ever solving your problem...

There is no hope of you ever solving your problem with current technology.

Thread closed.
Forum: Information & Answers 2020-08-13, 08:13
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By retina
Indeed.~ echo "bin file" | rev elif nibProblem...

Indeed.~ echo "bin file" | rev
elif nibProblem solved. :tu:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-13, 06:05
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
log2/log10 ~= 0.3 means that a simple...

log2/log10 ~= 0.3 means that a simple approximation for 210 ~= 103. Useful for estimating binary computer values.

But log2/log12 ~= 0.2789429.... gives us no usefully close conversion ratios.
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-12, 13:38
Replies: 3,976
Views: 235,955
Posted By retina
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_bull

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazen_bull
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 11:05
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
Oh. I was asking about the base of the age limit...

Oh. I was asking about the base of the age limit you posted, which the only part I quoted, and I emboldened the two digits 55.

ETA:Is that base-12 or some other base?

Wait, is base-12 in...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:55
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
Makes no difference. The number of people under...

Makes no difference. The number of people under discussion is still greater than two (or three if you include me).[/QUOTE]Okay, I choose base-999. Making it 55999.

Wow, you three are all very old!...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:44
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
Optimal base is obviously base-10, where 10 is...

Optimal base is obviously base-10, where 10 is expressed in the optimal base.
Forum: Software 2020-08-11, 10:33
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By retina
Since the question has been answered and the...

Since the question has been answered and the subject is raised ...

I've wondered whether these auto-benchmarks are a net loss.

The machines periodically spend a few minutes doing no useful work...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:22
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
Is that base-12 or some other base? Wait, is...

Is that base-12 or some other base?

Wait, is base-12 in base-12? Aarrggh, I'm so confused by all this.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 10:16
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
That's great ... for you and the other two people...

That's great ... for you and the other two people in the world that still know it.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 09:00
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
So now we are getting down to the real reason you...

So now we are getting down to the real reason you like base-12: to play silly card game. That sounds like the best reason yet that you have presented so far. So let's do it. :tu:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 08:52
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
You seem overly concerned with fractions being...

You seem overly concerned with fractions being "exact" for a small set of integer divisors.

Do you really want to return the £sd (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C2%A3sd) currency scheme?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 06:43
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
Doesn't look better to me, just different.

Doesn't look better to me, just different.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-11, 06:33
Replies: 92
Views: 1,599
Posted By retina
Why is dozenal "better" than decimal? Is...

Why is dozenal "better" than decimal?

Is there a better base than dozenal? If so, why not change to that one?
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-10, 12:24
Replies: 309
Views: 16,071
Posted By retina
https://www.zdnet.com/article/smart-locks-opened-w...

https://www.zdnet.com/article/smart-locks-opened-with-nothing-more-than-a-mac-address/
Forum: Alberico Lepore 2020-08-09, 22:51
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By retina
This is so ridiculous. :loco:

This is so ridiculous. :loco:
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-09, 09:56
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By retina
I guess "group".

I guess "group".
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-09, 09:04
Replies: 3,976
Views: 235,955
Posted By retina
Someone will lose their kickback, we can't have that

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/advert-for-new-e-bike-banned-in-france-because-it-is-discredits-the-entire-car-sector-458972
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-09, 06:20
Replies: 309
Views: 16,071
Posted By retina
It's okay because it was an "accident"

https://www.theregister.com/2020/08/08/ai_in_brief/ We pinky swear that "accidents" like this will never happen again. Please ignore all the previous times we already said that, this time it's for...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-09, 04:06
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By retina
Let's go with integers.

Let's go with integers.
Forum: Lounge 2020-08-07, 06:56
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By retina
See here: ...

See here:
https://mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=24819
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 22:54
Replies: 31
Views: 625
Posted By retina
That only considers the purchase cost. The...

That only considers the purchase cost. The operations costs makes sand an even worse proposal.
Forum: Hardware 2020-08-06, 12:35
Replies: 31
Views: 625
Posted By retina
Yes. But you only get one chance. You power it...

Yes. But you only get one chance. You power it up, discover it is read-only, and if you don't immediately copy whatever you need NOW then the next time you try it will refuse to respond. I read it...
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