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Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-07, 08:43
Replies: 322
Views: 37,638
Posted By xilman
I didn't actually. It universally described...

I didn't actually.

It universally described as a Norman invasion, not a French one.

Wikipedia came to my rescue.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-06, 17:37
Replies: 322
Views: 37,638
Posted By xilman
Traitors! Which country has the longest...

Traitors!

Which country has the longest lasting alliance with England?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Portuguese_Treaty_of_1373

Not sure France even existed back then.

(Just checked:...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-06, 13:29
Replies: 322
Views: 37,638
Posted By xilman
We still haven't forgotten 1066 and all that.

We still haven't forgotten 1066 and all that.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-06, 11:45
Replies: 322
Views: 37,638
Posted By xilman
OTOH, the French can always be trusted --- to...

OTOH, the French can always be trusted --- to block roads, ports, etc.
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-03, 18:40
Replies: 1,106
Views: 96,613
Posted By xilman
More correctly named "handegg".

More correctly named "handegg".
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-03, 09:23
Replies: 117
Views: 28,491
Posted By xilman
In my view it was a very unfortunate choice of...

In my view it was a very unfortunate choice of slogan. Guaranteed to cause resentment because it singled out a single group for special attention.

Much better, would have been "Black lives matter...
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-02, 16:14
Replies: 4,308
Views: 326,797
Posted By xilman
Perhaps. If true, it would be a really...

Perhaps.

If true, it would be a really shitty job.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-05-02, 16:13
Replies: 205
Views: 10,864
Posted By xilman
What was that old saying about underestimating...

What was that old saying about underestimating the American public?
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-01, 09:40
Replies: 4,308
Views: 326,797
Posted By xilman
Giant 300-tonne fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer...

Giant 300-tonne fatberg blocks Birmingham sewer (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-56952152)

The firm said it is estimated to be 1m (3ft) high and 1,000m (1,094yds) long and could...
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-30, 08:25
Replies: 1,098
Views: 80,610
Posted By xilman
Name Lunar Gateway after Michael Collins.

https://www.change.org/p/nasa-change-the-lunar-gateway-name-to-the-collins-lunar-gateway/f?source_location=psf_petitions
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-28, 17:40
Replies: 77
Views: 8,893
Posted By xilman
And learning about how to dig ditches. Don't...

And learning about how to dig ditches.

Don't underestimate the value of self-education.
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-28, 17:38
Replies: 77
Views: 8,893
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-28, 16:18
Replies: 1,718
RIP
Views: 154,986
Posted By xilman
Michael Collins, Apollo XI ...

Michael Collins, Apollo XI

https://twitter.com/AstroMCollins/status/1387438495040348168
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-28, 11:56
Replies: 77
Views: 8,893
Posted By xilman
A few years ago I went on a one-day course in...

A few years ago I went on a one-day course in FPGA design. The software cost absolutely nothing and the hardware a few quid.

Designed a 9600baud UART (well a UAT as there wasn't time for the R...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-28, 07:53
Replies: 205
Views: 10,864
Posted By xilman
I couldn't possibly comment.

I couldn't possibly comment.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-27, 16:29
Replies: 205
Views: 10,864
Posted By xilman
SWMBO now fully vaccinated.

SWMBO now fully vaccinated.
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-25, 18:57
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By xilman
Fairy Nuff: the current standard approach with...

Fairy Nuff: the current standard approach with source-code based distributions is to ship an interface to a networked black box server which is under your complete control.

The previous approach...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2021-04-25, 17:14
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By xilman
The humour is going from bath to sausage.

The humour is going from bath to sausage.
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-24, 17:44
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By xilman
:tu: Very strongly agree. I have written...

:tu:

Very strongly agree. I have written Perl scripts well in excess of 10K lines of source which cow-orkers with only tourist-level fluency have had no significant difficulty following and...
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-24, 17:41
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By xilman
Too far off-topic for the present thread, but it...

Too far off-topic for the present thread, but it is not that hard to protect IP in Perl, depending on the level of protection required within a specific environment.
Forum: LaurV 2021-04-24, 17:37
Replies: 10
Views: 2,913
Posted By xilman
He who lives by the word will die by the word. ...

He who lives by the word will die by the word.

If we don't hang together, we will surely hang separately.
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-24, 09:09
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By xilman
That was exactly my relationship with Perl in the...

That was exactly my relationship with Perl in the mid- to late-90's. Took me about 5-10 years to become fluent in the language.

It is now by far my favourite programming language.

Stick with...
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-23, 16:24
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By xilman
Good for your boss, and for you! That is...

Good for your boss, and for you!

That is possibly the most important role for a Devil's Advocate.
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-23, 10:39
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By xilman
Religious arguments can be great fun as long as...

Religious arguments can be great fun as long as no-one takes it personally.

Something I learned many years ago: take note of your opponents' arguments. Next time someone is espousing your...
Forum: Homework Help 2021-04-21, 22:36
Replies: 36
Views: 1,680
Posted By xilman
The factors are 6250...1761 and 7728...3417 ...

The factors are 6250...1761 and
7728...3417

Please PM me with how much you will pay me for 72 core-hours and, if your offer is acceptable, I'll send you my PayPal account details and, on receipt...
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