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Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 18:55
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Posted By xilman
Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his...

Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his louse to Santa?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 17:39
Replies: 1,303
Views: 70,711
Posted By xilman
I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions....

I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions. if it is still in good condition, why not?
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-19, 09:23
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By xilman
For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and...

For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and then pay close attention to what you can do with the optional flag argument.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-18, 14:31
Replies: 1,047
Views: 61,482
Posted By xilman
As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty...

As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty to inform you as to why the University Boat Race is the most difficult in the world.

There are 16 oars, 2 cox and only 20 minutes to do it in.

To...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-10-16, 11:24
Replies: 17
Views: 3,895
Posted By xilman
Is anyone other than you the remotest bit...

Is anyone other than you the remotest bit interested in this?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-13, 13:06
Replies: 1,047
Views: 61,482
Posted By xilman
Ive just bought the personalized number plate BAA...

Ive just bought the personalized number plate BAA BAA for my black jeep.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-12, 20:02
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
I call BS. There is a truly vast amount of...

I call BS.

There is a truly vast amount of He in the atmospheres of the gas and ice giants.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 14:22
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
That is exactly what I have been saying. I...

That is exactly what I have been saying.

I am pleased that you have found it surprising.

Neutrinos are nasty little buggers in sufficient quantities.

You will be hit by a solar neutrino...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 14:14
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
France has territories in North America (St...

France has territories in North America (St Pierre & MIquelon), South America, the Carribean and in the Indian Ocean.

None of these are mainland territories but they are internationally recognized...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 13:22
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
OK. Orbit at a safe distance until you detect...

OK. Orbit at a safe distance until you detect that the core collapse is about to occur. Dive in on a high-speed orbit in a spacecraft fitted with a refrigeration unit sufficient to keep you alive...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 17:48
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
No. Read what I posted: "even if you...

No.

Read what I posted: "even if you survived the thermal radiation".
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 16:01
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
Only one out of nine elephants in Berlin Zoo...

Only one out of nine elephants in Berlin Zoo survived allied bombing in WWII.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 15:57
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
More people died at Chappaquidick than at Three...

More people died at Chappaquidick than at Three Mile Island.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 15:54
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
Almost everyone has more than the average number...

Almost everyone has more than the average number of limbs.

Average defined here as the arithmetic mean, though it is also true for the geometric and harmonic means.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 15:34
Replies: 65
Views: 1,518
Posted By xilman
If you were in orbit at 1 astronomical unit...

If you were in orbit at 1 astronomical unit around a star undergoing a core-collapse supernova the neutrino emission would kill you even if you survived the thermal radiation.

Roughly 99% of the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-09, 19:54
Replies: 1,047
Views: 61,482
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-09, 19:53
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Views: 61,482
Posted By xilman
Last night SWMBO and I watched three Netflix...

Last night SWMBO and I watched three Netflix movies back to back.

Luckily I was the one facing the TV.
Forum: Astronomy 2020-10-09, 08:41
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By xilman
Thanks. Historical weather records should be able...

Thanks. Historical weather records should be able to pin it down to within a couple of days.
Forum: Astronomy 2020-10-08, 19:04
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By xilman
Back when I was a grad student, about 1980 or so,...

Back when I was a grad student, about 1980 or so, and living in Oxford we had several cm of snowfall. Subsequent days had a maximum temperature just barely above freezing with most of the time spent...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-08, 16:56
Replies: 1,338
Views: 57,123
Posted By xilman
You misheard the lyrics, which is a very common...

You misheard the lyrics, which is a very common phenomenon for this song.

"Beelzebub has a special sideboard for me."

"Is this the real life, is this just Battersea?"

"Spare him his life for...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-08, 16:36
Replies: 1,047
Views: 61,482
Posted By xilman
Sometimes I wake up grumpy. But other times I let...

Sometimes I wake up grumpy. But other times I let her sleep in.
Forum: Astronomy 2020-10-08, 15:32
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By xilman
Seen all of those, but with nowhere near the...

Seen all of those, but with nowhere near the clarity of your images. Well done!

Once managed a Brocken spectre from the Swiss Alps. Very common from aircraft IME.

Also seen a few lunar...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-07, 10:34
Replies: 222
Views: 15,311
Posted By xilman
"Peace Is Our Profession".

"Peace Is Our Profession".
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-05, 18:50
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By xilman
I suggest that it has quite a bit to do with the...

I suggest that it has quite a bit to do with the US insistence on the right to arm bears.
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2020-10-05, 18:21
Replies: 264
Views: 31,897
Posted By xilman
I remember it well. I was one of the team...

I remember it well.

I was one of the team who helped convert the MIT Press publication of the PGP source code into machine-readable format out here in the free world
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