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Forum: Lounge 2022-08-08, 20:52
Replies: 1,973
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Posted By xilman
Olivia Newton-John...

Olivia Newton-John (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-62472100)

Daughter of Bletchley Park cryptographer.
Forum: sweety439 2022-08-06, 18:51
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By xilman
I can, but won't. Not until you give me some...

I can, but won't.

Not until you give me some computation in return.
Forum: sweety439 2022-08-06, 10:01
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By xilman
My offer to prove some of those primes still...

My offer to prove some of those primes still stands.
Forum: FactorDB 2022-08-05, 14:25
Replies: 568
Views: 107,855
Posted By xilman
I offered to do some of the larger primes if you...

I offered to do some of the larger primes if you repay me by working with my ECMNET server, something well within your capabilities.

How are you getting on with your side of the bargain?
Forum: FactorDB 2022-08-03, 15:48
Replies: 71
Views: 18,884
Posted By xilman
Ok, so it's only 2.5TB, which fits easily on to...

Ok, so it's only 2.5TB, which fits easily on to an external USB disk (I cart a 4TB model around with me). Not very big at all and easily transferred by sneakernet. Running a global GCD once or twice...
Forum: FactorDB 2022-08-03, 10:30
Replies: 71
Views: 18,884
Posted By xilman
How big is the database at present? A...

How big is the database at present?

A massive GCD computation, along the lines of "Ron was wrong, Whit is right" by Lenstra et al. would find all common factors.

That paper should be on every...
Forum: Hardware 2022-08-03, 10:24
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By xilman
And falling over en-route.

And falling over en-route.
Forum: Lounge 2022-08-02, 08:46
Replies: 1,394
Views: 119,664
Posted By xilman
Giant tortoise halts trains between Cambridge &...

Giant tortoise halts trains between Cambridge & Norwich. (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-62377928)
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-08-01, 20:34
Replies: 76
Views: 40,594
Posted By xilman
Got it in one. I find that visualizing...

Got it in one.



I find that visualizing high dimensional objects easier by working upwards from their low dimensional counterparts. For instance:

Take a one-dimensional line and join its...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-07-31, 20:43
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By xilman
Don't call us, we'll call you.

Don't call us, we'll call you.
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-31, 19:56
Replies: 1,973
RIP
Views: 236,033
Posted By xilman
Nichelle Nichols, aka Lieutenant Uhura at age 89....

Nichelle Nichols, aka Lieutenant Uhura at age 89. (https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/nichelle-nichols-uhura-in-star-trek-dies-at-89/ar-AA109PGH?OCID=ansmsnnews11)
Forum: Cunningham Tables 2022-07-28, 09:02
Replies: 19
Views: 16,743
Posted By xilman
Quick question. I could likely answer it myslf...

Quick question. I could likely answer it myslf but I am too sleepy right now.

Are any sets of these amenable to the factoring factory approach of Lenstra et al?

If so, it should reduce the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-27, 19:31
Replies: 1,973
RIP
Views: 236,033
Posted By xilman
British scientist James Lovelock, who devoted his...

British scientist James Lovelock, who devoted his life to the global green movement, has died on his 103rd birthday, his family has said. (https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62322575)
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-27, 19:30
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By xilman
In the long run everybody is dead.

In the long run everybody is dead.
Forum: Msieve 2022-07-27, 19:06
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By xilman
Many years ago the MPI implementation of Lanczos...

Many years ago the MPI implementation of Lanczos I was using was markedly faster than a single-threaded code. Times have changed. We no longer run Lanczos and cpus have become much faster than has...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2022-07-27, 18:43
Replies: 29
Views: 3,411
Posted By xilman
Generically known as Mondegreens. "The girl...

Generically known as Mondegreens.

"The girl with colitis goes by" is another by the Fab Four.

Is this the real life, is this just Battersea?
Beelzebub has a special sideboard for me.
Spare...
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-25, 19:07
Replies: 1,973
RIP
Views: 236,033
Posted By xilman
David Trimble: Former Northern Ireland first...

David Trimble: Former Northern Ireland first minister and UUP leader dies (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-62299285)
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-07-24, 19:25
Replies: 3,016
Views: 324,213
Posted By xilman
If the humidity is low enough and enough cold...

If the humidity is low enough and enough cold water is available to drink, temperatures well over 100C are tolerable for significant periods of time.

I've spent enjoyable periods of 10 minutes at...
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-18, 08:10
Replies: 296
Views: 45,613
Posted By xilman
Indeed. Nonetheless, going up hill requires work.

Indeed. Nonetheless, going up hill requires work.
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-17, 11:56
Replies: 382
Views: 48,533
Posted By xilman
This one for Ernst 17 July 1952 David...

This one for Ernst

17 July 1952 David Hasselhoff born.
Forum: Lounge 2022-07-17, 11:53
Replies: 296
Views: 45,613
Posted By xilman
Even when going uphill?

Even when going uphill?
Forum: Astronomy 2022-07-15, 20:14
Replies: 107
Views: 16,324
Posted By xilman
We are in violent agreement! That is what I do....

We are in violent agreement! That is what I do. It is also consistent with what I stated. If you check out the posted links you will see that they are two different ways of retouching the original...
Forum: Astronomy 2022-07-15, 17:23
Replies: 107
Views: 16,324
Posted By xilman
Your first two statements are undoubtedly true. ...

Your first two statements are undoubtedly true.

The third is open to interpretation. By re-arranging the information you have you can make parts of that more prominent at the expense of the other...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2022-07-13, 20:01
Replies: 29
Views: 3,411
Posted By xilman
While idly surfing through Wikipedia I found ...

While idly surfing through Wikipedia I found

Folk and popular music of the Andes frequently alternates between Spanish and the given South American language of its region of origin. ...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-07-13, 16:15
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By xilman
So the Chancellor pro tem. and the ex Hulture...

So the Chancellor pro tem. and the ex Hulture Secretary have been discarded.

Two down, five to go.
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