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Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:45 am
by bensimmo
Gavinmc42 wrote:
The unicorn is only pink because it's red-shifted!
Oh dear now it going to get locked, you should know the rules, don't mention the U word.

Red shifted?
That means the unicorn is Magenta or Fuchsia?

Keeping it going was worth it for the "Ohm resist"

Re cat, see IBM Quantum Qubit post
QEMU can emulated other CPU's, can a Pi Zero emulate a 5 qubit quantum computer?

4 is not a good number for the Chinese market, lets skip to the Pi5
Pale red pink or magenta pink?
Or is it now a Dianthus?
Was it a white unicorn or a rainbow unicorn.

We can't​ have a Pi5 either, we would be buying PI5S

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:19 am
by Gavinmc42
If it is a white unicorn and is now pink then it has red shifted.
Better get out of it's way it's moving fast.

Do white stars red shift?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshift
Ok, the shift if only a tiny amount, shift towards red not into red.
To actually see the shift we have to go 75 times faster than the current fastest space probe.
Good reason for nuclear power in space.

I guess it you see unicorns you can see any colour ones you want.
Snark hunting anyone?
Watch out for the Jabberwokky and other Boojums.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:34 am
by jardino
Related jokes:

1) A plaque on a hotel walls says, "Heisenberg probably stayed here".

2) A man is alone in the forest, doing the ironing, and there is no woman to watch him. Is he still doing it wrong?

Alan.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:54 am
by Gavinmc42
A man is alone in the forest, doing the ironing,
I always had trouble finding the power points in the tree trunks when in boy scouts.
At least he will hear the tree falling.

Anything else I say about the woman is going to get me into trouble with the wife ;)
Where's that emoji with the zipped mouth?

How could this get more ridiculous?
The best of Snarky replies? I'll start with the standard

RTFM
Google it.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:28 am
by jondallimore
Heater wrote:jondallimore
...philosophical questions always have an answer.
Hmm...I guess you never understood the questions then.
Or perhaps I understand the questions perfectly and simply won't allow you to rile me again. Boring now - get over yourself.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:30 am
by rurwin
Gavinmc42 wrote:If it is a white unicorn and is now pink then it has red shifted.
Better get out of it's way it's moving fast.
No need to worry; it's moving away from you.

To my mind, the gun counts as an observer, let alone the cat or even the mouse. And anyone who has ever had a cat in a closed box (that it doesn't want to be in) knows that it would be patently obvious whether it was alive or dead at any given moment.

6.99999...

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:58 am
by Heater
jondallimore,
...simply won't allow you to rile me again.
Very wise.
Boring now - get over yourself.
Ouch! What's up? Nothing personal. This is the "Snarky non-responses to questions" thread isn't it? I was just trying stay on topic and play along.

:)

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:14 am
by mikerr
bensimmo wrote: And where is the micro symbol on a Google keyboard (Gboard) in British English setting. It is not above u.
I can find odd character ౽౬, arrows ↑ † crucifix ,wandering finger gestures, santa heads.
But no standard everyday Greek symbols.
Not on the samsung android keyboard either. What I do is flip to the handwriting mode and draw it, then android recognizes it as the mu symbol µ:

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but I don't think that's in google keyboard, you could add in greek (ελληνικά) to the keyboard settings
(don't do it in language settings or your whole phone will be in greek!)
then flip between english/greek keyboards:

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Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:36 am
by Burngate
bensimmo wrote:Also note Latin "u" is not the same as Greek "μ". :ugeek:

And where is the micro symbol on a Google keyboard (Gboard) in British English setting. It is not above u.
I can find odd character ౽౬, arrows ↑ † crucifix ,wandering finger gestures, santa heads.
But no standard everyday Greek symbols.
ktb wrote:
Heater wrote:What on Earth is a "Google keyboard"?
An on-screen keyboard application for Android devices
I don't understand this modern technology.

When I was growing up, a 'phone was something in a big red box down the road.

Today it seems to be a poor-quality camera, a typewriter with half its keys missing, a road atlas without an index, a poor-quality Encyclopedia Britanica, ... you name it. Can you still call your Mum to tell her you'll be late for tea 'cos the teacher's keeping you in after school for sticking chewing gum on his seat?

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:28 pm
by rurwin
Or just do a random Google and copy it from another website.

Or bring up a word-processor or a character map app.

Or say "fiddle it"; life's too short and no SI prefix is abbreviated "u".


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Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:22 pm
by PeterO
rurwin wrote:Or just do a random Google and copy it from another website.

Or bring up a word-processor or a character map app.

Or say "fiddle it"; life's too short and no SI prefix is abbreviated "u".


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Are you trying to type this μ ? Ctrl+Shift u then 03bc
PeterO

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:32 pm
by jondallimore
Heater wrote:jondallimore,
...simply won't allow you to rile me again.
Very wise.
Boring now - get over yourself.
Ouch! What's up? Nothing personal. This is the "Snarky non-responses to questions" thread isn't it? I was just trying stay on topic and play along.

:)

As i said, just boring now. Please do not feed the troll.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:34 pm
by scruss
PeterO wrote:Are you trying to type this μ ? Ctrl+Shift u then 03bc
Or Compose+/+u (mnemonic: /u) → µ
(and that arrow? Compose+-+>)
You'll never¹ have to remember hex codes again, and it's built into the system!

---
¹: well, seldom. Setting up compose keys and mapping can be a little hideous.
(that ¹ is Compose+^+1, before you ask.)

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:55 pm
by hippy
jondallimore wrote:when the door is closed, the fridge light is definitely off.
the door hits a breaker switch and denies the light power.
When the door closes; it should hit a breaker switch, which should deny the light power. There is no guarantee that it will have done that, will have turned the light off when the door closed.

In fact, most fridge light switches are push to break. Break the plunger or lever off and it won't break the circuit.

Another failure mode is where the plunger switch is pushed through its mounting panel. When the door closes it pushes the whole switch away from the panel leaving the circuit unbroken.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:09 pm
by stderr
Gavinmc42 wrote:
A man is alone in the forest, doing the ironing,
I always had trouble finding the power points in the tree trunks when in boy scouts.
Don't be silly, of course you just plug into the currant bush.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:12 pm
by PeterO
scruss wrote:
PeterO wrote:Are you trying to type this μ ? Ctrl+Shift u then 03bc
Or Compose+/+u (mnemonic: /u) → µ
(and that arrow? Compose+-+>)
You'll never¹ have to remember hex codes again, and it's built into the system!
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¹: well, seldom. Setting up compose keys and mapping can be a little hideous.
(that ¹ is Compose+^+1, before you ask.)
Well I had to google it, but Compose is Shift+AltGr and Shift+AltGr / u does produce µ :D

PeterO

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:06 pm
by Heater
jondallimore,

"boring"? "Troll"?

I say old man. That's a bit stiff isn't it?

I was just trying to be amusing. Complete with smiley to emphasize the point.

Perhaps I failed.

I'm sorry you felt the need to be insulting in response.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:16 pm
by bensimmo
no alt or altgr here and my Gboard

One min I'll save you some time LMGTFY
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Gboard

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:24 pm
by 321
Is the countdown time posted by the mods an indicator until the thread gets locked?

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:25 pm
by jamesh
DougieLawson wrote:
Burngate wrote: When you close the fridge door, is the light off?
First experiment: Fill the fridge with sufficient alchohol and install an engineering student.
Does an inebriated student count as an observer?
Isn't it easier to do my experiment? Set a video recorder recording inside the fridge. Close door. Wait long enough for the lamp to cool. Open door. Extract video camera. Stop recording. Playback experiment's results. No students, mice or beer needed.
Just did exactly this. Spent some time trying to determine why the fridge light was NOT coming when door opened. After much poking and prodding and removing circuit boards etc, found out that the plastic shield that goes around the bulb has obviously got hot, slightly melted/deformed and it was preventing the new bulb from inserting far enough to reach the contacts. Removed the sheild and hey presto, light now works.

BUT, why did it get so hot that it melted the plastic? Was it staying on when the door was shut and over heating? Hence left phone video recording in the fridge to see if light was actually turning off. And it was. So did the bulb simply overheat quickly just prior to blowing and cause the melt? Dunno.

Note, old bulb now replaced by an LED bulb, which won't be getting hot, so no need to replace the shield.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:35 pm
by stderr
jamesh wrote:BUT, why did it get so hot that it melted the plastic? Was it staying on when the door was shut and over heating? Hence left phone video recording in the fridge to see if light was actually turning off. And it was.
Or the low tech way, open door after door closed for some time, quickly check if lamp is hot.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:31 pm
by CarlRJ
Gavinmc42 wrote:The best of Snarky replies? I'll start with the standard

RTFM
Google it.
I always liked "But Unix (or vi) is user-friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are."

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:02 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Burngate wrote: Today it seems to be a poor-quality camera, a typewriter with half its keys missing, a road atlas without an index, a poor-quality Encyclopedia Britanica, ... you name it. Can you still call your Mum to tell her you'll be late for tea 'cos the teacher's keeping you in after school for sticking chewing gum on his seat?
That's my feeling about nearly all "converged" devices. They do a bunch of functions, but none of them anywhere near as well as a specific tool for that function does. In spite of that, I'll keep my Gerber multitool, thank you. I like their design much more than the far more common Leatherman.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:45 pm
by CarlRJ
Burngate wrote:Today it seems to be a poor-quality camera, a typewriter with half its keys missing, a road atlas without an index, a poor-quality Encyclopedia Britanica, ... you name it.
Huh. My relatives are getting nice pictures of my nieces that they love and that they wouldn't be getting if my iPhone 6 didn't have a pretty decent camera and email app (the phone is always in my pocket, a DSLR and laptop are not), I find the keyboard quite workable for the size (and given that I'm not writing C or Perl code or using vi on it), I don't understand why I would want an index to a map when I can literally ask the phone for spoken turn-by-turn directions to anywhere (if you want info on roadside amenities, Yelp is decent), and I find Wikipedia quite useful (one must question sources and sanity check information there, but of course that's true for _every_ source - and Wikipedia has been shown a number of times to be more up-to-date and accurate than some traditional encyclopedias) but if you really want, Encyclopædia Britannica has an app that will get you all their most up-to-date content (and I'd venture a guess that you never carry around the physical books "just in case").

I don't get the dislike for smartphones - people often use them too much, but that's a people problem, not a technology problem. The technology itself is astounding. I often reflect that, if I could take my iPhone back to my 12-year-old self, and explain what it can do, and the speed and capacity of the hardware therein, my 12-year-old self would be convinced that somehow the device was from several hundred years in the future - it far outclasses what Captain Kirk had available to him, which, back then, represented the far-flung future.

As to the keyboard limitations, I dealt with these a long time ago, by going into the keyboard shortcuts (Preferences, General, Keyboards, Text Replacement) and defining a handful of substitutions I can call upon as necessary:

"!bp" (bullet point) = •
"!fc" (Fahrenheit/Celsius) = °
"!uu" (unusual unicode) = ©®℗™°¢µ‽℅№§¶†‡·•‣¼½¾±×÷≠∞¬∴⌘⌥⌃⇧⏎↑→↓←■◆◇○●

The first two sequences get the two characters I find most irksome to be missing, the last I can always invoke and then grab the character(s) I want out of the middle, deleting the rest. (I have a few other shortcuts as well, for my usual username and email address and such, all chosen to trigger from sequences that'll basically never come up in normal text.) I also have an app on my phone that allows one to look up any arbitrary unicode character one might desire.

Re: Snarky non-responses to questions

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:30 am
by rurwin
Shift-AltGr+/u, you say?



Not on Linux (Ubuntu LTS) it's not.

@łe¶ŧ←↓→øþ
æßðđŋħł
«»¢“”nµ,·

Ah. AltGr+m

Trust Linux to be sensible and put mu under m. And I assume it's Microsoft that puts it under u because appearances are everything, right?


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