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by katastrofa
Today, 12:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1613
Views: 184499

Re: Grammar Time!

I meant another type of gizmoid, but you were close (gizmoids are a class of mathematical functions which are particularly useful).
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 8:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1613
Views: 184499

Re: Grammar Time!

From "Mapping the Invisible Landscape: Folklore, Writing, and the Sense of Place":
"... a tangetial remark interpolated into the narrative by the speaker ..."

Does the author mean a logistic digression?
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Animal storieS
Replies: 247
Views: 27958

Re: Animal storieS

by katastrofa
Yesterday, 3:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90101

Re: Stupid question of the day

What would be the story? A girl fell in love with a man, but he just wanted her body, so she didn't go to meet him. Epilogue: she's an old happy crazy cat lady.
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90101

Re: Stupid question of the day

Paul, will you show us a photo of how you look in those fake lashes?
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 2:51 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 496
Views: 10298

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

Without words. Leave English style.
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 12:24 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python tricks
Replies: 132
Views: 15418

Re: Python tricks



There were no centimeters in the XVIIth century.
Centimetres were invented by Europeans to undermine the British Empire. 
Well, it was the french.

PS: Europe is not a continent as it is a continium of Asia.
French? It was Burattini, an Italian in the service of a Polish king.
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 12:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stuff that Physics_(+ &)_mathematicS can explain
Replies: 24
Views: 4813

Re: Stuff that Physics_(+ &)_mathematicS can explain

I'm sorry, it's the middle of my non-working month and I'm feeling like a bunch of protons in LHC on the last stretch (you have no idea how much food I prepared tonight!). Next month I will be leaving only short erratic comments about airports, dry heaves, and how cold it is in Norway.
by katastrofa
July 16th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90101

Re: Stupid question of the day

If Millennial Falcon landed in Eastern Poland:
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by katastrofa
July 16th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stuff that Physics_(+ &)_mathematicS can explain
Replies: 24
Views: 4813

Re: Stuff that Physics_(+ &)_mathematicS can explain

" Hossenfelder’s real target, when you strip away some unfortunate terminol ogy, is not beauty but self-satisfaction, which encourages disengagement from reality. " - Wilczek is mansplaining what Hossenfelder really meant so nicely... :-) Anyway, I thought of the experimental detection of Majorana f...
by katastrofa
July 16th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Looking for a partner for my Quant project
Replies: 59
Views: 1483

Re: Looking for a partner for my Quant project

I suspect Deflandre is someone's (not very successful) AI project. That's the only way it can come from a uni email (even with all my reservations about the today's academia).
by katastrofa
July 16th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python tricks
Replies: 132
Views: 15418

Re: Python tricks

We use inches in Ukraine. We just called them палець (finger) =1 inch. There's also стопа (foot) =12 fingers, which is a standard set of fingers every Ukrainian has (though it can vary depending on how far from Chernobyl they live), and лікоть (elbow) = 2 feet.
by katastrofa
July 16th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2030
Views: 90101

Re: Stupid question of the day

The video just proves my point. BTW, in London I have to buy opera tickets one year ahead to get decent seats. In Oslo it's about a month to the show and more than a half of tickets is still available (the whole first row in stalls is full though! why?! acoustics and vision are pretty bad so close t...
by katastrofa
July 16th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Python tricks
Replies: 132
Views: 15418

Re: Python tricks

The problem is that those errors are hard to find, e.g. when two well-tested parts of code don't work together and you're left with no clue why. That's why you need contracts as I mentioned https://www.wired.com/2010/11/1110mars-climate-observer-report/ Is NASA can get it wrong, what can we say abo...
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