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by katastrofa
Today, 12:17 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: The Julia Programming Language
Replies: 22
Views: 1113

Re: The Julia Programming Language

Julia used to be infamous for its poor support and scarce libraries, AFAIK, but it seems it has improved significantly. Now it additionally enables such ambitious features as polymorphism / despatch at runtime, etc., from what I'm reading. I guess if you are only doing data analysis and don't requir...
by katastrofa
Today, 12:03 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 699
Views: 31567

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

I've acquainted an Irish guy recently. Intriguing accent :-)
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 334
Views: 56977

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Asymptomatic carriers suspected: "A familial cluster of 5 patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in Anyang, China, had contact before their symptom onset with an asymptomatic family member who had traveled from the epidemic center of Wuhan. The sequence of events suggests that the coronavirus may have bee...
by katastrofa
Yesterday, 10:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 334
Views: 56977

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Nice article. The situation tells a lot about the virus threat for humans in general. We've decimated the populations of intermediate animal species, who formed a natural barrier between microbes and humans. We are gradually closing ourselves in sterile bubbles by killing off bacteria and limiting t...
by katastrofa
February 25th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139576

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The situation doesn't look too well indeed. We clearly have pandemics whether the countries' services admit it or not.
I was on the smallest of the main islands. It's wouldn't be that bad to get stuck there, if I didn't miss my cat :-)
by katastrofa
February 25th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139576

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

@ trackstar: "Fact checker - useful to do this for Trump, Democrats, FSUs, the OT, IYIs, BDSM enthusiasts, cranks of all kinds, etc. ; )" Again jumping to conclusions, like with Mr Sabisky's casual visits to the eugenics conference! Just because I mention BDSM a lot doesn't mean I'd ever do this (we...
by katastrofa
February 25th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: An Economist Walks into XXXX
Replies: 28
Views: 5363

Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

More amoral, not to confuse with amorous (unless you hooked up with the author), economics: Tom Wainwright, Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/tom-wainwright-narconomics-how-to-run-a-drug-cartel-want-a-war-on-drugs-first-get-a-busines...
by katastrofa
February 24th, 2020, 2:20 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3298
Views: 139576

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

"PS Norway government also gave hundreds of millions to clinton foundation, Norway is one of the three countries in the world that gives the most money to the Clinton Foundation. , but with little effect, except robbing their own tax payers" With the effect of your politicians gaining cushy jobs in ...
by katastrofa
February 24th, 2020, 2:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Technical Quotes
Replies: 234
Views: 19288

Re: Non Technical Quotes

I'm wondering what it would be if I gzipped each version of the quote and compared the lengths in bits.
by katastrofa
February 23rd, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com
Replies: 48
Views: 1119

Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

You’d rather have yourself tattooed (ouch!) than say that ;-P
by katastrofa
February 23rd, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com
Replies: 48
Views: 1119

Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

I’ve been trying to find out how one proves one is not a white supremacist. I asked my Polynesian/Chinese/... wife and my mixed race children. They were flummoxed. So I called some exes (Muslim, Jewish,...), no concrete suggestions either. I’m seeing the Caribbean side of the family next week and w...
by katastrofa
February 21st, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 1038
Views: 61527

Re: Your rants here

Sí, Señor :-) Visitando al diablo.
by katastrofa
February 20th, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 1038
Views: 61527

Re: Your rants here

Nitrogen
by katastrofa
February 20th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 1038
Views: 61527

Re: Your rants here

Haben Sie Zahl Schmerzen? Yes, carnval. I initially learned Dutch from such songs + ads. www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfOgwRV8sGg www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChU4gAS3NcE Mein Deutch ich von Geothe gelernt habe. Oder Meister Yoda... A small glass of local wine today, and some Martini tomorrow (30m+) :-D
by katastrofa
February 20th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 1038
Views: 61527

Re: Your rants here

Haben Sie Zahl Schmerzen?
GZIP: On