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by katastrofa
July 23rd, 2017, 2:10 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Looking for hardware recommendations
Replies: 163
Views: 5225

Re: Looking for hardware recommendations

8 or 10 core Intel Core i7 or i9 with 124GB RAM, 8 core AMD Ryzen 1800X with only 64GB RAM (they claim it theoretically works with 2 x 64GB, but my experience with trying to achieve such things with older AMD processors was otherwise) or waiting for Threadrippers? I don't know much about Ryzen archi...
by katastrofa
July 22nd, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cell phones and cancer risk?
Replies: 68
Views: 34592

Re: Cell phones and cancer risk?

If the broccoli's pink inside, call a mycologist. But it might work for this: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/images/default-source/dictionary/purple-cauliflower-300.jpg?sfvrsn=4 Actually, they don't change their colour when cooked! My lunch: https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/r90/15036289_...
by katastrofa
July 22nd, 2017, 5:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cell phones and cancer risk?
Replies: 68
Views: 34592

Re: Cell phones and cancer risk?

It won't work with broccoli, which means that I should definitely go for the induction hob.
by katastrofa
July 21st, 2017, 10:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cell phones and cancer risk?
Replies: 68
Views: 34592

Re: Cell phones and cancer risk?

I remember reading some paper suggesting that it's actually the heat from the cellphone which can cause cancer. Anyway, I mostly bake and probably can handle the risk of death by induction. At least I won't be deduced to death.
by katastrofa
July 21st, 2017, 10:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Art as Subversion
Replies: 52
Views: 25705

Re: Art as Subversion

Oh, so that's why it collapsed.
by katastrofa
July 21st, 2017, 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Art as Subversion
Replies: 52
Views: 25705

Re: Art as Subversion

Has art migrated to git yet?
by katastrofa
July 21st, 2017, 9:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cell phones and cancer risk?
Replies: 68
Views: 34592

Re: Cell phones and cancer risk?

He's over 80-year-old, afair, and a Republican - something like cancer was imminent. BTW, I'm replacing the kitchen in my flat (the one which requires full disassembling to change a light bulb) and the designer recommended an induction hob. It's practical and economic, but I'm wondering if it's not ...
by katastrofa
July 20th, 2017, 2:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Art as Subversion
Replies: 52
Views: 25705

Re: Art as Subversion

by katastrofa
July 19th, 2017, 6:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1164
Views: 159399

Re: Grammar Time!

I know English mostly from literature and I don't think I have come across "on Easter" many times. "Easter Day", unlike "Christmas Day", sounds similarly strange to me.
by katastrofa
July 19th, 2017, 3:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grammar Time!
Replies: 1164
Views: 159399

Re: Grammar Time!

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org ... -and-dates
"at night - at the weekend - at Christmas - at Easter"
by katastrofa
July 17th, 2017, 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 220
Views: 17260

Re: RIP

Jo Cox (referenced by kat), I have heard of. From news footage of her, she seems to have genuinely thought that she was better than the voters whom she was supposed to serve. I do not agree with her assessment of herself, but rather consider that she suffered from hubris of the highest order. Poor ...
by katastrofa
July 17th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 220
Views: 17260

Re: RIP

I demand the right to breast feed babies.  Men have been discriminated against since the dawn of breasts. Men, holds your breasts up high. You have rights! And lefts! Splendid! Let me paste the whole chapter: Л. Н. Толстой, Анна Каренина. Часть четвертая, X Песцов любил рассуждать до конца и не удо...
by katastrofa
July 17th, 2017, 1:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 220
Views: 17260

Re: RIP

I witnessed that too (but it was rather the intellectual mediocrity that put me off). Anyway, my question might have come across as insensitive, but in fact stories like hers or that of Jo Cox - people who were happy in their life, had sense, mission, and long bright future which was taken from them...
by katastrofa
July 16th, 2017, 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 375
Views: 11284

Re: All about Cats

This is magic (for grooming long and short-hair cats, dogs, horses and cleaning surfaces from their hair): http://www.zooplus.co.uk/customerpicturedisplay/shop/cats/cat_health/cat_brushes_cat_combs/lint_brushes/103847
by katastrofa
July 16th, 2017, 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: RIP
Replies: 220
Views: 17260

Re: RIP

There are Nobel Prizes in physics (some of them in my past field of research), which are being questioned in corridors. I agree that some choices of the winners seem to have more to do with affiliations, power and politics than the actual contribution to the field, but some of those gossips sound ju...