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by Oskar45
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 1074

Re: A curious proposal

Does APL2 use the same glyphs as the rest of the world? Or is it still that mystical runic symbolism which invokes loki every time you attempt to write a program in it o.0 [Sorry for replying so late - was abroad for some time] Yes, APL still uses these characters - with good reasons (see Iverson, ...
by Oskar45
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How to measure time?
Replies: 57
Views: 3301

Re: How to measure time?

my daily drivers are the Tutima DI300 and Sinn 142, both titanium watches. i had a bit of a heureka moment regarding that material years back and can not wear steel anymore. :) restricts one's choices quite a bit. still, i have a Tudor Pelagos incoming and there are plans for an IWC but that's for ...
by Oskar45
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 1074

A curious proposal

A member of our government proposed to provide free tablets and smartphones to every school-kid. Fine. Not hardly necessary - over here all kids are fingering their mobiles all the time. BUT - he also proposed that all should learn a programming language. Here is the catch. Which language? FP, APL2,...
by Oskar45
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Raymond Smullyan
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Raymond Smullyan

Sorry for being late - but I found out just now that he died in February [aged 97]. Not that too many of you will be familiar with that name - he got his doctorate under Church, and he was arguably among the greatest logicians of the 20th centuary. I have all of his books - logic puzzles (e.g., &quo...
by Oskar45
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History

VenomousPinecone wrote:Indeed. Not just tandem either, we are talking about multiple teams simultaneously on the field! :lol:

Must have been about as exciting as an open-heart surgergy on a butterfly. :mrgreen:
by Oskar45
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 314
Views: 18921

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Trying to figure out new tricks with my hand spinner - it's Father's Day anyhow :-)
by Oskar45
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Any chemists on board?
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Any chemists on board?

I think that the word chemist in this context is a bit misleading since i think the OP means creating Pharmaceutical compounds by regular chemistry master students (of which i happen to be one). Or do Americans/Brits use the word "chemist" to designate "pharmaceutist"? :) DUNNO....
by Oskar45
Wed May 31, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Any chemists on board?
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Any chemists on board?

Question I have is why do you need to be a chemist to manage yourself using Ps or Ts? ;) Call me a coward - but as a non-chemist, I'd not dare to try my hands on any of Shulgin's recipes at all [the Kindle edition makes fascinating entertainment when riding the subway, though]. Besides, reading Ive...
by Oskar45
Sun May 28, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How to measure time?
Replies: 57
Views: 3301

Re: How to measure time?

I own too many watches. Most of them are quartz based [among of them a Seiko "Final Fantasy"], but also some analog ones, like the Porsche Design Titanium from the early '80s. Nowadays I don't care for them anymore. For about 15 years, my EDW is an Audemars-Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chrono...
by Oskar45
Sat May 27, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Any chemists on board?
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Any chemists on board?

If so, have you tried any of PIHKAL/TIHKAL to manage yourself?
by Oskar45
Tue May 23, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: James Bond…
Replies: 9
Views: 351

James Bond…

…R.M. - RIP.
by Oskar45
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 92
Views: 3737

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Raion-Fox wrote:Honestly though, I'm far more interested in rare games

Which ones? I've quite a few old DOS stuff [including one where - due to a bug - I'd to guess the password to get the next level].
by Oskar45
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shades of Gray
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Shades of Gray

Hype? I've neither read the books nor seen the movies. I don't intent to do so. Seem to be junk. But you might have a different opinion. Comments? Actually, anyone recalls Billy Barber's 1984 album ''Shades of Gray" (sic!)? While stylistically quite different from Keith Jarrett, it is great pia...
by Oskar45
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Well, I had to say it
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: Well, I had to say it

How can you enjoy a roasted turkey and forget what's going on in this world? Grown-ups playing with bombs like kids playing with toys. Because that's going to happen whether I enjoy myself or not. There's no sense in fretting over it. That's exactly the way I look at it. On this freezing evening, I...
by Oskar45
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Well, I had to say it
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: Well, I had to say it

Might you disagree - but I'm thankful it's over again. For me, X-Mas is the biggest hypocrisy of the year. How can you enjoy a roasted turkey and forget what's going on in this world? Grown-ups playing with bombs like kids playing with toys. No, MERRY and PEACE are totally unrelated to this sad real...

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