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by Bill Stokes
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 32
Views: 9174

Re: Christmas again.

Another bloody new year. Getting old is shite.

In my next life I will be a May fly and get all over in 24hrs.
by Bill Stokes
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 32
Views: 9174

Re: Christmas again.

Ah, nice hexidecimal age - 40 years young.
by Bill Stokes
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 32
Views: 9174

Re: Christmas again.

And again. Hope you all have a good one,

Yikes, I am bloody 60 next year...
by Bill Stokes
Fri May 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Udpated to Ubuntu 18.04 and getting "received Signal 11"
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Re: Udpated to Ubuntu 18.04 and getting "received Signal 11"

I think you will need to get the source and recompile to use the latest libs on the new system - without being at your computer, that is a guess. If there is any problems when building, GCC will squinny.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 32
Views: 9174

Re: Christmas again.

<SVJ>Cauliflower wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:48 pm
I am blown away that this place still exists.

Nice to see some familiar faces.

:o
They are still all pixelated at 640x480 to me :(
by Bill Stokes
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 32
Views: 9174

Re: Christmas again.

And again.

Have a good one everybody.
by Bill Stokes
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: !
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

What?

What's this to do with *nese spam posts? You looking to blow them up?

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: !
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

Re: !

Trouble is, it will not stop some twat registering on the board and using a bot to post loads of crap.

Also, I am sure Fafner is well capable of doing it anyway.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: !
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

Re: !

干得漂亮!

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: !
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

Re: !

Did you test with:

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/

I configured my server on linicks.net so I get an A+ rating.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: !
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

Re: !

No, sorry, I lost that in the mists of time.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: !
Replies: 15
Views: 3478

!

Damn clever these Chinese :(

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Summer 2017 check in.
Replies: 19
Views: 6931

Re: Summer 2017 check in.

Oh yes. Plus I get to play with Hexagon's PC-DMIS software on a Romer Arm (with a laser scanner) and a £250,000 CMM machine and M3 software on a Vision Hawk Duo. Amazing how all those years ago using Quark and Quake2 mapping tools and coding (plus blender) comes in real handy 18 years later. PC-DMIS...
by Bill Stokes
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Summer 2017 check in.
Replies: 19
Views: 6931

Re: Summer 2017 check in.

No kids for me either... but bloody 58 this year! Crikey, where's that gone.

I am also now back a Company that I first worked at 32 years ago: P.A. - doing the same job, but the description has changed... it was Quality Inspector, now Quality Technician.

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas again.
Replies: 32
Views: 9174

Re: Christmas again.

and again...
by Bill Stokes
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I remember when....
Replies: 253
Views: 63760

Re: I remember when....

luosT .tcR wrote:We need to get DDAY going again, we need to get it running on Android and IPad and Iphones
How can you play it on a phone? Even on a desktop PC I had to have arms like an octopus and more key binds than keys!

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

Re: The paradox of changing odds

From the original question, the odds (probabilty) is 3 to 1. But the chance is 2 to 1 against. That means you still have a 2 to 1 against chance by being shown one card of the pile you picked. I know John, it is doing my head in, but the maths is correct. Links to read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
by Bill Stokes
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Parts wrote:
I rest my case m'lud
Then you are going down for a very long time ;)

You could have either of the [K]'s - you don't know which one. So you still have a one in three chance that you got the set [K][A].

Nick (P.S., this isn't my paradox - it's well known in the maths circles).
by Bill Stokes
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Parts wrote:That's cheating...you added a shit load more cards!
No - there are still only 3 sets of two cards [K1][K2] ; [A1][A2] ; [K3][A3] ;- but do you see [K1] or [K2]?

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Phone number puzzle from 2000
Replies: 0
Views: 2432

Phone number puzzle from 2000

I read about this years ago, and knocked up a perl script to do it on line 16 years ago - resurrected this year. I can do it my head, and goes down well in pubs etc. (if people can subtract correctly, which alas today seems an almost impossible thing for people to do without a calculator!). https://...
by Bill Stokes
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Well, seeing as everybody has given up, here is the proof. The problem is you don't know what [K] (or maybe an [A]) you have, as there are three each. The possible combinations of the sets of two cards are: [A1][A2] [A2][A1] [K1]K2] [K2][K1] [A3][K3] [K3][A3] Now, at first sight, and correct, the od...
by Bill Stokes
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

Re: The paradox of changing odds

OK, think about this. You choose your two cards. Now then, without looking, the card on the left is either [K] or [A]. That means you either have ( [K][K] or [K][A] ) ~ OR ~ ( [A][K] or [A][A] ). There, I didn't show you any cards, yet the odds seem to change from [3 to 1] to [2 to 1]. Impossible! N...
by Bill Stokes
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

Re: The paradox of changing odds

Parts wrote:something has changed....you can now disregard the [A][A], so the odds are 2 - 1
Nothing has changed - why do the odds change just by showing you a card you already have? If I didn't show you one of the cards, are the odds still 3 to 1?

Nick
by Bill Stokes
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The paradox of changing odds
Replies: 15
Views: 4305

The paradox of changing odds

Three sets of two playing cards - you have: [A][A] - [A][K] - [K][K] All 3 sets are placed face down randomly. Your job is to select (guess!) the pair [A][K]. Now, at this stage, the chances of getting the correct pair is 3 to 1 ~ that is not the question. You select a pair. I turn over one card of ...
by Bill Stokes
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: English beat the Germans again!
Replies: 2
Views: 2067

English beat the Germans again!

...at least in politics.

\o/

Nick