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9:23 AM
@DavidCarlisle Seen on c.t.t: (1) Hardly anyone is using picture anymore
@JosephWright LOL
9:37 AM
Hey guys, is anyone using Btrfs in production? I'm using it in my laptop for about 1 1/2 year, but never on my workstation.
9:50 AM
Nothing can beat the power of a pie! :) Congrats and merry Christmas! :)Paulo Cereda 9 secs ago
@egreg: Palmeiras brought an interesting player for next year's season: do you remember Zé Roberto? He played for Bayern.
10:10 AM
@PauloCereda Yes, I remember him.
10:22 AM
@JosephWright don't believe what you read in the internet:-)
@DavidCarlisle Don't worry, I don't :-)
@DavidCarlisle So you don't use emacs after all. Hmmmm.
@PauloCereda really I use vi but I'm too ashamed to admit it, don't tell anyone
@DavidCarlisle And I'm an hardcore emacs at heart. <3
@David: why do I think we will use these quotes of ours later on for blackmail purposes? :P
10:39 AM
@PauloCereda If you always tell the truth you have no fear of blackmail
@DavidCarlisle Even in the internet? :)
@PauloCereda so, what's the shortest answer to "Why do they speak Portuguese in Brazil" as asked while arranging our cards.....
@DavidCarlisle They were colonized by the Portuguese. :)
@DavidCarlisle Aliens
Actually, imprisoned and slaved, but that's too long for a card. :)
@JosephWright LOL I wub you.
10:45 AM
@DavidCarlisle You didn't say it has to be correct, just short
@JosephWright This is deliciously evil. :)
@DavidCarlisle If you use vi, you must be a hacker, and are therefore a "person of interest"" to GCHQ. Please do not bring any of your digital equipment to my house, as you will be denied Wifi access.
@Brent.Longborough I d*mn well hope at least some of us have managed to be 'of interest' to them!
@JosephWright yes, but.., I meant "short" as in accurate but avoiding a treatise on European colonial history while putting up Christmas decorations
10:48 AM
@DavidCarlisle :-)
@David: and we don't speak the European Portuguese, but rather Brazilian Portuguese. It's quite amusing (not mentioning ironic) to see Portuguese nowadays being a synonym to Brazilian Portuguese. :)
@JosephWright Nah, those gov.uk people don't use TeX, they use WordStar™
@PauloCereda we are used to that, there is a country North of you that doesn't speak proper English either
@DavidCarlisle :)
@Brent.Longborough Interesting
10:52 AM
@Brent.Longborough Eles pegam o comboio ou o autocarro? :)
@DavidCarlisle Treaty of Tordesillas
@DavidCarlisle Is this short and accurate enough?
@JosephWright Of course, like many major corporations, they also use Excel for it's renowned word-processing and typographic capabilities.
@egreg ooh I forgot about that one!
@Brent.Longborough If they are using WordStar then I'd expect 123, surely
@PauloCereda I don't know, I can't speak Lusitanian Portuguese
10:53 AM
@Brent.Longborough :)
(P.S. I have used WordStar on a CP/M machine)
@JosephWright Visicalc
@JosephWright Oh my, I love Lotus 123!
@JosephWright With punch cards? ;-)
@Brent.Longborough Could be, yes
@egreg Nope, 8" floppies, proper Winchester disk, etc.
10:55 AM
@JosephWright :( Using punch cards is a very entertaining experience: there are vastly more ways to make something fail.
@egreg Almost certainly
@egreg Don't knock it, I once wrote a markdown-type language for text processing from punched cards. Read the cards, reformat, and print. In 360 Assembler. Those were the days. "Nostalgia ain't what it used to be"
@JosephWright I misread Manchester disk, oopsie.
@egreg I have used a system with no screen, but that was 'cheating' (the built-in screen had died so we had to make sure we typed in exactly the right set of commands)
10:57 AM
@egreg The big issue for me with punched cards is finding a punch machine with lower-case support on the keyboard
@Brent.Longborough A tech version of those four yorkshiremen. :)
@Brent.Longborough You need bigger cards for them
Meanwhile, anyone understand tex.stackexchange.com/questions/219051/…? I can't see how the code in the question relates to the comment on the aim
@egreg LOL. You also needed a mixed case print chain
@JosephWright The explaining comment is rather involved.
11:00 AM
@egreg Yes, but the doesn't even attempt to draw a box
@egreg Or use any of the variables created
@egreg Or work at all (it's text width not \textwidth)
@Brent.Longborough The teletype stops and you change the printing head.
Nowt like a nice bit of EB Garamond before breakfast
@egreg I didn't have a teletype, only a line printer
@Brent.Longborough :)
@Brent.Longborough Very nice indeed! :)
@PauloCereda You can see the whole thing here.
@PauloCereda (Don't forget to zoom in to 100%)
11:09 AM
@Brent.Longborough An email address with ligatures a day keeps the spammers away
@percusse Right. Unfortunately, my real name has no opportunity for historic ligatures... Snif!
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1:33 PM
Good maen
@ChristianHupfer 'lo
@yo': I see, Paulo infected you with his 'brev 'irus ;-)
@ChristianHupfer l'l :D
@ChristianHupfer 'yo
@PauloCereda hey! :D
1:37 PM
@yo' yo! :)
^^ ooh yo-yo
@PauloCereda: Oh my ...
@ChristianHupfer Who's on first sketch all over again. :)
@PauloCereda: Don't know that
@PauloCereda: Completely unknown to me...as to most Germans anyway ...
1:42 PM
@ChristianHupfer whereas black and white American sketches about some sport totally unintelligible to anyone not from there are common knowledge in Brazil (it seems:-)
@DavidCarlisle: Baseball, I assume... As well as American Football ;-)
@DavidCarlisle Nope. :)
@David: quite amusing, the majority of Brazilian have no idea about baseball, Abbott and Costello, Monty Python, etc. :)
@PauloCereda neither do I :)
1:59 PM
@PauloCereda You have to realise that for most of us here you are our main insight into Brazilian culture, are you suggesting we are getting a warped view?
@DavidCarlisle Oh my!
2:56 PM
@David: you know our capital? Don't you dare say it's Buenos Aires, or else. :)
@PauloCereda Lisbon
@DavidCarlisle Oh my!
@PauloCereda some document @egreg pointed me at earlier today seemed to imply you were in the half of the world not ruled by Spain.
@DavidCarlisle Plain TeX document? :)
@PauloCereda might be an interesting plain tex project
3:01 PM
@DavidCarlisle Fraktur? Some German typeset that for them. :)
@PauloCereda 1494, I guess it's hand written?
@DavidCarlisle Nah. :)
@DavidCarlisle Chancery style!
@egreg :)
3:18 PM
Can somebody help me to format better this equations? :)
`\begin{align*} \lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{(n+1)\ln(n!)-2\ln(2! \cdot 3! \cdot \ldots \cdot n!)}{n^2+n} = \\
=\lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{(n+1)\ln(n!)-2\ln(2! \cdot 3! \cdot \ldots \cdot n!)-(n\ln((n-1)!)-2\ln(2! \cdot 3! \cdot \ldots \cdot (n-1)!))}{n^2+n-((n-1)^2+(n-1))}\\
= \lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{(n+1)\ln(n!)-2 \ln(n!)-n \ln((n-1)!)}{2n}\\
=\lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{(n-1)\ln(n!)-n \ln((n-1)!)}{2n}=\clubsuit.
If somebody have time and will offcourse.
@Cortizol it's far easier if you post a complete document (if only to confirm target linewidth) in a question on the main site, but just looking you have an align with no & alignment points which seems strange
@DavidCarlisle I use \usepackage[top=1.5cm,bottom=1.5cm,left=1.9494cm,right=1.9494cm]{geometry}
@DavidCarlisle Yes, I didn't put &. Problem is that second equation is too big, but, I will separate that fraction in two parts, that is probably easier solution
But it looks ugly for me to write a+b/c+d=a/c+d + b/c+d, to be honest.
@Cortizol Long math formulas are unreadable
a_n=(n+1)\ln(n!)-2\ln(2! \cdot 3! \cdot \ldots \cdot n!),
and that
Now we can compute
&=(n+1)\ln(n!)-2\ln(2! \cdot 3! \cdot \ldots \cdot n!)
 -(n\ln((n-1)!)-2\ln(2! \cdot 3! \cdot \ldots \cdot (n-1)!))
OK, there's a = in excess in the last line.
4:04 PM
@DavidCarlisle WOW!
@egreg I left it to you, but then I couldn't resist I had to see what it looked like, then I wish I hadn't:-)
@DavidCarlisle Impressive!
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not a UX question, it is about... giving colours a name beginning with B, or something. Please read the TOUR page to see what this site is about. — JonW ♦ 49 secs ago
Via mod chat, a totally bonkers question
4:43 PM
@JosephWright Maybe someone wants to win some sort of children's game. :)
4:55 PM
@egreg Thank you. That is really elegant solution. You add an extra line to explanation, great :)
@Cortizol Divide et impera said the Romans: “divide and conquer”.
@Cortizol The reader can concentrate on the main topic (the numerator).
5:08 PM
@egreg destroy and conquer :)
@yo' They didn't necessarily destroy towns, if they submitted.
@egreg that's an almost empty set :)
@yo' Oh, no! Several towns decided they couldn't resist. Maybe after having seen their neighbor's town disappear. ;-)
@egreg yeah I know
6:04 PM
@JosephWright I am sitting outside the library right now checking mail, but the color question made me laugh so hard, that i am feeling comfortabely warm.
6:28 PM
@Johannes_B :-)
When a guy is mad:
@MichaelDell: sir, could you please shutdown your Brazilian subsidiary? They are being negligent with my claims for a very long time. :(
It would be awesome if this dude replies. :P
I was gonna say burn down instead of shutdown. :)
6:43 PM
@PauloCereda lol. Well, I've never trusted to these next-working-day services.
@yo' In my case, two-weeks service. :)
@PauloCereda oh
7:02 PM
@PauloCereda What happened?
@JosephWright A computer purchase. The product got damaged mid-delivery by the carrier, they sent me another, but the carrier hasn't reached here yet. They had to deliver my new computer at least 5 days ago.
But their call center is absolutely the worst thing ever. No one is even close to being helpful.
Hello everyone
@GigiButbaia Hello
I have one problem with latex document, when I try to compile it as pdf (I'm using TexNicCenter), I get this error: "pdflatex> I can't find file 't8menc.def'" what does that mean? (I'm using babel package)
@GigiButbaia That something is trying to load fontenc with an encoding called T8m
7:20 PM
Here's code that I'm using:





anyway, I I think the problem is with miktex which renders pdf document. I have tried updating miktex but it said that server didn't respond
@GigiButbaia 'Works for me' with an up-to-date system, but no weird encodings. As you are using fontspec it will be EU1/2 (XeTeX/LuaTeX)
Does anybody know offhand how to vertically center just a few cells in a TikZ matrix? Adding nodes = {anchor = center} vertically centers all cells, which is not what I want.
Can't immediately find an answer just searching the site.

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