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3:18 AM
Is there a way I can make \pagestyle{headings} not include the numbers? I've googled a bunch and tried several things but I can't seem to make it work.
here are the first ~16 lines of my file
Aha, my friend figured it out. Apparently \setcounter{secnumdepth}{-1} works..
 
 
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7:07 AM
@DavidCarlisle Cool
 
7:32 AM
Does somebody here use TeXStudio and knows how I can open several windows (instead of several tabs)?
 
7:54 AM
@JohnDorian texstudio --start-always
@JohnDorian at least according to the command-line options when running texstudio --help.
 
@TeXnician Thank you. I asked this as a question here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/426487/…
 
@JohnDorian Well, then I've answered it there.
 
8:59 AM
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A: How to define a style of undefined key choice?

TeXnicianYou do not search for .else, but for .unknown (see section 82.3.6 in the TikZ manual). \documentclass[tikz,border=7pt]{standalone} \tikzset{ test/.is choice, test/1/.style={red}, test/2/.style={blue}, test/.unknown/.style={yellow} } \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \fill[test=1...

^^ Does someone know why it is \pgfkeyscurrentname and not value?
 
9:15 AM
@TeXnician Colour keys are odd in pgf as it allows <name> for color = <name>
 
@JosephWright Well, it's about a self-defined key. And I thought that then the name would be test in this case and e.g. yellow the value, so I could use \pgfkeyscurrentvalue within the style definition, but it turned out that this is the key name. So is test just part of the path to that key?
 
10:08 AM
@JosephWright seems like lua socket can't do https unless you require('ssl') which isn't bundled with luatex:( (it accepts https URL but uses http and then ctan validate url rejects it) I tried searching context wiki for ssl and only found examples that shell exec to run curl (which is I suppose an option if that is readily available on windows?)
hmm tex.stackexchange.com/questions/131500/… seems to say you can get luasec to load, I'll need to try harder....
 
@DavidCarlisle oh-oh
 
@TeXnician You are using a choice key, and this calls the subkey <key>/<value>. So value is the name of a key.
 
10:55 AM
@DavidCarlisle stop suggesting the use of example-image, nowadays we have the superior example-image-duck.
 
11:13 AM
@Skillmon next time someone asks a recipe question I'll suggest the duck image
 
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@mickep Almost the same level :-)
 
@JohnDorian snap:-)
 
@JohnDorian Lol!!
 
@UlrikeFischer Thanks for the explanation.
 
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@JohnDorian I also have a bit left up
 
11:27 AM
@mickep nice :-D
 
11:44 AM
@UlrikeFischer Sorry, I felt I had to move the tick...
 
@mickep ooh an ambigram
 
@PauloCereda ooh indeed. 😮
 
@mickep :)
ooh the patrol bloke is here!
@DavidCarlisle oh no
Chemistry jokes.
@JosephWright ^^
 
 
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4:31 PM
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Q: Can wind instruments be played out of tune?

leonbloyI believed that the trombone stands almost alone among wind instruments, in that it allows to play a continuous pitch range. The rest have a discrete set of possible notes (pitches), hence things are somewhat easier, in that (providing that the instrument is ok) you almost cannot play "out of tun...

Some of the comments are as good as the answers. And there's a great video in one. youtube.com/watch?v=2haZJ0yx4e8
 
 
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7:42 PM
@AlanMunn Indeed, the first instance of this I remember noticing is the opening of the Woody Allen film Manhattan, where a clarinet plays a note rising steadily through what seemed like a whole octave. (Rhapsody in blue, also featured in a video linked from a comment.) Another nice example I encountered recently, is Anat Cohen's tentet playing a song “Anat's Doina”, where the whole band (not just the trombones) do a similar downward slide together.
 
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Nice. I hadn't heard of her before.
 
@AlanMunn I discovered her recently; she is now my favourite clarinet player with a solid margin.
 
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Do you know Paulo Moura? youtube.com/watch?v=NO0QZEGw3c0 Sadly died in 2010.
 
@AlanMunn No, I don't know him. Yet. But he seems worth listening to.
 
7:59 PM
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Yes. The album I linked to is one of my favourites. Raphael Rabello died a few years after that album was made. He was much younger, only 32 when he died.
 
@AlanMunn A tragic end. (I just looked him up on wikipedia.)
 
@HaraldHanche-Olsen Yes, it really was tragic.
 

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