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12:39 AM
@DavidCarlisle :D
 
yo'
1:27 AM
@samcarter Thanks. It was pretty uneventful, even got a direct no-wait approach at JFK, which wasn't ususal pre-covid times I think...
Today I walked nice 25km through the city -- Queensbridge, South Central Park, Midtown, Lower Manhattan and Staten Island, all pretty cool!
 
 
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7:06 AM
@yo' You live in NYC now?
Still working for Overleaf?
 
7:57 AM
2 days ago, by yo'
@barbarabeeton NY is holidays, then I hop to DC for a mini company meeting
 
8:35 AM
@DavidCarlisle thanksgiving quack
 
@PauloCereda duck or turkey?
 
@DavidCarlisle no duck :)
 
@PauloCereda oh no!
 
@DavidCarlisle oh... I am... confused... dinner?
 
9:22 AM
@DavidCarlisle OK, thank you.
@JosephWright I was wondering how this feature works, and what it is.
 
@FaheemMitha It's basically the same as if you run any interpreted language like Perl or Python with an expression on the command line. The how is simply that the commands given as command-line argument are executed instead of a specific file containing commands.
 
@TeXnician OK, but usually with Perl or Python you have to use a flag to indicate you want that string to be executed, or evaluated, or whatever it's called.
And it's usually instead of a file, instead of with. With pdflatex etc. it seems that both can be used together.
 
@FaheemMitha It's instead of a file with pdflatex as well.
 
Though I've never actually tried mixing strings and filenames with Python.
 
@FaheemMitha You should read the manpage. It details everything. In a nutshell: file names do not start with backslash and the command argument passed to pdftex must start with a backslash to be interpreted. That's your flag.
 
9:35 AM
@TeXnician The pdftex man page, or some other man page?
 
@FaheemMitha The manpage of any of the engines you are working with.
 
@TeXnician OK, will take a look. Thank you.
 
9:48 AM
Does anyone have a comment on tex.stackexchange.com/a/624008/3929. I vaguely recall that there might be a way to get this "extra" spacing on numbers to disappear.
 
@daleif you could probably use microtype and define suitable protrusions.
 
10:06 AM
@UlrikeFischer hmm, sounds cumbersome. I think I'll leave it as is then
 
@daleif tex.stackexchange.com/q/316964/2388. There is probably a lualatex answer somewhere too.
 
10:25 AM
@daleif For LuaLaTeX you could look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/470276/…
 
10:40 AM
@daleif and another low-tech version: tex.stackexchange.com/a/620723/1090
 
10:59 AM
@DavidCarlisle that was my suggestion to the OP
 
yo'
11:23 AM
@FaheemMitha what @DavidCarlisle said :) (sorry for not replying myself, it was 2:06am here when you wrote...)
 
@yo' So you still live in Europe, then?
 
@yo' Sounds like a great day! Have a lot of fun on your trip!
 
yo'
@samcarter it was cool! Today I'll have fun of all the people on the Black Friday frenzy :D (it only slighty hinders my plans as I also want to do some shopping here...)
@FaheemMitha yep, located in Prague, Czechia
 
 
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12:56 PM
@yo' I hope the Czech Republic is doing better than its neighbor Hungary.
 
yo'
@FaheemMitha we're best in covid now, well, almost, just behind Slovakia
 
@yo' Best, as in, lowest number of cases?
 
yo'
@FaheemMitha if only.
 
@yo' Then what is the definition of "best"? :-)
 
yo'
@FaheemMitha and what's the definition of sarcasm, then?
 
12:59 PM
@yo' I don't know of a good one.
 
yo'
@FaheemMitha great, then we're all settled :-)
 
@yo' Not really.
 
 
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5:37 PM
@yo' I should charge you commission:-) tex.stackexchange.com/questions/624062/…
 
5:51 PM
^^^ @ yo' please don't pay him in crispy ducks! :)
 
6:03 PM
@samcarter US Thanksgiving Roast would do as well.
 
yo'
6:16 PM
@DavidCarlisle for that we allow you to test various versions of TeX Live?
 
@yo' good plan:-)
 
yo'
@samcarter I have @PauloCereda for that
(this NYC subway WiFi works only in stations...)
 
@yo' <3
 
6:39 PM
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@AlanMunn @barbarabeeton ^^ seems legit
 
@PauloCereda :) Only works in the north, I should think (if that).
 
@AlanMunn ooh
 
@AlanMunn well towns around me, bicester, towcester, .. also drop the "ces"
 
@yo' -- Not a surprise. Remember how old those tunnels are. It's enough of a problem to keep the trains running.
 
@DavidCarlisle of course. I was talking about the vowel. For me the vowel in ‘booster’ doesn’t rhyme with ‘book’.
 
6:45 PM
@PauloCereda -- But depends on how one pronounces "Worcestershire". Not quite the same spelling -- I suspect you meant to leave out the "h".
 
@barbarabeeton oopsie :)
 
@AlanMunn yes well it would take some wishful thinking to distort the pronunciation that much
@barbarabeeton wustershur
 
that's roight
 
@PauloCereda dinner
 
@DavidCarlisle oh no
 
6:49 PM
@DavidCarlisle -- Yes. Same here. But Wooster, as in Ohio, is pronounced the same as Worcester as in Massachusetts. (The "ch" in Dorchester is pronounced as in "chalk".)
 
7:11 PM
@barbarabeeton In British English I don't think most people pronounce the 'shire' part in the name of the sauce. It's always been 'Worcester' sauce in my family.
@PauloCereda Nothing like a few linguists to spoil a perfectly good joke. :)
 
@AlanMunn :D
 
@AlanMunn -- That I know. But in at least this part of the US, the "shire" is pronounced, although often more like "sheer" (albeit unstressed) than @DavidCarlisle's "shur". (But there's definitely not a "ch" in either the spelling or pronunciation.)
 
@barbarabeeton In the spelling, no, in the pronunciation, maybe :D 'cache', 'louche', 'cartouche' etc. :D [The appropriate response to this message of course being, 'touché']
 
@PauloCereda Worcestershire sauce is good for ducks.
 
@StefanKottwitz uh-oh
@StefanKottwitz this is a trap, isn't it? :)
 
7:22 PM
@PauloCereda Visit us for diner, I'll show you.
 
@StefanKottwitz oh no
 
@AlanMunn -- Are you suggesting a pronunciation of "Wushtersheer"?
 
@barbarabeeton No, I was just joking that 'ch' isn't always pronounced like in Dorchester, it's sometimes pronounced like in Chicago.
@barbarabeeton As for the actual pronunciation of 'Worcestershire' mine is like David's.
 
@AlanMunn -- Oh. "Chitown". (Like "chalk", neither "chitin" nor "chevron".)
 
@barbarabeeton Pronouncing "duck" as "yum" is more graspable.
 
7:27 PM
@AlanMunn -- My pronunciation is probably colored by the fact that I grew up basically on the greasy-greazy line.
@StefanKottwitz -- No. "Yum" is for oysters.
 
@barbarabeeton and Sushi.
 
@StefanKottwitz -- Yes! I'll happily agree to that.
 
 
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10:14 PM
Nice animations that show that visualization of data is important. Maybe you enjoy that as much as I did.
https://www.autodesk.com/research/publications/same-stats-different-graphs
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@Dr.ManuelKuehner only dinosaurs, no ducks, a welcome change
 
10:32 PM
@DavidCarlisle I would prefer a salad, dinosaurs sounds a bit too well hung.
 
10:55 PM
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