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2:14 AM
They're talking about jaguars attacking dogs. Can anybody tell me how rendering them infertile helps to prevent the transmission of diseases between the two species given that one is a felid and the other a canid? Inquiring minds want to know.
 
 
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6:56 AM
"That means the absolute address of a variable or instruction is the relative address plus the value of the DAT or the COD register respectively."

Grammarly suggests adding a comma before "respectively". What rule is that based on?
 
7:07 AM
"For detailed information about how information is encoded in the magic, version, and flags fields; refer to the Pawn Implementer Guide."

Is the use of semicolon correct? Comma doesn't make sense because the last phrase is not part of the list.
 
 
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8:12 AM
> Ramsey theory tells us, for instance, that among any six users of Facebook there will always be either a trio of mutual friends or a trio in which none are friends
Frank Plumpton Ramsey (; 22 February 1903 – 19 January 1930) was a British philosopher, mathematician, and economist who made major contributions to all three fields before his death at the age of 26. He was a close friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein and, as an undergraduate, translated Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus into English. He was also influential in persuading Wittgenstein to return to philosophy and Cambridge. Like Wittgenstein, he was a member of the Cambridge Apostles, the secret intellectual society, from 1921. == Life == Ramsey was born on 22 February 1903 in Cambridge where...
 
 
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12:16 PM
Spectacled Leaf Monkey
Heh
 
12:42 PM
I hope that by the end of this winter the world will have a couple of approved drugs against covid. I doubt they will make a dent in the figures, because it will be hard to ramp up their manufacture to meet the needs.
 
1:32 PM
> Why do they write 14/88 on walls? Don't they know that you can simplify this fraction to 7/44?
 
 
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2:58 PM
@Robusto Peanut people?
 
3:23 PM
@tchrist The difference is this: Copland was enraptured by Americana in music and was an avid student of it. That is why his Appalachian Spring even uses the old Shaker song "Simple Gifts" for its climactic movement.
@Cerberus Wallace Stevens, "Academic Discourse at Havana"
 
@Cerberus Dude. Nobody has changed in 7 years
 
3:38 PM
Word of the day: Saturday night palsy
15 persons have died of methanol poisoning in Yekaterinburg. e1.ru/text/incidents/2021/10/16/70198226
 
3:50 PM
@Mitch I've enjoyed that poem for 50 years. So what?
 
Hello,
Should I say that I had imagined that driving was easy, but found it's very difficult
Or I say that I was imagining that driving was easy, but found it's very difficult
please?
 
4:12 PM
You can say either.
 
4:23 PM
@Robusto I'm just remarking that the tone of conversation here and participants hasn't changed much over the years.
I clicked on the link and was perusing the transcript there and was about to respond to what people said until I realized it was 7 years old.
 
@Mitch No! You're seven years old!
:-)
 
5:23 PM
@Robusto
tnx :)
 
 
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6:54 PM
The seven year itch.
 
7:49 PM
Actually, a seven year itch is an itch you've had for seven years; but, they mean the seventh year itch.
 
 
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10:15 PM
Hey hi! Let's say you have program code with comments, and there's a while loop in there and just before you have the comment "Keep looping while the user enters a non-zero number". That keep there, in that context does it serve a semantic purpose, or is it just a more natural or more standard phrasing than "Loop while..."?
Maybe "loop while" creates ambiguity? Because it could be a noun? A "while loop" something.
Obviously the loop wasn't looping before it does start looping, so it's not continuing to loop from before when you read the comment.
So it's a prospective keep so to speak. That while it changes things imho. What do you think?
Maybe saying "loop while some condition" is weird in English, and you'd have do this loop while instead...
So in summary, syntax/phrasing or meaning. But since I know a loop can't start before the "while" instruction appears (in that program), I know keep can't be that meaningful, if you get my meaning.
Splitting hairs most likely. Any insight is welcome. Thanks!
 
 
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11:51 PM
@λyoyed'oncques You're overthinking this.
 
I agree.
 

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