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    Pyra and Brexit

    No idea. Be so good as to let the forum know when you find out.
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    Pyra and Brexit

    I think this gives a slightly clearer overview: https://www.avalara.com/vatlive/en/vat-news/uk-post-brexit-vat-on-e-commerce-b2c-imports.html Note that the seemingly odd UK changes (and I'm not even looking at the Northern Ireland differences) foreshadow the general EU changes coming in in...
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    Pyra and Brexit

    Sorry ED, I believe you are wrong. Please check this before it causes you a lot of potentially expensive trouble. The Finance Info: UK VAT changes for foreign mail-order sellers create ‘chaos’ Link to UK tax authorities (HMRC)...
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    What have you bought recently?

    I wrote many, not all countries. Indeed, if you have a licence from the local excise organisation, it is a valid method of concentrating alcohol: as used by Brewdog in the UK to produce very high strength 'beers' . But in many countries it is illegal when unlicensed - e.g. when doing it at home...
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    What have you bought recently?

    I will point out that (a) this method is illegal in many countries: or at least could generate an unwanted large excise bill and (b) concentrates the congeners, that generate hangovers. Distillation leaves most of them behind, when done properly. Wikipedia on Congeners: Wikipedia: Congener...
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    Just a quick heads up

    Well I'm counting all the humans that have been born as the set of all humans. Of course the set of all humans should include all the ones that haven't been born yet, but they are a bit difficult to count. You are counting all the live humans plus corpses identifiable as human, which I think is...
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    Just a quick heads up

    The above Krakatoa statement is false. Snopes: Does a Single Volcanic Eruption Release as Much CO2 As All of Humanity Has to Date? Obviously, the geological evidence shows that volcanoes have been around for far longer than mankind - so on that basis, the total of all volcano emissions since...
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    It reminds me of the Pandora!

    Of course it is not a month. It's Two Months™:D
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    It reminds me of the Pandora!

    I use hibernation to preserve context. If I have several/many applications open, it's nice to come back to where I was. Desktop Managers and applications themselves are getting much better at preserving context between restarts - e.g. Firefox with its 'Resume' button, but they need to be written...
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    It reminds me of the Pandora!

    Ahh yes, TECO. The editor where one interesting exercise is to work what your username does a command sequence. I used to use TPU a lot. I'm not a programmer as such, but the configs I edit are mostly done in nano, and vi if nano is not available. Modifying the configs on embedded systems means...
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    On the cromulency of pedancy and other questions of English languacy, a quest for our common joy and enlightenment.

    I deem it as useless. It does not include floccinaucinihilipilification. Tchah! ;)
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    On the cromulency of pedancy and other questions of English languacy, a quest for our common joy and enlightenment.

    Even though English is my first language, I tend to over-use commas. I suspect it is a hang-over from my learning the practice of public speaking, where speaking clearly and useing pauses to enhance meaning is important, so I tend to add commas to delineate concepts in my writing. At least the...
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    It reminds me of the Pandora!

    Does Wally wear a shirt with alternating red and white horizontal stripes?
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    On the cromulency of pedancy and other questions of English languacy, a quest for our common joy and enlightenment.

    It is now. :) There is no 'Académie Française' for English: dictionaries are descriptive, not prescriptive, so if enough people use the term pedancy instead of pedantry, it becomes a perfectly cromulent word. That said, if your intent is to communicate efficiently, it behooves one to use words...
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    On the cromulency of pedancy and other questions of English languacy, a quest for our common joy and enlightenment.

    I'm sorry if I came across as over-critical of ED's English. It was not meant to be. English is my primary language, but I speak three others (two of which are closely related to each other). English is pretty much a lingua franca in business and for technical stuff, which makes my life easy. I...
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    On the cromulency of pedancy and other questions of English languacy, a quest for our common joy and enlightenment.

    For the German speakers out there, the use of 'until' in that sentence is somewhat confusing for people whose first language is English. Such people would use 'by' instead of 'until'.
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    Heat Spreader Performance and Overclocking

    As I've posted before, aided and confirmed by others, throttling can be achieved by cgroups. Possible throttling mechanisms More details on cgroups I haven't checked, but I would not be surprised if you can dynamically modify the settings, so a process could watch cpu and/or battery...
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    A case of polls!

    Gettier out of here. :-)
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    A case of polls!

    The only thing that you can know is that you are thinking: All the rest is based upon assumptions about the relationship between your thoughts and the 'real' world.
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