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by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available
Replies: 97
Views: 20608

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available

Walter wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:06 pm
Any further proof required? :roll:
Neither needed nor wanted. It's all in fun :)
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available
Replies: 97
Views: 20608

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available

You may not like that people use "can" in the sense of "have permission," but they do it anyway, which means what you're telling your students there is factually incorrect. I'm not really bothered*, but pedantry amuses me. My students are 14-18 years old, so colloquialisms are fairly deeply ingrain...
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Impressive accuracy...
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Impressive accuracy...

Thanks Thomas, just finished reading that now.
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available
Replies: 97
Views: 20608

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available

1) Can is an ability to do something. 2) May is permission to do it. I'm a teacher. When a student asks me if they can go to the toilet, my standard response is, 'I don't know, can you?' When they return from their exolutions, I tend to ask if they were successful and, when they affirm that they we...
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Impressive accuracy...
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Impressive accuracy...

Walter wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:37 pm
keithdalby wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Walter wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:25 pm
White dwarfs?
They're a thing. Really dense, but no fusion. Just residual heat radiated.
Must be talking about brown dwarfs. No major fusion, internal heat suffices for IR radiation only.
Except white dwarfs are hot enough to emit visible radiation, I guess. Working from memory here.
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Impressive accuracy...
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Impressive accuracy...

Walter wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:25 pm
White dwarfs?
They're a thing. Really dense, but no fusion. Just residual heat radiated.
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Impressive accuracy...
Replies: 9
Views: 2286

Re: Impressive accuracy...

mcc wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:43 pm
suppose the speed of light would be exactly 300e9m/s
You can suppose that, if you like, but it's a wee bit fast
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Ignoring specific users or threads
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: Ignoring specific users or threads

Merry Christmas (I find the whole situation with that other plonker hilarious.)
by keithdalby
Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available
Replies: 97
Views: 20608

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available

I was taught not to use the Oxford comma at primary school. I was taught to rewrite sentences to avoid ambiguity. Some of my friends, however, were taught to use it. Same country, same school system, different instructions. It seems what we learn and hold to be true depends on what our teachers were...
by keithdalby
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available
Replies: 97
Views: 20608

Re: DM42 Firmware V3.1 available

Walter wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:45 pm
[*]Remember the English list sequences "A, B, C, and D" where Germans list "A, B, C und D".
Ah, the Oxford comma, a potentially contentious point.