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In geometry, a triacontadigon (or triacontakaidigon) or 32-gon is a thirty-two-sided polygon. In Greek, the prefix triaconta- means 30 and di- means 2. The sum of any triacontadigon´s interior angles is 5400 degrees. An older name is tricontadoagon.
Since all these prefixes are from ancient Greek, I presume the 32-core would be called a triacontakaiduo-core (cf. Greek Numbers and Numerals (Ancient and Modern). But honestly... if you want people to understand you, go for "thirtytwo-core"
Computer guys frequently are not aware of this, so they shorten down hexadecimal to hex, which is certainly not entymologically correct. Some day, but not yet, our language may have changed so that hex means 16 rather than 6.
We have a somewhat similar situation in Norway: Entymologically, 'kilo' means 'thousand', nothing more. In Norway, it has come to mean 'kilogram'. You buy two kilos of flour. The weight of your car is 1200 kilos. No Norwegian questions it. But when Norwegians speak English, and they ask for, say, two kilo pack of flour in the grocery store, they are not understood.
The day 'hex' has changed meaning from 6 to 16, how will you explain to your kid why a hexagon has only 6 sides?
I can't believe the series made it this far! Number 2 in a series of ... well, probably 2.
If a "smart egg tray" didn't get you out and buying boldly, perhaps this will.
Ladies and germs, I give you: i.Con - the World's First Smart Condom[^]
Ignore the name - iCon doesn't mean it's a con trick, no - not at all.
And ... it's not a condom.
It's a device you ... ummm ... apply to your Gentlemen's Vegetables and it measures what you do. So you can review it, possibly during, but more likely after. And compare with others (assuming they manage to sell two).
Well, somebody thought the world needed it...
Sent from my Amstrad PC 1640 Never throw anything away, Griff
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
What would you really lose?
I mean is the web really that innovative?
Most of the Web : Not Useful
Most of the web is completely not useful to the point of only being a distraction.
Not Just Talking About Twitter and Facebook Uselessness
And I'm not talking about Twitter and Facebook.
I would definitely miss CP. I learn a lot here. But real daily useful functionality...there ain't much of it on the web.
Headline: Restaurant Inspires Man to Rant
This rant was inspired by a restaurant chain which allows you to put in your dinner reservation.
Well, not really. Instead it is just a distraction.
I went to the site and it said,
Put in your name to make your reservation. If your party is larger than 7 then call.
Ours was 8 so I called. Me: I'd like to put in a reservation for 6:30. Restaurant-Worker: We don't do that. You can do it online. Me: well, the web page says to call if party is larger than 7 and we have 8. Restaurant-Worker: Oh, well, just put in 7 and then change it when you get here. Note: she said 7 which is incorrect, since max is 6. Me: [A vessel pops in my forehead and I'm rendered speechless.]
I go back online and the "reservation" is really just a put-off.
You cannot put it in ahead of time. You can put in a request right before you want the seats. It has no ability to add a time.
It's just a technological put-off so people don't call the restaurant and bother the workers.
Just like most of the web.
The Web (Waste-land) Not Internet
And, keep in mind, I'm saying the web, not The Internet. The Internet allows me to watch television on-demand so that is good.
Seriously For One Moment
What would you really lose?
The ability to pay your bills, maybe. On sites that also don't work well.
Not much else.
Oh, sure devs wouldn't have StackOverflow. But that would probably be better. I liked books and esoteric knowledge.