Noldorin

London, United Kingdom

noldorin.com

Age: 24

entrepreneur; graduate in mathematics / theoretical computer science / theoretical physics; polymath-in-training

based in London, United Kingdom

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comment Discharging assumptions
So very true! It's a weird term, and its everyday usage doesn't really correspond to its one in logic – so all the stranger that authors rarely take the time to explain it.
Mar
28
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@hayd: Yeah, I said that badly... you're quite right. The legal situation is a bit confusing I suppose, due to the multi-stage granting of full rights of an independent nation (Statute of Westminster, etc.). Suffice to say Britain's influence was still sufficiently strong and the Imperial links were tight enough at that point in history still, that they worked together and considered their causes somewhat united.
Mar
26
awarded Notable Question
Mar
24
awarded Good Answer
Mar
22
awarded Nice Answer
Mar
20
comment How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?
@MarqueIV: Looks like you have a problem with your account then, because I have three Apple devices, and it works just fine. I suggest you ring up Apple and complain.
Mar
11
awarded Guru
Mar
9
awarded Notable Question
Mar
9
comment Where did the Gaels originate?
Interesting. Thank you for this answer. I've also heard of the tale of the Gaels originating from Galicia. While it may be easy to dismiss as fantasy, it history and archaeology certainly suggest the Gaels made their way to Ireland directly from continental Europe, and not by way of Britain (which a separate group of Celtic peoples settled, from northern France).
Mar
9
comment What were Hitler's religious beliefs?
@otakucode: Ah right, I didn't know he was Lutheran. I believe they're quite a minority in Austria (and were at the time indeed), since the vast majority are Roman Catholic. The situation with Pius XI & XII is interested. Both certainly opposed Nazi ideology, and Pius XII although he sought safety for the Catholic church in Germany (why wouldn't he from a political perspective?), became very critical of Hitler & the Naxis when WWII broke out, as far as I know.
Mar
4
awarded Nice Question
Feb
25
comment How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?
@MarqueIV: Not true at all; it is removed from both, since the data is stored in iCloud!
Feb
24
awarded Famous Question
Feb
22
awarded Peer Pressure
Feb
20
comment Is there a reason behind the ordering of letters in the English alphabet?
@Mitch: Indeed, I should have said "Old World" writing systems, since these are by far the most extensive, well-documented, and most intensively studied historically. However it seems like several independent writing systems (logographic as far as I can tell) developed in Mesoamerica, independent of Old World systems. Whether all they can be traced back to a single Mesoamerican common ancestor, I do not know (quite possibly even scholars are not sure yet).
Feb
18
awarded Guru
Feb
18
awarded Popular Question
Feb
18
comment Global hgignore usage
@FauxFaux: Wrong! It corresponds to ~/.hgignore on Unix systems.
Feb
10
awarded Enlightened
Feb
10
comment BASH: Convert absolute path into relative path given a current directory
Doesn't work when the first path ends in / I'm afraid.
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