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1 hour ago, hloberg said:

I've learned best to stick with the default setup when TIMT creates a .HDs.

total sectors: 78720 (which oddly is a zipcode in Austin near where I live :) )

size 2

heads 4

sec/trk 32

sector length 256

 

Just as a note, the sector length of 256 is necessary for HFDC, but SCSI and IDE require 512 bytes per sector. This, in turn, means that neither IDE nor SCSI images can be created or opened in TIMT at this time; you must use chdman for them.

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2 hours ago, hloberg said:

78720 (which oddly is a zipcode in Austin near where I live :) )

Coincidentally, the chances of this exact problem happening are two to the power of seventy-eight thousand, seven hundred and twenty to one against.

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16 minutes ago, OLD CS1 said:

Coincidentally, the chances of this exact problem happening are two to the power of seventy-eight thousand, seven hundred and twenty to one against.

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49 minutes ago, OLD CS1 said:

Coincidentally, the chances of this exact problem happening are two to the power of seventy-eight thousand, seven hundred and twenty to one against.

Did you check that normality has been restored again?

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2 hours ago, mizapf said:

Did you check that normality has been restored again?

as soon as these infinite number of monkeys in my office finish their script of Hamlet, then OK. 

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3 hours ago, mizapf said:

I think one day I'll have to tell you about that crazy thing that happened to me during my stay at Hilbert's Hotel.

did you stay in room infinity plus one? I heard that's a nice one. :) 

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On 1/21/2022 at 4:17 AM, hloberg said:

did you stay in room infinity plus one? I heard that's a nice one. :) 

Ah, no, that's the President's Suite. Too expensive to book. Last thing I heard was aleph0 dollars!

 

But they have an interesting offer: If none of the rooms suit you, you are offered a free stay in their suite, provided that you actually checked each room. You may change rooms as often as you wish, but you have to book one room for at least a whole week.

 

I think I can make it to the suite by the end of the second week; what do you think?

 

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Edit: For those who wonder what we are talking about: Hilbert's Hotel is a Gedankenexperiment from David Hilbert, 1862-1943. This hotel has a countably infinite number of rooms, which means that for every natural number there is a room in the hotel, and for each room there is a natural number (its room number). It is countably infinite because you can reach each room number (referring to its room) simply by counting upward. The hotel has some weird properties: If all rooms are occupied, and one more guest asks for a room, you simply ask all inhabitants to switch to the next room (room+1), which means that room 1 becomes free. As we have infinitely many rooms, none of the guests will drop out. You can easily show that you can accommodate any finite number of new guests in the hotel. You can even accommodate a countably infinite number of guests in the full hotel. However, you will immediate fail to accommodate a set of new guests that are identified by all real numbers of the interval [0,1] because the real numbers are uncountably infinite.

 

My claim from above is that I can visit each of these countably infinite rooms in a finite time. However, each visit takes a non-null amount of time. Can you tell how? 🙂

 

Edit2: The solution is to visit each room half as long as the previous room. The series of q^n with 0<q<1 converges to 1/(1-q), hence for q=1/2, it converges to 2. First room is 1 week, second is 1/2 week, 3rd is 1/4 week etc.

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