On (08:03 18/06/07), Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> put forth the proposition:
> On Sun, 2007-06-17 at 18:51 +0100, David Woodfall wrote:
> > The program 'gimp' received an X Window System error.
> > This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> > The error was 'RenderBadPicture (invalid Picture parameter)'.
> > (Details: serial 18775 error_code 191 request_code 158 minor_code 7)
> > (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
> > that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
> > To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
> > option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
> > backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
> I can only guess, because you didn't give us much information about your
> system. But you are most likely running the broken version of XLib, see
It turned out to be a bad version of Cairo (1.4.8). Upgrading to 1.4.10
seems to have fixed it.
Once upon a time, when I was training to be a mathematician, a group of
us bright young students taking number theory discovered the names of
the smaller prime numbers.
2: The Odd Prime --
It's the only even prime, therefore is odd. QED.
3: The True Prime --
Lewis Carroll: "If I tell you three times, it's true."
31: The Arbitrary Prime --
Determined by unanimous unvote. We needed an arbitrary prime
in case the prof asked for one, and so had an election. 91
received the most votes (well, it *looks* prime) and 3+4i the
next most. However, 31 was the only candidate to receive none
Since the composite numbers are formed from primes, their qualities are
derived from those primes. So, for instance, the number 6 is "odd but
true", while the powers of 2 are all extremely odd numbers.
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