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mcgafter noun

A makeshift instrument or tool (mechanical, electronic or otherwise) whereby one may gaff (poke, hook, hack) something to achieve the desired result. Works better when it gets attached to a mcgoerie*. Very common worldwide especially in parts of Africa where it has been known to be the tool of choice of even high level government officials for all governmental problems.


mcgoerie noun

A well designed tool similar in shape and function to a mcgafter* yet completely different in it's purpose. May also be used on it's own. Uses of this instrument are very rare and appears to only occur in the countries of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa, as well as where former residents of those countries have dispersed abroad.


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I believe it can print out beautiful Pi documents...!?
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comment Why are default LaTeX margins so big?
It is to avoid a similar situation to Fermat's Last Theorem, whereby we'd be bereft of a wonderful academic proof for decades simply because the margin was too small in some smart guy's book. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermat's_Last_Theorem
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It means unfruitful. collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/infructuous
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comment How can I execute some code at each occurence of an EOL character in a listing?
+1 for teaching us new words: infructuous - which is not even in my iMac's dictionary...
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answered Embed fonts in XeLaTeX PDF output?
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comment Making polyglossia and zref-savepos or pdfsavepos work together
Thanks I've figured out the pattern of it now and what's happening.
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Thanks I've figured out the pattern of it now and what's happening.
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comment Making polyglossia and zref-savepos or pdfsavepos work together
@UlrikeFischer I'm not sure I understand your reference to \label/\ref but each y-pos "42747166" gets associated to a unique ID "40001001", but if they get "swapped around" then it is of no use when I parse them on the next run.
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comment Making polyglossia and zref-savepos or pdfsavepos work together
@UlrikeFischer It is a bit strange though that it is messing about with the first set of numbers while leaving the actual y-pos values in their correct place. Is there a way of easily rectifying this? Otherwise I'll have to externally split the two sets then sort the values and then put them back together again, I guess.