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Forum: Lounge 2020-10-22, 12:05
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RIP
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Posted By xilman
James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92 ...

James Randi: Magician and sceptic dies aged 92

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54642107
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-10-22, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By xilman
Why do you care? It isn't that 10k-digit...

Why do you care?

It isn't that 10k-digit numbers are difficult to prove prime by ECPP or APR-CL these days.
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-22, 08:48
Replies: 54
Views: 1,940
Posted By xilman
You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I...

You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 19:47
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By xilman
Me, or the silly old moo? Cultural reference...

Me, or the silly old moo?

Cultural reference left as an exercise for the eade.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 19:33
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By xilman
I am hoping that next year is my second-last. ...

I am hoping that next year is my second-last.

It will require extraordinarily good luck or a plausible but (IMO) unlikely advance in medical technology.

In practice I want to survive until well...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-21, 18:54
Replies: 1,310
Views: 71,082
Posted By xilman
Borat

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/21/rudy-giuliani-faces-questions-after-compromising-scene-in-new-borat-film
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-20, 10:47
Replies: 54
Views: 1,940
Posted By xilman
Please pay attention. I specifically wrote...

Please pay attention.

I specifically wrote in gp.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 18:55
Replies: 1,048
Views: 61,721
Posted By xilman
Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his...

Did you hear about the dyslexic who sold his louse to Santa?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-19, 17:39
Replies: 1,310
Views: 71,082
Posted By xilman
I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions....

I have eaten roadkill on a number of occasions. if it is still in good condition, why not?
Forum: Factoring 2020-10-19, 09:23
Replies: 54
Views: 1,940
Posted By xilman
For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and...

For a workaround type "? factorint" in gp and then pay close attention to what you can do with the optional flag argument.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-18, 14:31
Replies: 1,048
Views: 61,721
Posted By xilman
As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty...

As an Oxford alumnus, I feel that it is my duty to inform you as to why the University Boat Race is the most difficult in the world.

There are 16 oars, 2 cox and only 20 minutes to do it in.

To...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-10-16, 11:24
Replies: 17
Views: 3,940
Posted By xilman
Is anyone other than you the remotest bit...

Is anyone other than you the remotest bit interested in this?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-13, 13:06
Replies: 1,048
Views: 61,721
Posted By xilman
Ive just bought the personalized number plate BAA...

Ive just bought the personalized number plate BAA BAA for my black jeep.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-12, 20:02
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
I call BS. There is a truly vast amount of...

I call BS.

There is a truly vast amount of He in the atmospheres of the gas and ice giants.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 14:22
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
That is exactly what I have been saying. I...

That is exactly what I have been saying.

I am pleased that you have found it surprising.

Neutrinos are nasty little buggers in sufficient quantities.

You will be hit by a solar neutrino...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 14:14
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
France has territories in North America (St...

France has territories in North America (St Pierre & MIquelon), South America, the Carribean and in the Indian Ocean.

None of these are mainland territories but they are internationally recognized...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-11, 13:22
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
OK. Orbit at a safe distance until you detect...

OK. Orbit at a safe distance until you detect that the core collapse is about to occur. Dive in on a high-speed orbit in a spacecraft fitted with a refrigeration unit sufficient to keep you alive...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 17:48
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
No. Read what I posted: "even if you...

No.

Read what I posted: "even if you survived the thermal radiation".
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 16:01
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
Only one out of nine elephants in Berlin Zoo...

Only one out of nine elephants in Berlin Zoo survived allied bombing in WWII.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 15:57
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
More people died at Chappaquidick than at Three...

More people died at Chappaquidick than at Three Mile Island.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 15:54
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
Almost everyone has more than the average number...

Almost everyone has more than the average number of limbs.

Average defined here as the arithmetic mean, though it is also true for the geometric and harmonic means.
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-10, 15:34
Replies: 72
Views: 1,714
Posted By xilman
If you were in orbit at 1 astronomical unit...

If you were in orbit at 1 astronomical unit around a star undergoing a core-collapse supernova the neutrino emission would kill you even if you survived the thermal radiation.

Roughly 99% of the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-09, 19:54
Replies: 1,048
Views: 61,721
Posted By xilman
:tu:

:tu:
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-09, 19:53
Replies: 1,048
Views: 61,721
Posted By xilman
Last night SWMBO and I watched three Netflix...

Last night SWMBO and I watched three Netflix movies back to back.

Luckily I was the one facing the TV.
Forum: Astronomy 2020-10-09, 08:41
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By xilman
Thanks. Historical weather records should be able...

Thanks. Historical weather records should be able to pin it down to within a couple of days.
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