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Forum: Soap Box 2022-12-03, 17:33
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Regarding the Salton Sea, this story...

Regarding the Salton Sea, this story (https://www.npr.org/2022/10/06/1127307427/california-is-going-to-take-9-less-water-from-the-colorado-river) may be of interest.

The surface of the Dead Sea is...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-12-03, 14:33
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
IMO a much more cogent point is that people...

IMO a much more cogent point is that people aren't computers. A computer has no discretion in "interpreting" its programming. It will interpret instructions as it is told to interpret them. As the...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-12-02, 14:59
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The results of one test are in. US District...

The results of one test are in. US District Judge Aileen Cannon exceeded her authority when she ordered a "Special Master" to review documents lawfully seized by executing s search warrant. She has...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-12-02, 14:06
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
You mean like, making sure a Black US president...

You mean like, making sure a Black US president can't fill vacancies in the Federal judiciary, including on the US Supreme Court?
Forum: Lounge 2022-12-01, 15:40
Replies: 2,021
RIP
Views: 264,927
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Jiang Zemin...

Jiang Zemin (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-63805991)
Forum: Soap Box 2022-12-01, 14:20
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
After the last occupant of the White House had...

After the last occupant of the White House had the infamous White Supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes (picture below), along with Ye (FKA Kanye West) to dinner at Mar-a-Lago, Republicans...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-30, 14:41
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Just pull the big plug to drain the excess water...

Just pull the big plug to drain the excess water into the hydroplate :grin:

Instead of trying to corral the increased volume of sea water, it might be more effective to relocate some real estate...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-28, 13:30
Replies: 269
Views: 62,834
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Bird flu outbreak drives Nebraska to cull 1.8...

Bird flu outbreak drives Nebraska to cull 1.8 million more chickens (https://www.npr.org/2022/11/27/1139339994/nebraska-bird-flu-outbreak)
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-11-23, 00:32
Replies: 524
Views: 111,143
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Earthquake on Java...

Earthquake on Java (https://www.npr.org/2022/11/22/1138694190/indonesia-earthquake-science-severity-damage-deaths)
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-22, 14:37
Replies: 395
Views: 53,893
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As mentioned in this post...

As mentioned in this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=593629&postcount=269) a year ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on November...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-11-21, 16:02
Replies: 66
Views: 2,710
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Good one! :missingteeth: For n > 1, there is...

Good one! :missingteeth:

For n > 1, there is ("Bertrand's Postulate") at least one prime between 2^(n-1) and 2^n. These are the primes with precisely n bits. My rough-and-ready guess is that,...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-20, 15:49
Replies: 990
Views: 107,342
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Mass shooting in Colorado Springs...

Mass shooting in Colorado Springs (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63693310) (suspect's name censored out by yours truly)UPDATE: What we know about the shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-11-20, 14:51
Replies: 55
Views: 6,376
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If you can pull over where some Mexican Hat...

If you can pull over where some Mexican Hat stalks are still standing, you can probably gather plenty of seeds. When I gather seeds I don't intend to plant immediately, I hold an open sandwich bag...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-20, 01:05
Replies: 52
Views: 1,941
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Qatar will win. World Cup? No, this is the...

Qatar will win. World Cup? No, this is the Sportswashing Olympics.

EDIT: And indeed, all Qatar can possibly win is a thorough sportswashing.

For the first time in World Cup history, the host...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-19, 13:19
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Stephen Colbert showed the offending video, but...

Stephen Colbert showed the offending video, but with a more appropriate choice of background music - Tom Petty's Don't Come Around Here No More.

Kari Lake has learned from The Master:-- [Guess...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-18, 20:42
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Kari Lake, the loser in the 2022 Arizona...

Kari Lake, the loser in the 2022 Arizona Governor's race, is whining about a "broken election system" in Arizona.

How that could have happened is an interesting question, since the Republicans...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-11-18, 14:20
Replies: 55
Views: 6,376
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Last Thursday (November 10, 2022), I continued a...

Last Thursday (November 10, 2022), I continued a frenzy of yard work, completing most of my fall clean-up during what was very likely the last day in the 70's F (low 20's C) until next Spring. The...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-17, 20:28
Replies: 2,021
RIP
Views: 264,927
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Robert Clary...

Robert Clary (https://www.reuters.com/world/us/robert-clary-holocaust-survivor-who-starred-tvs-hogans-heroes-dies-96-2022-11-17/)

The obituaries are in consensus that he was best-known for his...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-17, 17:26
Replies: 564
Views: 36,279
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The court in the Hague has returned a verdict and...

The court in the Hague has returned a verdict and sentences for the shooting down of MH17 in 2014. In addition to plenty of pictures, the article in The Daily Mail...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-16, 15:08
Replies: 1,199
Views: 131,722
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Artemis rocket launched at 1:47 am EST (0647...

The Artemis rocket launched at 1:47 am EST (0647 GMT) November 16, 2022.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-16, 13:07
Replies: 564
Views: 36,279
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Poland, NATO say missile strike wasn't a Russian...

Poland, NATO say missile strike wasn't a Russian attack (https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-g-20-summit-nato-biden-government-and-politics-c76bead57a11bc8397a30ee7bb06264e)
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-11-15, 14:28
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It's certainly not new. n^2 - 9*n + 61 =...

It's certainly not new.

n^2 - 9*n + 61 = (n-4)^2 - (n-4) + 41

is merely a shift of Euler's "prime-generating polynomial" n^2 - n + 41.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-15, 13:50
Replies: 92
Views: 7,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Electile Dementia candidate Kari Lake will NOT be...

Electile Dementia candidate Kari Lake will NOT be Arizona's next Governor. Democrat Katie Hobbs has been declared the winner, with a margin of about 20,000 votes or 0.8% (50.4% to 49.6%).

Lake,...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-13, 13:14
Replies: 564
Views: 36,279
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The familiar quotation, "Eternal vigilance is the...

The familiar quotation, "Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom" seems apropos. It is usually attributed to Thomas Jefferson, despite the apparent lack of evidence that he ever said or wrote...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-13, 01:39
Replies: 564
Views: 36,279
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Russia's stooge Alexander Fomin in Kherson...

Russia's stooge Alexander Fomin in Kherson declared Henichesk the "temporary" capital of Kherson Oblast after the occupiers left the City of Kherson. I think he got the "temporary" right.

And...
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