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Forum: Lounge 2020-07-02, 01:41
Replies: 1,577
Views: 75,148
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Thanks for the suggestions. I have read that...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have read that people sometimes sever relations with a close personal friend without explanation, in reaction to trauma. This woman hasn't suffered a physical...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-01, 14:41
Replies: 1,577
Views: 75,148
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Ghosted

I am always interested in adding to my vocabulary. Well hurrah, hurrah, I have learned a new word, or at least a new meaning and usage for a word. This newfound knowledge has come very hard.
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Forum: Lounge 2020-07-01, 12:10
Replies: 158
Views: 8,262
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Excuses, excuses... No, I didn't proclaim on...

Excuses, excuses...

No, I didn't proclaim on March 23 that it would be a good time to buy. However, you might want to look at this post...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-30, 13:28
Replies: 228
Views: 19,271
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The usual definitions of a machine (mechanical...

The usual definitions of a machine (mechanical device) indicate that it performs, or is supposed to to perform, an intended task.

There is a famous quotation, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci,...
Forum: Computer Science & Computational Number Theory 2020-06-30, 13:01
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I believe there is indeed no such proof. One...

I believe there is indeed no such proof. One possible type of proof would be a numerical example. It is however not the only possibility.

My old Pari-GP manual says that no examples of composite...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-30, 12:34
Replies: 170
Views: 10,599
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
WRT the disintegration of the newspaper business,...

WRT the disintegration of the newspaper business, it's been underway for decades.

IMO an early contributing factor was the advent of the "24-hour news cycle," as exemplified by CNN. By the time...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-30, 11:24
Replies: 158
Views: 8,262
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On March 23, 2020, the DJIA closed at 18,591.93,...

On March 23, 2020, the DJIA closed at 18,591.93, the lowest closing value this year to date.

On that day, as [/quote]
Of course, I don't know how much Ernst's sister relies on his financial...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-06-29, 11:02
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
An introduction to the subject of "congruent...

An introduction to the subject of "congruent numbers" may be found here: THE CONGRUENT NUMBER PROBLEM (https://kconrad.math.uconn.edu/blurbs/ugradnumthy/congnumber.pdf) by Keith Conrad.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-24, 12:53
Replies: 298
Views: 11,741
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I have a sketchy recollection of an encampment...

I have a sketchy recollection of an encampment called "Resurrection City" being dismantled after (IIRC) the "Poor Peoples' March" in DC, but I think the evacuation was done in an orderly and peaceful...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-06-24, 12:36
Replies: 59
Views: 1,007
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Doctor is in! My diagnosis: ewmayer's...

The Doctor is in!

My diagnosis: ewmayer's analysis is correct. This thread should be closed. I will do the honors.

Also, the OP's reporting of Uncwilly's post as "rude" is extremely...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-21, 01:37
Replies: 111
Views: 8,743
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As I understand it, the term "jaywalking" arose...

As I understand it, the term "jaywalking" arose when motorized street traffic became common. At the time, the US was still largely rural. The term "Jay" was a common pejorative for an ignorant,...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-11, 00:07
Replies: 46
Views: 790
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I may be remembering wrong, but on the time scale...

I may be remembering wrong, but on the time scale of 108 years, according to some theories of how stars work, the earth could become too hot to be habitable anyway.

Some decades ago, I read A...
Forum: Math 2020-06-10, 14:47
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The link in the article to the Michigan Court of...

The link in the article to the Michigan Court of Appeals ruling upholding summary judgement (Plaintiff abjectly failed to make his case) is no longer valid. The link gives

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Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-09, 12:58
Replies: 46
Views: 790
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Bricks exposed to the air also deteriorate due to...

Bricks exposed to the air also deteriorate due to weathering.

Bricks exposed to both air and groundwater (or salt water) also may not last.

Regarding the degradability of clay objects, this...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-07, 12:35
Replies: 163
Views: 7,566
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Civil unrest: Wall Street celebrates...

Fox News: Black deaths, stock market graphic was insensitive (https://apnews.com/f18aadd2d6a2868c3765a02c2c9dfa13)
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-29, 11:45
Replies: 370
Views: 34,843
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
[/QUOTE] This is kinda weird: I'm not up on...

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This is kinda weird: I'm not up on these things, but 234-818-329-8398 looks like an international phone number -- country code, 3-digit area code, 7-digit phone number. Now 234 is the...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-28, 11:30
Replies: 138
Views: 8,635
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hanging in effigy is a fine old tradition,...

Hanging in effigy is a fine old tradition, practiced in the British Colonies before the War of Independence. No doubt our modern COVID-19 crybabies imagine themselves to be modern-day avatars of the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-23, 12:42
Replies: 1,585
Views: 65,824
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Paul is doing fine by my lights. :tu: I initially...

Paul is doing fine by my lights. :tu: I initially asked the question. xilman asked what I asked. Consider him deputized. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
Let's see here... Ahh, there it is!

Throw in the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-23, 01:54
Replies: 158
Views: 8,262
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
05/18/20 close 24,597.37 +911.95 (+3.85%) ...

05/18/20 close 24,597.37 +911.95 (+3.85%)

05/19/20 close 24,206.86 -390.51 (-1.59%)

05/20/20 close 24,575.90 +369.04 (+1.52%)

05/21/20 close 24,474.12 -101.78 (-0.41%)

05/22/20 close...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-05-22, 13:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,756
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It might help if you wouldn't keep trying to...

It might help if you wouldn't keep trying to change the question.

In the first above-quoted post, you're asking whether knowing the x < p for which p divides x2 + 1 is of any help in factoring...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-22, 12:54
Replies: 109
Views: 4,905
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
One of the labs I had to do in an undergrad...

One of the labs I had to do in an undergrad physics class involved a solid steel sphere at least 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter that was riding on a cushion of air in a fitted receptacle which however...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-21, 01:49
Replies: 106
Views: 6,467
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Officials: Loon killed bald eagle by stabbing its...

Officials: Loon killed bald eagle by stabbing its heart (https://apnews.com/70e3186fcbcfe335df03e7ed88149d88)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 13:26
Replies: 298
Views: 11,741
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Trump threatens to withhold Michigan funding...

Trump threatens to withhold Michigan funding after state's decision to mail absentee ballot applications...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 11:46
Replies: 298
Views: 11,741
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes. It means Americans aren't human, just...

Yes. It means Americans aren't human, just specters; disposable symbols of anything and everything you deem wrong with US policy. Don't like something the US government does? Then it's perfectly...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 11:27
Replies: 138
Views: 8,635
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And now a word from beyond the grave...

The woman behind 'Roe vs. Wade' didn't change her mind on abortion. She was paid (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-05-19/roe-v-wade-jane-roe-norma-mccorvey-hulu-doc-abortion)
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