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Forum: Soap Box 2021-03-03, 14:05
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By Nick
New report: If you live in one, be careful who...

New report:
If you live in one, be careful who you vote for!
https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2021/democracy-under-siege
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-03, 12:52
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Nick
It's certainly not too late to learn IT...

It's certainly not too late to learn IT development if you are prepared to make the effort (and reasonably intelligent).
How much your employment history affects your chances of a job depends...
Forum: chalsall 2021-03-03, 09:10
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Nick
Scaling is precisely what POTS tech did well and...

Scaling is precisely what POTS tech did well and what digital tech does badly.
Forum: Forum Feedback 2021-03-02, 08:32
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By Nick
If you are genuinely interested in different...

If you are genuinely interested in different starting values (and not just understanding the current implementation),
read Bas Jansen's PhD thesis, available here:
...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-03-01, 23:22
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By Nick
Or rather, putting a computer in your car which...

Or rather, putting a computer in your car which must be accessed by any maintenance garage and then charging them an exorbitant fee for access.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-02-24, 21:51
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By Nick
Accidental Americans...

Accidental Americans (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accidental_American)
Forum: Combinatorics & Combinatorial Number Theory 2021-02-23, 16:58
Replies: 9
Views: 9,155
Posted By Nick
See the exercise here...

See the exercise here (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=477146&postcount=3)
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2021-02-23, 10:07
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Nick
Brown University's Symposium for Undergraduates...

Brown University's Symposium for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (SUMS) this year is online and open to everyone, but you have to register by March 1st.
It includes a talk by Peter...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2021-02-23, 10:04
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Nick
Events

- a thread for mathematical events of possible interest to forum members.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-02-20, 09:48
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Nick
Look up the link between even perfect numbers and...

Look up the link between even perfect numbers and Mersenne primes.
Then examine it modulo 9, as retina suggests.
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-17, 17:06
Replies: 1,323
Views: 97,411
Posted By Nick
"Intranasal fusion inhibitory lipopeptide...

"Intranasal fusion inhibitory lipopeptide prevents direct-contact SARS-CoV-2 transmission in ferrets"
Article: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/early/2021/02/16/science.abf4896.full.pdf
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-17, 07:29
Replies: 4,254
Views: 303,592
Posted By Nick
Yes, indeed.

Yes, indeed.
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-16, 22:04
Replies: 4,254
Views: 303,592
Posted By Nick
There are reports that this is now being done...

There are reports that this is now being done with audio by the police in the US:...
Forum: Information & Answers 2021-02-16, 08:38
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Nick
Once upon a time, number theory conferences,...

Once upon a time, number theory conferences, seminars, etc. were meetings for people with a passion for pure mathematics.
Then its applications to cryptology meant all sorts of people started coming...
Forum: Homework Help 2021-02-13, 19:08
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Nick
You could start by thinking about which positive...

You could start by thinking about which positive integers k have ϕ(k)=2ⁿ.
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-13, 12:28
Replies: 1,323
Views: 97,411
Posted By Nick
Notice by a bottle of hand gel at the entrance to...

Notice by a bottle of hand gel at the entrance to a building:
"Please satanise your hands here."
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-13, 12:27
Replies: 88
Views: 3,080
Posted By Nick
It's now sunny and people are ice skating on the...

It's now sunny and people are ice skating on the Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam!
https://twitter.com/HugoStienstra/status/1360522673281929223
(The tower in the background of the video clip is the...
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-12, 19:41
Replies: 88
Views: 3,080
Posted By Nick
Once the coldest place on Earth...

Once the coldest place on Earth (https://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/history/cold/cold.html)
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-11, 08:32
Replies: 4,254
Views: 303,592
Posted By Nick
BBC Basic was very good within the limitations of...

BBC Basic was very good within the limitations of hardware at that time.
It had many things that later became standard in C,
and lots of ideas from our wishlist (such as OLD to undo NEW).
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-10, 12:36
Replies: 88
Views: 3,080
Posted By Nick
Is that normal at this time of year for you?

Is that normal at this time of year for you?
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-09, 22:17
Replies: 88
Views: 3,080
Posted By Nick
Glad to hear you're OK! No big problems here,...

Glad to hear you're OK!
No big problems here, either. And now that the storn has passed,
everyone is getting their ice skates out of storage.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-02-09, 14:54
Replies: 32
Views: 1,082
Posted By Nick
Most people on earth live near a river or the...

Most people on earth live near a river or the sea.
Both can be used to generate power locally.
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-07, 14:22
Replies: 88
Views: 3,080
Posted By Nick
You know it's a blizzard when the auto-focus on...

You know it's a blizzard when the auto-focus on your camera can't find anything to latch on to and just keeps cycling!
Forum: Lounge 2021-02-07, 10:07
Replies: 88
Views: 3,080
Posted By Nick
Right now, it's snowing horizontally. There is...

Right now, it's snowing horizontally.
There is less snow than we had feared, but the strong freezing wind is causing problems.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-02-06, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,662
Posted By Nick
"A new feminist translation of Beowulf" ...

"A new feminist translation of Beowulf"
https://www.mcdbooks.com/books/beowulf
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