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Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-30, 01:48
Replies: 238
Views: 17,334
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
What?[/QUOTE]Ferries are not generally...

What?[/QUOTE]Ferries are not generally fast-moving.

I looked at a map (https://www.drive-alive.co.uk/CarrierImages/UK_AllRoutes.gif) on a page (https://www.drive-alive.co.uk/ferries/index.htm)...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 00:12
Replies: 4,143
Views: 265,431
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert...

The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared (https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/28/us/utah-monolith-disappears-trnd/index.html)Perhaps it was taken by meth addicts so they could sell...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 16:18
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Can they mail that in?[/QUOTE] Har-de-har-har. ...

Can they mail that in?[/QUOTE]
Har-de-har-har.

If "no excuse" absentee voting is deemed unconstitutional under the present State Constitution, of course not. If it is deemed constitutional, no...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 15:34
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If the interpretation that the Pennsylvania State...

If the interpretation that the Pennsylvania State Constitution only allows mail-in (absentee) ballots in the situations described in Article VII, section 14 is upheld, the 2019 law enabling "no...
Forum: Programming 2020-11-29, 15:23
Replies: 30
Views: 4,851
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I can see one obvious problem. In the...

I can see one obvious problem. In the expressions for r and s, the signs of the square root should be opposite. Checking, the real value
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-29, 14:14
Replies: 1,553
RIP
Views: 112,110
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Dave Prowse...

Dave Prowse (https://apnews.com/article/international-news-george-lucas-england-bristol-b97a47c05b3d6a772d449daa479f673e)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 02:23
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Case dismissed

The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has thrown out (http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-7862/file-10781.pdf?cb=1f7217) the action that resulted in Judge McCullough's injunction halting...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 00:05
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My post about the ruling...

My post about the ruling (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=564638&postcount=550) (entitled Ouch!) did give the year Judge Bibas was appointed... Ah, good, I hadn't checked. Your...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 15:50
Replies: 113
Views: 14,115
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US...

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions (https://apnews.com/article/international-news-executions-cc1b22bda846df0b331597a3b65010bb) (my emphasis)

In my lifetime, a number of...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-28, 14:00
Replies: 34
Views: 811
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Got to love it. The newspapers need to be...

Got to love it.

The newspapers need to be told - the World needs to know :alien:

I suggest the Daily Mail or the Sun in the UK, and Fox News for the telly. And the boys and girls in QAnon, and...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-28, 13:32
Replies: 53
Views: 4,186
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Brief buzz: Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of...

Brief buzz: Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of the year (https://apnews.com/article/science-insects-berlin-germany-europe-7cb97a7c0747325a5e79c8fdee913445)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 03:42
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My guess is, the Supremes will refuse to take it....

My guess is, the Supremes will refuse to take it.

There is another case -- a real case they may well take, and which IMO the Plaintiffs stand a very good chance of winning. It's the one the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-28, 02:39
Replies: 154
Views: 14,805
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This is for the birds...

Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections (https://apnews.com/article/politics-wildlife-birds-56b812df9c278f5e2b9be9541378892b)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 01:22
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Ouch!

The Ruling (https://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/3rd-trump.pdf) in the appeal of the dismissal by US District Court Judge Brann of the PA election lawsuit in Federal Court is out.

The...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 15:59
Replies: 1,146
Views: 64,160
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes, the "I have the right not to wear a helmet...

Yes, the "I have the right not to wear a helmet while motorcycling" reflects a mindset similar to the "I have right to be reckless about spreading a contagious disease."

This instance is worse IMO...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 14:12
Replies: 1,553
RIP
Views: 112,110
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Bruce Boynton...

Bruce Boynton (https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-alabama-selma-virginia-us-supreme-court-0cb1c1d3ae47ddaa011cbbc703ea7795)
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 13:57
Replies: 1,146
Views: 64,160
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Latest: Mask mandate spurs Idaho official to...

The Latest: Mask mandate spurs Idaho official to push back (https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-angela-merkel-germany-coronavirus-pandemic-fe1dfe62a7d0f80e847767e0b9ea2f9b)
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-27, 02:43
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I haven't checked that neither N-1 nor N+1 are...

I haven't checked that neither N-1 nor N+1 are completely factored. Assuming neither is, I can give a floor.

I just looked for largest number proved prime by some method other than those using...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 01:57
Replies: 225
Views: 13,378
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Currently, Thanksgiving Day in the USA is the...

Currently, Thanksgiving Day in the USA is the fourth Thursday in November.

Thus, it can occur as early as November 22 (as it did in 2018), and as late as November 28 (as it did in 2019).

Not a...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-27, 01:31
Replies: 349
Views: 23,744
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Reminds me of a line in The Gripping Hand,

Reminds me of a line in The Gripping Hand,
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 01:15
Replies: 1,070
Views: 68,608
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Another version: A woman is riding on a...

Another version:

A woman is riding on a train with her baby, and the passenger sitting next to her says, "Ma'am, I'm sorry for saying it, but that is the ugliest kid I have ever seen."

The...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-27, 01:02
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If she gets the chance. The appeal to the...

If she gets the chance. The appeal to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court stays her order to halt certification. And if the State Supreme Court throws the case out (as I predict it will), that's...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-26, 14:52
Replies: 561
Views: 28,598
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The votes won't be tossed out. The law isn't...

The votes won't be tossed out. The law isn't unconstitutional. Article VII, section 14 of the Pennsylvania State Constitution says the Legislature must ("shall") provide by law for absentee voting...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-26, 14:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,224
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Thank you! Do you have a similar holiday in The...

Thank you! Do you have a similar holiday in The Netherlands? Although it is generally regarded as a home-grown USA holiday, the decorations in the stores mostly go straight from Halloween to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-26, 02:16
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I don't understand. Are you trying to prove that...

I don't understand. Are you trying to prove that a 26-million decimal digit number is prime by trial division?

I'm not sure what you mean is probable, but if you mean one can say it is "probable"...
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