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Forum: sweety439 2020-10-01, 19:17
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Do you mean palindromic squares?

Do you mean palindromic squares?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-01, 19:13
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Of the fallen officers, almost a third worked in...

Of the fallen officers, almost a third worked in jails and prisons. Going through the list of 117, I counted 36 corrections or correctional officers, plus detention deputies, a chaplain and a...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-01, 18:55
Replies: 4,066
Views: 245,790
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:tu: Dang! You beat me to it! As I...

:tu:

Dang! You beat me to it!

As I have said before, "fast food" is an oxymoron...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-01, 18:39
Replies: 418
Views: 16,424
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Based on your generous hint, I did a bit of...

Based on your generous hint, I did a bit of digging, and found that 1432 is the smallest gap size (difference of consecutive primes) whose first occurrence is not yet definitely known. It has been...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-01, 13:49
Replies: 1,098
Views: 48,137
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
From The Officer Down Memorial Page...

From The Officer Down Memorial Page (https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2020) (my emphasis):
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-01, 12:58
Replies: 1,296
Views: 53,631
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
People who think they're entitled to your own...

People who think they're entitled to your own facts would think that.

SEE "fool's paradise," "cloud-cuckoo-land."

I'm not sure how many cultists there are in countries outside the USA, but...
Forum: Programming 2020-10-01, 12:39
Replies: 22
Views: 2,426
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My mistake, I was merely having trouble reading...

My mistake, I was merely having trouble reading the output. New version with sine/cosine renderings of roots of unity is much easier on my dim old eyes, thanks!
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-01, 12:28
Replies: 418
Views: 16,424
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I'm guessing that 1432 is the number of...

I'm guessing that 1432 is the number of somethings currently known, "somethings" possibly related to factoring or prime proving, and that the hope is that that number goes up.

I did find a mention...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-01, 12:00
Replies: 45
Views: 2,891
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Happy 96th birthday to James Earl Carter Jr....

Happy 96th birthday to James Earl Carter Jr. ("Jimmy Carter"), 39th President of the United States
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-30, 13:39
Replies: 1,296
Views: 53,631
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
To interpret my post properly, you might want to...

To interpret my post properly, you might want to read the whole column. If you can't get access, PM me.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-30, 13:36
Replies: 125
Views: 9,762
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a...

Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak (https://apnews.com/article/wildlife-archive-b13335d5e7af11ef9afbbab0382d8fc2)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-30, 13:23
Replies: 1,296
Views: 53,631
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I did find something quite similar: From...

I did find something quite similar:

From Dana Milbank's May 5, 2020 column (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/05/i-believe-i-am-treated-worse-trump-says-as-if/),
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-30, 12:01
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,760
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Arthur Ashkin...

Arthur Ashkin (https://www.bell-labs.com/var/articles/memory-arthur-ashkin-nobel-laureate-and-optical-pioneer/)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-30, 11:16
Replies: 1,296
Views: 53,631
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I stand by my question.[/QUOTE]You'll just have...

I stand by my question.[/QUOTE]You'll just have to stand by until then.
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-30, 11:12
Replies: 1,496
RIP
Views: 98,760
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Helen Reddy...

Helen Reddy (https://variety.com/2020/music/news/helen-reddy-dead-i-am-woman-singer-1234787284/)
Forum: And now for something completely different 2020-09-30, 02:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,721
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
All but the first...

All but the first...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-30, 02:24
Replies: 1,296
Views: 53,631
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Why would he be worried about jail time? Federal...

Why would he be worried about jail time? Federal income tax evasion and tax fraud are "Offenses against the United States," for which he has the power of pardon. He just issues blanket pardons all...
Forum: Programming 2020-09-29, 16:02
Replies: 22
Views: 2,426
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Try factoring the polynomial x^5 - 5.

Try factoring the polynomial x^5 - 5.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-29, 13:02
Replies: 1,296
Views: 53,631
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
So far, anyhow. Wait -- he actually paid his...

So far, anyhow. Wait -- he actually paid his lawyers?

I vaguely recall reading/hearing some time ago that he owed hundreds of millions to Deutsche Bank. And that Deutsche Bank was about the only...
Forum: enzocreti 2020-09-29, 12:12
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If x is a positive integer and f(x) = x*(x+1)^3...

If x is a positive integer and f(x) = x*(x+1)^3 - 1 is a prime p, then sigma(p) = p+1 = x*(x+1)^3.

Everyone knows there are infinitely many x for which f(x) is prime (Bunyakovsky and Bateman-Horn...
Forum: Factoring 2020-09-29, 11:33
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:missingteeth: For prime exponents p ending...

:missingteeth:

For prime exponents p ending in 1277 up to 2991277, the following Mp are known to be composite but no factors are known.

1277 No factors below 267
451277 No factors below 266...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-09-29, 02:23
Replies: 1,296
Views: 53,631
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Tax avoidance isn't a crime, though it may...

Tax avoidance isn't a crime, though it may illustrate the maxim that the real scandal is what's legal. Tax evasion (e.g. knowingly failing to report income) is a crime. It's what put Al Capone in...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-28, 18:53
Replies: 18
Views: 418
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My guess is a missile facility of some sort. ...

My guess is a missile facility of some sort.

I did find some news articles like this one...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-28, 12:47
Replies: 4,066
Views: 245,790
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It seems you have to eat an awful lot of licorice...

It seems you have to eat an awful lot of licorice to ingest enough glycyrrhizic acid to cause trouble. Even my most alarmist book on poison plants doesn't mention licorice as a potentially poisonous...
Forum: Lounge 2020-09-27, 14:22
Replies: 70
Views: 4,607
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Annabelle seems to be paying close attention to...

Annabelle seems to be paying close attention to what the photographer is doing.

FWIW I ran across what appears to be a better comparison between dog age and human age:

1) The first year of a...
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