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Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-28, 23:29
Replies: 310
Views: 18,992
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I am shocked -- shocked! that blowfly maggots...

I am shocked -- shocked! that blowfly maggots would be portrayed as parasites -- or that Lindsey Graham would be compared to them.

Feeding on carrion is scavenging, not parasitism. And, unlike...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-28, 14:08
Replies: 1,511
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Views: 103,659
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
TaB, diet soft drink introduced in 1963. ...

TaB, diet soft drink introduced in 1963. Announcement made October 16. Very moving eulogy from the company:

"We're challenging ourselves to think differently about our brands to accelerate our...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-28, 12:24
Replies: 142
Views: 11,567
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
[/QUOTE]I seriously doubt this. Crows will, to...

[/QUOTE]I seriously doubt this. Crows will, to be sure, harass any hawk or owl they deem a threat -- usually by "mobbing." They might peck at whatever they're chasing, but it would be "hit and run"...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-10-28, 02:05
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Obviously, searching far enough to find a...

Obviously, searching far enough to find a 447-tuple of primes

p, p + 2, p + 6, p + 8, p + 12, ..., p + 3158

is a bit much to ask for.

However, it occurred to me that finding "initial"...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-27, 18:55
Replies: 1,126
Views: 54,296
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
White house Chief of Staff Mark Meadows recently...

White house Chief of Staff Mark Meadows recently said, "We're not going to control the pandemic."

I can assure everyone that the White House is relying on wisdom from one of the most famous sages...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-10-27, 14:42
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Admissible prime constellations...

Admissible prime constellations (http://sweet.ua.pt/tos/apc.html#r7) is IMO a good overview. The second graph, of p(k) - l(k) - 1, tells the story.

For small constellation size k, the second...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-25, 17:15
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The ebay item is indeed very similar in design to...

The ebay item is indeed very similar in design to your pin. That item is (claimed to be) silver

I'm not sure what the "Mystery pin" is made of. It looks like it might be plated base metal, which...
Forum: News 2020-10-25, 15:27
Replies: 571
Views: 58,350
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, does,...

Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary, does, however, include the following:

PLAN, v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-10-25, 15:03
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Highlights of the Opinion and Order in Anonymous...

Highlights of the Opinion and Order in Anonymous Grand Juror #1 v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, No. 20-CI-5721 by Judge Annie O'Connell (emphasis in original):

"This is a rare and extraordinary...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 20:52
Replies: 142
Views: 11,567
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hmm. "Pyrrhocorax" apparently means...

Hmm. "Pyrrhocorax" apparently means "Flame-colored beak." Perhaps their high-pitched voices indicate they need chough medicine.


Actually, starlings were introduced to the US in the 1890's....
Forum: Prime Gap Searches 2020-10-24, 01:24
Replies: 101
Views: 11,131
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hmm. You can use \; to insert white space. The...

Hmm. You can use \; to insert white space. The pound or hashtag sign, I could find no good remedy.

I tried \# wrapped in tex tags. "Preview post" got me a message:

\#

In case that didn't...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-24, 00:28
Replies: 47
Views: 2,757
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet'...

Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in US (https://apnews.com/article/washington-first-murder-hornet-discovery-0cbf9cccf5a4a62902aa880c87629172)

In other insect news, the two...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-23, 19:07
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hmm. Looking at it now, I guess it is. Never...

Hmm. Looking at it now, I guess it is. Never occurred to me before. Fascinating. So, that's a helmet on the head.

So the figure is wearing a helmet and holding a torch. Interesting...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-10-23, 18:46
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
There is an "admissibility condition" to the...

There is an "admissibility condition" to the effect that there can be no inevitable prime factor.

To check this, I told Pari-GP to compute the degree-447 polynomial

f =...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-23, 13:18
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The oil lamp may also symbolize learning or...

The oil lamp may also symbolize learning or education.

The lightning bolt may symbolize sudden realization, or sudden banishment of ignorance.

Balance scales -- justice, equality, etc as...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-10-23, 12:37
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Question Sequence of 3159 numbers containing 447 primes

By 53#? I don't know where in the world you got that idea.
Forum: ONeil 2020-10-23, 12:28
Replies: 28
Views: 518
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Respective k<6*p+1 when p=1 (mod 4)[/QUOTE] ...

Respective k<6*p+1 when p=1 (mod 4)[/QUOTE]
:tu:
Forum: ONeil 2020-10-23, 11:56
Replies: 28
Views: 518
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This works with only k=1, thus if it divides...

This works with only k=1, thus if it divides 2p-1, it is definitely a prime factor.[/QUOTE]Actually, it's true for more than just k = 1.

Let p > 2 be prime. The smallest conceivable composite...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-10-23, 00:26
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Once upon a time, long long ago, I posted a link...

Once upon a time, long long ago, I posted a link to a paper discussing this, Prime Number Races (https://dms.umontreal.ca/~andrew/PDF/PrimeRace.pdf).
Forum: Puzzles 2020-10-22, 23:49
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Starting at the upper left, and proceeding...

Starting at the upper left, and proceeding clockwise around the perimeter, there are a number of objects with possibly symbolic meanings.

An oil lamp.
Lightning bolt (?)
Scales
Shield...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-10-22, 16:41
Replies: 30
Views: 2,059
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Unfortunately, the previous poster failed to...

Unfortunately, the previous poster failed to emphasize the main problem:

It seems that drifting is the snow issue. The old station was buried under so much snow, it was ordered sealed because...
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-22, 16:10
Replies: 1,511
RIP
Views: 103,659
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur...

Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle became friends, but Doyle was a Spiritualist, and their friendship ended over Houdini's campaign against phony Spiritualist mediums.
...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-10-22, 15:34
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
K-TUPLE Permissible Patterns...

K-TUPLE Permissible Patterns (http://www.opertech.com/primes/k-tuples.html)
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-22, 15:01
Replies: 1,511
RIP
Views: 103,659
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Would a fraudster setting up a GoFundMe page for...

Would a fraudster setting up a GoFundMe page for his funeral expenses do?
Forum: Lounge 2020-10-22, 12:45
Replies: 1,312
Views: 71,615
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
<snip>[/QUOTE]Perhaps he hasn't tried fermented...

<snip>[/QUOTE]Perhaps he hasn't tried fermented Greenland shark, Kæster Hákarl (https://allthatsinteresting.com/hakarl)

This delicacy was brought to my attention by a cook book I received as a...
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