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Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-06, 13:36
Replies: 447
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Russian propagandists have been reporting online...

Russian propagandists have been reporting online in the most ludicrous fashion during recent Ukrainian counteroffensive operations in Kharkiv and Kherson. The formula is like this:

We've lured...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-05, 23:44
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Neither do I. Plus, not doing it means not...

Neither do I. Plus, not doing it means not getting caught :)
Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-05, 00:23
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
In Germany's case, the deed is already done. On...

In Germany's case, the deed is already done. On February 22, 2022 (after Russia sent military forces into parts of two Ukraine provinces it had just recognized as independent states, but before Vlad...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-04, 15:12
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Sweden has sent a submarine rescue ship to have a...

Sweden has sent a submarine rescue ship to have a look-see at the damaged gas pipelines. Quick, better add Sweden to the fantasy suspect list!

Russia claims that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline B is...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2022-10-04, 14:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If 2*x^2 == 1 (mod N) and M = x[-1,-1;1,-1] we...

If 2*x^2 == 1 (mod N) and M = x[-1,-1;1,-1] we have det(M) = 2*x^2 == 1 (mod N) and M^2 = x^2[0,2;-2,0] == [0,1;-1,0] (mod N), so that M^8 == [1,0;0,1] (mod N).

One can take N = 2^n - 1 with n > 1...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-04, 13:41
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Meanwhile, back in the real world, Ukraine's...

Meanwhile, back in the real world, Ukraine's armed forces broke through Russian lines in Kherson Oblast south of Zolota Balka, and are 20 miles further south at the banks of the Dnipro down to around...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-03, 13:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Looks like the tax rate cut for the wealthiest in...

Looks like the tax rate cut for the wealthiest in the UK is on hold. That knocks about £2,000,000,000 off the £45,000,000,000. The reversal is being described as a "climb-down."

The kind of...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-10-02, 14:15
Replies: 38
Views: 14,719
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If you actually make it well-defined, of course,...

If you actually make it well-defined, of course, you spoil all the fun. First, you have to be clear about what kind of number you mean by \infty. There are cardinal ("how many") numbers and ordinal...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-02, 13:32
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
That likely explains why Russia recently bought...

That likely explains why Russia recently bought back a lot of old artillery shells, rockets, and rocket launchers the USSR had sold to North Korea.Shortly after Putin started his special military...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-10-02, 00:46
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Russian claims of withdrawing troops from the...

The Russian claims of withdrawing troops from the Lyman area seem inconsistent with the Ukrainian claims they had them surrounded. Such is the "fog of war."

I think we can rule out Russia doing...
Forum: Dobri 2022-10-01, 15:52
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Any number is palindromic to a base larger than...

Any number is palindromic to a base larger than itself, since it only has one digit to that base. Any number n > 2 is palindromic to base n-1, n = 11n-1.
Your list is also far from complete. Here...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-30, 19:58
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
So a small charge could do the job by cutting the...

So a small charge could do the job by cutting the pipe. I'm not sure whether this is consistent with the data. I read something from IIRC a Danish official that said the seismograph readings were...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-30, 19:35
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Russia started with the US. It's their lie, and...

Russia started with the US. It's their lie, and they're sticking to it.

Meanwhile, Russia has officially pretended to annex the areas of Ukraine they said they would. And Putin has already...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-30, 13:44
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The legal principle is called force majeure. It...

The legal principle is called force majeure. It nullifies contractual obligations which can not be fulfilled due to "circumstances beyond our control."<google google>I doubt any external party with a...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-30, 12:28
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This reminds me of an old Gary Larson cartoon...

This reminds me of an old Gary Larson cartoon...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-29, 18:49
Replies: 63
Views: 14,979
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
At least, by law officers. For all I know, her...

At least, by law officers. For all I know, her father could have shot her.

One thing - she was reported to have been wearing body armor and a tactical helmet. That indicates to me that she was a...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-29, 13:38
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On September 26, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas...

On September 26, the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines suddenly developed huge leaks in at least 3 places, following what seismic data indicated were explosions similar to those produced by...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-29, 00:35
Replies: 222
Views: 44,473
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
FWIW I don't take seriously the notion that a...

FWIW I don't take seriously the notion that a nuclear war would create a neutrino flux anywhere near the magnitude of the flux from a "too close" supernova.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-29, 00:13
Replies: 222
Views: 44,473
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"I have new data which may help explain the radio...

"I have new data which may help explain the radio silence, Sir."

"New data? Where from?"

"Our neutrino detector, Sir."

"What does the data indicate?"

"Uh, not good news, Sir. So far we...
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-09-28, 20:04
Replies: 61
Views: 8,485
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Today (28 September 2022), I got a bivalent...

Today (28 September 2022), I got a bivalent Moderna booster and a quadrivalent flu vaccine.

As a bonus, I also got a new COVID-19 Vaccination Record card, because my first card was full.

I...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-27, 23:27
Replies: 222
Views: 44,473
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Could you get a signal through?[/QUOTE]In the...

Could you get a signal through?[/QUOTE]In the context of communicating with ballistic missile submarines, it depends on the signal. If the signal happened to be the launch order, my guess would be...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-27, 13:16
Replies: 222
Views: 44,473
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
A new generation of an old propellor-driven...

A new generation of an old propellor-driven workhorse, the C-130J-30 (Hercules Transport), is currently being fitted out with a VLF communications system. The C-130 is nominally a cargo plane which...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-27, 00:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I am reminded of a skit done by a comedy show...

I am reminded of a skit done by a comedy show called IIRC "Spitting Image" which used puppets in its satirical skits. One of these had the (IIRC) Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Calton on the hot...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2022-09-26, 14:16
Replies: 304
Views: 120,633
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hmm, there's an NSF grant involved for an...

Hmm, there's an NSF grant involved for an Internet Observatory project. Award #2131929, David Lazer (Principal Investigator) and David Choffnes (Co-Principal Investigator) have $5.2 million of a...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-09-26, 13:32
Replies: 447
Views: 23,713
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
[/QUOTE]Thank you for posting that link! I have,...

[/QUOTE]Thank you for posting that link! I have, from time to time, tried to memorize that poem. I have a goodly portion of it solid, but not all yet. Having a handy link in addition to a copy of...
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