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Forum: Lounge 2021-10-21, 16:34
Replies: 4,379
Views: 369,482
Posted By Nick
Queen Elizabeth cancels engagements on medical...

Queen Elizabeth cancels engagements on medical advice ... and Barbados moves swiftly to declard a Republic.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58979992
...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-20, 08:41
Replies: 514
Views: 87,166
Posted By Nick
Are there still people there who can check on...

Are there still people there who can check on your observatory for you? It must be very worrying.
Forum: Math 2021-10-18, 14:23
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Nick
Yes, a typo - thanks!

Yes, a typo - thanks!
Forum: Math 2021-10-18, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Nick
If \(M_p=2^p-1\) is prime then, for all integers...

If \(M_p=2^p-1\) is prime then, for all integers n not divisible by \(M_p\), \(n^{2^p-2}\equiv 1\pmod{M_p}\) by Fermat's little theorem.
It is standard to use modulo arithmetic during the...
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-10-18, 09:55
Replies: 24
Views: 540
Posted By Nick
The mathematical background is that you can...

The mathematical background is that you can construct the regular polygon with n sides using ruler and compass
if and only if ϕ(n) is a power of 2 (where ϕ is Euler's function).
And that is true...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-18, 07:36
Replies: 1,126
Views: 99,105
Posted By Nick
We followed their attempt 6 years ago, too! ...

We followed their attempt 6 years ago, too!
https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=412743&postcount=193
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-10-14, 22:09
Replies: 22
Views: 9,314
Posted By Nick
To get the best possible understanding, you have...

To get the best possible understanding, you have to study the original languages and the culture of the people who spoke them, of course.
The big problem with a translation into any modern...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-14, 19:46
Replies: 405
Views: 57,018
Posted By Nick
Presumably because you read it earlier in this...

Presumably because you read it earlier in this thread!
https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=579470&postcount=368
Forum: Homework Help 2021-10-14, 08:37
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By Nick
Have you read the Lenstra book on this? ...

Have you read the Lenstra book on this?
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/BFb0091534
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-10-13, 15:33
Replies: 22
Views: 9,314
Posted By Nick
After many years of work, the new Dutch...

After many years of work, the new Dutch translation of the Bible is out today
https://bijbel.nbv21.nl/ (Dutch only)
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-11, 20:00
Replies: 251
Views: 32,593
Posted By Nick
Columbus on his column (1888): 25915

Columbus on his column (1888):
25915
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-10, 09:40
Replies: 1,787
RIP
Views: 184,196
Posted By Nick
Frits Veerman...

Frits Veerman (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frits_Veerman) died earlier this year, too.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-08, 21:06
Replies: 43
Views: 1,534
Posted By Nick
Here is Main Street in Luxembourgish: 25892 ...

Here is Main Street in Luxembourgish:
25892
(Yes, it's a compound noun, but still looks good!)
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-10-07, 20:55
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Nick
The 'e' and 'o' on the bottom line need to be the...

The 'e' and 'o' on the bottom line need to be the other way around, I think!
(odd+odd=even)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-07, 14:12
Replies: 354
Views: 51,204
Posted By Nick
Don't forget our Caribbean islands!

Don't forget our Caribbean islands!
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-07, 07:57
Replies: 354
Views: 51,204
Posted By Nick
The boss of Intel says the US chipmaker is no...

The boss of Intel says the US chipmaker is no longer considering building a factory in the UK because of Brexit.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58820599
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-06, 22:10
Replies: 2,943
Views: 261,213
Posted By Nick
Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine in Africa...

Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine in Africa (https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58810551)

RIght now, this is one of the most read articles on the BBC news website.
Apparently, however, even more...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-03, 11:42
Replies: 1,047
Views: 83,761
Posted By Nick
Have you heard the excruciating attempt at it...

Have you heard the excruciating attempt at it from a school orchestra in Sweden?
https://youtu.be/5umEUBDXfU0
Forum: chalsall 2021-10-03, 08:42
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Nick
Is it worth trying a different window manager,...

Is it worth trying a different window manager, perhaps?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-09-30, 19:37
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By Nick
For that formula, you need n to be prime not just...

For that formula, you need n to be prime not just semi-prime (or I have misunderstood what you mean!)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-09-29, 11:41
Replies: 479
Views: 47,487
Posted By Nick
C++: rumoured to be like C, but it's classified.

C++: rumoured to be like C, but it's classified.
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-26, 08:14
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Nick
Well, as a joke that clearly fell flat! The...

Well, as a joke that clearly fell flat!
The more serious underlying point was that other Linux distributions
offer more control of the details during installation than Ubuntu does.
Forum: chalsall 2021-09-25, 16:43
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Nick
I have just installed Ubuntu Desktop for the...

I have just installed Ubuntu Desktop for the first time, and most of it went smoothly.
The installation process has been oversimplified somewhat. For example, you can
take full control of disk...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-09-25, 07:45
Replies: 274
Views: 22,747
Posted By Nick
We hope they are soon better again. Several of...

We hope they are soon better again.
Several of our family members caught it before there was a vaccine, so here we both know the feeling.
Fortunately, they all recovered completely.
Forum: Software 2021-09-24, 06:46
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Nick
The information on this page...

The information on this page (https://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/lk/lk-9.html#ss9.6) is several years old but might possibly help.
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