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Forum: Lounge 2020-07-15, 12:22
Replies: 896
Views: 43,664
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Dr. who? :no: He has been depersoned. That...

Dr. who?
:no:
He has been depersoned. That is all. It is done.
Forum: Forum Feedback 2020-07-15, 02:28
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This particular user was the subject of cautions...

This particular user was the subject of cautions about reposting the same material repeatedly. These cautions, both informal and formal, were posted publicly in the thread he started.

The user...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-07-14, 13:06
Replies: 26
Views: 589
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Reading the last posts, it occurred to me to...

Reading the last posts, it occurred to me to wonder, given a prime p, how large can the smallest q be (in terms of p), that does not divide p-1.

One answer is, "of order ln(p) at most." I am sure...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2020-07-14, 12:08
Replies: 26
Views: 589
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Er, ah, 23 is a cubic residue mod 3571. The...

Er, ah, 23 is a cubic residue mod 3571.

The cube roots of Mod(23,3571) are Mod(34,3571), Mod(35,3571), and Mod(3502,3571).
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-07-14, 02:11
Replies: 2,761
Views: 152,948
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
There is a perfectly good virus going to waste...

There is a perfectly good virus going to waste right now. Smallpox (Variola). The US and Russia both have samples.

Yes, there's a vax. In fact, the inoculant has traditionally been cowpox, AKA...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-14, 02:02
Replies: 1,203
Views: 45,934
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The importance of being in context

The "link" is a joke, as the post obviously is. The reason why has been obscured.

The post was originally in the Perceptual "Funny" link thread.

Inspired by the allusions to "facts don't...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-07-13, 11:31
Replies: 16
Views: 177
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Another abundant (albeit variable) energy...

Another abundant (albeit variable) energy resource in the Antarctic is the wind. It is sometimes so abundant, it becomes a bit hard to handle...
Forum: PARI/GP 2020-07-12, 14:02
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
(also PM-ed to OP)I suggested, instead of...

(also PM-ed to OP)I suggested, instead of printing the value, writing it to a file. The write() takes a bit of time, but it does work.

I include the actual screen output. (Note the semicolon at...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-12, 13:43
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Other considerations: Residency, mail, and...

Other considerations: Residency, mail, and insurance.

Another option would be renting out your house while you sailed the Seven Seas. However, being a landlord has its own headaches. One bad...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-07-11, 12:21
Replies: 2,761
Views: 152,948
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I am reminded of a long-ago (December 30, 1980)...

I am reminded of a long-ago (December 30, 1980) episode of the PBS science program NOVA, It's About Time. As the program begins, actor Dudley Moore (d. 2002) is a hapless quiz-show contestant, with a...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-11, 11:55
Replies: 1,203
Views: 45,934
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Talk about not checking your facts! If you'd...

Talk about not checking your facts! If you'd bothered to check my postings over the last six weeks or so, you would have noticed a number of multi-day intervals between consecutive postings, with...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-10, 12:39
Replies: 1,203
Views: 45,934
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As found here: To: Donald Trump, President...

As found here:

To: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Cc: Mark Meadows (Chief of Staff), Kayleigh McEnany (Communications Director), Kellyanne Conway (Counselor to the President), et...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-09, 10:38
Replies: 306
Views: 12,627
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
So we've gone from "Yankee Doodle," wherein...

So we've gone from "Yankee Doodle," wherein "doodle" very likely meant "simpleton," to a slang term possibly derived from the onomatopoeia of a rooster crowing, to an abbreviation of a popular dog...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-08, 12:16
Replies: 306
Views: 12,627
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
No, the "mod" in the post is clearly a person or...

No, the "mod" in the post is clearly a person or persons.

As to "mod" subculture, it brings to mind an avant-garde subculture that was current in England around the time of our War of...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-08, 11:58
Replies: 1,430
RIP
Views: 89,301
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
There is an anecdote about Paul Erdös involving a...

There is an anecdote about Paul Erdös involving a "colleague in California" who may well have been Ronald Graham. The anecdote is roughly as follows:

Erdös was at a friend's house in New Jersey,...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-07-08, 11:36
Replies: 306
Views: 12,627
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
A mod? I swear to God it wasn't me! (I'm...

A mod? I swear to God it wasn't me!

(I'm pretty sure you meant "mob." Most of my own typos -- and my Black Belt in making typos is of transfinite degree -- are the result of "fat-fingering" or...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-08, 11:24
Replies: 1,430
RIP
Views: 89,301
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Newton was 7 years younger than Hooke, but...

Newton was 7 years younger than Hooke, but outlived him by 20-some years. He apparently used the latter period quite ill, in terms of vindictive reputational sabotage.[/QUOTE]

And there was that...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-07-07, 12:32
Replies: 2,761
Views: 152,948
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I remember watching that episode of deGrasse...

I remember watching that episode of deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos. I had previously heard of "Fraunhofer lines," but had had no inkling of the man's personal history.

The linked article highlights the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-02, 01:41
Replies: 1,577
Views: 75,464
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Thanks for the suggestions. I have read that...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I have read that people sometimes sever relations with a close personal friend without explanation, in reaction to trauma. This woman hasn't suffered a physical...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-01, 14:41
Replies: 1,577
Views: 75,464
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Ghosted

I am always interested in adding to my vocabulary. Well hurrah, hurrah, I have learned a new word, or at least a new meaning and usage for a word. This newfound knowledge has come very hard.
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-01, 12:10
Replies: 158
Views: 8,686
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Excuses, excuses... No, I didn't proclaim on...

Excuses, excuses...

No, I didn't proclaim on March 23 that it would be a good time to buy. However, you might want to look at this post...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-06-30, 13:28
Replies: 228
Views: 19,476
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The usual definitions of a machine (mechanical...

The usual definitions of a machine (mechanical device) indicate that it performs, or is supposed to to perform, an intended task.

There is a famous quotation, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci,...
Forum: Computer Science & Computational Number Theory 2020-06-30, 13:01
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I believe there is indeed no such proof. One...

I believe there is indeed no such proof. One possible type of proof would be a numerical example. It is however not the only possibility.

My old Pari-GP manual says that no examples of composite...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-30, 12:34
Replies: 170
Views: 10,905
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
WRT the disintegration of the newspaper business,...

WRT the disintegration of the newspaper business, it's been underway for decades.

IMO an early contributing factor was the advent of the "24-hour news cycle," as exemplified by CNN. By the time...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-30, 11:24
Replies: 158
Views: 8,686
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On March 23, 2020, the DJIA closed at 18,591.93,...

On March 23, 2020, the DJIA closed at 18,591.93, the lowest closing value this year to date.

On that day, as [/quote]
Of course, I don't know how much Ernst's sister relies on his financial...
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