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Forum: Lounge 2021-10-15, 21:37
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My understanding is, the folks at Sky Network...

My understanding is, the folks at Sky Network Australia had been pushing the "lab leak theory" for some time before the "Special Investigation." It may thus be reasonably argued that one agenda of...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-15, 19:33
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Saying "The network is right-wing biased" is...

Saying "The network is right-wing biased" is insufficient.

They're biased on the subject of COVID-19. We have, for example,

Sky News Australia barred for week by YouTube over Covid...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-15, 14:04
Replies: 184
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Well, now you have.:lol:[/QUOTE]There was an...

Well, now you have.:lol:[/QUOTE]There was an episode ("Distant Origin") of the Star Trek: Voyager series whose premise was that an advanced dinosaur civilization got the heck out of Dodge before the...
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-10-15, 13:12
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
See The Many Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem...

See The Many Proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem (http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMAT6680Su06/Deitz/Geometry%20Presentation/Geometrypresentation.html).

The diagram in the OP is from Bhaskara's first...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-10-15, 03:39
Replies: 22
Views: 9,085
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Sometimes, additional source material becomes...

Sometimes, additional source material becomes available. There is also the fact that modern languages change over time. Both of these factors are relevant to English translations since the King...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-15, 03:03
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
mmmm... happy? :razz:[/QUOTE]I reckon it...

mmmm... happy?

:razz:[/QUOTE]I reckon it would be more like how a guy told me he had felt the next morning after an epic overindulgence many years previously: "I thought I was dead. I knew I was...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-15, 02:54
Replies: 405
Views: 56,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
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[/QUOTE]I don't recall doing so, but I'm sure I did.

I think it's gotten to...
Forum: Homework Help 2021-10-15, 02:31
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I suggest rereading the early part of Murphy's...

I suggest rereading the early part of Murphy's thesis; in particular, the outline in Chapter 2, and specifically the sentence beginning with "The key point" on Page 16.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-14, 18:22
Replies: 405
Views: 56,594
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Thanks for posting that link! The article, in...

Thanks for posting that link! The article, in turn, provides links to other interesting reading.

Amazon rolls out encryption for Ring doorbells (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57817464)
...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-14, 17:02
Replies: 51
Views: 668
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I'll assume you're not looking for a definition...

I'll assume you're not looking for a definition of the term "life."

I'll assume further that you're referring to human life.

Also, it is not clear whether "for you" means "your life...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-10-14, 15:52
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Glowing Cacti," eh?

I wondered if there was such a thing. There is a "grafted moon cactus" which is a hot pink color, in contrast to the green "host" cactus it's grafted on to, and is therefore sometimes hyped as...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-14, 12:53
Replies: 51
Views: 668
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
No. You asked "What do you call..." and I told...

No. You asked "What do you call..." and I told you: The thing you describe does not exist.

You might as well propose talking about the "topic" of counting numbers between 1 and 2.
Forum: Homework Help 2021-10-14, 12:13
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Have you read Murphy's thesis? link provided in ...

Have you read Murphy's thesis? link provided in this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=562172&postcount=2).
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-14, 03:00
Replies: 73
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
No mention of chapulines, either...

No mention of chapulines, either...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-10-13, 23:56
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Dracaena trifsciata doesn't have spines, though...

Dracaena trifsciata doesn't have spines, though the leaves do have pointed ends. I assume the common name "mother-in-law's tongue" is in honor of the long, relatively slender pointed leaves which...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 21:36
Replies: 73
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The test is of what "ink blots" appear to...

The test is of what "ink blots" appear to represent, according to a test subject.

The "ink blots" are nonrepresentational images. Thus, they are incapable of explanation. Whence, they are alien...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 16:29
Replies: 73
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

-- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 16:08
Replies: 73
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I note that the OP scaled back his assertion in...

I note that the OP scaled back his assertion in this post (https://mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=589300&postcount=9) that there were "a trillion" artifacts that were "inexplcable," to "thousands"...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 15:26
Replies: 184
Views: 4,119
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
See this post...

See this post (https://mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=589837&postcount=113) earlier in the thread ;-)
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 15:16
Replies: 73
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Sticky Willies?" That's a name I'm unfamiliar...

"Sticky Willies?" That's a name I'm unfamiliar with.

[Google Google] Oh, Cleavers! Known to botanists as Galium aparine Yes, I'm familiar. Good name. Those things will even stick to bare skin....
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 14:35
Replies: 1,493
Views: 154,503
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Texan charged in Baltimore with threatening...

Texan charged in Baltimore with threatening vaccine advocate (https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-plano-texas-maryland-baltimore-f8759a9788b5f73e1379635c18f7a1f2)
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 13:59
Replies: 73
Views: 1,003
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This is a non sequitur straight out of the...

This is a non sequitur straight out of the Twilight Zone.
That depends on your religion. If you're Jewish, shrimp is definitely off the menu.

In fairness, most insects are also, with the...
Forum: Astronomy 2021-10-13, 13:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This is new technology. There were bound to be...

This is new technology. There were bound to be unforeseen problems along the way. Of course the development costs were high.

Now that we've worked those things out, what we need to do is produce...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 12:46
Replies: 51
Views: 668
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Nonexistent. Notions of "value" relevant to...

Nonexistent.

Notions of "value" relevant to humans in the material world pertain to subjective notions of worth or utility, e.g. the "value" of money, jewels, time, diligence, patience, etc. ...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-13, 02:49
Replies: 184
Views: 4,119
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Depends what you mean by "rational." Suppose,...

Depends what you mean by "rational." Suppose, for example, an intelligent, technically capable species avoided self-destruction by adopting a single religious faith, planet-wide. Suppose further...
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