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Forum: Soap Box 2022-01-25, 01:49
Replies: 745
Views: 72,694
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
That was a Good Deed among good deeds. You may...

That was a Good Deed among good deeds. You may have helped prevent someone from implementing a "permanent solution to a temporary problem."

I hope "A" is doing better now. But even if they have...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-01-24, 23:13
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
(my emphasis)Hmm, the exponent status report...

(my emphasis)Hmm, the exponent status report says:confused2:
Forum: Astronomy 2022-01-24, 22:29
Replies: 85
Views: 6,307
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And quite a "Welcome home!" it will be, too. The...

And quite a "Welcome home!" it will be, too. The housewarming cooling party is going to last for several weeks!
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-24, 22:09
Replies: 1,379
Views: 105,954
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
https://apnews.com/article/oddities-business-irela...

https://apnews.com/article/oddities-business-ireland-europe-ba461ffd323d844049e69ba063265e8e
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-01-24, 21:07
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Actually, that should probably be something like,...

Actually, that should probably be something like, "Are there any pseudoprimes that were assumed to be prime because they tested PRP to many bases, but were later proven to be composite?"

A PRP is...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-01-24, 18:16
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Let us not forget the numbers that have changed...

Let us not forget the numbers that have changed status.

Fermat (letters, 1630's - 1640's) claimed that all numbers 2^(2n) + 1 were prime.

Thus, 232 + 1 changed from prime to composite (Euler,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-01-24, 17:29
Replies: 24
Views: 574
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I've already seen this movie. You have forfeited...

I've already seen this movie. You have forfeited the right to ask him (or anyone else) to do a PRP test on any exponent you claim yields a Mersenne prime.

In this post...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-01-24, 13:49
Replies: 745
Views: 72,694
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This is IMO a most pertinent observation. It is...

This is IMO a most pertinent observation. It is particularly so WRT suicides, in which one might say the bad guy with the gun and the good guy with the gun are one. Roughly half the suicides in the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-23, 17:23
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Coming soon, no doubt...

From: Florida Department of Health

To: All Hospital Administrators, Chief Medical Officers, and Chiefs of Surgery

Subject: Mask mandates

It has come to our attention that you have policies...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-23, 16:08
Replies: 39
Views: 818
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
What makes a mathematician a great one? ...

What makes a mathematician a great one? Different people have different criteria.

Two things I would look for areEnlarging the scope of mathematics by creating new areas or disciplines Advancing...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 16:50
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Talk about coercion...

Orange County Medical Director Dr. Raul Pino put on leave for encouraging Orange County Department of Health employees to get vaccinated...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 16:08
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
He wasn't vaccinated and died of COVID. I might...

He wasn't vaccinated and died of COVID. I might start referring to him as "Meathead".[/QUOTE]So says TMZ. I note that the announcement of his death on Facebook says (my emphasis)EDIT: TMZ says he...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 14:59
Replies: 39
Views: 818
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I think it is:Spell checker...

I think it is:Spell checker trouble?[/QUOTE]"When, then, did he come?" is how it was printed. Since The Sign of the Four was first published in 1890, I think we can rule out spell checker trouble.
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 14:37
Replies: 333
Views: 38,058
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Some of this sounds like the atrocity at...

Some of this sounds like the atrocity at Oradour-sur-Glane, described in this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=555752&postcount=143). I subsequently re-learned something I had long...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-22, 14:07
Replies: 39
Views: 818
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
BZZZZT! -- Sherlock Holmes, to Dr. Watson, in...

BZZZZT!
-- Sherlock Holmes, to Dr. Watson, in The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle (Chapter 6)

I'd say Archimedes is definitely in the running.

There is a property of real numbers named...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 20:21
Replies: 333
Views: 38,058
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei...

As SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei and Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor (Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia, Heydrich was a very important Nazi.

He was...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 17:03
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Herd immunity seems to be the Swiss army knife of...

Herd immunity seems to be the Swiss army knife of excuses for not trying to get as many people as possible vaccinated.

In days gone by, proposals such as the "Barrington Declaration" argued that...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 15:19
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Unfortunately, there's not much you can do to...

Unfortunately, there's not much you can do to "convince" someone who's been brainwashed that their beliefs are wrong.

I have had people tell me that they feel they're protected because they eat...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-21, 13:22
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
So, you passed on a false claim as fact because...

So, you passed on a false claim as fact because you considered it a waste of time to check the link you gave us, to see whether it was actually true.

This appears to be a textbook example of...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 22:09
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:goodposting: I'd say a WAPO op-ed...

:goodposting:

I'd say a WAPO op-ed definitely qualifies as "other than a late-night talk show host" though some may say there's a strong resemblance :smile:

Luckily, no actual policy proposals...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 21:54
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Perhaps the meaning of the rating "Labeled...

Perhaps the meaning of the rating "Labeled Satire" was not clear to you...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 15:39
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Proposed by" who, exactly? Late night talk show...

"Proposed by" who, exactly? Late night talk show hosts?Whose "proposal?"

Your whole premise is bogus. Choosing not to get vaccinated isn't a "political or religious view," it's a course of...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 15:36
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
That was what the Tournament required. ...

That was what the Tournament required. Unfortunately, AIUI it isn't what Australian Immigration requires.

The "mouthing off" part did play into the re-cancellation of his visa. The Immigration...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-20, 14:03
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Not quite. As I understand it, Australian entry...

Not quite. As I understand it, Australian entry requirements say you have to provide proof that you are either vaccinated against COVID, or are medically unfit to be vaccinated. He didn't have...
Forum: Lounge 2022-01-19, 17:59
Replies: 1,651
Views: 170,976
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
So, you're saying that refusing to get vaccinated...

So, you're saying that refusing to get vaccinated should be presumed to be a political decision. Interesting.

As it is, however, deaths of unvaccinated COVID patients - whether due to refusing...
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