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Forum: Lounge 2021-06-18, 16:17
Replies: 90
Poll: GIMPS shirts
Views: 23,821
Posted By Nick
"Taximeter cabriolet", which we shorten to "taxi"...

"Taximeter cabriolet", which we shorten to "taxi" and you shorten to "cab".
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-06-12, 11:57
Replies: 17
Views: 5,700
Posted By Nick
Silbo Gomero...

Silbo Gomero (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silbo_Gomero) is a whistled language used in the Canary Islands (specifically on La Gomera) to communicate over long distances across deep valleys or...
Forum: Lounge 2021-06-11, 18:01
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By Nick
If I remember rightly, the format was simple...

If I remember rightly, the format was simple enough to reverse engineer with ease up to dBase III, but got somewhat messier after that.
The index files were separate, however, so using a hexdump...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-06-11, 08:13
Replies: 78
Views: 10,726
Posted By Nick
Lake Mead: Largest US reservoir dips to record...

Lake Mead: Largest US reservoir dips to record low
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57436860
Forum: Astronomy 2021-06-11, 08:11
Replies: 42
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick
A great shot!

A great shot!
Forum: Astronomy 2021-06-10, 10:33
Replies: 42
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick
We just viewed the partial eclipse here (with...

We just viewed the partial eclipse here (with Eclipse glasses), only about 17% covered but still impressive!
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-06-03, 08:37
Replies: 30
Views: 985
Posted By Nick
The mathematics behind this is explained here....

The mathematics behind this is explained here. (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=21717)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-30, 16:45
Replies: 371
Views: 47,795
Posted By Nick
It might fall foul of Lawful Interception...

It might fall foul of Lawful Interception regulations.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-28, 22:16
Replies: 34
Views: 3,269
Posted By Nick
Coincidence: I was just reading about a John...

Coincidence: I was just reading about a John Deere baler in a novel by Tom Spanbauer!
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-28, 11:58
Replies: 1,737
RIP
Views: 165,205
Posted By Nick
Kees de Jager...

Kees de Jager (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kees_de_Jager) Dutch astronomer
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2021-05-25, 16:23
Replies: 283
Views: 80,708
Posted By Nick
European Court of Human Rights rules against UK...

European Court of Human Rights rules against UK mass surveillance.
Article:...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2021-05-25, 12:21
Replies: 24
Views: 11,625
Posted By Nick
Thanks to Mike for the following tip: ...

Thanks to Mike for the following tip:
https://artofproblemsolving.com/articles/files/SatoNT.pdf

Slight caveat on this one: the puzzles are good but the theory is not always completely precise or...
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-23, 08:59
Replies: 1,106
Views: 87,341
Posted By Nick
"Rocket plane flies to edge of space" ...

"Rocket plane flies to edge of space"
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57214988

It's a pity they mean the start of space and not the end...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-05-23, 08:55
Replies: 33
Views: 1,260
Posted By Nick
Mathematicians do it that way because (a^b)^c can...

Mathematicians do it that way because (a^b)^c can simply be written as a^(bc) with
no need for an extra level!
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-05-20, 14:49
Replies: 227
Views: 14,303
Posted By Nick
The Dutch government's invitation letter plays...

The Dutch government's invitation letter plays perfectly to our psychology:
"We have a vaccine ready for you. You don't have to take it, but it's free!"
Forum: Hobbies 2021-05-18, 20:25
Replies: 111
Views: 33,464
Posted By Nick
We'd been hoping for a solution using lasers at...

We'd been hoping for a solution using lasers at least! :wink:
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2021-05-18, 18:10
Replies: 24
Views: 11,625
Posted By Nick
A professor who was (and maybe still is) a forum...

A professor who was (and maybe still is) a forum member has written
a leisurely introduction to some foundational concepts of university-level mathematics,
and made it freely available here....
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2021-05-17, 08:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Nick
Swinnerton-Dyer memorial conference on this week...

Swinnerton-Dyer memorial conference on this week (17-20 May 2021)
Many talks will be streamed live and available without registration.
https://www.newton.ac.uk/event/neww01/timetable
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-14, 08:08
Replies: 344
Views: 43,486
Posted By Nick
The Scottish government and Police Scotland have...

The Scottish government and Police Scotland have forced the release of two men from UK immigration enforcement.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-57100259
Forum: Lounge 2021-05-13, 22:07
Replies: 1,365
Views: 130,689
Posted By Nick
Want to travel around Europe? Still confused...

Want to travel around Europe?
Still confused about "onboarding" or "backend to backend communication"?
The full gory details are here (https://ec.europa.eu/health/ehealth/covid-19_en) and here!...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-13, 15:29
Replies: 344
Views: 43,486
Posted By Nick
There is now a new Guardian article...

There is now a new Guardian article (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/may/13/eu-citizens-arriving-in-uk-being-locked-up-and-expelled) on it.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-13, 08:50
Replies: 344
Views: 43,486
Posted By Nick
Italian au pair imprisoned on arrival in the UK...

Italian au pair imprisoned on arrival in the UK for not having the right paperwork.
...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2021-05-11, 13:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Nick
ZORP: An online seminar on rational points ...

ZORP: An online seminar on rational points
https://zoom-on-rational-points.github.io/
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2021-05-06, 12:24
Replies: 283
Views: 80,708
Posted By Nick
Leaking secrets via micro-op caches...

Leaking secrets via micro-op caches (http://www.cs.virginia.edu/venkat/papers/isca2021a.pdf)
Forum: Soap Box 2021-05-06, 07:51
Replies: 344
Views: 43,486
Posted By Nick
UK sends Royal Navy ships to patrol Jersey amid...

UK sends Royal Navy ships to patrol Jersey amid fishing row with France
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-57003069



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