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Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2022-07-31, 09:49
Replies: 3
Views: 3,335
Posted By Nick
Let's take a first look at the Japanese writing...

Let's take a first look at the Japanese writing system.
In English, we just have 2 versions of a 26-character alphabet, lowercase and uppercase
(along with spaces and various punctuation marks)....
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2022-07-15, 20:06
Replies: 3
Views: 3,335
Posted By Nick
日本語

This thread is for anyone interested in learning Japanese from scratch (with English as the metalanguage).
To decode the title: 日本 (say "Nihon") means Japan, and 語 (say "go") means word.
Forum: chalsall 2022-06-02, 20:51
Replies: 46
Views: 4,464
Posted By Nick
For anyone still on Ubuntu with gnome,...

For anyone still on Ubuntu with gnome, Ctrl-Alt-F3 apparently still gets you a text console.
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-02, 20:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nick
Is it the cowboy bowline...

Is it the cowboy bowline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_bowline)?
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-31, 08:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nick
Is the round turn with 2 half hitches really a...

Is the round turn with 2 half hitches really a round turn with a granny knot?
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-31, 08:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By Nick
Knots, theory and practice

The mathematical theory of knots is fun.
So are many practical applications: sailing, climbing, surgery, ...

Welcome to the knot thread!
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2022-02-21, 09:31
Replies: 73
Views: 36,668
Posted By Nick
Sic frangit crisculum?

Sic frangit crisculum?
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-07, 08:40
Replies: 2,024
RIP
Views: 266,062
Posted By Nick
An important one - thanks!

An important one - thanks!
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-07, 08:24
Replies: 52
Views: 6,052
Posted By Nick
Thanks (for anyone else interested, the correct...

Thanks (for anyone else interested, the correct link is: https://lonati.di.unimi.it/lavori/sicomp.pdf ).
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-06, 23:05
Replies: 52
Views: 6,052
Posted By Nick
The context free languages are precisely those...

The context free languages are precisely those for which there exists a non-deterministic pushdown automaton.
Forum: Homework Help 2021-11-20, 11:42
Replies: 29
Views: 10,184
Posted By Nick
The square of every odd number is congruent to 1...

The square of every odd number is congruent to 1 (mod 8).
Forum: Math 2021-11-16, 09:17
Replies: 60
Views: 9,574
Posted By Nick
https://www.routledge.com/Algebraic-Number-Theory-...

https://www.routledge.com/Algebraic-Number-Theory-and-Fermats-Last-Theorem/Stewart-Tall/p/book/9780367658717
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-11-09, 14:21
Replies: 26
Views: 16,072
Posted By Nick
Why Flemish people adapt their Dutch to Dutch...

Why Flemish people adapt their Dutch to Dutch people and not other way around...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-11-08, 21:22
Replies: 55
Views: 6,441
Posted By Nick
You said we could ask you for it 11 years ago,...

You said we could ask you for it 11 years ago, but that was in the "What is offensive language?" thread, so nobody dared...
https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=241676&postcount=130
Forum: Probability & Probabilistic Number Theory 2021-11-04, 23:11
Replies: 20
Views: 14,650
Posted By Nick
This is not my area (as you know!) but I would...

This is not my area (as you know!) but I would say broadly speaking that you have 2 paths forward: either a mathematical proof that your method performs better or, alternatively, using formal...
Forum: Astronomy 2021-10-31, 18:27
Replies: 18
Views: 3,124
Posted By Nick
You'll get a much better answer shortly from...

You'll get a much better answer shortly from xilman, but in the mean time it may be worth reading this (https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-equipment/how-to-choose-a-telescope/)
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-29, 21:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,623
Posted By Nick
It's a pity they didn't mention the continued...

It's a pity they didn't mention the continued fraction for e (http://oeis.org/A003417)
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-10-24, 08:05
Replies: 26
Views: 16,072
Posted By Nick
Certainly an interesting link! If you have...

Certainly an interesting link!
If you have university access to online journals, the Daniel Levin article is also worth reading:
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/steinbeckreview.12.2.0190
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2021-10-24, 07:45
Replies: 4
Views: 2,350
Posted By Nick
Over any commutative ring R, the 2x2 matrices...

Over any commutative ring R, the 2x2 matrices with determinant 1 form a subgroup \(SL_2(R)\)
of the unit group of the ring of all 2x2 matrices.
The Pauli matrices have determinant -1, however.
...
Forum: Software 2021-10-23, 07:25
Replies: 32
Views: 4,311
Posted By Nick
You may also like this thread...

You may also like this thread (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?p=533436)
Forum: Hobbies 2021-10-22, 11:20
Replies: 55
Views: 6,441
Posted By Nick
The Amorphophallus decus-silvae in our Hortus...

The Amorphophallus decus-silvae in our Hortus Botanicus in Leiden is in bloom!
It is thought to be only the 3rd time that this has ever happened in Europe.
Dutch press release:...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-22, 07:33
Replies: 2,024
RIP
Views: 266,062
Posted By Nick
Bernard Haitink...

Bernard Haitink (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59002746),the world-famous Dutch conductor.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-21, 16:34
Replies: 4,523
Views: 468,452
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: 524
Views: 111,381
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: Miscellaneous Math 2021-10-18, 14:23
Replies: 26
Views: 2,833
Posted By Nick
Yes, a typo - thanks!

Yes, a typo - thanks!
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