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Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-07, 14:24
Replies: 2,737
Views: 147,785
Posted By jwaltos
https://www.quantamagazine.org/john-conway-solved-...

https://www.quantamagazine.org/john-conway-solved-mathematical-problems-with-his-bare-hands-20200420/

"On April 11, Conway died of COVID-19. The Liverpool, England, native was 82."

I had asked...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-12, 00:33
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By jwaltos
No intention of demeaning anyone as I have been...

No intention of demeaning anyone as I have been the recipient of these kinds of events also and for anyone else who has you can laugh about it afterwards especially if someone has taken a picture....
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-11, 14:12
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By jwaltos
Getting back to nature.

On the lighter side of things, I had just come back from a month long vacation in the Caribbean where I rediscovered a few things such as Mimosa Pudica as well as coming up close to a large sting ray...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-11, 04:53
Replies: 3,883
Views: 228,333
Posted By jwaltos
Talking It's all smoke and mirrors to me...but a nice...

It's all smoke and mirrors to me...but a nice tone in a valley carries well also.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-10, 20:08
Replies: 3,883
Views: 228,333
Posted By jwaltos
Here is a paper that touches on aspects of what I...

Here is a paper that touches on aspects of what I alluded to: Emergent Gravity and the Dark Universe, Erik Verlinde.
Here is a book that explores a certain form of biological communication: Bridging...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-10, 19:50
Replies: 3,883
Views: 228,333
Posted By jwaltos
I will propose that you look at van Raamsdonk's...

I will propose that you look at van Raamsdonk's papers and watch a YouTube lecture, specifically where he develops an equivalence between the structure of space-time and entanglement where...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-10, 18:58
Replies: 3,883
Views: 228,333
Posted By jwaltos
Regarding "The Three Body Problem", the following...

Regarding "The Three Body Problem", the following quote was lifted from this link: https://www.amazon.com/Three-Body-Problem-Remembrance-Earths-Past-ebook/dp/B00IQO403K

"I'm about 25% into the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-07, 20:43
Replies: 3,883
Views: 228,333
Posted By jwaltos
So have I..for 30 years+. In the 80's while in...

So have I..for 30 years+. In the 80's while in the military, I did some magical things using simple Morse transmissions by understanding what I was doing during the time I was doing it in the part in...
Forum: Factoring 2020-02-24, 14:47
Replies: 42
Views: 3,355
Posted By jwaltos
So do I. My point referenced self-awareness. Some...

So do I. My point referenced self-awareness. Some people use Asperger's (an example) as an excuse, others as a strength and yet others don't give a damn. My shins have been kicked more than once by...
Forum: Factoring 2020-02-23, 16:21
Replies: 42
Views: 3,355
Posted By jwaltos
I have been accused of being a "troll" and the...

I have been accused of being a "troll" and the label "crank" justifiably applies in my case within this forum.
What needs to be addressed, like the blogorrhea section does in specific cases, are...
Forum: Hardware 2020-02-22, 20:01
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By jwaltos
Thanks LaurV. In the mid 90's I cobbled together...

Thanks LaurV. In the mid 90's I cobbled together some 4xx hardware/software (IBM clones /Windows/Linux) where I had to purchase a math co-processor emulator. Graphics card programming was not really...
Forum: Hardware 2020-02-22, 14:20
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By jwaltos
Cool Are there any emulators you are aware of that...

Are there any emulators you are aware of that will perform better than a cpu (within any operating system environment)? I came across an emulator reference that stated this claim and had bookmarked...
Forum: enzocreti 2020-02-20, 04:00
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By jwaltos
One of the best ways to answer this question...

One of the best ways to answer this question (without posting) is to try and find the answer in a text book or peer reviewed paper. If you haven't found it after a quick search then you haven't...
Forum: Factoring 2020-02-20, 03:49
Replies: 42
Views: 3,355
Posted By jwaltos
RSA -232

https://www.inm.ras.ru/math_center_en/rsa-232-number-has-been-factored-5/

I haven't seen this factorization posted on the forum but if it has seen the light of day here previously please delete...
Forum: Lounge 2020-02-18, 20:39
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By jwaltos
Botany - A bit of flora.

I finally found my favourite little plant which I encountered in Jamaica 15 years ago. During our monthly vacation in the Bahamas this year I found a small enclave of these ferns on someone's lawn....
Forum: Information & Answers 2020-02-18, 20:29
Replies: 21
Views: 2,414
Posted By jwaltos
Beiler's book (and Dorrie's) are two of my...

Beiler's book (and Dorrie's) are two of my favourites. Nice to see Beiler's book quoted.
Forum: y-cruncher 2020-02-05, 04:19
Replies: 17
Views: 7,052
Posted By jwaltos
Just finished reading the blog...impressive home...

Just finished reading the blog...impressive home build.
Forum: Reading 2020-01-10, 04:57
Replies: 0
Views: 946
Posted By jwaltos
Mathematical Constants I,II Errata and Addenda.

For anyone who has either or both (as I do) of these excellent reference texts by Steven Finch here is his paper available as of Jan. 2, 2020 listing corrections: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2001.00578.pdf
Forum: Chess 2020-01-08, 17:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By jwaltos
If you play online perhaps we can prove our...

If you play online perhaps we can prove our respective points regarding strategy. One reference book I have partially memorized is Epstein's "Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic, 2nd Ed."...
Forum: Chess 2020-01-08, 04:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By jwaltos
We have a little puppy that is in my office...

We have a little puppy that is in my office exploring..chewing wires and cables, pulling out papers..etc.. so I wasn't able to finish the prior post until I found an appropriate and enthralling chew...
Forum: Chess 2020-01-07, 18:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By jwaltos
In the Big Bang Theory, "The Einstein...

In the Big Bang Theory, "The Einstein Approximation", Sheldon engages his superior colliculus to try to solve a vexing question. Sometimes the most unexpected pathways will lead you directly to what...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-01-07, 01:45
Replies: 13
Views: 3,190
Posted By jwaltos
Here is a link to Huang's paper on the...

Here is a link to Huang's paper on the Sensitivity Conjecture as noted within the recent issue of Discover magazine: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1907.00847.pdf

A related (possibly dated around 1949-55)...
Forum: Chess 2020-01-06, 23:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By jwaltos
You're a very good player and these stakes would...

You're a very good player and these stakes would not have been worth your time. The table was $1/2 NLH and never went below 6 players while I was there until 4:30 am. Assuming you get rated...
Forum: Chess 2020-01-06, 16:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By jwaltos
I haven't played in a live tournament setting for...

I haven't played in a live tournament setting for decades where I lost my first four of five games but in the last game I defeated the regional champion with a queen sacrifice in under 40 moves.
I...
Forum: Chess 2020-01-03, 06:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By jwaltos
Tournaments.

Just arrived back from celebrating New Years in Las Vegas and thought the following was worth sharing:
There was a "major minor" chess tournament being held at Bally's which I had tried to enter...
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