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Forum: Lounge 2020-05-29, 11:45
Replies: 370
Views: 33,840
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
[/QUOTE] This is kinda weird: I'm not up on...

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This is kinda weird: I'm not up on these things, but 234-818-329-8398 looks like an international phone number -- country code, 3-digit area code, 7-digit phone number. Now 234 is the...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-28, 11:30
Replies: 138
Views: 8,110
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hanging in effigy is a fine old tradition,...

Hanging in effigy is a fine old tradition, practiced in the British Colonies before the War of Independence. No doubt our modern COVID-19 crybabies imagine themselves to be modern-day avatars of the...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-23, 12:42
Replies: 1,585
Views: 63,969
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Paul is doing fine by my lights. :tu: I initially...

Paul is doing fine by my lights. :tu: I initially asked the question. xilman asked what I asked. Consider him deputized. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
Let's see here... Ahh, there it is!

Throw in the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-23, 01:54
Replies: 143
Views: 6,504
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
05/18/20 close 24,597.37 +911.95 (+3.85%) ...

05/18/20 close 24,597.37 +911.95 (+3.85%)

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05/22/20 close...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-05-22, 13:19
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It might help if you wouldn't keep trying to...

It might help if you wouldn't keep trying to change the question.

In the first above-quoted post, you're asking whether knowing the x < p for which p divides x2 + 1 is of any help in factoring...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-22, 12:54
Replies: 109
Views: 4,530
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
One of the labs I had to do in an undergrad...

One of the labs I had to do in an undergrad physics class involved a solid steel sphere at least 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter that was riding on a cushion of air in a fitted receptacle which however...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-21, 01:49
Replies: 106
Views: 5,498
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Officials: Loon killed bald eagle by stabbing its...

Officials: Loon killed bald eagle by stabbing its heart (https://apnews.com/70e3186fcbcfe335df03e7ed88149d88)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 13:26
Replies: 273
Views: 9,985
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Trump threatens to withhold Michigan funding...

Trump threatens to withhold Michigan funding after state's decision to mail absentee ballot applications...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 11:46
Replies: 273
Views: 9,985
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes. It means Americans aren't human, just...

Yes. It means Americans aren't human, just specters; disposable symbols of anything and everything you deem wrong with US policy. Don't like something the US government does? Then it's perfectly...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-20, 11:27
Replies: 138
Views: 8,110
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And now a word from beyond the grave...

The woman behind 'Roe vs. Wade' didn't change her mind on abortion. She was paid (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-05-19/roe-v-wade-jane-roe-norma-mccorvey-hulu-doc-abortion)
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-20, 01:04
Replies: 1,374
RIP
Views: 84,667
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Reminds me of an episode of M*A*S*H in which...

Reminds me of an episode of M*A*S*H in which Major Winchester went to bat for a Private who was being treated like an idiot by his comrades-in-arms, one officer in particular, because he stuttered. ...
Forum: Math 2020-05-19, 13:53
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Here's some basic math regarding the equation 2n...

Here's some basic math regarding the equation 2n - 7 = x2. Rewriting as

x2 - 2n = -7

we have two cases:

x2 - y2 = -7 if n is even, and

x2 - 2*y2 = -7 if n is odd.
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-19, 11:14
Replies: 3,882
Views: 228,203
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
[/quote]Well, heck, if he just wants the people...

[/quote]Well, heck, if he just wants the people of this nation to feel good, why not legalize pot and send 'em to Dr. Reefer?

Or, legalize opium dens? I'm sure most folks would still be around a...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-19, 10:48
Replies: 895
Views: 30,308
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Nicaragua closes Costa Rica border to protest...

Nicaragua closes Costa Rica border to protest virus testing (https://apnews.com/b1dda2ee7179cd34deaae4c9a2c07f01)
Forum: Math 2020-05-18, 12:58
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Do people not understand the difference between...

Do people not understand the difference between math and numerology?[/QUOTE]
According to the references in the link, the Diophantine equation

2n - 7 = x2

is called Ramanujan's square...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-18, 12:33
Replies: 756
Views: 31,168
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
To be fair, Sanders didn't just duck out on this...

To be fair, Sanders didn't just duck out on this one vote. The last time he voted in the Senate was Senate Vote 80 on March 25. He did not vote on Senate Vote 81 on May 4, or any other vote through...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-17, 11:50
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
In discussing an innermost-circle-of-hell...

In discussing an innermost-circle-of-hell abomination, "Just ignore it" is exactly the kind of advice I would expect from Dr. Evil. I commend you for graciously refraining from claiming to have...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-16, 13:30
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It gets worse: Team Behind Digital James Dean...

It gets worse: Team Behind Digital James Dean Forms New Company to Resurrect Other Legends (EXCLUSIVE) (https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/james-dean-worldwide-xr-1203401302/)Back in the day, a...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-16, 12:34
Replies: 1,179
Views: 43,674
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My all-time favorite regarding the mangling of a...

My all-time favorite regarding the mangling of a stock phrase (The United Negro College Fund's slogan "A mind is a terrible thing to waste"):

I can't remember my next-favorite precisely, but it...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-16, 11:35
Replies: 143
Views: 6,504
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
05/11/20 close 24,221.99 -109.33 (-0.45%) ...

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05/15/20 close...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-15, 11:25
Replies: 143
Views: 6,504
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Following up on this post...

Following up on this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=540288&postcount=73) et seq,

Burr steps aside as Senate intelligence chair amid FBI probe...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-15, 11:15
Replies: 756
Views: 31,168
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Senate votes to renew federal surveillance powers...

Senate votes to renew federal surveillance powers (https://apnews.com/5a9ddb79493e31464488ebf8a7d55c1f)
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-14, 12:49
Replies: 895
Views: 30,308
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This reminds me: In 1918, Philadelphia's Fourth...

This reminds me: In 1918, Philadelphia's Fourth Liberty Loan Drive parade (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/philadelphia-threw-wwi-parade-gave-thousands-onlookers-flu-180970372/) had...
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-13, 14:00
Replies: 895
Views: 30,308
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I would say the likelihood of eradication is nil....

I would say the likelihood of eradication is nil.

I note, however, that the measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, also seem to have reduced the spread of the seasonal flu.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-05-13, 13:45
Replies: 273
Views: 9,985
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The folks in Anwar al-Awliki's immediate...

The folks in Anwar al-Awliki's immediate vicinity? Yes. He was an avowed enemy of my country. Anyone who chose to be with him knew he was in the crosshairs.

Others, such as his son, who was...
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