mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000
Search took 0.33 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: retina
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-17, 16:47
Replies: 1,457
Views: 148,430
Posted By retina
Vaccinations don't save lives. They extend lives....

Vaccinations don't save lives. They extend lives. [On average, YMMV] But by how much is the extension? Why does no one ever say? It is all just "more", which is vague. Is it by just a month (on...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-09, 17:13
Replies: 1,457
Views: 148,430
Posted By retina
I'd be willing to claim I am unvaccinated just...

I'd be willing to claim I am unvaccinated just get to get the free harvesting session. :razz:

Can I get to choose beforehand which assistant does the deed?
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-08, 12:59
Replies: 1,457
Views: 148,430
Posted By retina
I find it ironic that putting the entire...

I find it ironic that putting the entire population into the same box as a collective group of "this is what Americans do, if you don't do it then you are un-American" can also be seen as...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-08, 00:37
Replies: 1,457
Views: 148,430
Posted By retina
... that have been detected. But the actual case...

... that have been detected. But the actual case load is unknown. Just like in every other country.

Cases recorded != cases actual.

Some countries test lots ... and find lots.
Some countries...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-06, 14:15
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
The units are missing, but nevermind. Mrs Fred...

The units are missing, but nevermind. Mrs Fred will be very happy with her new 4757.9... m² rose garden next to the lake. I think Farmer Fred will have a very pleasant evening after erecting the...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-09-05, 23:24
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
Vagueness

And those formulae are?And the code is?

And your answer is?
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-02, 17:20
Replies: 1,160
Views: 113,697
Posted By retina
I find it amazing that the leg it stands on is...

I find it amazing that the leg it stands on is always exactly long enough to reach the ground, never shorter, never longer.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-01, 12:59
Replies: 755
Views: 75,054
Posted By retina
Ignore all of the internal lines and stripes (the...

Ignore all of the internal lines and stripes (the "decorations") and just consider the area of the outer shape.
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-01, 02:23
Replies: 755
Views: 75,054
Posted By retina
Reading the alt text might help to explain. ...

Reading the alt text might help to explain.

Geometry textbooks always try to trick you by adding decorative stripes and dotted lines.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 15:14
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
Okay, so what is your solution?

Okay, so what is your solution?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 14:59
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
I guess it is time to get explicit then. The...

I guess it is time to get explicit then.

The attached can't be maximal with a circle or a circle arc, right? The straight lines are better, right?

The point being you can't simply ignore the...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 14:03
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
Now change the shape of the river into a...

Now change the shape of the river into a non-straight line, say, like the lake would have.

What if the lake is really tiny? What if it is larger? What if it impinges just a little bit, or a lot....
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 13:04
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
Counterexamples are too easy. See attached. Green...

Counterexamples are too easy. See attached. Green part is the enclosed field. Blue is a river. The perimeter of each area is the same length of fence when the river forms the other perimeter.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 09:24
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
Are you sure that some other shape, that is not a...

Are you sure that some other shape, that is not a simple circle segment, won't give more area?
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 04:04
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
There are right angles, there are wrong angles,...

There are right angles, there are wrong angles, and there are triangles.

To make the puzzle more interesting allow the fence to be any shape of your choosing, and change the river into a lake of...
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-30, 02:48
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
Fences can be used for many purposes. Livestock...

Fences can be used for many purposes. Livestock containment is just one of them.

It could be a decorative picket fence for Fred to build a house inside.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-08-29, 06:15
Replies: 58
Views: 1,450
Posted By retina
One of these things is not like the others. ...

One of these things is not like the others.

a rectangle is a quadrilateral with four right angles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectangle)

Do you mean a triangle?
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-08-29, 05:52
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By retina
Nesting BB code used to work in the past, some...

Nesting BB code used to work in the past, some older posts do that. But an "upgrade" sometime ago broke it. :down:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-08-27, 02:03
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By retina
It isn't just the title, the entire post...

It isn't just the title, the entire post reinforces the claim.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-08-27, 00:52
Replies: 36
Views: 901
Posted By retina
Conjecture is too strong of a term for what is...

Conjecture is too strong of a term for what is really just a basic observation over small numbers, so perhaps that was the impetus for the change. Anyhow, I didn't change it, it is merely guess.
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-24, 06:51
Replies: 1,160
Views: 113,697
Posted By retina


Forum: Lounge 2021-08-20, 15:36
Replies: 1,160
Views: 113,697
Posted By retina
A pedant walks into a bar. Actually, it's a...

A pedant walks into a bar. Actually, it's a restaurant with a bar. More precisely it's a brew-pub since it has an on-site microbrewery. But be aware that there is often different terminology used in...
Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2021-08-18, 05:10
Replies: 284
Views: 89,397
Posted By retina
Share your battery charge level and suffer the consequences

https://nitter.42l.fr/nerdyandnatural/status/1427614996738068485 The data sharing economy is definitely working, just that it isn't working for you, it only works for those you share your data with.
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-15, 13:01
Replies: 1,160
Views: 113,697
Posted By retina
In the spirit of the joke the next line should...

In the spirit of the joke the next line should be.

Janitor: "The answer is plus or minus 5."
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-14, 13:18
Replies: 1,457
Views: 148,430
Posted By retina
[/QUOTE]Haha, sure. That standard claim made by...

[/QUOTE]Haha, sure. That standard claim made by people that have no evidence or credibility.

As soon as I see that type of nonsense I already know to stop looking, nothing to see there.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 1000

 
All times are UTC. The time now is 10:04.


Sat Sep 18 10:04:41 UTC 2021 up 57 days, 4:33, 0 users, load averages: 2.15, 2.19, 2.12

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.