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Forum: Lounge 2021-12-08, 02:08
Replies: 291
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On December 8 1813 Ludwig van Beethoven's...

On December 8

1813 Ludwig van Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A, premieres in Vienna with Beethoven conducting

1863 Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-08, 01:46
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I asked Bill Allombert, who writes Pari-GP code,...

I asked Bill Allombert, who writes Pari-GP code, about the parsing of a && b || c. According to him,
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-07, 23:56
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This reminds me of a joke I heard as a child:The...

This reminds me of a joke I heard as a child:The village blacksmith told his apprentice, "When I take the shoe out of the fire, I'll lay it on the anvil; and when I nod my head, you hit it with this...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-07, 22:22
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,468
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to...

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass (https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-oddities-health-europe-italy-d6e1ddb73b6c807f1c9b7e2f3bd073fc)
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-07, 15:03
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Huh. If c is TRUE, (a && b) || c evaluates to...

Huh. If c is TRUE, (a && b) || c evaluates to TRUE, but a && (b || c) evaluates to the same truth value as a. It looks like Pari used the latter parsing instead of the former. Weird!
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-07, 02:00
Replies: 52
Views: 2,569
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Since when? The documentation I looked at says

Since when? The documentation I looked at says
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-07, 00:29
Replies: 291
Views: 35,096
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
From "On this Day" for December 7: 43 BC...

From "On this Day" for December 7:

43 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician is assassinated in Formiae

1900 Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin,...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-06, 21:10
Replies: 291
Views: 35,096
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
December 6, 1904 HENNING JACOBSON, Plff. in Err.,...

December 6, 1904 HENNING JACOBSON, Plff. in Err., v. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS (https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/197/11) argued before U.S. Supreme Court
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-12-06, 17:48
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Anyone know Quechua?

I have a CD, Music of the Andes (Volume One) by Inkari. The last song, Tata Quillacas, intrigued me. You can listen to it here...
Forum: Homework Help 2021-12-06, 13:53
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The question appears to require that the number...

The question appears to require that the number of base three digits be even. This restricts consideration to

3 < p < 9, 27 < p < 81, ..., 315 < p < 316.

I'm not sure whether incorporating...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-06, 02:08
Replies: 291
Views: 35,096
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On December 6: 1865 13th Amendment of the...

On December 6:

1865 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-05, 20:12
Replies: 291
Views: 35,096
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Saudi Arabia didn't have anything like a written...

Saudi Arabia didn't have anything like a written constitution until the Basic Law of Government (Al-Niẓām al-Asāsī li al-Ḥukm) was established by royal decree in 1992 (amended, 2013).

Article I of...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-05, 18:40
Replies: 1,812
RIP
Views: 190,099
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Beat me to it! Here's the AP story...

Beat me to it! Here's the AP story (https://apnews.com/737084f4e606c10a33a15384fbe05967):If memory serves, during the 1988 presidential campaign Dole, indicating his disabled right hand, told his...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-05, 14:41
Replies: 291
Views: 35,096
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I noticed the following two events listed...

I noticed the following two events listed consecutively at On This Day (https://www.onthisday.com/). I thought the second in particular might be of interest.

1933 Prohibition ends in the US when...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-12-04, 14:53
Replies: 516
Views: 89,532
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Indonesia volcano: Residents flee as Mt Semeru...

Indonesia volcano: Residents flee as Mt Semeru spews huge ash cloud (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59532251)UPDATE: Indonesia volcano: Volcano rescuers face ash as high as rooftops...
Forum: Prime Gap Searches 2021-12-04, 14:38
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I note that for a given x, the sequence of least...

I note that for a given x, the sequence of least primes with all g's \ge x for increasing n (down a given column of the table) is monotone increasing; likewise for a given n and increasing lower...
Forum: Hardware 2021-12-03, 15:55
Replies: 10
Views: 2,584
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
US government sues to block $40 billion...

US government sues to block $40 billion Nvidia-Arm chip deal (https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-lifestyle-europe-united-kingdom-d8d599c15b4f4e14e6f7b3f78d09ef07)
Forum: Puzzles 2021-12-02, 13:52
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
They need a proofreader! That should be has! ...

They need a proofreader! That should be has!

Leave making typos to me - I make enough for everybody!
Forum: And now for something completely different 2021-12-01, 20:29
Replies: 17
Views: 7,796
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Really? lift(Mod(2,10^4)^82589933 - 1) =...

Really?

lift(Mod(2,10^4)^82589933 - 1) = 2591
lift(Mod(2,10^6)^82589933 - 1) = 902591
lift(Mod(2,10^73)^82589933 - 1) = 4472526640076912114355308311969487633766457823695074037951210325217902591...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-12-01, 17:28
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It depends on what you're given first. If r...

It depends on what you're given first.

If r = x1 is a Pisot number (an algebraic integer > 1 whose algebraic conjugates x2,... xn all have absolute value less than 1) then for positive integer k,...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-01, 16:21
Replies: 187
Views: 13,962
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
That depends. A 2-digit day number is sometimes...

That depends. A 2-digit day number is sometimes obligatory for filling in dates on forms (MM/DD/YY). With that convention, 12/11/21 and 12/22/21 are the only ones left standing for this month.
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-01, 13:30
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,468
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
An FDA panel supports Merck COVID drug in mixed...

An FDA panel supports Merck COVID drug in mixed vote (https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/11/30/1060130774/an-fda-panel-supports-merck-covid-drug-in-mixed-vote)
Forum: Lounge 2021-11-30, 22:40
Replies: 291
Views: 35,096
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And they decided to celebrate in style! ...

And they decided to celebrate in style!

Barbados bids farewell to British monarchy, becomes republic...
Forum: Lounge 2021-11-30, 17:54
Replies: 1,534
Views: 162,468
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Three weeks ago, the Great State of Colorado...

Three weeks ago, the Great State of Colorado activated Crisis Standards of Care for hospital staffing statewide. Here's an update. I noticed something bearing on the current line of discussion. (my...
Forum: And now for something completely different 2021-11-30, 16:22
Replies: 17
Views: 7,796
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It occurred to me to wonder how likely it might...

It occurred to me to wonder how likely it might be that an L-digit block of decimal digits of Mp is prime. I'll assume that L is large enough to make it interesting, but small compared to the number...
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