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Forum: Lounge 2020-12-02, 19:26
Replies: 11
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hmm. The 88 keys on a piano make about 7...

Hmm. The 88 keys on a piano make about 7 octaves.

The range of human hearing is usually stated as around 20 to 20,000 Hz which is about 10 octaves. So, at 12 notes per octave, that would be...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-02, 14:34
Replies: 564
Views: 29,390
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
We have the following from a news conference in...

We have the following from a news conference in Atlanta, Georgia on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 1, 2020:

It's also on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH9FnY0qvNI).
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-02, 13:13
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If you're just using a series of single notes, I...

If you're just using a series of single notes, I suppose you could convert to base 12*k and let the digits represent the notes in a range of k octaves.

(In a piano octave, there are 7 white keys...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-02, 12:51
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And there's an obvious way to insure the maximum...

And there's an obvious way to insure the maximum number of votes to win the electors of a given set of states.

Curious they didn't ask for the maximum percentage.

One of the present-day...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-02, 03:19
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This article...

This article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9005399/Huge-Puerto-Rico-radio-telescope-collapses-mourning.html) has a lot of pictures, both before and after collapse. The last...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-02, 02:17
Replies: 77
Views: 9,294
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Following up on this post...

Following up on this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=534554&postcount=58) from January 8, I am pleased to pass on this AP report:

Ex-Arizona politician gets 6 years in adoption...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-02, 00:39
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Upon rereading the problem, I find I hadn't been...

Upon rereading the problem, I find I hadn't been reading it correctly. I think I have it now, but if so I have a major difficulty with it.

A component pi of the vector pop is the numbers of...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-01, 15:44
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I don't see anything about "the" solution being...

I don't see anything about "the" solution being unique, so why not multiple solutions? I'm not sure exactly what "67 'unique' solutions" means; it seems like an oxymoron. I'm guessing "unique"...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-01, 15:16
Replies: 45
Views: 998
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The end.

Confirmed. Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses (https://apnews.com/article/technology-arecibo-observatory-puerto-rico-science--0da6abb251f455977bf0c752348e712e)
:tantrum:
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-01, 14:16
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The movie Big, does not conform to either option....

The movie Big, does not conform to either option. A kid is given a "look ahead," perhaps, but whether he remembers any of his "early adult" experiences is not clear. The scene of Tom Hanks and...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-30, 19:19
Replies: 564
Views: 29,390
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It's hard to keep up...

Let's see. Georgia certified its results on the 20th. The TRO was to prevent the Dominion machines in the three counties around Atlanta from being reset, which would wipe all the data.

So, could...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 18:57
Replies: 1,022
Views: 53,888
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This has been in the works for some time. See...

This has been in the works for some time. See this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=563642&postcount=6) for a pertinent link.

Huh. Wrapping size tags around a web address...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 14:19
Replies: 4,152
Views: 266,729
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Raindrop-sized lumps of solid aluminum? Yeah,...

Raindrop-sized lumps of solid aluminum? Yeah, that would hurt. If it were hot enough to be raining molten aluminum, it wouldn't hurt. You'd already be thoroughly cooked.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 13:36
Replies: 4,152
Views: 266,729
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
From the AP story: Mysterious silver monolith...

From the AP story: Mysterious silver monolith disappears from Utah desert (https://apnews.com/article/sheep-wildlife-deserts-land-management-utah-195b819b68942ee782f7d1bc77cd08ca)I don't suppose...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-30, 01:48
Replies: 238
Views: 17,572
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
What?[/QUOTE]Ferries are not generally...

What?[/QUOTE]Ferries are not generally fast-moving.

I looked at a map (https://www.drive-alive.co.uk/CarrierImages/UK_AllRoutes.gif) on a page (https://www.drive-alive.co.uk/ferries/index.htm)...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 00:12
Replies: 4,152
Views: 266,729
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert...

The mysterious silver monolith in the Utah desert has disappeared (https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/28/us/utah-monolith-disappears-trnd/index.html)Perhaps it was taken by meth addicts so they could sell...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 16:18
Replies: 564
Views: 29,390
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Can they mail that in?[/QUOTE] Har-de-har-har. ...

Can they mail that in?[/QUOTE]
Har-de-har-har.

If "no excuse" absentee voting is deemed unconstitutional under the present State Constitution, of course not. If it is deemed constitutional, no...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 15:34
Replies: 564
Views: 29,390
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If the interpretation that the Pennsylvania State...

If the interpretation that the Pennsylvania State Constitution only allows mail-in (absentee) ballots in the situations described in Article VII, section 14 is upheld, the 2019 law enabling "no...
Forum: Programming 2020-11-29, 15:23
Replies: 33
Views: 5,219
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I can see one obvious problem. In the...

I can see one obvious problem. In the expressions for r and s, the signs of the square root should be opposite. Checking, the real value
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-29, 14:14
Replies: 1,556
RIP
Views: 113,027
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Dave Prowse...

Dave Prowse (https://apnews.com/article/international-news-george-lucas-england-bristol-b97a47c05b3d6a772d449daa479f673e)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 02:23
Replies: 564
Views: 29,390
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Case dismissed

The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has thrown out (http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-7862/file-10781.pdf?cb=1f7217) the action that resulted in Judge McCullough's injunction halting...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 00:05
Replies: 564
Views: 29,390
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My post about the ruling...

My post about the ruling (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=564638&postcount=550) (entitled Ouch!) did give the year Judge Bibas was appointed... Ah, good, I hadn't checked. Your...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 15:50
Replies: 113
Views: 14,362
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US...

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions (https://apnews.com/article/international-news-executions-cc1b22bda846df0b331597a3b65010bb) (my emphasis)

In my lifetime, a number of...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-28, 14:00
Replies: 34
Views: 909
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Got to love it. The newspapers need to be...

Got to love it.

The newspapers need to be told - the World needs to know :alien:

I suggest the Daily Mail or the Sun in the UK, and Fox News for the telly. And the boys and girls in QAnon, and...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-28, 13:32
Replies: 53
Views: 4,523
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Brief buzz: Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of...

Brief buzz: Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of the year (https://apnews.com/article/science-insects-berlin-germany-europe-7cb97a7c0747325a5e79c8fdee913445)
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