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Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-24, 21:50
Replies: 537
Views: 27,387
Posted By Nick
The US and UK both have a rather impoverished...

The US and UK both have a rather impoverished form of democracy: only 2 political parties of any size with a real chance of power, and a district/constituency system instead of proportional...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-24, 15:28
Replies: 4,128
Views: 263,756
Posted By Nick
"And I was like, 'What?'. And he's like, 'There's...

"And I was like, 'What?'. And he's like, 'There's this thing back there."

Does "I was like" mean "I thought" or "I said"? Or is it non-specific?
Forum: Abstract Algebra & Algebraic Number Theory 2020-11-23, 14:05
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Nick
Arizona Virtual School in Number Theory 2021

For details, see: https://www.math.arizona.edu/~swc/
PS it takes place online!
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-23, 08:47
Replies: 223
Views: 13,004
Posted By Nick
Today (23 November 2020), the Dutch city of...

Today (23 November 2020), the Dutch city of Haarlem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haarlem) is 775 years old!
(The district of Harlem in New York City was named for our Haarlem, but is much younger.)
Forum: Hardware 2020-11-22, 20:36
Replies: 102
Views: 5,761
Posted By Nick
If I have trouble with X, I sometimes start it...

If I have trouble with X, I sometimes start it manually with "startx" from a text terminal, and then check the log to see what happened.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 19:54
Replies: 1,639
Views: 88,920
Posted By Nick
Serious masks are not longer impossible to get...

Serious masks are not longer impossible to get hold of, and might help if you are worried.
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-21, 16:07
Replies: 4,128
Views: 263,756
Posted By Nick
I think the hardest part in proving that the...

I think the hardest part in proving that the interior angles of a (not necessarily convex) n-sided polygon
in the Euclidean plane add up to (n-2)π is in defining precisely what you mean by interior...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-21, 16:04
Replies: 162
Views: 11,420
Posted By Nick
Passenger ferry runs aground off Finland. ...

Passenger ferry runs aground off Finland.
Apparently, there are no casualties (so far).
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55029358
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-21, 09:33
Replies: 537
Views: 27,387
Posted By Nick
Visconti's 1971 film of Thomas Mann's novel...

Visconti's 1971 film of Thomas Mann's novel "Death in Venice" (with Dirk Bogarde in the main role) has both an epidemic and running hair dye!
Forum: Hardware 2020-11-20, 21:35
Replies: 102
Views: 5,761
Posted By Nick
Is there no CLR CMOS jumper on the mobo any more...

Is there no CLR CMOS jumper on the mobo any more these days?
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-16, 16:56
Replies: 537
Views: 27,387
Posted By Nick
You can attach a hyperlink to an image instead of...

You can attach a hyperlink to an image instead of to a piece of text.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-16, 15:28
Replies: 537
Views: 27,387
Posted By Nick
It means "you're not allowed to read that and,...

It means "you're not allowed to read that and, what's more, you're not allowed to read the page telling you that you're not allowed to read that, either!".
Forum: Hardware 2020-11-15, 20:42
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Nick
Nice - now you just need to connect the electric...

Nice - now you just need to connect the electric candles to the disk LED so that they go on and off! :wink:
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-15, 08:33
Replies: 227
Views: 16,830
Posted By Nick
Felixstowe Port in 'chaos' as Christmas and...

Felixstowe Port in 'chaos' as Christmas and Brexit loom

The Brexit shipping problems have already begun.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54908129
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-14, 09:05
Replies: 4,128
Views: 263,756
Posted By Nick
To have such great mathematicians expounding...

To have such great mathematicians expounding basic ideas in such detail is at times illuminating.
On the other hand, important modern ideas are missing from the Bourbaki books,
such as category...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-13, 21:44
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Nick
Is the Euclidean algorithm not fast enough for...

Is the Euclidean algorithm not fast enough for you?
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-11-13, 10:43
Replies: 18
Views: 4,712
Posted By Nick
Algebraic Number Theory can legitimately be...

Algebraic Number Theory can legitimately be thought of as both the algebraic branch of number theory and the theory of algebraic numbers.
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-11-12, 20:05
Replies: 18
Views: 4,712
Posted By Nick
Paul Pollack's Number Theory books. The first...

Paul Pollack's Number Theory books.
The first one can be downloaded free!
http://pollack.uga.edu/index.html#books
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-12, 20:03
Replies: 1,639
Views: 88,920
Posted By Nick
Good! But you're about to get a cruise ship...

Good! But you're about to get a cruise ship back:
https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2020/11/articles/disease/covid-19-breaks-out-during-watershed-seadream-cruise/
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-12, 17:43
Replies: 120
Views: 7,686
Posted By Nick
We have a 2MW reactor to play with at the...

We have a 2MW reactor to play with at the Technical University in Delft. (https://www.tudelft.nl/en/faculty-of-applied-sciences/business/facilities/reactor-institute-delft/)
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-12, 17:39
Replies: 1,639
Views: 88,920
Posted By Nick
There's a ferry service between Bilbao/Santander...

There's a ferry service between Bilbao/Santander and Portsmouth if you really need it.
(And, yes, it's still there even if you don't.)
Forum: Hardware 2020-11-11, 23:18
Replies: 102
Views: 5,761
Posted By Nick
I don't use Ubuntu but in my Linux distribution...

I don't use Ubuntu but in my Linux distribution you can press Escape during the boot dots graphic to get the old-fashioned boot messages on the console instead. which may be more helpful.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-11, 21:36
Replies: 120
Views: 7,686
Posted By Nick
Indeed, it's a sobering thought.

Indeed, it's a sobering thought.
Forum: Math 2020-11-11, 07:04
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By Nick
Use {n \choose r}.

Use {n \choose r}.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-10, 13:16
Replies: 537
Views: 27,387
Posted By Nick
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