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Forum: Lounge 2022-11-28, 13:30
Replies: 269
Views: 62,695
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Bird flu outbreak drives Nebraska to cull 1.8...

Bird flu outbreak drives Nebraska to cull 1.8 million more chickens (https://www.npr.org/2022/11/27/1139339994/nebraska-bird-flu-outbreak)
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-11-23, 00:32
Replies: 524
Views: 110,924
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Earthquake on Java...

Earthquake on Java (https://www.npr.org/2022/11/22/1138694190/indonesia-earthquake-science-severity-damage-deaths)
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-22, 14:37
Replies: 395
Views: 53,716
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As mentioned in this post...

As mentioned in this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=593629&postcount=269) a year ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on November...
Forum: Puzzles 2022-11-21, 16:02
Replies: 66
Views: 2,606
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Good one! :missingteeth: For n > 1, there is...

Good one! :missingteeth:

For n > 1, there is ("Bertrand's Postulate") at least one prime between 2^(n-1) and 2^n. These are the primes with precisely n bits. My rough-and-ready guess is that,...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-20, 15:49
Replies: 990
Views: 107,040
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Mass shooting in Colorado Springs...

Mass shooting in Colorado Springs (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63693310) (suspect's name censored out by yours truly)UPDATE: What we know about the shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-11-20, 14:51
Replies: 55
Views: 6,351
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If you can pull over where some Mexican Hat...

If you can pull over where some Mexican Hat stalks are still standing, you can probably gather plenty of seeds. When I gather seeds I don't intend to plant immediately, I hold an open sandwich bag...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-20, 01:05
Replies: 38
Views: 1,322
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Qatar will win. World Cup? No, this is the...

Qatar will win. World Cup? No, this is the Sportswashing Olympics.

EDIT: And indeed, all Qatar can possibly win is a thorough sportswashing.

For the first time in World Cup history, the host...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-19, 13:19
Replies: 83
Views: 7,196
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Stephen Colbert showed the offending video, but...

Stephen Colbert showed the offending video, but with a more appropriate choice of background music - Tom Petty's Don't Come Around Here No More.

Kari Lake has learned from The Master:-- [Guess...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-18, 20:42
Replies: 83
Views: 7,196
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Kari Lake, the loser in the 2022 Arizona...

Kari Lake, the loser in the 2022 Arizona Governor's race, is whining about a "broken election system" in Arizona.

How that could have happened is an interesting question, since the Republicans...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-11-18, 14:20
Replies: 55
Views: 6,351
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Last Thursday (November 10, 2022), I continued a...

Last Thursday (November 10, 2022), I continued a frenzy of yard work, completing most of my fall clean-up during what was very likely the last day in the 70's F (low 20's C) until next Spring. The...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-17, 20:28
Replies: 2,017
RIP
Views: 264,001
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Robert Clary...

Robert Clary (https://www.reuters.com/world/us/robert-clary-holocaust-survivor-who-starred-tvs-hogans-heroes-dies-96-2022-11-17/)

The obituaries are in consensus that he was best-known for his...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-17, 17:26
Replies: 564
Views: 36,011
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The court in the Hague has returned a verdict and...

The court in the Hague has returned a verdict and sentences for the shooting down of MH17 in 2014. In addition to plenty of pictures, the article in The Daily Mail...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-16, 15:08
Replies: 1,199
Views: 131,364
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Artemis rocket launched at 1:47 am EST (0647...

The Artemis rocket launched at 1:47 am EST (0647 GMT) November 16, 2022.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-16, 13:07
Replies: 564
Views: 36,011
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Poland, NATO say missile strike wasn't a Russian...

Poland, NATO say missile strike wasn't a Russian attack (https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-g-20-summit-nato-biden-government-and-politics-c76bead57a11bc8397a30ee7bb06264e)
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-11-15, 14:28
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It's certainly not new. n^2 - 9*n + 61 =...

It's certainly not new.

n^2 - 9*n + 61 = (n-4)^2 - (n-4) + 41

is merely a shift of Euler's "prime-generating polynomial" n^2 - n + 41.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-15, 13:50
Replies: 83
Views: 7,196
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Electile Dementia candidate Kari Lake will NOT be...

Electile Dementia candidate Kari Lake will NOT be Arizona's next Governor. Democrat Katie Hobbs has been declared the winner, with a margin of about 20,000 votes or 0.8% (50.4% to 49.6%).

Lake,...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-13, 13:14
Replies: 564
Views: 36,011
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The familiar quotation, "Eternal vigilance is the...

The familiar quotation, "Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom" seems apropos. It is usually attributed to Thomas Jefferson, despite the apparent lack of evidence that he ever said or wrote...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-13, 01:39
Replies: 564
Views: 36,011
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Russia's stooge Alexander Fomin in Kherson...

Russia's stooge Alexander Fomin in Kherson declared Henichesk the "temporary" capital of Kherson Oblast after the occupiers left the City of Kherson. I think he got the "temporary" right.

And...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-12, 19:12
Replies: 2,017
RIP
Views: 264,001
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Gallagher...

Gallagher (https://www.npr.org/2022/11/12/1136263017/gallagher-comedian-watermelon-sledgehammer-dies), inventor of the Sledge-O-Matic
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-11, 20:13
Replies: 564
Views: 36,011
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The city of Kherson, Ukraine

The city of Kherson, Ukraine
Forum: Soap Box 2022-11-11, 16:47
Replies: 83
Views: 7,196
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I thought you had the luxury of viewing US...

I thought you had the luxury of viewing US politics as a bemused outside observer.

I'm not sure what your specific concerns are regarding money. I know that the R-leadership of the US House of...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-11, 14:54
Replies: 164
Views: 25,811
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
In urban areas, there is a problem with feral...

In urban areas, there is a problem with feral cats. They cause serious depredation of songbirds. And any bare soil along a foundation - particularly the south wall - will become a litter box. Ugh!...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-11, 02:07
Replies: 164
Views: 25,811
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Cats are not equipped to detoxify what they eat. ...

Cats are not equipped to detoxify what they eat. Their livers just aren't up to it. One mechanism to prevent their ingesting poison is catching and eating live prey. And their teeth are geared to...
Forum: Lounge 2022-11-11, 01:02
Replies: 164
Views: 25,811
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The thing I find most objectionable about this...

The thing I find most objectionable about this is, you're asking for advice about dealing with your present circumstances, from people who know far less about your present circumstances than you do....
Forum: Puzzles 2022-11-10, 14:14
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Basically an extra factor of log(x) in the...

Basically an extra factor of log(x) in the denominator of the asymptotic formula. Sounds reasonable.

I was however unable to conform the question to the Prime k-tuple or Bateman-Horn conjectures....
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