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Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-27, 10:04
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Nick
Indirect homages can in some ways be more...

Indirect homages can in some ways be more interesting (not counting parodies).
Mike Leigh's film Mr. Turner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Turner), for example, recreates paintings as cinema...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-26, 13:22
Replies: 2,861
Views: 191,210
Posted By Nick
I prefer "The Celestial Omnibus".

I prefer "The Celestial Omnibus".
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-26, 11:00
Replies: 966
Views: 65,687
Posted By Nick
Congratulations! :smile:

Congratulations! :smile:
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-24, 19:10
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Nick
From the opposite side of the Earth (in Dunedin):...

From the opposite side of the Earth (in Dunedin):
24228
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2021-01-24, 10:14
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Nick
See "Factoring integers with elliptic curves...

See "Factoring integers with elliptic curves (https://scholarlypublications.universiteitleiden.nl/handle/1887/3826)" by H.W. Lenstra
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-23, 21:25
Replies: 1,273
Views: 85,446
Posted By Nick
Tonight, as part of our battle against Covid, the...

Tonight, as part of our battle against Covid, the Netherlands is under curfew,
something we have not had since the occupation by the nazis.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-22, 19:07
Replies: 1,483
Views: 83,467
Posted By Nick
The last US president always made me think of the...

The last US president always made me think of the character Rex Mottram
in Evelyn Waugh's famous novel "Brideshead Revisited".
Apparently, I'm not the only one:...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-15, 16:41
Replies: 307
Views: 25,175
Posted By Nick
:groan:

:groan:
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-01-15, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Nick
Yes, that's the 2nd one. And the 3rd one uses...

Yes, that's the 2nd one.
And the 3rd one uses Mersenne numbers (for prime p, a prime factor of \(M_p\) is greater than p).
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-15, 13:19
Replies: 73
Views: 6,328
Posted By Nick
There's a thread...

There's a thread (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showthread.php?t=19695) for that!

MODERATOR NOTE: Aye-aye! Posts moved from "terrorists" thread
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-01-15, 10:54
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Nick
For anyone who hasn't seen it yet: Proofs from...

For anyone who hasn't seen it yet:
Proofs from The Book (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proofs_from_THE_BOOK)
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-01-13, 16:24
Replies: 67
Views: 3,350
Posted By Nick
Such dishes also get used for tracking satellites...

Such dishes also get used for tracking satellites - both your own and other people's.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2021-01-12, 16:18
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By Nick
Foreign words with a twist

This is a thread about words taken from one language and used with a related but distinct meaning in another language.

A typical way in which this occurs is that common nouns in local languages...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-01-12, 09:32
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Nick
Try Gaussian integers!

Try Gaussian integers!
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-11, 16:13
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Nick
You could suggest she enjoy some boemboe...

You could suggest she enjoy some boemboe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumbu_%28seasoning%29) during the winter weeks instead.
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-09, 21:37
Replies: 966
Views: 65,687
Posted By Nick
Good news indeed! :smile:

Good news indeed! :smile:
Forum: LaurV 2021-01-08, 10:08
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Nick
In Germany, many foreign films are dubbed with a...

In Germany, many foreign films are dubbed with a new German soundtrack.
So you could watch a film you already know but with all the speech in German instead.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-07, 12:35
Replies: 307
Views: 25,175
Posted By Nick
Yes, the Dutch vaccination program has been slow...

Yes, the Dutch vaccination program has been slow to get started.
Out ministers had to admit this a few days ago in parliament.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2021-01-05, 20:13
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Nick
I think people do Algebraic Topology in order to...

I think people do Algebraic Topology in order to capture the deep underlying idea without having to wade through all that applied mathematics!
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-05, 09:29
Replies: 230
Views: 24,609
Posted By Nick
U.S. judge blocks Trump sanctions targeting human...

U.S. judge blocks Trump sanctions targeting human rights lawyers, war crimes tribunal

Reuters article:...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-04, 14:07
Replies: 307
Views: 25,175
Posted By Nick
Apparently, the UK inland revenue has now decided...

Apparently, the UK inland revenue has now decided it is a global revenue:
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55530721
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-04, 12:52
Replies: 307
Views: 25,175
Posted By Nick
I hope you can still get to La Palma when you...

I hope you can still get to La Palma when you need to!
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-04, 09:14
Replies: 307
Views: 25,175
Posted By Nick
As part of Brexit, the UK has left the Erasmus...

As part of Brexit, the UK has left the Erasmus student exchange program.
British students can no longer easily do part of their degree at another university in mainland Europe.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-01-03, 17:27
Replies: 307
Views: 25,175
Posted By Nick
The first 10 British citizens have been refused...

The first 10 British citizens have been refused entry to the Netherlands.
They had tested negative for Covid but, now that the UK is fully out of the EU, Covid rules also require them to show that...
Forum: Lounge 2021-01-03, 15:52
Replies: 1,087
Views: 79,336
Posted By Nick
... installed no doubt using the command...

... installed no doubt using the command mountie...
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