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Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-06, 10:42
Replies: 17
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Posted By Nick
The asymmetry that lies behind your initial post...

The asymmetry that lies behind your initial post stems from the fact that the exponents in ordinary prime factorization are restricted to non-negative integers.
If we work with fractions (or, more...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-06, 10:22
Replies: 477
Views: 20,439
Posted By Nick
Clothing store: a shop selling clothes - but only...

Clothing store: a shop selling clothes - but only to people who have some already.
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-08-03, 08:26
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Nick
Now you understand why number theorists introduce...

Now you understand why number theorists introduce fractional ideals.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-08-03, 08:18
Replies: 69
Views: 1,129
Posted By Nick
Yes, this is one area where languages differ...

Yes, this is one area where languages differ widely.
Separate words for the same profession depending on gender of the person
(such as actor/actress in English) are far more common in German, for...
Forum: PrimeNet 2020-07-31, 19:44
Replies: 1,953
Views: 135,745
Posted By Nick
Domain names used to be relative unless you put a...

Domain names used to be relative unless you put a dot at the end,
in the same way that directory path names are local unless you start with a /
Then this started causing problems with E-mail...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-31, 06:58
Replies: 91
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nick
Yes, it was great. Brian and I were hiking in...

Yes, it was great. Brian and I were hiking in Belgium and Luxembourg, on trails that sometimes crossed into France or Germany as well.
It's fun to cross an international border marked by nothing...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-29, 08:03
Replies: 91
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nick
Vianden, Luxembourg 22909

Vianden, Luxembourg
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Forum: Lounge 2020-07-12, 07:58
Replies: 901
Views: 44,356
Posted By Nick
I would keep an eye on Cruise Law News...

I would keep an eye on Cruise Law News (https://www.cruiselawnews.com/)
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-12, 07:56
Replies: 24
Views: 661
Posted By Nick
I think you would have many problems. You would...

I think you would have many problems.
You would have to pay port fees everytime you come to land to buy food.
What would you do if the sea gets too rough?
What would you do if you are attacked?...
Forum: Mlucas 2020-07-09, 21:17
Replies: 59
Views: 6,456
Posted By Nick
Is the mput taking the whole source file path as...

Is the mput taking the whole source file path as the destination file path,
including the initial two dots?
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-09, 08:14
Replies: 91
Views: 5,734
Posted By Nick
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-08, 15:41
Replies: 26
Views: 2,938
Posted By Nick
Coronavirus: elite universities sue over US visa...

Coronavirus: elite universities sue over US visa ruling
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53337392
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-08, 11:34
Replies: 1,455
RIP
Views: 91,622
Posted By Nick
You can still see it on display at Greenwich: ...

You can still see it on display at Greenwich:
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Forum: Hardware 2020-07-05, 10:20
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Nick
So what is the commercial benefit for them?

So what is the commercial benefit for them?
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-04, 11:58
Replies: 967
Views: 39,128
Posted By Nick
Social distancing tip from Dutch National Ballet:...

Social distancing tip from Dutch National Ballet: wear a 3 metre diameter tutu!
https://www.operaballet.nl/en/campagne/safe-distance-ballet
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-07-02, 09:41
Replies: 45
Views: 2,482
Posted By Nick
Thanks for the link!

Thanks for the link!
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-01, 14:06
Replies: 1,585
Views: 76,316
Posted By Nick
It sounds like a positive change, even if it was...

It sounds like a positive change, even if it was a bit harrowing.
It might be an idea to keep a detailed record of that meeting as background for any future problems.
And take every chance you get...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-06-30, 12:09
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Nick
Sander Dahmen at the Vrije Universiteit in...

Sander Dahmen at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam has a place for a postdoc in Number Theory.
(The deadline to apply is 28 July 2020.)
http://www.few.vu.nl/~sdn249/vacancy.html
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-06-30, 12:07
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Nick
Jobs

This thread is for employment opportunities in Number Theory and related areas.
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-06-30, 10:41
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By Nick
From the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen...

From the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen
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Forum: Computer Games 2020-06-29, 15:59
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Nick
I hope your password is not Joshua...

I hope your password is not Joshua (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WarGames) :wink:
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-28, 22:04
Replies: 180
Views: 11,380
Posted By Nick
No, just a bit odd so far. Russia says there...

No, just a bit odd so far.

Russia says there has been no leak from their plants
BBC article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53214259
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-06-28, 13:14
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Nick
A good article on ancient number systems (may...

A good article on ancient number systems (may require university library subscription):

Hollings, C. (2009). An Analysis of Nonpositional Numeral Systems. The Mathematical Intelligencer, 31(2),...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-06-28, 07:27
Replies: 180
Views: 11,380
Posted By Nick
They are certainly human-made. The Dutch...

They are certainly human-made.
The Dutch authorities currently think it may come from a damaged fuel rod at a nucelar power plant.
They say the data so far suggest somewhere in or around the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-06-28, 07:05
Replies: 1,455
RIP
Views: 91,622
Posted By Nick
"Who are you, Master?" he asked. "Eh, what?"...

"Who are you, Master?" he asked.
"Eh, what?" said Tom sitting up, and his eyes glinting in the gloom.
"Don't you know my name yet? That;s the only answer."

(In the House of Tom Bombadil)
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