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Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-29, 02:23
Replies: 557
Views: 28,353
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: 557
Views: 28,353
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: 14,017
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: 782
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: 4,121
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)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 03:42
Replies: 557
Views: 28,353
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My guess is, the Supremes will refuse to take it....

My guess is, the Supremes will refuse to take it.

There is another case -- a real case they may well take, and which IMO the Plaintiffs stand a very good chance of winning. It's the one the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-28, 02:39
Replies: 153
Views: 14,649
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This is for the birds...

Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections (https://apnews.com/article/politics-wildlife-birds-56b812df9c278f5e2b9be9541378892b)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-28, 01:22
Replies: 557
Views: 28,353
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Ouch!

The Ruling (https://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/3rd-trump.pdf) in the appeal of the dismissal by US District Court Judge Brann of the PA election lawsuit in Federal Court is out.

The...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 15:59
Replies: 1,146
Views: 63,835
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Yes, the "I have the right not to wear a helmet...

Yes, the "I have the right not to wear a helmet while motorcycling" reflects a mindset similar to the "I have right to be reckless about spreading a contagious disease."

This instance is worse IMO...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 14:12
Replies: 1,552
RIP
Views: 111,858
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Bruce Boynton...

Bruce Boynton (https://apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-alabama-selma-virginia-us-supreme-court-0cb1c1d3ae47ddaa011cbbc703ea7795)
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 13:57
Replies: 1,146
Views: 63,835
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The Latest: Mask mandate spurs Idaho official to...

The Latest: Mask mandate spurs Idaho official to push back (https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-angela-merkel-germany-coronavirus-pandemic-fe1dfe62a7d0f80e847767e0b9ea2f9b)
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-27, 02:43
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I haven't checked that neither N-1 nor N+1 are...

I haven't checked that neither N-1 nor N+1 are completely factored. Assuming neither is, I can give a floor.

I just looked for largest number proved prime by some method other than those using...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 01:57
Replies: 225
Views: 13,298
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Currently, Thanksgiving Day in the USA is the...

Currently, Thanksgiving Day in the USA is the fourth Thursday in November.

Thus, it can occur as early as November 22 (as it did in 2018), and as late as November 28 (as it did in 2019).

Not a...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-27, 01:31
Replies: 348
Views: 23,576
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Reminds me of a line in The Gripping Hand,

Reminds me of a line in The Gripping Hand,
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-27, 01:15
Replies: 1,070
Views: 68,430
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Another version: A woman is riding on a...

Another version:

A woman is riding on a train with her baby, and the passenger sitting next to her says, "Ma'am, I'm sorry for saying it, but that is the ugliest kid I have ever seen."

The...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-27, 01:02
Replies: 557
Views: 28,353
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If she gets the chance. The appeal to the...

If she gets the chance. The appeal to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court stays her order to halt certification. And if the State Supreme Court throws the case out (as I predict it will), that's...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-26, 14:52
Replies: 557
Views: 28,353
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The votes won't be tossed out. The law isn't...

The votes won't be tossed out. The law isn't unconstitutional. Article VII, section 14 of the Pennsylvania State Constitution says the Legislature must ("shall") provide by law for absentee voting...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-26, 14:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,211
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Thank you! Do you have a similar holiday in The...

Thank you! Do you have a similar holiday in The Netherlands? Although it is generally regarded as a home-grown USA holiday, the decorations in the stores mostly go straight from Halloween to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-26, 02:16
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I don't understand. Are you trying to prove that...

I don't understand. Are you trying to prove that a 26-million decimal digit number is prime by trial division?

I'm not sure what you mean is probable, but if you mean one can say it is "probable"...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-26, 01:49
Replies: 1,344
Views: 65,438
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
After the court session I mentioned in this post...

After the court session I mentioned in this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=560627&postcount=1340) when the DOJ declined to give oral arguments in defense of its motion to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-26, 00:48
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
There are algebraic formulas, e.g. a =...

There are algebraic formulas, e.g.

a = k*(p^2 - q^2), b = k*(2*p*q), c = k*(p^2 + q^2)

for which a^2 + b^2 = c^2 is a polynomial identity.

So k, p, and q can be rational integers, Gaussian...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-11-25, 23:04
Replies: 34
Views: 782
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
13*13*13 - 13*13 -...

13*13*13 - 13*13 - ((666+666)/666)^((666+666+666)/666)

666 + 666 + 666 + ((13+13)/13)*(13 - (13+13)/13)

I had checked the idea of the stated equation being valid in some base. This led to a...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-25, 21:42
Replies: 557
Views: 28,353
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And yet again...

Judge halts further vote certification; Gov. Wolf to appeal (https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-pennsylvania-mike-kelly-elections-tom-wolf-c79f3356b29a1a25ff5eabfb059f3a5c)
EDIT: The Pennsylvania...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-11-25, 21:16
Replies: 38
Views: 773
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Have been? Not sure. Potentially, or could be...

Have been? Not sure. Potentially, or could be saved by astronomy? All.

One of the things the Arecibo Telescope did (as Uncwilly alluded to in a previous post) was using its radar to help detect...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-25, 18:28
Replies: 4,137
Views: 265,093
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The AP story described the thing as "a...

The AP story described the thing as "a three-sided stainless steel object." I'm not certain what "three-sided" means, but I'm guessing it means it's like a long rectangular sheet of steel with folds...
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