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 Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-26, 02:16 Replies: 4 Views: 90 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: 64,751 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: 44 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: 22 Views: 294 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: 542 Views: 27,617 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: 719 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: 264,141 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...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-25, 18:15 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Where this 14,000 comes from is a mystery to me,... Where this 14,000 comes from is a mystery to me, but it assumes these ballots were returned and also assumes that the ballots that were returned had votes cast for Biden. As for "returned but not...
 Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2020-11-25, 18:03 Replies: 15 Views: 201 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Just for practice, I used Pari-GP to find n such... Just for practice, I used Pari-GP to find n such that 10^300000000 + n has no microscopically tiny prime factors p <= primelimit, which at the time happened to be a bit over 60000000. I let it run...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-25, 13:53 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Aw, crikey -- not AGAIN! Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification (https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-joe-biden-donald-trump-madison-wisconsin-7882adcf4ed8fc941fa6948e1da9e5ab)Reminds me of...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-25, 13:01 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus If you're referring to the late Terry Pratchett,... If you're referring to the late Terry Pratchett, no, I haven't read his books. But -- and this may be relevant to what we can "know" from reading them -- weren't they fiction? Not a problem -- our...
 Forum: Science & Technology 2020-11-24, 19:13 Replies: 38 Views: 719 Posted By Dr Sardonicus ... Unless, perhaps, you realized that in that... ... Unless, perhaps, you realized that in that photo you posted, those tiny little green things around the edges of the dish are trees...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-24, 18:45 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Yes, "laughingstock" is an appropriate term. ... Yes, "laughingstock" is an appropriate term. Make Adversaries Grin Avidly! After the ruling came down (like the storied ton of bricks) on the great Pennsylvania "This is not a fraud case", our...
 Forum: Science & Technology 2020-11-24, 17:59 Replies: 38 Views: 719 Posted By Dr Sardonicus The Arecibo Observatory Telescope Description... The Arecibo Observatory Telescope Description site I gave a link to a few posts back says The main site The Arecibo Observatory | Research center operated by UCF, YEI & UMET and funded by NSF and...
 Forum: Math 2020-11-24, 13:44 Replies: 6 Views: 141 Posted By Dr Sardonicus 1) It occurred to me to wonder whether this might... 1) It occurred to me to wonder whether this might be a homework problem. 2) IMO this is not "superpermutations." For the problem as described, the the "list all transpositions" approach seems to...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-24, 13:24 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus As indicated in this post... As indicated in this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=563486&postcount=478), such pressure would not be meaningless. The Republicans plan to use it in the 2022 campaign, and expect...
 Forum: Lounge 2020-11-24, 03:13 Replies: 1,545 Views: 110,990 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Give that man a cheroot! Champion Ken... Give that man a cheroot! Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim 'Jeopardy!' host (https://apnews.com/article/alex-trebek-us-news-ken-jennings-0d20768baf08db5bcfceea673ebddff6)
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-24, 02:15 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus The 2012 YouTube video linked to in this early... The 2012 YouTube video linked to in this early 2018 post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=476688&postcount=651) offers a different diagnosis.
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-24, 00:34 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Come back here and take what's coming to ya! I'll bite your legs off! US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin (https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-national-security-rob-portman-coronavirus-pandemic-ac923137dfb664e5c3a1923f52eebbad)
 Forum: Science & Technology 2020-11-23, 21:25 Replies: 38 Views: 719 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Seems about the only reasonably safe way. At... Seems about the only reasonably safe way. At Telescope Description | The Arecibo Observatory (https://www.naic.edu/ao/telescope-description) we find (my emphasis, just to get the size of things): ...
 Forum: Lounge 2020-11-23, 13:21 Replies: 150 Views: 14,322 Posted By Dr Sardonicus In rare feat, Evanston teen expected to break... In rare feat, Evanston teen expected to break birding record: 'Say a rare bird shows up. You have to drop everything and get in the car.'...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-23, 02:45 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Wow! She's too :bsquared::poop::crazy: ... Wow! She's too :bsquared::poop::crazy: even for Team Orange!
 Forum: Lounge 2020-11-22, 23:35 Replies: 18 Views: 812 Posted By Dr Sardonicus It is already the next day in some locales, but... It is already the next day in some locales, but where I am it's still well before the end of November 22. On this day in 1963, it was a Friday. I went to school in the morning. Nothing unusual. ...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-22, 17:36 Replies: 542 Views: 27,617 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Faith ?[/QUOTE] No. Idolatry is worshipping... Faith ?[/QUOTE] No. Idolatry is worshipping something physical (an idol, which could be a "graven image," a statue, or a person) in place of God. The term is also applied more broadly to mean...
 Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-22, 17:06 Replies: 30 Views: 1,303 Posted By Dr Sardonicus Individual States are free to pass their own... Individual States are free to pass their own liquor laws. And if a State is "dry," Section 2 of the Twenty-First Amendment which repealed Prohibition nationally, makes rumrunning into that State a...
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