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Forum: Lounge 2020-12-04, 20:32
Replies: 13
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Never mind "fingers." It took computer technology...

Never mind "fingers." It took computer technology to perform George Anthiel's Ballet Mécanique (http://www.antheil.org/intro.html) for the first time, 75 years after he composed it.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-04, 19:55
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
[/QUOTE]IMO the "definition" at work here is...

[/QUOTE]IMO the "definition" at work here is indicated by the following:-- Republican candidate for US president, October 20, 2016, at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio

-- Same guy, Monday, August...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-04, 17:13
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And remember, regarding the idea of a "military...

And remember, regarding the idea of a "military solution," you heard it here (https://mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=562914&postcount=445) first...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-04, 02:22
Replies: 54
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Defending the US" is absolutely on point. ...

"Defending the US" is absolutely on point.

The original construction of the Arecibo Telescope was done as part of the DEFENDER missile defense program, so had military funding, as well as...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-04, 01:59
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Of course they do. A lot of them are also...

Of course they do. A lot of them are also drinking the Kool-Aid of QAnon, "Hillary Clinton eats dead babies," "vaccinations cause autism," "The Covid pandemic is a hoax," etc etc etc.

I also...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-04, 01:24
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Trump aide banned from Justice after trying to...

Trump aide banned from Justice after trying to get case info (https://apnews.com/article/heidi-stirrup-banned-justice-department-7624560e990ec55383a2a3e421c3a52e)
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-03, 23:54
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am bemused to...

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am bemused to present another exciting episode of...

The Post-Election Courthouse Follies!

This is almost beyond belief. This ORDER REGARDING AMENDED MOTION...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-03, 23:51
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The majority of four justices who made the...

The majority of four justices who made the ruling. The action being to take the case.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-03, 22:55
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Justice Hagedorn wrote that the law was clear...

Justice Hagedorn wrote that the law was clear about such cases having to begin in a lower court that could accept evidence. From the AP story...
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-03, 17:58
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I'll have to get out some of my old floppies and...

I'll have to get out some of my old floppies and see what I can see.

These are 3.5 inch floppies I bought in 1991. I know that sometime in the 1990's I copied a NASA image (TIFF file if memory...
Forum: jwaltos 2020-12-03, 17:20
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Other?" Other than what? One "universal...

"Other?" Other than what? One "universal numerical constant" is the number \pi which may be defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-03, 15:22
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Number of presidential electors is easy: for each...

Number of presidential electors is easy: for each State, add the number of Senators (2) to the number of US Representatives. Constitution of the United States, Article II, Section 1, Clause 2:


...
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-02, 19:26
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hmm. The 88 keys on a piano make about 7...

Hmm. The 88 keys on a piano make about 7 octaves.

The range of human hearing is usually stated as around 20 to 20,000 Hz which is about 10 octaves. So, at 12 notes per octave, that would be...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-02, 14:34
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
We have the following from a news conference in...

We have the following from a news conference in Atlanta, Georgia on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 1, 2020:

It's also on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH9FnY0qvNI).
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-02, 13:13
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
If you're just using a series of single notes, I...

If you're just using a series of single notes, I suppose you could convert to base 12*k and let the digits represent the notes in a range of k octaves.

(In a piano octave, there are 7 white keys...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-02, 12:51
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
And there's an obvious way to insure the maximum...

And there's an obvious way to insure the maximum number of votes to win the electors of a given set of states.

Curious they didn't ask for the maximum percentage.

One of the present-day...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-02, 03:19
Replies: 54
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This article...

This article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9005399/Huge-Puerto-Rico-radio-telescope-collapses-mourning.html) has a lot of pictures, both before and after collapse. The last...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-12-02, 02:17
Replies: 77
Views: 9,350
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Following up on this post...

Following up on this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=534554&postcount=58) from January 8, I am pleased to pass on this AP report:

Ex-Arizona politician gets 6 years in adoption...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-02, 00:39
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Upon rereading the problem, I find I hadn't been...

Upon rereading the problem, I find I hadn't been reading it correctly. I think I have it now, but if so I have a major difficulty with it.

A component pi of the vector pop is the numbers of...
Forum: Puzzles 2020-12-01, 15:44
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I don't see anything about "the" solution being...

I don't see anything about "the" solution being unique, so why not multiple solutions? I'm not sure exactly what "67 'unique' solutions" means; it seems like an oxymoron. I'm guessing "unique"...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-12-01, 15:16
Replies: 54
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The end.

Confirmed. Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope, already damaged, collapses (https://apnews.com/article/technology-arecibo-observatory-puerto-rico-science--0da6abb251f455977bf0c752348e712e)
:tantrum:
Forum: Lounge 2020-12-01, 14:16
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The movie Big, does not conform to either option....

The movie Big, does not conform to either option. A kid is given a "look ahead," perhaps, but whether he remembers any of his "early adult" experiences is not clear. The scene of Tom Hanks and...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-11-30, 19:19
Replies: 577
Views: 29,733
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It's hard to keep up...

Let's see. Georgia certified its results on the 20th. The TRO was to prevent the Dominion machines in the three counties around Atlanta from being reset, which would wipe all the data.

So, could...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 18:57
Replies: 1,022
Views: 54,026
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
This has been in the works for some time. See...

This has been in the works for some time. See this post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=563642&postcount=6) for a pertinent link.

Huh. Wrapping size tags around a web address...
Forum: Lounge 2020-11-30, 14:19
Replies: 4,152
Views: 267,163
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Raindrop-sized lumps of solid aluminum? Yeah,...

Raindrop-sized lumps of solid aluminum? Yeah, that would hurt. If it were hot enough to be raining molten aluminum, it wouldn't hurt. You'd already be thoroughly cooked.
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