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Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-15, 22:05
Replies: 13
Views: 78
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
There is much that can go wrong with patents and...

There is much that can go wrong with patents and copyrights. This is, however, IMO not an argument that the concept of intellectual property is invalid. It is, rather, more an instance of "the...
Forum: Lounge 2022-08-15, 21:26
Replies: 386
Views: 48,784
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
August 15 is Assumption Day (Feast of the...

August 15 is Assumption Day (Feast of the Assumption), celebrated by much of Christendom. The date was officially set for the Catholic Church by Pope Pius XII in 1950.
Forum: Lounge 2022-08-15, 20:45
Replies: 386
Views: 48,784
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Next Anniversary, the Forum will be old enough to...

Next Anniversary, the Forum will be old enough to drink in the good ol' USA!

The significance of the numerical value was not immediately apparent to me, but I did eventually figure it out.

I...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-15, 20:37
Replies: 13
Views: 78
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
-- Section 8, clause 8, Constitution of the...

-- Section 8, clause 8, Constitution of the United States
Forum: Forum Feedback 2022-08-15, 13:28
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I don't know what you mean by "the desired...

I don't know what you mean by "the desired effect." One effect of the approach you suggest which is desirable from the Forum's standpoint is, the Forum would not be involved in any way.

Effects...
Forum: Forum Feedback 2022-08-15, 12:50
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
As long as it's only a general opinion to the...

As long as it's only a general opinion to the effect "nobody should have to abide by laws I refuse to try to understand" the user can rant on, however tiresome it may be.

Speaking for myself, I...
Forum: Forum Feedback 2022-08-15, 01:23
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:yawn:

:yawn:
Forum: Forum Feedback 2022-08-14, 22:08
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Piracy" has been used for at least the last 40...

"Piracy" has been used for at least the last 40 years to mean various forms of copyright infringement. Computer software and digital copying are just newer forms of "intellectual property," which...
Forum: Forum Feedback 2022-08-14, 18:18
Replies: 39
Views: 864
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It wasn't a link that was removed. It was an...

It wasn't a link that was removed. It was an attachment. That is a vital distinction. I am not a mindreader, so I can not tell whether your mischaracterization is a deliberate lie, or "merely"...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-14, 13:18
Replies: 58
Views: 4,556
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
With the documents he ripped up, they may well...

With the documents he ripped up, they may well have been the only copies in existence. From what I read, these were mainly not classified material, but documents covered by the Presidential Records...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-14, 00:33
Replies: 58
Views: 4,556
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I don't think that's the only reason they got the...

I don't think that's the only reason they got the warrant.

It's pretty clear from what facts are already known that The National Archives and DOJ knew he still had a bunch of classified material...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-13, 03:09
Replies: 58
Views: 4,556
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
The warrant and property receipt from the FBI...

The warrant and property receipt from the FBI search and seizure at Mar-a-Lago have been made public, pursuant to a DOJ motion to unseal them.

Copies of the warrant and receipt had been in the...
Forum: Dobri 2022-08-11, 13:19
Replies: 51
Views: 4,757
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
For odd p we have (2^((p+1)/2))^2 == 2 (mod q)...

For odd p we have (2^((p+1)/2))^2 == 2 (mod q) for every prime factor q of 2^p - 1, so 2 is a quadratic residue (mod q). As is well known, this means that q == 1 or 7 (mod 8).

It is also well...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2022-08-11, 12:22
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I'm afraid I'm pretty much drawing a blank on...

I'm afraid I'm pretty much drawing a blank on this one. However, I did notice a couple of minor things.

If the base b = p, a prime number, or p > 2 is prime and b = p^e or 2*p^e, the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-08-10, 13:04
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
My mistake. I apologize. It just happened...

My mistake. I apologize.

It just happened that your post started a new page, I read "I propose this thread again," and thought it was a new thread.

That'll teach me to do moderator things...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-10, 12:48
Replies: 58
Views: 4,556
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It was not so many centuries ago that the...

It was not so many centuries ago that the monarchs of Europe ruled by "divine right" - kings and queens were appointed by God, and you did what they said, or else.

And that went for their...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-09, 14:34
Replies: 58
Views: 4,556
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
It seems that on Monday, August 8, 2022 the FBI...

It seems that on Monday, August 8, 2022 the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, and seized boxes of documents.

The property owner's son indicated it had to do with the National Archives....
Forum: Soap Box 2022-08-09, 14:30
Replies: 58
Views: 4,556
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
No. I was merely observing that all the...

No. I was merely observing that all the political despots with personality cults in recent history I could think of offhand were not worthy of the idolatry they demanded.
Forum: Dobri 2022-08-09, 13:17
Replies: 51
Views: 4,757
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Reread the explanatory post by charybdis. Also...

Reread the explanatory post by charybdis. Also note the result I mentioned about when 2 is a fourth power residue (mod q). The result you state is an easy consequence of your hypothesis and those...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-08-09, 12:28
Replies: 49
Views: 4,345
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Fearsome creature, bwaaaahahahaha! Good one! ...

Fearsome creature, bwaaaahahahaha! Good one! Reminds me of the rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

After drinking my bug-repellant-laden sweat, that little butterfly probably transformed...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-08-09, 02:07
Replies: 49
Views: 4,345
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I had a large ash tree removed a few years ago. ...

I had a large ash tree removed a few years ago. The top of the stump was just under 4 feet in diameter. It was far enough from any structures that burning it out was an option. It tried sending up...
Forum: Lounge 2022-08-08, 23:13
Replies: 129
Views: 22,462
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Re "NO CAT ZONE" pic: I think I can read the...

Re "NO CAT ZONE" pic: I think I can read the cat's mind: "My house, my rules."

I do recall that our paternal grandmother ("Nana") had something of an aversion to cats. She wasn't allergic IIRC,...
Forum: Lounge 2022-08-08, 19:13
Replies: 1,973
RIP
Views: 236,977
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
David McCullough...

David McCullough (https://apnews.com/article/david-mccullough-historian-dies-7abe5997da74f30b1eab11e36b308fe3)I received a copy of his book The Great Bridge about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge,...
Forum: Hobbies 2022-08-08, 17:40
Replies: 49
Views: 4,345
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
An asparagus picker is an implement about a foot...

An asparagus picker is an implement about a foot long, with a V-shaped notch at the business end. The inside of the V is sharpened. It is commonly used to cut out lawn weeds at or near ground...
Forum: Dobri 2022-08-08, 14:32
Replies: 51
Views: 4,757
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Thank you very much for digging up a pertinent...

Thank you very much for digging up a pertinent reference on when 2 is an 8th power (mod q) when q is congruent to 1 (mod 8).

An even older result is the criterion for when 2 is a biquadratic...
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