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Forum: Lounge 2022-05-29, 02:47
Replies: 258
Views: 54,560
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
In April, the Illinois Department of Natural...

In April, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources issued a recommendation against putting out bird feeders or bird baths until May 31, to help prevent the spread of avian flu.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-29, 02:43
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Prevention is better then cure. And if the "cure"...

Prevention is better then cure. And if the "cure" just stands around eating doughnuts then you need the prevention even more.[/QUOTE]During the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-28, 12:48
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
"Texas-sized" is an idiomatic term meaning "very...

"Texas-sized" is an idiomatic term meaning "very large of its kind." It is especially apropos in this case, since it happened in Texas.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-28, 12:31
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he was 'misled' about...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he was 'misled' about the Uvalde shooting police response (https://www.npr.org/2022/05/27/1101754167/uvalde-texas-school-shooting-police-mistakes)There's a term to...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-27, 14:12
Replies: 373
Views: 45,097
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On May 27: In 1905, the Japanese fleet...

On May 27:

In 1905, the Japanese fleet destroyed most of the Russian East Sea Fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, insuring Japan's victory in the Russo-Japanese War.

In the runup to the war,...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-27, 12:10
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
From a list of victims in Los Angeles Times...

From a list of victims in Los Angeles Times (https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-05-25/victims-of-uvalde-texas-school-shooting). Ages not given had not yet been confirmed before...
Forum: GPU to 72 2022-05-27, 01:43
Replies: 5,292
Views: 424,615
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
:rolleyes: In the words of Joe Biden,...

:rolleyes:

In the words of Joe Biden, "C'mon, man!"
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-27, 01:20
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Following the school shooting in Uvalde, the NRA...

Following the school shooting in Uvalde, the NRA will have its annual convention in Houston. Just as, coincidentally, they had their annual convention in Denver, hard on the heels of the Columbine...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-26, 11:44
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Just an an alphabetical list of school names. No...

Just an an alphabetical list of school names. No dates, indication of numbers killed, or even (apart from whatever might be in some of the school names) locales.

Or, for that matter, any...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-25, 23:58
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Excellent cartoon. Drawn October 4, 2017, in...

Excellent cartoon. Drawn October 4, 2017, in reaction to the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-25, 23:34
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
In this recent post...

In this recent post (https://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=605235&postcount=126) I quoted from Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From the Birmingham Jail. That quotation comes to mind again.
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-25, 13:50
Replies: 373
Views: 45,097
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
On Thursday, May 25, 1961, President John F....

On Thursday, May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a speech before the House of Representatives. Most of it was about the Cold War. However, there was one bit near the end that became better...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-25, 02:46
Replies: 940
Views: 87,311
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Gunman at a Texas elementary school kills 19...

Gunman at a Texas elementary school kills 19 students and two adults before being fatally shot, officials say (https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/24/us/uvalde-texas-elementary-school-shooting/index.html)If...
Forum: Lone Mersenne Hunters 2022-05-25, 02:20
Replies: 2,145
Views: 315,729
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
For an odd prime p, any prime factor q of 2^p - 1...

For an odd prime p, any prime factor q of 2^p - 1 is of the form 2*k*p+1, k integer; in particular, q > p.

This leads to a ludicrous proof of compositeness and factorization:

The fact that 223...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-24, 02:59
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Ah, yes, the TARP program. It's all coming back...

Ah, yes, the TARP program. It's all coming back to me now. The Bush Admin loaned GM something over ten billion, the Obama Admin "loaned" a lot more, much of it in the form of buying GM stock. So...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-23, 23:25
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Last time I checked, bankruptcy proceedings were...

Last time I checked, bankruptcy proceedings were in the purview of the Judicial branch, not the Executive.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-23, 16:58
Replies: 187
Views: 42,851
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Top Southern Baptists stonewalled and denigrated...

Top Southern Baptists stonewalled and denigrated sex abuse victims, report says (https://www.npr.org/2022/05/22/1100616952/southern-baptists-sex-abuse)
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-23, 12:34
Replies: 38
Views: 3,094
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Cosmos caudatus? Never heard of it. <google...

Cosmos caudatus? Never heard of it. <google google>

Hmm. I may have had one - and purely by chance - last year. I had Diablo, Bright Lights, Picotee and Sensation Cosmos. But there was this...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-22, 13:51
Replies: 38
Views: 3,094
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
After mainly cloudy, dreary, chilly weather more...

After mainly cloudy, dreary, chilly weather more like late Winter than early to mid-Spring lasting through the first week of May, we went straight to Summer - temperatures in the upper 80's to over...
Forum: sweety439 2022-05-22, 02:57
Replies: 417
Views: 33,683
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Assuming that n = X1X1 is a positive integer...

Assuming that n = X1X1 is a positive integer congruent to 1 (mod 12), then

12^{\varphi(n)}\;-\;1

is a base twelve palindromic number divisible by n. It may not be the smallest such.

Nil...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-21, 16:40
Replies: 1,178
Views: 116,716
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Return trip? I'm more worried about something...

Return trip? I'm more worried about something like the following:The Starliner craft has crashed into ISS. The station and Starliner have been destroyed. All crew lost.

The whole point of...
Forum: Miscellaneous Math 2022-05-21, 13:58
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
No. The number of k-digit blocks of decimal...

No. The number of k-digit blocks of decimal digits is 10^k. The number of k-digit endings of 2^n, n ≥ k, is 4*5^(k-1). (4*5^(k-1))/10^k is a tiny, tiny fraction if k is at all large. For k = 40,...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-21, 03:02
Replies: 1,178
Views: 116,716
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Boeing's contract for this project [Starliner] is...

Boeing's contract for this project [Starliner] is fixed-price. The company has lost hundreds of millions of dollars due to the delays in meeting objectives.

Even so, I haven't heard of any Boeing...
Forum: Number Theory Discussion Group 2022-05-20, 00:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Drop the exclusion of primes. Say...

Drop the exclusion of primes. Say "representations" rather than "compositions". The meaning of "different" may be different from what you think it is.Happy googling!
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-20, 00:43
Replies: 1,178
Views: 116,716
Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Boeing's Starliner capsule successfully launched...

Boeing's Starliner capsule successfully launched at 6:54 EDT (2254 GMT) May 19.

Starliner is scheduled to dock with the ISS around 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT) on Friday, May 20.
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