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Old 2019-12-12, 13:20   #1
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Just to let you know that we will disappear for a while, at least a month. We didn't die, and are not going to, but we will go to stay on our head, to a place where everybody, as we heard, stays upside down... We also heard a story that if you are there, when you empty your bathtub the whirlpool goes in the opposite direction, because there the Earth is rotating in the opposite direction, but this we do not believe. We will try to verify this theory, but it will be very difficult, because we heard the nobody there have bathtubs. We already were extremely puzzled last time when we went there by the fact that the bathrooms, i.e. shower rooms, and toilets are always separate rooms. We are used to have the toilet and bathroom as a common room (pun intended).

Anyhow, the little LaurV will graduate on Dec.17, so we will go there to hold her hand and wipe her face, and then travel a bit around together. Be nice to each other on the forum meantime, and have a merry merry Christmas and a wonderful New year together with your friends and loved ones.

And we know we are not George, and usually, primes are not found during our holidays, but given the Santa is coming, let's hope we find you with another mersenne prime when we return from Down Under...

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Old 2019-12-12, 14:29   #2
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Have a great time!
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Old 2019-12-12, 14:47   #3
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... because we heard the nobody there have bathtubs...
... because everyone was traveling there to see them drain the "wrong" way, and it was using up all the water. . .


Congrats! Have a Great Time!

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Old 2019-12-12, 16:00   #4
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Have fun.
We enjoyed that part of the world.
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Old 2019-12-12, 17:43   #5
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Congrats to your little-one, sir.
Also, when you discover that data is cheap, and the forum works just fine from your phone, we'll only miss you a week or two. :)
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Old 2019-12-12, 17:56   #6
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I'm more worried about what happens to the crunching machines. I hope the maid has been suitably trained to keep the machines maintained in good health.
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Old 2019-12-13, 00:04   #7
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I think I read an article in Scientific-American some 40 years ago that the direction of bathtub drain spin is more a factor of bathtub geometry than which side of the equator you are bathing on. Regardless, please report back the results.

Bon voyage mon ami.
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Old 2019-12-13, 13:22   #8
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Just to let you know that we will disappear for a while, at least a month. We didn't die, and are not going to, but we will go to stay on our head, to a place where everybody, as we heard, stays upside down... We also heard a story that if you are there, when you empty your bathtub the whirlpool goes in the opposite direction, because there the Earth is rotating in the opposite direction, but this we do not believe. We will try to verify this theory, but it will be very difficult, because we heard the nobody there have bathtubs. We already were extremely puzzled last time when we went there by the fact that the bathrooms, i.e. shower rooms, and toilets are always separate rooms.
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Have a good time!

If you're in New South Wales or Queensland, you might want to wear a dust/gas mask. And the water might be all used up for fire fighting, so the bathtub experiments would have to be done elsewhere.

It's true that high- and low-pressure weather systems rotate in opposite directions in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. This is due to the Coriolis effect. But this effect is extremely small on the scale of a residential drain, so you would need exquisitely controlled conditions in order to have any chance of observing it there.
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Old 2019-12-14, 00:00   #9
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We didn't die, and are not going to
We hope that remains accurate, and you have a splendid time. Riveting enough you don't have the inclination for careful Coriolis experiments and lots of trials to tease the tendency out with statistics.

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Old 2019-12-18, 13:01   #10
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Anyhow, the little LaurV will graduate on Dec.17, so we will go there to hold her hand and wipe her face, and then travel a bit around together.
It’s sizzling: Australia experiences hottest day on record
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December 18, 2019 GMT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia experienced its hottest day on record and temperatures are expected to soar even higher as heatwave conditions embrace most of the country.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said the average temperature across the country of 40.9 degrees Celsius (105 Fahrenheit) Tuesday beat the record of 40.3 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) from Jan. 7, 2013.

“This hot air mass is so extensive, the preliminary figures show that yesterday was the hottest day on record in Australia, beating out the previous record from 2013 and this heat will only intensify,” bureau meteorologist Diana Eadie said in a video statement on Wednesday.
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Old 2019-12-18, 17:58   #11
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Be carefull for the mountain trolls, gremlins and smurfs.


Have a good and pleasant journey with interesting experiences.


Come back safely, the primes need you....
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