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by Alan
February 23rd, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nouvelles de France
Replies: 2299
Views: 105626

Re: Nouvelles de France

Terrible news -- was hoping to see them at Coachella One More Time ...
by Alan
February 23rd, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4471
Views: 257458

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Would I be right in saying Trump was a bit of a marmite character?
I learned a new phrase here.
I wonder what the US equivalent would be -- "tofu character"? 
by Alan
February 19th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Politicized science
Replies: 63
Views: 9740

Re: Politicized science

Biden mandates that the term "alien" shall henceforth be replaced in all federal documents by "non-citizen". 

Coincidentally, NASA just landed a rover on Mars to continue the search for non-citizen life.
by Alan
February 19th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?
Replies: 51
Views: 3059

Re: Are you ready for POST BREXIT?

The UK should have a referendum on the gig economy. Only way to get it back. That's what was done in California -- and it worked!  Ditto for the EU after they (predictably?) try to kill it also
by Alan
February 16th, 2021, 11:22 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Politicized science
Replies: 63
Views: 9740

Re: Politicized science

Texas is freezing, causing its power grid to fail. 
What's the cause of this unusual freeze?
Well, of course it's global warming, according to Bloomberg
Right  ...  
by Alan
February 16th, 2021, 11:05 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Recall Gavin 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Recall Gavin 2020

RecallGavin2020 reaches 1.5 million checkpoint ...

With one month to go, should mean a very nice safety margin in the final count!
by Alan
February 14th, 2021, 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4471
Views: 257458

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

by Alan
February 12th, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4471
Views: 257458

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Sorry, but in assessing the destructiveness and importance of the event, the details matter.   Obviously, the worst thing is death. Apparently 5 died:  - Brian Sicknick, capitol police, of so-far-unknown causes (see above)  - Ashli Babbitt, a rioter, shot by a capitol police, while climbing though a...
by Alan
February 12th, 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Silly questions
Replies: 117
Views: 34833

Re: Silly questions

For the 2nd question, I meant test value for the characteristic function.
But with [$]\nu=1[$] the two differ only by trivial factors
by Alan
February 12th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 4471
Views: 257458

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Did the Jan 6 capitol rioters kill anybody? We know capitol policeman Brian Sicknick died. How exactly did he die?
According to CNN (a generally anti-Trump news source), it's not clear
by Alan
February 11th, 2021, 10:50 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Silly questions
Replies: 117
Views: 34833

Re: Silly questions

Mathematica can do it: bessel.png Is that there an irregular mod cyl Bessel that I see before me, yonder? https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/numeric/special_functions https://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/numeric/special_functions/cyl_bessel_k Any good test values? yes, apparently cyl_bessel_k For a tes...
by Alan
February 11th, 2021, 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monday Morning Website
Replies: 4
Views: 189387

Re: Monday Morning Website

Sure,
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:D
by Alan
February 11th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 802
Views: 113807

Re: End of bitcoin?

Then, of course, there's the infamous Craig Wright (the putative 1/2-Satoshi), who apparently lost the private key that he shared with his late partner Dave Kleiman (the other putative 1/2-Satoshi) to 1 million bitcoins. Wasn't JohnLeM looking to give a Darwin award to a mathematician? Well -- ther...
by Alan
February 11th, 2021, 7:15 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Recall Gavin 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Recall Gavin 2020

A new thread to follow this event.

The first milestone, which requires approx 1.5 million signatures by March 17, 2021 to trigger a 2021 special election, looks very likely to be reached

Background

More as things develop ...
by Alan
February 11th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Silly questions
Replies: 117
Views: 34833

Re: Silly questions

Mathematica can do it:
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