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by katastrofa
March 5th, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: EV Battery/Motor Materials
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: EV Battery/Motor Materials

"locked fixed price deals" - I know that Tesla used to do that some years ago, but I no longer have interest in this company after the 'pedo guy' story (solidarity of alternate air sources ;-))
by katastrofa
March 4th, 2021, 11:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 693
Views: 96093

Re: norway

Snøforhold in my village after over two weeks of *ikke noe* snøbyger :-D I've tried out all types of snø over that time: snøslat, hålke, gadd, avrange, slatter or practically water (wetted through my shoes) or practically ice - night and da, day and night (I love skiing in the forest in full moon th...
by katastrofa
March 4th, 2021, 11:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 412
Views: 58314

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

He did the worst thing to natural sciences - crowned mathematics their queen. He's like Hitler compared to Atiyah's and Shorr's little crimes!
by katastrofa
March 4th, 2021, 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: trackstar's Needle Exchange
Replies: 492
Views: 53457

Re: trackstar's Needle Exchange

I get the exact same ads, even if I sweated out all fat skiing. Regarding age, I recently heard - from a man - that after 45 we stop being women (related to the statistic that most women become practically infertile at 45 these days). But men will always be men. Expect some ads of male clothes then....
by katastrofa
March 4th, 2021, 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is elon musk for real?
Replies: 74
Views: 29119

Re: is elon musk for real?

I think those people take something harder. Or evolved to produce it internally.
by katastrofa
March 4th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is twitter for mentally ill people?
Replies: 282
Views: 47595

Re: is twitter for mentally ill people?

I love 3D fractal animations, almost as good as the reality - which is in fact a 4D fractal (-:
by katastrofa
March 4th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 412
Views: 58314

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

Shorr's new paper claiming in the abstract "This destroys the RSA cryptosystem.": https://eprint.iacr.org/2021/232.pdf I believe that there exist an efficient deterministic method of finding primes (without using a quantum computer!) - which is yet to be found itself (what a prime method i...
by katastrofa
March 3rd, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2522
Views: 197850

Re: Stupid question of the day

Cuteness! Unlike you, I love snakes, but I'm panically afraid of fish (with a few exceptions), so I can appreciate and admire your heroic act of kindness :-) You've probably read the advice already: "How cold is cold enough? Opinions vary, but 12°C (53°F) seems like a good starting point, give ...
by katastrofa
February 28th, 2021, 10:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2522
Views: 197850

Re: Stupid question of the day

Thank you very much! What a relief to my brain!
The wikipedia note indeed quite vague, but I will look at the papers you mentioned.
by katastrofa
February 28th, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stupid question of the day
Replies: 2522
Views: 197850

Re: Stupid question of the day

Black swans and dragon knights (or something like that) - what are the latter? I keep recalling the latter every time I think about dragons. I remember "dragon knights" from some presentation or book (mentioned next to black swans), but I can't localise the source. Is it something about in...
by katastrofa
February 26th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Science Unable to Explain Mysterious Coincidences
Replies: 9
Views: 189706

Re: Modern Science Unable to Explain Mysterious Coincidences

Djikstra's findings sound unreasonable, but he speculated that the increased risk was due to vit A deficiency which is supposed to have an annual trend (don't ask me). I'm always sceptical about such inferences, but I don't think two studies separated by 40 years can be compared.
by katastrofa
February 20th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Colonising Mars - don't make me laugh.
Replies: 18
Views: 110600

Re: Colonising Mars - don't make me laugh.

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by katastrofa
February 20th, 2021, 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nouvelles de France
Replies: 2305
Views: 108611

Re: Nouvelles de France

Baguettes, a wine festival and Paris rooftops vie for a spot on UNESCO heritage list

Universal indeed! Just like the Champs Elysées, Saint Michel and old Beaujolais wine.
Where did you get the list of my greatest disappointments??
by katastrofa
February 19th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your favorite u tube songs?
Replies: 45
Views: 74280

Re: Your favorite u tube songs?

This videoclip is great (not just because it's Tina):
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=GC5E8 ... ture=share

I wish I could ever develop such musculature on the twigs that I have for bones :-D