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December 13th, 2017, 16:45
Gross. Perhaps we should focus on things we need to know ?
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December 15th, 2017, 16:33
This is my message number 3000.

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December 15th, 2017, 20:33
Congratulations! Time for a new name.
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December 15th, 2017, 23:09
Dr. Pibbur? or if he's dieting…
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December 15th, 2017, 23:15
I vote for ‘The Pibbur’.
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December 16th, 2017, 21:20
I think it would be a shame if the Pibbur stopped posting on the basis of arbitrary numerology.
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December 16th, 2017, 23:55
Oooops…
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1. The cat is alive! And pissed!!!
2. It's been 82 years. The cat is dead, and the stench is unbearable!!!
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December 16th, 2017, 23:56
Damage done. Or danger's over

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December 19th, 2017, 11:07


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December 20th, 2017, 02:48
Look out for the fluff!
Over the last five to 10 million years, the Solar System has been moving through the lower density region of interstellar gas of the Local Bubble. As a result, Earth and its lifeforms have avoided dangerous flows of cosmic radiation and gas. Astronomers, however, have discovered a denser cloud of interstellar gas about 25 ly (7.7 pc) in diameter called the "Local Fluff" (or "Local Interstellar Cloud") that is moving towards the Solar System. Stretched out towards Constellation Cygnus, the stellar winds of young stars in a star-forming region of the Scorpius-Centaurus Association near the Aquila Rift (a high-density molecular cloud) have been blowing the Local Fluff so that its denser parts may reach Sol's heliosphere in around 50,000 years (Straizys et al, 2003).
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December 25th, 2017, 14:52
A thing you don't need to know : The official variations of Euro currencies : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped…n1999-2017.png

More here : https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurom%C3%BCnzen

Current German special 2 Euro backsides : https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsc…enkm%C3%BCnzen

Right now I'm looking for where this Spanish coin depicting Don Quijote comes from … I need to buy that book …
Edit : Found it ! https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanis…enkm%C3%BCnzen

Another, better list, sorted per year : https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/2-Euro-Gedenkm%C3%BCnzen
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December 28th, 2017, 01:05
Not sure if this is the right thread, but…yeah…you really don't need to know the following thing:

Cliffhanger productions founder is skeptical about diesel promises of german car industry.

Really nothing newsworthy, but it was somewhat fun to see Jan Wagner of Cliffhanger productions in "ZDF Heutejournal" (27.12.2017) in German TV as random dude who wants to buy a car.
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January 6th, 2018, 02:16
Now here is a Christmas jumper worth having!

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January 13th, 2018, 17:32
Congratulations to the ozzies for pwning England in some sort of cricket event.

Ashes, huh?

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1. The cat is alive! And pissed!!!
2. It's been 82 years. The cat is dead, and the stench is unbearable!!!
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January 14th, 2018, 02:47
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Congratulations to the ozzies for pwning England in some sort of cricket event.

Ashes, huh?

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ashes
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January 24th, 2018, 14:43
Not too long ago, in a galaxy not too far away, you could buy mcnuggets in three different packages with 6, 9 or 20 of said delicacies. Which was fine if you wanted 6 nuggets, or 9. Or 12 or 15 …But what if you wanted 7, or 8 or 11? Well, unless you threw away (or ate) a couple of the things, you were out of luck.

Which of course raises the very interesting question: What is the largest number of nuggets you cannot get, buying complete mcnugget packages and not discard/eat a single nugget? The answer is 43.

Let's see how we know that.

First, let's prove that you can't get 43.
  1. Any combination of 9- and 6-packs must be divisible by 3. 43 is not.
  2. Buying a 20 pack does not help, because 43-20=23 which is also not divisible by 3.
  3. Buying 2 20-packs leaves 3, which is divisible by 3, but there's no 3-package.

Second let's show that 43 is the largest such number. We observe:
  1. 44=4*6 + 20
  2. 45=5*9
  3. 46=2*20+6
  4. 47=20+3*9
  5. 48=8*6
  6. 49=2*20+9
Any number larger than 49 can be achieved by adding a multiple of 6 to one of the above mentioned numbers.

QED.

This is the socalled McNugget number, which is special case of the Frobenius number, which is the largest amount of something you can get using a set of fixed size "packages" (also coins and things like that).

Next question: Will there always be a largest unobtainable number. The answer is no. Just replace the nine-pack with say a 10-pack. Then you can't get any odd-number of nuggets.

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January 27th, 2018, 15:34
How come drinking alcohol is accompanied with ‘proost’?


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January 30th, 2018, 16:48
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/scie…ent-manuscript

The mysterious text in the 15th century Voynich manuscript has plagued historians and cryptographers since its discovery in the 19th century. This ancient mystery made its way to the artificial intelligence community, where computing science professor Greg Kondrak was keen to lend his expertise in natural language processing to the search.

Kondrak and his graduate student Bradley Hauer set out to use computers for decoding the ambiguities in human language using the Voynich manuscript as a case study. Their first step was to address the language of origin, which is exquisitely enciphered on hundreds of delicate vellum pages with accompanying illustrations.

Kondrak and Hauer used samples of 400 different languages from the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” to systematically identify the language. The scientists initially hypothesized that the Voynich manuscript was written in Arabic. After running their algorithms, it turned out that the most likely language was Hebrew.
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February 7th, 2018, 17:05
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