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April 20th, 2020, 08:00
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April 20th, 2020, 11:04
I think I have posted about what many mathematicians and math hobbyists regards as the most beautiful mathematical equation, Euler's identity: e^(i*Pi)+1=0. Here is a 20 minutes long video presenting the equation and how it's developed:

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Presenter is prof. Brian Greene, and it's part of a series he's called Your Daily Equation where he (as a contribution during these corona times) presents an important equation in mathematics and physics every day: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com…daily+equation.

Currently most equations come from relativity and quantum mechanics.

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April 29th, 2020, 13:05
Captchas!!!!


Yepp. It's an ECG. And for the record, correct answers are V2, V3, V4,V5,
V6, III, and avF. Suggests an acute myocardial infarction, but other diagnoses are possible.

Other funny captchas?

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May 1st, 2020, 11:39
I've been watching a bit of old Star trek, and I recognised a couple of the faces.

Rasmussen from TNG used to be Max Headroom . And Eddington from DS9 was Prince Colwyn from Krull.
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May 2nd, 2020, 19:36
Star Trek - the youtube algorithms found this video for me:

Leonard Nimoy's Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story
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As a German I can understand most of his Yiddish - a wonderful intelligent man.
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Well I'm moving tommorow so I'll be going silent till my internet is hooked up. I'm sure many won't miss me so goodbye, farewell, and see you later. Hopefully it's only a few weeks.
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Well I'm moving tommorow so I'll be going silent till my internet is hooked up. I'm sure many won't miss me so goodbye, farewell, and see you later. Hopefully it's only a few weeks.
Are you moving into a proper new home? I hope it's a nice place.
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Are you moving into a proper new home? I hope it's a nice place.
It's in the same state but it's a gated community with a lot of nice perks. Though it's not a house per say but a four unit condo. On the plus side the guy who caused the fire and bed bugs is out of my life .
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May 14th, 2020, 00:33
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It's in the same state but it's a gated community with a lot of nice perks. Though it's not a house per say but a four unit condo. On the plus side the guy who caused the fire and bed bugs is out of my life .
Yes, I remember the bed bug guy. Good to be away from that situation.

Hope you settle in and get set up quickly.
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Good luck Couch. Hope to see you back here soon!
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May 15th, 2020, 09:32
A geek joke (I've decided to post those here, in stead of the daily smile thread):



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May 15th, 2020, 09:43
This AI makes up words you won’t even find in the dictionary (https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/0…ary-generator/):

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May 16th, 2020, 13:17
A howto for landing a space shuttle:

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May 18th, 2020, 16:13
Antidepressant or Tolkien?

https://antidepressantsortolkien.now…AjmB8D5nzqyM-I
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Antidepressant or Tolkien?

https://antidepressantsortolkien.now…AjmB8D5nzqyM-I
Bah. I was going to post that!!!

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PS. Few antidepressives in Norway sounds Tolkienish, with the possible exceptions Fevarin (fluvoksamin) and Cipramil (citalopram). DS.
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May 19th, 2020, 21:09
I found that to be difficult and seeing how bad I was at it, also something I didn’t need to know
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I have of course started looking at other drugs to see if there are more Tolkienish drug names. Among antibiotics (accepted for use in Norway) I've only found Trimetoprim. The suffix -rim is used for races, such as the Galadrim which is (AFAIR) the name of the elves in Lorien.

I will keep you informed.

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PS. @Myrthos. I also had problems with the quiz, mostly because very few of the drugs mentioned seems to be accepted in Norway. DS.
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May 19th, 2020, 22:47
FYI: Tonight is national geek/nerd night on our national (commercial free) broadcasting company. 3 hours TV from 20:00.

One of the things presented was an electric drill powered skateboardish device (scooter?) with 3D-printed parts (yes, I know other has done similar things):
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Originally Posted by a pibbur View Post
FYI: Tonight is national geek/nerd night on our national (commercial free) broadcasting company. 3 hours TV from 20:00.

One of the things presented was an electric drill powered skateboardish device (scooter?) with 3D-printed parts (yes, I know other has done similar things):
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May 20th, 2020, 09:18
Originally Posted by Ripper View Post
Antidepressant or Tolkien?

https://antidepressantsortolkien.now…AjmB8D5nzqyM-I
I got 17 out of 24 so quite happy with that

Made me laugh

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