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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:22 PM
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What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:24 PM
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1. ok someone "wrote" a book with this title and 200 blank pages
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 06:26 PM by undeterred
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:37 PM
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10. More evidence that some people are insufficiently taxed.
Who has $9 to blow on a notebook?
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:03 PM
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2. The Three Stooges!!
Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!!

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Joey Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:45 PM
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19. Hahah
Good one. Why I Oughtta!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:36 PM
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3. I was thinking about cyclomic fields earlier today. Does that make me a bad person?
More precisely, I was wondering whether there was a really simple proof that primes of the form p = 12*n + 11 factor over the integers in the 12th cyclotomic field, which led me to the question: Given a prime of the form p = 12*n + 11, is it always possible to find integers r and s with r^2 - 3*s^2 = 2*p? I was asking myself this because factoring I found the factorization (3 - x - x^2 + 3 x^3)*(3 + x - x^2 - 3 x^3) = 11 (where x is a primitive 12th root of unity) by first solving r^2 - 3*s^2 = 0 (mod 11), but I couldn't solve r^2 - 3*s^2 = 11, though I could solve r^2 - 3*s^2 = 22. Similarly, I didn't solve find solutions of r^2 - 3*s^2 = 23 or r^2 - 3*s^2 = 47, though I did find solutions of r^2 - 3*s^2 = 2*23 and r^2 - 3*s^2 = 2*47, which should enable me to factor 23 and 47 the same way I factored 11 -- that is, by assuming unique prime factorization, which I think is known for the integers of the 12th cyclotomic field
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:16 PM
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6. Nice post, Kummer.
Fortunately, the 12th cyclotomic field is one of those fields whose ring of integers has unique factorization.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:51 PM
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8. The integers are frickin badly designed! I mean, why couldn't we find (say) the nth
prime just by multiplying all the previous primes and adding one? It would be a helluva lot more convenient. And why can't ALL the cyclotomic fields have rings of integers with unique factorization? It's sloppy workmanship, that's what it is!

Somebody really ought to complain to the mathematical management about stuff like that. I mean, really! Who had the dumb idea that it should be impossible to turn 3-space into a commutative field? Physics would be easier if we could do that ...

Oh, don't get me started!

:argh:

:rant:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:38 AM
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12. They tried that in Universe 1.0.
But mathematicians complained. It turned out that the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem actually did fit in that margin. The Goldbach Conjecture became Goldbach's Obvious Theorem. And the Riemann Hypothesis was solved by most junior high students. So in the upgrade, they made the primes less predictable, more chaotic. More FUN!
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:49 PM
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4. This......
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:00 PM
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5. You really oughta stop posting the lewd pics
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:38 PM
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7. Sorry, I thought I could sneak that one by.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 01:34 PM
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14. Sweet. Let's bend some notes. n/t
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:29 PM
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9. here


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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:59 AM
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11. This
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:13 PM
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17. NO, that picture just reminds me of sex
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 01:03 PM
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13. *Some* of us can multitask...
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 01:44 PM
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15. Why he's not thinking about sex right now
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 04:19 PM
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18. Because he just had sex 2 minutes ago
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 01:46 PM
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16. Remote controls...that also dispense beer.
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:52 PM
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20. Electronic gadgets.
Those are "guy toys."
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