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by Slartibartfast
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Happy Things Thread
Replies: 244
Views: 16974

Re: The Happy Things Thread

Me. I've been experiencing absolute happiness for a couple of months now. Which is pretty froody. This will be my last post on the Fogbow as Slarti. Love you all! :grouphug: :happydance: :vacuum: :bunny: :happyfamily: :gotalink: :hijacked: :machinegun: :flame: :50caliber: :nooo: :ymca: :duel: :thor:...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42

I am curious how the mathematicians proved that there were no solutions to the Diophantine Equation for k = 32. I haven't followed up, and I assume that I wouldn't understand it anyway. It almost certainly involves the phrase "elliptic equation" early on which I take as a "no way sonny, go play wit...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42

I am curious how the mathematicians proved that there were no solutions to the Diophantine Equation for k = 32. I haven't followed up, and I assume that I wouldn't understand it anyway. Number theory proofs, especially complex ones, tend to be a bit... abstruse. Generally speaking, you are going to...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42

Is the result exact or is there rounding? I think it has to be exact because they're all integers. Number theory is all about integers, so, like Roadie says, it is exact, but, more properly, it answer to the question, so to speak, is a proof. Either an example (as in the case of 42) or there is rea...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42

As Suranis brought up Douglas Adams… I heard a sort of radio soirée with Adams chatting about HHGG (obviously an old program because Adams died young about twenty years ago). He said he chose 42 as just a dull number. Likewise, he chose the name Arthur Dent as a sort of Everyman name. But some year...
by Slartibartfast
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42
Replies: 29
Views: 1083

Re: Diophantine Equation Solved for Last Holdout Between 0 and 100 - 42

I actually used to have the DVDs of the TV show. Never watched them -- someone broke into my apartment and stole all of my DVDs and a big bag of weed. So it goes... I'm packing up to leave -- I've been offered a position with all the marijuana I want and good opportunities in world domination by the...
by Slartibartfast
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: The AsystBio Conspiracy

I spoke with Patricia Valdez, the Extramural Research Integrity Officer of the National Institutes of Health today. Her official position regarding our interaction is that, after reviewing the grant herself she had "concerns" and is taking appropriate steps. I would note that pretty much everything ...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: The AsystBio Conspiracy

One goodie I noticed about the False Claims Act: it remains under seal for 60 days. But there is no reason that the claim (or at least the facts behind it) can't be published beforehand. Then the defendants can be notified, starting the ticking clock on the period during which they can mitigate thei...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

I'll be brief: Why no False Claims Act lawsuit? I'll be damned. Turns out :sterngard: is right again. [Hey Foggy, I was supposed to remind you to turn that back on!] It's really annoying when that happens. :brickwallsmall: The answer to your question is that I didn't understand the offense for whic...
by Slartibartfast
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official Fogbow Meetup - Oct. 11th TO 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC
Replies: 382
Views: 19326

Re: Official Fogbow Meetup - Oct. 11th TO 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC (NEW HOTEL, CHECK RECENT POSTS!!)

Grumpy Old Guy wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:58 pm
Sorry, I cannot be there. Happy indictments everyone.
I am sure you can find better court buildings restaurants than Denny’s.
Ya gots ta use Denny’s or it’s not official...
:towel:
by Slartibartfast
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official Fogbow Meetup - Oct. 11th TO 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC
Replies: 382
Views: 19326

Re: Official Fogbow Meetup - Oct. 11th TO 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC (NEW HOTEL, CHECK RECENT POSTS!!)

Excellent! That will help cut down on my cost of hiring the Fogbar to investigate a conspiracy theory. (I may have mentioned something about it on another thread...) I’ll also probably be bringing along a chef or two. At least two people that work with me personally that have been known to prepare f...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official Fogbow Meetup - Oct. 11th TO 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC
Replies: 382
Views: 19326

Re: Official Fogbow Meetup - Oct. 11th TO 13th - Myrtle Beach, SC (NEW HOTEL, CHECK RECENT POSTS!!)

Foggy, I don’t know, I keep trying tables and they are all the cool kids’ table. What’s up with that? I’m not going to risk it unless there is a Denny’s where I can make presentments to the Fogbar and pick up the true bill. Where’s the closest Denny’s to the hotel? :towel: Please add me to the user ...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

Hey, it’s a “No sugar no grains (and no potatoes even though it doesn’t say so, too, also)” diet. Cheese is okay. Back off, Zeke, I’m a scientist. Although the evidence suggests that I should probably cut down on the cheese until I reach my goal... On we sweep with threshing oar Our only goal will b...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

I believe the correct statute is:

You have the right not to be killed.
Murder is a crime.
Unless it is done by a policeman.
Or an aristocrat.

Know your rights.
These are your rights.

Make sure you have it straight because next we’re going to rock the Casbah.

Just sayin’.
:towel:
by Slartibartfast
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, THESE ARE YOUR RIGHTS! ALL THREE OF THEM! https://ori.hhs.gov/whistleblowers-bill-rights-appendix Meeting with Sara later today... moar will be revealed afterwards. There is an unconfirmed rumor that someone might appear on the podcast below to discuss this case at some point... :...
by Slartibartfast
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

I dunno Foggy, does the transcript back that up? It seems like we probably spent around 15% of the time talking about the case to me. Just sayin’. :towel: Now that the stage is set and I’ve started the whistleblowing process, I can be clearer and freer about what I say. I am now in contact with UNC ...
by Slartibartfast
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

Yesterday evening I spoke with an investigative journalist. I won't reveal this person or their organization, but eventually they will publish something and it will be moot. Or they will choose to post here themselves. Which would be an example of Gonzo journalism, by the way (the topic came up and ...
by Slartibartfast
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

From September of 2015 until last summer I listened to everything Stern said, thought about it carefully, and took it to heart. Which I can document -- I can document every single thing I have said on this thread, the evolution of my understanding and intent first and foremost. It was outstanding ad...
by Slartibartfast
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

Slartibartfast. The attorneys here have not offered their experience to you with some expectation of getting paid. That is not strictly true. Stern explicitly told me that if I wanted his advice (or wanted him to review anything) then I should pay him. Which was absolutely the right thing for him t...
by Slartibartfast
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

Um... Maybenaut? The case is over. It has been since January 11th. I'm talking about things that are a part of the record in a closed case. I can, however, get the settlement agreement thrown out if I choose , but there is no reason to do so. Um... Slarti? So can they. Based on what you post here. ...
by Slartibartfast
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

No. It is not. Unless the Court of Bun Dogs were a real thing, which it isn’t. So your rants can have no negative legal nor positive pedagogical effect on the antagonists in your story, but might (according to the FogBar) assist them in escaping being punished for their perfidy. Seems like a lose-l...
by Slartibartfast
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

Um... Maybenaut? The case is over. It has been since January 11th. I'm talking about things that are a part of the record in a closed case. I can, however, get the settlement agreement thrown out if I choose, but there is no reason to do so. I'm testing out the information weapon of mass destruction...
by Slartibartfast
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

We agree because we prefer to not watch you do things that carry a possibility - and not necessarily a small one - of causing anguish and loss. Actually, there is no possibility of either anguish or loss. Anguish, or needless suffering, goes away when one gives up assumptions, and, as a friend poin...
by Slartibartfast
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The AsystBio Conspiracy
Replies: 133
Views: 8906

Re: AsystBio LLC case

My guess is less than $750. I once commented on Sara's line items "review lengthy email from client" (which were frequent) and she said she only put in the "lengthy" to amuse me. Let's just say Sara isn't going to skim anything that she is giving a professional opinion on and I have a pretty good i...

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