February 12, 2017
On a positive note... :-D
Posted by Snaggy at 12:21 PM
February 10, 2017
Talented Robot Delivery Ostrich!
Posted by Snaggy at 05:09 PM
February 02, 2017
Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series now on Blu-ray
If you're a Trekkie, you might like to read about this. Star Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series is soon available on Blu-ray. Most of us know that this series was a bit of a stinker at times, but it's kind of nice to beam it down every now and then and have a peek. Especially on Blu-ray, where the effects are at their finest.
It features all 98 episodes digitally remastered in high-definition on 24 discs for the Blu-ray and on 27 discs for the DVD alongside a trove of special features such as commentaries, deleted scenes from select episodes and archival mission logs.
Set in the 22nd century, a hundred years before James T. Kirk helmed the famous starship of the same name, Star Trek: Enterprise takes place in an era when interstellar travel is still in its infancy. Captain Jonathan Archer has assembled a crew of brave explorers to chart the galaxy on a revolutionary spacecraft: Enterprise NX-01. As the first human beings to venture into deep space, these pioneers will experience the wonder and mystery of the final frontier as they seek out new life and new civilizations.
And hey, we're giving away a copy to SuperFans/Patreons! EDIT... Patron Johann won, yay!
Posted by Snaggy at 11:21 AM
February 01, 2017
Love is all around... Joan Jett
Posted by Snaggy at 01:38 PM
January 19, 2017
Posted by Snaggy at 11:35 AM
January 12, 2017
Mummy Croc loves her babies...
Amazing footage from the new BBC series "Spy in the Wild" captures crocs hatching and their mother moving them to water. (The ancient small mammal ancestor in me finds this so creepy!)
Posted by Snaggy at 09:48 AM
January 01, 2017
2017 will be a good year!
We all know that 2017 is a prime number, but it is more than just another prime number.
2017π (rounds to nearest integer) is a prime
2017e (rounds to nearest integer ) is a prime.
The sum of all odd primes up to 2017 is a prime number, i.e. 3+5+7+11+...+2017 is a prime number.
The sum of the cube of gap of primes up to 2017 is a prime number. That is (3-2)^3 + (5-3)^3 + (7-5)^3 + (11-7)^3 + ... + (2017-2011)^3 is a prime number.
The prime number before 2017 is 2017+(2-0-1-7), which makes it a sexy prime, and the prime after 2017 is 2017+(2+0+1+7). 2017 itself is of course equal to 2017+(2*0*1*7)
Insert 7 into any two digits of 2017, it is still a prime number, i.e. 27017, 20717, 20177 are all primes. Plus, 20177 is also a prime number
Since all digits of 2017 is less than 8, it can be viewed as an octal. 2017 is still a prime number as an octal.
2017 can be written as a sum of three cubes of primes, i,e, p^3 +q^3 +r^3 for some primes p, q, r.
2017 can be written as a sum of cubes of five distinct integers.
2017 can be written as x^2+y^2, x^2+2y^2, x^2+3y^2, x^2+4y^2 x^2+6y^2, x^2+7y^2, x^2+8y^2, x^2+9y^2 (for positive integers x, y)
20170123456789 is also a prime
the 2017th prime number is 17539 and 201717539 is also a prime.
Let p=2017, then both (p+1)/2 and (p+2)/3 are prime numbers.
The first ten digits of the decimal expansion of the cubic root of 2017 contains all different digits 0~9. 2017 is the least integer has this property.
2017 = 2^11 - 11th prime
(via Woz, via Shawn Nunley)
Posted by Snaggy at 12:26 PM