"Between Meals" - April 10, 2020

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Re: "Between Meals" - April 10, 2020

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Post by MajordomoTom » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:31 pm

I'm getting tensor and tensor.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 am

MajordomoTom wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:31 pm
I'm getting tensor and tensor.
Would you care to differentiate that?
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Post by boharr » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:29 am

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 am
MajordomoTom wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:31 pm
I'm getting tensor and tensor.
Would you care to differentiate that?
Would differentiation require a lava lamp?

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#384

Post by DBMiller » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:59 am

And the lesson to be learned here is to never discuss infinity with mathematicians, they can go on about it forever.

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Post by MajordomoTom » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:15 am

we're rapidly vectoring to unlimited tangents (that's a math word salad).
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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Post by Tom Shea » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:56 am

Speaking of vector, Victor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ9iPTu_FMA

From the greatest art film ever.
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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:11 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:25 pm
I think it's an imaginary number. And a vector. Or maybe a Laplace transform. Or maybe ∇⋅B=0. Or the tarot cards lied!

I just know that my number (42) has never been picked. Now, what was the question?
Besides being the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, it's also Jackie Robinson's number... the only professional athlete in any major sport to have his number be retired league-wide. Besides his undeniable talent on the field, he is/was just as strongly recognized for his strength, courage, patience and demeanor. Jackie Robinson Day was yesterday, and -- in a normal year -- every player on every team would have been wearing the number 42.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:33 pm

boharr wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:29 am
Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:13 am
MajordomoTom wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:31 pm
I'm getting tensor and tensor.
Would you care to differentiate that?
Would differentiation require a lava lamp?
Only if you integrate it into the problem
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Post by Tom Shea » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:36 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Tom Shea wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:25 pm
I think it's an imaginary number. And a vector. Or maybe a Laplace transform. Or maybe ∇⋅B=0. Or the tarot cards lied!

I just know that my number (42) has never been picked. Now, what was the question?
Besides being the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, it's also Jackie Robinson's number... the only professional athlete in any major sport to have his number be retired league-wide. Besides his undeniable talent on the field, he is/was just as strongly recognized for his strength, courage, patience and demeanor. Jackie Robinson Day was yesterday, and -- in a normal year -- every player on every team would have been wearing the number 42.
Not to take anything from Jackie Robinson, but also Mariano Rivera's number (honoring Jackie Robinson). Rivera was the last player player to wear the number every day. And the only unanimous hall of fame electee. Makes you wonder who voted against Jackie (but unfortunately not wonder why). Or Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams...
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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:37 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Tom Shea wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:25 pm
I think it's an imaginary number. And a vector. Or maybe a Laplace transform. Or maybe ∇⋅B=0. Or the tarot cards lied!

I just know that my number (42) has never been picked. Now, what was the question?
Besides being the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, it's also Jackie Robinson's number... the only professional athlete in any major sport to have his number be retired league-wide. Besides his undeniable talent on the field, he is/was just as strongly recognized for his strength, courage, patience and demeanor. Jackie Robinson Day was yesterday, and -- in a normal year -- every player on every team would have been wearing the number 42.
And the last person to wear number 42 was the great Mariano Rivera. One of the great pitchers of all time (from a Red Sox fan). Everyone knew he was going to throw that 12 to 6 curve ball but no one could hit it.
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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:38 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Tom Shea wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:25 pm
I think it's an imaginary number. And a vector. Or maybe a Laplace transform. Or maybe ∇⋅B=0. Or the tarot cards lied!

I just know that my number (42) has never been picked. Now, what was the question?
Besides being the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, it's also Jackie Robinson's number... the only professional athlete in any major sport to have his number be retired league-wide. Besides his undeniable talent on the field, he is/was just as strongly recognized for his strength, courage, patience and demeanor. Jackie Robinson Day was yesterday, and -- in a normal year -- every player on every team would have been wearing the number 42.
Not to take anything from Jackie Robinson, but also Mariano Rivera's number (honoring Jackie Robinson). Rivera was the last player player to wear the number every day. And the only unanimous hall of fame electee. Makes you wonder who voted against Jackie (but unfortunately not wonder why). Or Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams...
There have been a lot of baseball players who should have been unanimous but weren't. A few old timers believed that no one should be unanimous so they voted against them on principle.
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#392

Post by Janet P » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:00 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:56 am
Speaking of vector, Victor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ9iPTu_FMA

From the greatest art film ever.
I knew what that video was before clicking the link ;)
If you haven't yet, you need to watch "Zero Hour" (1957)
“For myself, I am an optimist. It does not seem much use being anything else...”
― Winston Churchill, The Lord Mayor's Banquet, 9 November 1954

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:17 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:37 pm
Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Tom Shea wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:25 pm
I think it's an imaginary number. And a vector. Or maybe a Laplace transform. Or maybe ∇⋅B=0. Or the tarot cards lied!

I just know that my number (42) has never been picked. Now, what was the question?
Besides being the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, it's also Jackie Robinson's number... the only professional athlete in any major sport to have his number be retired league-wide. Besides his undeniable talent on the field, he is/was just as strongly recognized for his strength, courage, patience and demeanor. Jackie Robinson Day was yesterday, and -- in a normal year -- every player on every team would have been wearing the number 42.
And the last person to wear number 42 was the great Mariano Rivera. One of the great pitchers of all time (from a Red Sox fan). Everyone knew he was going to throw that 12 to 6 curve ball but no one could hit it.
...and they all knew it was coming. Yeah, one of a kind for certain. I think Mr. Robinson would have approved of Mo's wearing his number.

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Post by Tom Shea » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:15 pm

Janet P wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:00 pm
Tom Shea wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:56 am
Speaking of vector, Victor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ9iPTu_FMA

From the greatest art film ever.
I knew what that video was before clicking the link ;)
If you haven't yet, you need to watch "Zero Hour" (1957)
Everything new is the well-forgotten old.

I have only seen clips of it, and just ordered the DVD set (with the other fine art films, Hot Rods to Hell and Skyjacked). If you haven't seen Hot Rods to Hell, it's a great movie -- if you think the old Dragnet series is hilarious. Yes, it's that bad of a movie. Also ordered the toxic avenger series, just because I was buying bad movies.
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#395

Post by BrianMac » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:41 pm

Refresh...refresh...refresh...

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#396

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:42 pm

Fire the intern playing Xbox instead of loading the puzzle...Fire the intern playing Xbox instead of loading the puzzle...Fire the intern playing Xbox instead of loading the puzzle...

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#397

Post by ky-mike » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:42 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:41 pm
Refresh...refresh...refresh...
And like Pavlov's dogs, we started salivating when the clock struck 4:00 (ET)

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#398

Post by Meg » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:44 pm

Wherrrrrrrrrrre is it?

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:47 pm

From March 12th, when the CC was also late:

Contest, Crossword <crosswordcontest@wsj.com> (sent by mike.miller@wsj.com)
Thu, Mar 12, 5:27 PM

we're having trouble today with lots of staffers working at home and a very big strain on our site with massive news flow. our apologies. we're on the case, stay tuned!

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EDIT1: It was posted at 5:37 PM, that day.

Does anyone else have Final Jeopardy playing as an earworm...?
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Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:48 pm

Brian, do you know the record of the most people using this site at one time? Lots of eager/anxious folks on right now.

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