Monday Open Thread; July 17 is the World Day for International Justice

July 17 is the 198th day of the year. There are 167 days left.

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Today's number is 17

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17 is a prime
17 is the sum of the first four primes (2,3,5,7)
17 is a Fermat Prime
17 is the minimum possible number of givens for a sudoku puzzle with a unique solution
17 is Chlorine
Group 17 on the periodic table is the halogens
There are 17 elementary particles in the Standard Model of physics
There are 17 syllables in a Haiku
A 17 sided polygon is a heptadecagon
Seventeen is a magazine aimed at 10 through 21 year old females

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Unlike most numbers, 17 appears to have an edge

There is a 17 year cicada

If you really wanna know about heptadecagons, Fermat Primes, and the relationship between them

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"17 intelligence agencies" is a snide challenge to the veracity or credibility of something, such as "Did the 17 intelligence agencies tell you that?" or "Did the 17 intelligence agencies verify that?".

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Title 17 of the US Code is COPYRIGHTS.

17 BCE
was the Year of the Consulship of Furnius and Silanus
Arminius, who kicked (that damn) Varus' ass at Teutoburg Wald, was born

17 CE
was the Year of the Consulship of Flaccus and Rufus
An earthquake destroyed the city of Sardis Livy's Ab Urbe condita was published
Germanicus returned to Rome a hero & celebraed a Triumph (perhaps a TR3, but the record is unclear)
Ovid & Livy both died.

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On this day in:

1203 -- The Fourth Crusade captured Constantinople by assault and sacked and looted it
1665 -- Portugal gained independence from Spain in the Battle of Montes Claros
1717 -- Handel's Water Music premiered
1902 -- Willis Carrier built the first air conditioner
1918 -- Tsar Nicholas II, his immediate family, and retainers were executed by Chekists
1936 -- Spanish Civil War started
1944 -- Two ships laden with ammunition for the war exploded in Port Chicago, California, killing 320
1945 -- The Potsdam conference
1962 -- The last US atmospheric nuclear weapons test.
1975 -- First Apollo--Soyuz orbital docking
1976 -- Indonesia annexed East Timor
1998 -- The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted by many non US countries
2014 -- Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down

Born this day in:

1698 -- Pierre Louis Maupertuis, mathematician, invented the principle of least action
1889 -- Erle Stanley Gardner, attorney and author
1894 -- Georges Lemaitre, astronomer and physicist, developed Hubble's Law.
1928 -- Vince Guaraldi, pianist, singer, and songwriter
1935 -- Diahann Carroll, actress and singer
1935 -- Peter Schickele, composer, educator renowned expert on PDQ Bach
1939 -- Spencer Davis, singer, songwrite and guitarist
1942 -- Zoot Money, singer, songwriter and keyboard player
1949 -- Geezer Butler, bassist and songwriter
1954 -- Angela Merkel, chemist and politician
1971 -- Cory Doctorow, author, activist and happy mutant

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Died this day in:
1790 -- Adam Smith, quack and schemer, robber with an invisible hand
1793 -- Charlotte Corday, killed Marat
1887 -- Dorothea Dix, nurse and activist
1912 -- Henri Poincare, mathematician, physisict, engineer
1918 -- Assorted Romanovs
1935 -- George William Russell, poet, painter and Irish Nationalist
1950 -- Evangeline Booth, first female General of the Salvation Army
1959 -- Billie Holiday, singer
1967 -- John Coltrane, saxophonist
1995 -- Juan Manuel Fangio, race car driver extraordinaire
1996 -- Chas Chandler, bassist
2006 -- Sam Myers, drummer, vocalist, harp player, songwriter
2006 -- Mickey Spillane, author
2009 -- Walter Cronkite, journallist

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Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
World Day for International Justice

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So, for music 

Water Music
Spanish Civil War
Vince Guaraldi
Diahann Carroll
Peter Schickele
Spencer Davis
Zoot Money
Geezer Butler
Adam Smith
Evangeline Booth
Billie Holiday
John Coltrane
Chas Chandler
Sam Meyers



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Handel's Water Music

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Spanish Civil War mit banjo and bodhran, no less

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Vince Guaraldi

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Diahann Carroll

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Peter Schickele conducts the Schleptet in Eb Major. Click on More to see the movements

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Peter Schickele conducting another work by PDQ Bach

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Spencer Davis who wandered into his local and found a 15 year old kid play1ng keyboards and singing

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Zoot Money

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Geezer Butler

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Adam Smith

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Evangeline Booth - "That's General Booth to you folk, got it?

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Billie Holiday

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John Coltrane

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Chas Chandler

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Sam Meyers

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Bonus Billie

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A brief bit of Beethoven

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And, of course

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1698 -- Pierre Louis Maupertuis, mathematician, invented the principle of least action

I always thought that I invented the principle of least action. My parents and teachers sure made it sound as though I had. Until I had to take my birth certificate to get a driver's permit, I thought my name was "Lazy!"

Wink

I really enjoy these threads, EL. Thank you.

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@HenryAWallace
nature, Maupertuis asserted that you are lazy after a fashion:

"Nature is thrifty in all its actions"

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@enhydra lutris

Um, what do you mean, assuming I am part of nature?" You tryinna start sumfin or what? Wink

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@HenryAWallace be somehow supernatural, ya know. I don't desire to offend any who claim to possess otherworldly credentials.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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It’s not just hot, it’s a record, the AC keeps leaking all over inside it can't keep up so I run it sparingly. I'm lucky to have anything so not complaining. Rather have an absentee landlord and no rent increase. Place on the corner was just listed by Sotheby's. Nothing says "rent increase" like a Sotheby's sale next door but oh well.

On Sunday Santa Rosa and Cloverdale at 108 tied for the hottest cities on the North Coast.

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A strange guy came through the screen up my stairs and stood right inside my room with his camera phone Sunday morning 5am, it was dark and scared me bad. Stunk like booze and would or could not answer wtf he was doing, I shoved him downstairs and back outside. Now I leave my door shut and locked, it is pretty stuffy. I want to keep an open heart, stay cool, not live in fear all the time. Used to be so simple.
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Thank you for the good tunes about 17. Three sevens in today's date sounds lucky, good one.

peace

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On a blog.

enhydra lutris's picture

@eyo the digits of the date and casting out nines gets you 7. Thanks for dropping in.

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@enhydra lutris not seeing why I should:

Date of Death
Mom 07/27/1978 age 54 yrs
Dad 07/07/1981 age 59 yrs

"Eyo 07/17/2017 age 58 yrs" kinda has symmetry but I think I'd rather live to see tomorrow, don't ask why. I have no idea. Cheers.

Biggrin

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@eyo
here tomorrow barring known specific causal chains at work. Have a good one.

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International Day of Justice .

Just in from kayaking in a beautiful area and thought would check in.

Hope all is well.

divineorder and jakkalbessie,
Most Na Soci, Slovenia

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

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@divineorder Glad you had a nice paddle, and have a great day.

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Germanicus' ride was a bug eyed Sprite.

Great stuff this morning..and everyone have a good one.

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f you haven’t worked to become stringently honest with yourself, you won’t know the difference between an egoically comfortable worldview you’ve been given and an honest perception of what’s really going on. - Caitlen Johmstone

@Arrow Would've made a better Luv Bug than Herbie, IMO. Much cuter.

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There is no such thing as TMI. It can always be held in reserve for extortion.

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@ghotiphaze So I can't help but wonder - is the "ghoti" pronounced "fish"? as in the old "how many ways can you spell fish?" challenge?

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@enhydra lutris It should be pronounced like "fishface", kinda with a drunken slur. I'm an ugly scudder.
(I'm not hooked on phonics, but I'm a recreational user!)

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There is no such thing as TMI. It can always be held in reserve for extortion.

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@ghotiphaze
thought I'd ask.

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@Arrow Thanks especially for the bug-eye, I almost never remember them, just 2,3,4 etc. I suspect that you are correct, sprites having been somewhat common back in those days.

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@enhydra lutris But my not-yet hub partly restored a TR3 and then for a while we had a Healy. British racing green. Ran occasionally. British sports cars. Not dependable transportation.

My driveway is scary gully-washed. Down about a foot in places. And a mongo rain is heading this way, due in under 2 hours. The drought of last year is over, but now the ground is always saturated and the parking lot floods are serious. Like cars being towed later because the water was over the door sills. Street flooding as well. I need more stone. All Marcellus shale locally. AFAICT the driveway keeps sinking, although bedrock is within a foot.

Bills to pay. Amazing what a head injury does to timeliness.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

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@riverlover
were common back in Germanicus' time. Good luck with the weather.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

He was so awesome.

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@randtntx

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mimi's picture

some place I don't know, in some way, and I was not told how, with no outlook to ever knowing. I have seen him in a glass casket 4 weeks after his death in a funeral home. Those, who should know, never told me, where he has been buried. I feel he has been stolen out of my life. I didn't expect that this hurts me so much. Everyone has the right to be respected and get his burial place so that those, who knew him well, have a place to go to visit him and mourn.

Thanks for the music. Your selection is special. Smile

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@mimi
Glad you liked the music, it is my pleasure to provide it.

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