Open Thread for June 6, D-Day Anniversary

June 6 is the 157th day of the year, there are 208 days left in 2016

6 is the sum of its proper divisors (1, 2, & 3), which makes it a perfect number. It is the smallest perfect number,

6 is the only number that is both the sum and the product of three consecutive positive numbers.

6 similar coins can be arranged around a central coin of the same radius so that each coin makes contact with the central one and both of its neighbors.

A six-sided polygon is a hexagon, one of the three regular polygons capable of tiling the plane.

There are six basic trigonometric functions.

A star of David has 6 points

Hexa is classical greek for 6
A hexahedron is a polyhedron with six faces.
A cube is a special case of the hexahedron
A die is a special cube and 6 is highest number on a normal die.
Hexameter is a poetic form consisting of six feet per line
A "hex nut" is a nut with six sides, and a hex bolt has a six-sided head
The prefix "hexa-" occurs in the name of many chemical compounds, such as hexane.
A hexaflexagon is an interesting object made from a strip of paper that everybody can make and fool around with. There are several more variations than those in this video

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexagon

Sex is latin for 6
A sextant forms one-sixth of a whole circle
6 musicians are a sextet
6 babies delivered in one birth are sextuplets
Sorry, no sex related videos

A standard guitar has 6 strings
A fathom is 6 feet long (deep)
6 is highest number on either end of a standard domino

M6 is an open cluster in the constellation Scorpius.

The cells of a beehive are 6-sided
Insects have 6 legs
A benzene molecule has a ring of 6 carbon atoms
6 is the atomic number of carbon
The sixfold symmetry of snowflakes is due to the hexagonal crystal structure of water ice which comes from the hydrogen bonding of water molecules

In the Standard Model of particle physics, there are 6 types of quarks and 6 types of leptons

Common references to 6 include
6 feet under
6 degrees of separation
6th sense
6 pack
6 banger, straight 6, or v-6
6 gun or 6 shooter
Deep six.

Title 6 of the US Code is Domestic Security, including the Heimat Sicherheitspolizei Homeland Security Organization

6 BCE
Was the Year of the Consulship of Balbus and Vetus
Emperor Augustus sent ferrets to the Balearic Islands to control the rabbit plagues. (The islanders were great slingers so it made sense for a military empire to cater to them.) I wonder if they were folk slingers, or more formal?
Tiberius Claudius Nero was sent to Armenia, then retired to Rhodes. Another opportunity for me to play ...

6 CE
Was the Year of the Consulship of Lepidus and Arruntius
Josephus says that Quirinius conducted a census in Judea which caused a revolt therein which was led by led by Judas the Galilean. The revolt was put down and the rebels were crucified, but it gave birth to the Zealot movement. The zealots wished to establish a global Jewish theocracy and fought the Romans until about 70 CE. They left behind their name.

Meanwhile, in China, an occultation of Mars by the moon caused some to fear for the life of emperor Ping Di who, in fact, died of unexpected causes within a couple of months. This left it up to good old Wang Mang to select a new emperor, and he picked the 2 year old Ruzi Ying.

On this day in:
1586 -- Francis Drake's forces raided St. Augustine in Spanish Florida.
1822 -- Alexis St. Martin was shot in the stomach, resulting in William Beaumont's studies on digestion.
1844 -- The YMCA was founded in London. No silly dancing was involved.
1889 -- The Great Seattle Fire destroyed downtown Seattle.
1918 -- The U.S. Marine Corps suffered its worst single day's casualties at Château-Thierry.
1932 -- The Revenue Act of 1932 created the first gas tax in the U. S., 1 cent/gallon
1933 -- The first drive-in theater opened.
1934 -- FDR signed the Securities Act of 1933 into law, creating the SEC
1942 -- U.S. Navy dive bombers sunk a Japanese cruiser and 4 Japanese carriers at Midway
1944 -- D-Day,aka Operation Overlord, began
1946 -- The National Basketball Association was created.
1968 -- Robert F. Kennedy died from gunshot wounds inflicted on June 5.
1982 -- Israel invaded southern Lebanon and eventually got to Beirut.
1984 -- Tetris was first released in the USSR.
2002 -- A near-Earth asteroid about ten meters in diameter exploded over the Mediterranean with a force of 26 kilotons.
2005 -- The Supremes upheld a federal ban on cannabis in Gonzales v. Raich.

Born this day in:
1599 -- Diego Velázquez, painter and educator
1755 -- Nathan Hale, famous spy
1799 -- Alexander Pushkin, author and poet
1890 -- Ted Lewis, singer, clarinet player, and bandleader
1901 -- Sukarno, engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia. Too far left
1902 -- Jimmie Lunceford, saxophonist and bandleader
1934 -- Roy Innis, activist and politician. President of CORE
1936 -- Levi Stubbs, singer (Four Tops)
1939 -- Gary U.S. Bonds, singer & songwriter
1944 -- Monty Alexander, pianist (Clue J & His Blues Blasters)
1944 -- Edgar Froese, keyboard player and songwriter (Tangerine Dream)
1946 -- Tony Levin, bass player and songwriter (King Crimson, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Bruford Levin Upper Extremities)
1959 -- Jimmy Jam, keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (The Time)
1960 -- Steve Vai, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Alcatrazz)
1961 -- Tom Araya, singer, songwriter and bass player (Slayer)
1964 -- Jay Bentley, singer and bass player (Bad Religion)
1970 -- James Shaffer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Korn, Fear and the Nervous System, and L.A.P.D.)
1974 -- Uncle Kracker, singer, songwriter and guitarist

Died this day in:
1511 -- Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah, Islamic scholar & author of the Oran fatwa
1799 -- Patrick Henry, lawyer and politician, 1st Governor of Virginia
1832 -- Jeremy Bentham, jurist and philosopher
1878 -- Robert Stirling, minister and engineer, invented the stirling engine
1922 -- Lillian Russell, suffragette, actress, xenophobe and singer
1961 -- Carl Jung, shrink, divided humanity into intros and extros, dug archetypes
1962 -- Yves Klein, painter
1968 -- Robert F. Kennedy, 64th United States Attorney General
1982 -- Kenneth Rexroth, poet and academic
1991 -- Stan Getz, saxophonist
2002 -- Robbin Crosby, guitarist and songwriter (Ratt)
2003 -- Dave Rowberry, singer, songwriter and pianist (The Animals)
2006 -- Billy Preston, singer, songwriter, pianist, and actor
2010 -- Marvin Isley, singer, songwriter and bass player (The Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley)
2013 -- Esther Williams, swimmer, actress, and singer
2015 -- Vincent Bugliosi, lawyer and author
2015 -- Ronnie Gilbert, singer, songwriter & activist (The Weavers)

Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days and such:
The anniversary of D-Day

So, for music we gots --
Ted Lewis
Jimmie Lunceford
Levi Stubbs (Four Tops)
Gary U.S. Bonds
Monty Alexander (Clue J & His Blues Blasters)
Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) (d. 2015)
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Bruford Levin Upper Extremities)
Jimmy Jam (The Time)
Steve Vai (Alcatrazz)
Tom Araya, (Slayer)
Jay Bentley, (Bad Religion)
James Shaffer,(Korn, Fear and the Nervous System, and L.A.P.D.)
Stan Getz,
Robbin Crosbyr (Ratt) (b. 1959)
Dave Rowberry,t (The Animals) (b. 1940)
Billy Preston
Marvin Isley (The Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley) (b. 1953)
Ronnie Gilbert (The Weavers)

Ted Lewis

Jimmie Lunceford

Levi Stubbs (Four Tops)

Gary U.S. Bonds

Monty Alexander (Clue J & His Blues Blasters)

Edgar Froeser (Tangerine Dream)

Tony Levin (King Crimson, Liquid Tension Experiment, and Bruford Levin Upper Extremities)

Jimmy Jam (The Time)

Steve Vai (Alcatrazz)

Tom Araya, (Slayer)

Jay Bentley, (Bad Religion)

James Shaffer,(Korn, Fear and the Nervous System, and L.A.P.D.)

Stan Getz

Robbin Crosby (Ratt)

Dave Rowberry, (The Animals)

Billy Preston

Marvin Isley (The Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley)

Ronnie Gilbert (The Weavers)frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>

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riverlover's picture

6 similar coins can be arranged around a central coin of the same radius so that each coin makes contact with the central one and both of its neighbors. - See more at: http://caucus99percent.com/content/open-thread-june-6-d-day-anniversary#...

{and note at least to me the comment logos?/ icons? seem to be re-ordering themselves}

I ahve not tried that with different country's coinage? Is that a Universal rule now? Can we mix&match?

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relates to stacking & tiling, but I don't really have a good handle on either field.

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the coins have identical diameters; we're really talking about any 7 identical circles.

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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 --

I would assume they merely appeared to touch on all sides. Under enough magnification there'd be a bit of slop involved. Kinda like the disappearing leprechaun and magically growing carpet by imaginative cutting. An easier way to think of it is to remember using a compass to cut a circle into six equal pieces. One tends to think they're just sloppy in scribing the lines since they don't come out exact. But 6 is 2x3 not 2x3.1416.

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

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the effect of pi cancels out. It is real, and relates to sphere packing. Here is a link to a brief discussion:
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/10648/why-is-a-circle-in-a-plane-surrounded-by-6-other-circles

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thanks for the OT. I hope you are well and have a good "day before the wwIII started". (just kidding). I kind of have had it with numbers. Nobody seems to be able to count these days. A lot of new rules about proving that 1 + 1 = 3. I am giving up to prove those rule changers wrong.

Have a nice day with new arithmetic messing up your lives.

And for heavens sake, support Sanders like there is no tomorrow. Because if there is a tomorrow and Sanders gets rigged out the primaries due to the new arithmetic, you literally might get a very bad tomorrow that will remind many of the bad yesterdays.

Obviously the stress levels of writers and readers are too high to be ignored. Therefore ... that should help a bit.
Here comes the sun to lift your spirits:

I suggest to have a flashmob organized in Philadelphia, may be one of the most non-violent way to protest the rigged electoral system, outside. Bring your instruments and gather to sing like people in Madrid's unemployment office did.

We have a beautiful blue sky with bright sun this morning around my neighborhood. I am going out.
Have a good day, all.

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Two plus two equals fish

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who is hungry. Wink

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In the wild I have seen them predatory after marshmallows, not an important dietary component except on bayou boat tours in Louisiana. In the sun, through duckweed. Which sounds like code words for something.

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Code words as in this blast from the past:
Scooter Libby, Judy Miller and those turning aspens

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Enjoy your day, here in the desert triple digits, which means nearly twice as hot as 3 months ago. That's the best I can do on sixes this early in the day.

edited for spelling

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Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. Stephen Hawking

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be posting sometime today.

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I'm in the Old Pueblo.

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We wanted decent healthcare, a living wage and free college.
The Democrats gave us Biden and war instead.

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Most of "proofs" of stuff like 1+1=3 have a disguised improper step, such as dividing by zero, where the zero is disguised, like by being presented as an equation.

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If you haven't yet seen Heist:Who Stole the American Dream you can watch it now for free. It was made in 2012 and available for purchase but the producers have now uploaded the full film to YouTube - Heist on YouTube. It's got an all-star cast, cheer the heroes, boo the villains, great fun.

P.S. - D-Day ? Shit. The Second Front was only opened after the Germans were totally beat and on the run. Later that summer Army Group Center was destroyed in Byelorussia but "the Allies" thought they should be first into Berlin.

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The Democrats gave us Biden and war instead.

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Chromecast it.

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did you not mention 666?
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We wanted decent healthcare, a living wage and free college.
The Democrats gave us Biden and war instead.

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This little screed was linked at naked cap this morning.

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Watch your six, or
I got your six.

NCIS talk for watch your back, and I got your back.

Refers to the 6 o'clock position on a clock.

Good morning, everybody!

Thank you for the open thread, e l.

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If you don't like the Mafia, why don't you join it and change it from the inside?

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in JtC's blog tadris yesterday. 2015 again. It was hot here in Portland 103 degrees yesterday in our neighborhood which is sometimes called Sunnyside. With all the desert dweller's here I shouldn't complain but it was damn hot. My veggie starts in 4 inch plastic pots and flats of unplanted, plants made it through the heat. On Wednesday I'm going back to gardening in the times of crazy climate change. After Wed. it's going to be in the 70's and 60's for a while.

Our senile, grieving old cat moved outside on Friday night to the hottest part of the yard and made herself a nice bed on a table with the potato seed units for her pillow. Yesterday I kept going out to see if she was still alive and at noon drug her back in the house and shut her cat door. She loudly objected. I let her back outside when the temperature went down to 87 at about 10 o'clock. Today it going to be a cool 93. I'll bring her in at 4 in the afternoon.

I cleaned up my bookmarks purged a lot of my old favorite 'progressive' haunts that have lost there collective Democratic minds. Went searching for sites that aren't in the bag for The Mad Bomber. I also organized my computer files while JtC slaved away fixing the bugs or whatever he did. We have 'cool boxes' in the windows upstairs in my office so me and the cat chilled at a comfortable 80 something upstairs. Thank you so much JtC you are a geek wizard and a real mensch. A uncommon combo.

Have a great day everyone. Good to be back to 2016. Well, maybe not as this worst of all election seasons is getting revolting. Thanks for the OT EL I like you numbers. My parents were fans of the Weavers and I grew up listening to their LP's. They used to go to folk concerts but they stopped as it was threatening my Dad's security rating for doing 'defense' work.

Outta space

I'll take you there..

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very top of my browser. IO'm sure that most of them are old enough to vote. I should do a clean-up myself way busy this season.

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from Win7 thru Win10? And in Mozilla, not the dreaded windows browser?

[help and tech people, I am trying to append and flatten scanned signatures into a .pdf file to send it to Canada in less than 10 days by turtle crossing if the St. Lawrence River. Due to OS rebuild I lost some rarely-used but paid-for programs and am doing Free Trial versions of some. My learning curve, I am looking up a steep climb.]

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I am a big Monty Alexander fan. He swings many different ways.

It doesn't hurt to have Ernest Ranglin along for the ride.

I have been listening to the following allot lately.

Yeah man, Herb Ellis too.

Have a great one!

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john clayton & christian mcbride:

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