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I said Laraniem out loud. I'm now confused.
How do you pro-noun-ce "Laraniem"?
This is YOUR weekly The New Doge Region newsletter! I might do more of these, I don't know.
Actually, this is the only one you'll receive for a long, LONG, time.
TNDT comes out Saturday, like planned. I will have time to respond to any telegrams tomorrow. There will be no guest writer this week for TNDT, but there will be one next week. Just telegram me with all the information I need for your section (the writing, the title, etc.) and first person to telegram me will get the position. Happy writing!
The new issue of The New Doge Times has been released, everyone!
I realize it's been a while since the last newspaper, and that was mainly because I went into CTE mode (i.e. I ceased to exist) and after I came back, I moved to my old region. I am still in my old region, but I have an alt in The New Doge Region and now this is a thing... lol - Also this was released on a Sunday because I had no time to write this yesterday. Sorry about that lol
The Dogecoin Union. Parent region of The New Dogecoin Union, was recently invaded by a region called Lily (as far as we know). They were able to drive the raiders away but I wanted to theorize a little bit- What if The Dogecoin Union was to be raided again? Well, based off of what I have, I predict that once the raiders come, they will partially setup camp before people kick them out (if the raiders are a driving force of around 10-15). It all depends on how big the raider team is. The recent raiders looked like they had somewhere around 200 regions under their reign. It's insane, but true. Currently, The Dogecoin Union looks safe but you could never know when the next attack will be.
The New Doge Region. Uniting Nations Since March 2019.
Authored by Doge Land
I am alive! The road trip was fun and I even learned a bit more about my family history when visiting relatives. Anyways, this week's debate feels like it might be a bit mild, but I might be wrong:
"Should inmates (including those that would not be released without pardon or commutation) be allowed to take college-level classes and work towards degrees while incarcerated?"
USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/no-girls-parties-cellphones-californias-prison-inmates-are-getting-bachelors-degrees/ar-AAEe8sx?ocid=spartanntp
The Hechinger Report: https://hechingerreport.org/will-thousands-of-prison-inmates-lose-access-to-college/
Read this if you want. You may find some things interesting.
citizen - a player who's nation(s) reside in Altay. If one player has more than one nation in Altay, all of those nations count as one citizen.
CPJA - Chairman of the People's judicial assembly; who isn't a judge but conducts a trial and announces the verdict.
EBISh - Елэмəт бұро информацягат я щтатиштикагат /jelemæt byro informatsjaɣat ja ʃtatistiqaɣat/, the State office of information and statistics; Eastern Tatar secret service.
emigration crysis - occurs whenever Altay looses a signifficant number of citizens. There where total of 3 emigration crysis, all between January and June 2019.
GS - General secretary; the closest thing Altay has to a prime minister. In the old system, the GS was the Founder's deputy.
Highest government - a term used when reffering to the officers allowed to write constitutional legislation (except the Secretary of the Regional committee), that means the Founder, the General secretary and the People's secretary.
This term is nowadays obsolete, mainly because the contemporary Regional government works differently to what it used to be.
JPFEM - Joint Popular Front for the Enforcement of Marijuana Consumption; Altay's second political party, established in January 2019 by -manchukuo who is its only member. The party still exists as it was never officially dissolved.
Merge - often referred to as the Merge; was the annexation of Altay by Driselbia, proposed by Qandaristania. However, Leader Eastern Tatarstan didn't want to give up Altay's ultimate sovereignty and the Merge never took place.
MO - Merited official; temporary honorable office appointed to a nation based on merit, more precisely outstanding service to Altay through practicing a certain craft. E. g. Regional merited vexillographer is Altay's master of vexillography, the official and absolute best flag maker in the whole Altay.
MS - Ministery secretary; a fancy name for minister.
NSA - North Sachalin's alliance; Altay's first political party, established by North Sachalin in January 2019. It had 4 members: Entimide, North Sachalin, Ulaanstan and Western Tatarstan. One member would be chosen for a finite amount of time and all other members would have to vote the same as the chosen nation in every poll. NSA existed for less than a month before being dissolved by North Sachalin.
North Sachalin & Co. - a set phrase that originated as a means of reffering to North Sachalin plus its puppet nations. This term can be used when reffering to any main nation and its puppets by adding the "& Co." behind the main nation's name. Even though North Sachalin has fallen behind as Yanab became the de facto main nation, the term North Sachalin & Co. remains unchanged.
old system - the system of Regional government prior to its overhaul in July 2019.
People's bloc - Altay's third political party and first secret political party. It was established in secrecy by North Sachalin, with known members being Entimide, North Sachalin and Yanab. The working principle was the same as in the NSA and it was later found that the People's bloc rigged the May 2019 elections as well as the voting on Regional legislation §3n. The party was revealed and then officially dissolved by North Sachalin in March 2019. It was later officially reestablished by Yanab, with Yanab and its puppet nations being the members. It was dissolved by Yanab on 17th July 2019.
PJA - People's judicial assembly; Altay's jury, with all citizens being the members.
PNA - (citizen's) puppet nation in Altay; if a player's main nation and puppet nation both reside in Altay, the main nation is the citizen and the puppet nation is the citizen's PNA. This term has fallen out of use in common speech since shared citizenship was established and nowadays it remains only in the Regional legislation.
PS - People's secretary; a fancy name for a member of parliament. Together with the GS they make up the Secretariate, the parliament of Altay. In the old system, the PS was something like the minister of internal affairs with executive power (not the NS version of executive power). The PS also used to be the GS's deputy.
RCM - Regional committee member; a fancy name for a member of parliament. RCMs made up the parliament (the Regional committee) in the old government system.
Revitalisation effort - not so successfull attempt by Eastern Tatarstan to boost Altay's population after the Emigration crysis of January 2019.
s/he - compacted version of "he or she", used mainly in the Regional legislation of Altay.
SRC - Secretary of regional committee; kind of the prime minister in the old system. Something like today's GS but with fewer authorities.
WAD - World assembly delegate.
Pi Journal has been release!:
• The magic number: 1729
• This month's poll: Result and analytic
• About the OEIS.
• Writer and Subscription
1729 is the natural number following 1728 and preceding 1730. It is known as the Hardy–Ramanujan number, after an anecdote of the British mathematician G. H. Hardy when he visited Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan in hospital. He related their conversation:
I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavourable omen. "No," he replied, "it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways."
The two different ways are:
The quotation is sometimes expressed using the term "positive cubes", since allowing negative perfect cubes (the cube of a negative integer) gives the smallest solution as 91 (which is a divisor of 1729):
Numbers that are the smallest number that can be expressed as the sum of two cubes in n distinct ways have been dubbed "taxicab numbers". The number was also found in one of Ramanujan's notebooks dated years before the incident, and was noted by Frénicle de Bessy in 1657. A commemorative plaque now appears at the site of the Hardy-Ramanujan incident, 2 Colinette Road, Putney.
The same expression defines 1729 as the first in the sequence of "Fermat near misses" (sequence A050794 in the OEIS) defined, in reference to Fermat's Last Theorem, as numbers of the form which are also expressible as the sum of two other cubes.
Edited by Mathematic publication office
Result: 2 votes for 0 digits (don't know what π is), 1 vote for 1-3 digits, 5 votes for 3-5 digits, 5 votes for 5-10 digits, 2 votes for 10-20 digits, 1 vote for 20-25 digits, 1 vote for 25-50 digits and 1 vote for 50-100 digits.
Analytic: 3-5 is one of the most popular votes because they are the digits of π learn in school. 5-10 has the same votes because there are 8 digits and 10 digits appear in most calculator.
(PS: Inven say that he only recited 51 digits, so don't amaze him for recited too much digits of π.)
From next month, we will write about a sequence in OEIS. Here is the introduction:
Most people use the OEIS to get information about a particular number sequence. The sequence database was begun by Neil J. A. Sloane (henceforth, "NJAS") in early 1964 when he was a graduate student at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He had encountered a sequence of numbers while working on his dissertation, namely 1, 8, 78, 944, ... (now entry A000435 in the OEIS), and was looking for a formula for the n-th term, in order to determine the rate of growth of the terms.
He noticed that although several books in the Cornell library contained sequences somewhat similar to this, this particular sequence was not mentioned. In order to keep track of the sequences in these books, NJAS started recording them on file cards, which he sorted into lexicographic order.
Here is a scan of the page in NJAS's thesis notebook with the very first collection of sequences. (The sequences mentioned are A000027, A000217, A000292, A000332, A000389, A000579, A000110, A007318, A000058, A000215, A000289, A000324, A234953 (= A001854(n)/n), A000435, A000169, A000142, A000272, A000312, A000111.) This is the acorn from which the OEIS grew. The date is January or February, 1964.
The sequences were transferred to punched cards in 1967, and were made into a book in 1973 ("A Handbook of Integer Sequences", by NJAS, Academic Press, NY). This book contained 2372 sequences.
[Incidentally, today these cards are sometimes referred to as "punch cards" (sic). This is wrong, they were always called "punched cards". Anyone who says "punch cards" is showing they know nothing about the subject. Saying "punch cards" is like saying "hike boots" or "walk stick" or "chew gum".]
NJAS joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1969. Following the publication of the book, a large amount of correspondence ensued, with suggestions for further sequences and updates to the existing entries. Many people remarked how useful they found the book, and how surprising it was that no one had published such a collection before.
By the early 1990's over a cubic meter of correspondence had accumulated. A Canadian mathematician, Simon Plouffe, offered to help in preparing a revised edition of the book, and in 1995 "The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences", by NJAS and Simon Plouffe, was published by Academic Press, San Diego. It contained 5487 sequences, occupying 587 pages. (Incidentally, Simon Plouffe is now one of the Trustees of The OEIS Foundation Inc..)
Again, once the book appeared, many further sequences and updates were submitted from people all over the world. NJAS waited a year, until the size of the collection had doubled, to 10000 entries, and then in 1996 he launched The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences® (OEIS®) on the Internet. From 1996 until October 26, 2009, this was part of NJAS's home page on the AT&T Labs website.
During this period, from 1996 to 2009, the database grew by at least 10000 entries per year (18000 new sequences were added in 2009 alone). If it were to be published in book form today, the OEIS would require over 750 volumes, each the size of the 1995 book.
Starting in 2002, NJAS added a group of associate editors to help process submissions. However, because they did not have access to the computer where the database was maintained, almost all the work of updating had to be done single-handedly by NJAS. This involves processing 100 or 200 emails every day, and was getting to be beyond what one person can handle.
In 2009, therefore, it was decided to make a drastic change. NJAS set up a non-profit foundation, The OEIS Foundation Inc., whose purpose is to own, maintain and raise funds to support The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences® (OEIS®). On October 26, 2009, NJAS transferred the intellectual property of The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences to the Foundation and work was begun on moving the database from NJAS's home page at AT&T to a commercial hosting service.
Here, however, we ran into a very serious problem. In the summer of 2009, when we tried to get the OEIS working as a wiki, we discovered that the Mediawiki software was not capable of handling the kind of queries that arise in looking up sequences. This was a disaster.
It took us over a year to resolve this problem. In the end, Russ Cox completely rewrote all the programs needed to maintain the database and answer queries - a huge task! NJAS's colleague David Applegate has also been of enormous help in getting the new system working. As a result of their work, the new OEIS was finally launched on November 11, 2010. It is now possible for anyone in the world to propose a new sequence or an update to an existing sequence. To do this, users must first register. A group of about 130 editors has been formed, whose job it is to review submissions before they become a permanent part of the OEIS.
So, after nearly two years of struggle, the OEIS was finally able to operate without NJAS having to approve every change. After 46 years of running the database, this came as a great relief to him.
And try our new poll:
What's your favourite number?
Well, I'll keep this brief since I still have to study for the college math placement test this week:
"What should happen with the governor of Peurto Rico?"
USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsus/the-people-of-puerto-rico-are-angry-here-is-whats-fueling-a-major-protest-planned-for-monday/ar-AAEEDcY?ocid=msn360
The New York Times: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsus/defying-protests-gov-ricardo-rossello-of-puerto-rico-says-he-will-stay-on/ar-AAEFMY0?ocid=msn360
I just realized you are in a alliance with a region that has been condemned twice. One of my embassies actually got raided by this region in question. Can you guess the region?