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by homeobocks
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0786: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 82
Views: 24635

Re: "Exoplanets" Discussion (#786)

Eebster the Great wrote:
homeobocks wrote:Brilliant? A wordy lead to a "snooze-button" joke that sounds like something Seinfeld would have wrote while coming down off coke?

Well, my comment was a. directed at the character, not Randall, and b. sarcastic. But you can take it however you like.

Cool.
by homeobocks
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0786: "Exoplanets"
Replies: 82
Views: 24635

Re: "Exoplanets" Discussion (#786)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exoplanets.png Alt text: "I'm just worried that we'll all leave and you won't get to come along!" Brilliant. Of course, no explanation is given as to why we should look for destinations decades before the method of travel exists, but meh. Brilliant? A wordy lea...
by homeobocks
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math bloopers heard in math classes
Replies: 252
Views: 35848

Re: Math bloopers heard in math classes

"But the only difference between RP^n and CP^n is analytic!
"Wait! RP^2n and CP^n.
"Wait!
by homeobocks
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:01 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: William Lowell Putnam Competition
Replies: 73
Views: 9054

Re: William Lowell Putnam Competition

B1

:mrgreen:
by homeobocks
Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: weird question
Replies: 25
Views: 3119

Re: weird questin

i was thinking if a car is going clockwise does the driver go farther than the passenger? In the USA, yes. In England, no. To clarify, it depends on whether the driver sits on the left or on the right, but not on whether you drive on the left or right side of the road. Of course, we also have to (r...
by homeobocks
Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:29 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Fields involving math
Replies: 36
Views: 3418

Re: Fields involving math

C, R, Q, Z/pZ (p prime) ... joking.

Computer science and physics are obvious applications of math. Loads of discliplines have problems in differential equations (if they are your cup of tea), such as chemistry, biology, engineering, finance, statistics, ...
by homeobocks
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Can I say string theory has a "simple premise"?
Replies: 49
Views: 5724

Re: Can I say string theory has a "simple premise"?

To all the string-theory nay-sayers:

CRY SOME MORE.
by homeobocks
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 493605

Re: Favorite math jokes

Torn Apart By Dingos wrote:i/8, or "I overate".


Awwwww.
by homeobocks
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Favorite math jokes
Replies: 1452
Views: 493605

Re:

ifoundthetao wrote:What did the mathematician say after Thanksgiving dinner?


sqrt(-1/64)


:?:
by homeobocks
Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Computer Science in High School
Replies: 78
Views: 12731

I rode the year between the C++ curriculum and the Java curriculum, so I got 100% for doing nothing.

Which is actually like a lot of university CS classes. (hmm. a banana is-a fruit or a banana has-a fruit? surely the defining proble of our time)
by homeobocks
Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Maths related birthday card
Replies: 13
Views: 8769

My brother's a math grad student so I TeX'ed him his birthday card. Complete with an abstract, sources cited, etc.
by homeobocks
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: The Derivative Song
Replies: 23
Views: 4686

skeptical scientist wrote:I find this musical rather disturbing. The first song is "5 kinds of number" which defines the five types of number: 0, infinitesimal, finite, infinity, and "infinites" which are infinite numbers but smaller than infinity. What the fuck?


D:
by homeobocks
Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0207: "What xkcd Means"
Replies: 482
Views: 74923

Re: 3 I don't think a mathematician would be horrified by calling the Ackermann function with g_64 as the arguments. In my experience, they would be OK with it. If you ask them to describe the number, they'd probibly say "positive" or "natural" ... maybe "big", if you w...

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