Ended wrote:Wouldn't the longest diagonal be ||(1,1,...,1) - (0,0,...,0)|| = 5?
Yes, yes it would. Thinking hypercube with height 3. Is feeling the dumb right now.
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Ended wrote:Wouldn't the longest diagonal be ||(1,1,...,1) - (0,0,...,0)|| = 5?
ameretrifle wrote:Magic space feudalism is therefore a viable idea.
ptveite wrote:what's the integral of 1/CABIN dCABIN?
Houseboat! (logCabin + C)
MirrorWing wrote:ptveite wrote:what's the integral of 1/CABIN dCABIN?
Houseboat! (logCabin + C)
Several months late and with nothing more to contribute, given that I don't know any mathematics jokes off-hand (Physics jokes, yes, but math jokes, no), but I just have to say that I actually fell off my couch from laughing at this. It is now my favorite joke ever.
...of course, I had to spend the next 5 minutes explaining it to my roommate, who has never taken a calculus class and never plans to, but oh, it was SO worth it.
You, sir or madam, are full of epic win.
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GENERATION 63,728,127: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig and divide the generation number by 2 if it's even, or multiply it by 3 then add 1 if it's odd. Social experiment.clintonius wrote:"You like that, RIAA? Yeah, the law burns, doesn't it?"
Poochy wrote:My math teacher was arrested at the local airport after security found a compass, protractor, and a graphing calculator in his carry-on luggage. He was charged with carrying weapons of math instruction.
Hit3k wrote:Study = Fail.
Proof:
Study = No Fail
No Study = Fail
(No + 1)Study = (No + 1)Fail
(No + 1)/(No+1)Study = (No + 1)/(No + 1)Fail
∴ Study = Fail
Q.E.D
Not really funny but.. you know..
kira wrote:Xanthir wrote:It's less of a joke and more of a "they're so stupid" story. The post office only accepts parcels with a length of 4ft or less. However, you can easily ship something larger than 4ft (up to about 5ft 8in) by using the diagonals, thus proving their restriction to be ridiculous.
What about the restriction is ridiculous? They are not placing a limit on the size of the material that you can ship, only the size of the boxes. There has to be a limit on the size of the box due to the fact that people and machines need to be able to process these things. There must be an upper bound.
NathanielJ wrote:Ditto on that sentiment... would it be preferable that they have an absolute length in any direction requirement, forcing people to ship in circular boxes?
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Waffles to space = 100% pure WIN.
StickFight wrote:so... for the hypercube, could you fit something infinitely long in a container with infinitely small sides as long as it is in an infinitely high dimension...
ok, something easier:
a 50 foot rod could fit in a container no longer than 1 foot as long as it is in the xth dimension and x is a high enough number, right? Wow, now I want a hypercube.
Waffles to space = 100% pure WIN.
idobox wrote:For non French speakers:
Quel est un cercle? => what is a circle
C'est Poincarré => horrible pun, poincarré sounds like French for "not square"
StickFight wrote:so... for the hypercube, could you fit something infinitely long in a container with infinitely small sides as long as it is in an infinitely high dimension...
ok, something easier:
a 50 foot rod could fit in a container no longer than 1 foot as long as it is in the xth dimension and x is a high enough number, right? Wow, now I want a hypercube.
Xanthir wrote:It's less of a joke and more of a "they're so stupid" story. The post office only accepts parcels with a length of 4ft or less. However, you can easily ship something larger than 4ft (up to about 5ft 8in) by using the diagonals, thus proving their restriction to be ridiculous.
Xanthir wrote:However, you still don't seem to grasp it. The point of the joke isn't that it's silly to have length restrictions at all, but simply that they specify a 4ft length restriction when you can in fact ship things that are 5ft long.
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Without geometry, life is pointless
Xanthir wrote:Pathway wrote:A man went to the post office to post a fishing rod which was five feet long and all in one piece. He was upset to find that the maximum parcel length the post office would accept was four feet.
He solved the problem by placing the fishing rod diagonally in a rectangular box of length four feet and width three feet.
I don't get it. Is the joke that he could have minimized the parcel's length more efficiently by making the box taller and using the diagonal between opposite corners?
It's less of a joke and more of a "they're so stupid" story. The post office only accepts parcels with a length of 4ft or less. However, you can easily ship something larger than 4ft (up to about 5ft 8in) by using the diagonals, thus proving their restriction to be ridiculous.
NathanielJ wrote:kira wrote:Xanthir wrote:It's less of a joke and more of a "they're so stupid" story. The post office only accepts parcels with a length of 4ft or less. However, you can easily ship something larger than 4ft (up to about 5ft 8in) by using the diagonals, thus proving their restriction to be ridiculous.
What about the restriction is ridiculous? They are not placing a limit on the size of the material that you can ship, only the size of the boxes. There has to be a limit on the size of the box due to the fact that people and machines need to be able to process these things. There must be an upper bound.
Ditto on that sentiment... would it be preferable that they have an absolute length in any direction requirement, forcing people to ship in circular boxes?
Yuffie wrote:NathanielJ wrote:Ditto on that sentiment... would it be preferable that they have an absolute length in any direction requirement, forcing people to ship in circular boxes?
You mean like a sphere?
Or a hamster ball.
Or a cat.
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I reiterate. Coolest. Guy.
Sir_Elderberry wrote:Yo mama's so fat, I tried to graph her as an ellipse, but both foci were at infinity.
z4lis wrote:Not sure if this one is already in here...
All natural numbers are interesting.
Proof: 1 is interesting. Now, suppose there exists some number that is non-interesting. The set of non-interesting natural numbers is then non-empty so by the well-ordering principle, there must exist a first non-interesting natural number, which makes it interesting. Contradiction.
Tez wrote:Mathematics can cause much frustration
Involving many a calculation
While physics they say
Is like a good lay
Where as maths well it's just masturbation
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