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Category: math


most quoted re "math": Jonathan North Washington (12), Tristan Alexander McLeay (7), oberon (4), Matt Sachs (3), Mark McGrath (2)

other categories found with "math": programming (8), computers (8), sadness (7), stupidity (7), gradschool (5)

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[link] heard: 28 December 2014
[edit] added: 28 December 2014

(23:34:45) vigneshv: 140 px :D

(23:34:54) firespeaker: vigneshv: I can think of words longer than that

(23:35:01) firespeaker: I have some 153px words

(23:35:17) sushain: (10:35:00 PM) firespeaker: I have some 153px words <- wait, was that random?

(23:35:30) sushain: or do you actually have a 153px word

(23:35:30) firespeaker: i.e., not a good measure of word-length ;)

(23:35:33) sushain: LOL

(23:35:34) sushain: ok

(23:35:35) vigneshv: ill change

(23:35:40) firespeaker: point made? ;)

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[link] heard: 8 June 2014
[edit] added: 8 June 2014

(16:47:29) spectre: ok, now you have a twol rule

(16:47:34) spectre: that is {A}:a / {A}:e

(16:47:54) spectre: but your twol rule has to combine with this {A}b{A}bbbbbb{A}

(16:47:57) spectre: when does it finish ?


(16:51:11) spectre: firespeaker,



(16:52:13) fpetkovski: he's gone

(16:52:14) fpetkovski: too late


(16:57:07) firespeaker: ^C^C^C^C^C^C^C^C

(16:57:08) firespeaker: phew

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[link] heard: 4 June 2014
[edit] added: 4 June 2014

(16:19:48) Unhammer: "a basic skill to be learned alongside the three R’s"

(16:19:51) Unhammer: R's?

(16:19:56) firespeaker: .wik Three Rs

(16:19:57) begiak: "The three Rs (as in the letter R)[1] refers to the foundations of a basic skills-orientated education program within schools: reading, writing and arithmetic" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_three_Rs

(16:20:04) Unhammer: so not r-project

(16:20:07) Unhammer: damn

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[link] heard: 21 July 2009
[edit] added: 20 July 2009

(00:49:38) kesuari: you have a really lax system

[Jonathan explains rules in more depth]

(00:54:44) kesuari: okay, now it seems more normal

(00:54:56) kesuari: complex rules & money = immigration law

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[link] heard: 12 July 2009
[edit] added: 12 July 2009

(20:40:31) kesuari: and take a guess how easy it is to search for information on something called "by" with relation to something called "r"

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[link] heard: 9 July 2009
[edit] added: 9 July 2009

(18:17:11) kesuari: i'm gonna try something different

(18:17:25) kesuari: (i.e. find a comp with spss)

(18:24:08) kesuari: i found one!

(18:24:15) kesuari: it does what all good commercial softwar does:

(18:24:17) kesuari: crashed on startup

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[link] heard: 31 December 2008
[edit] added: 31 December 2008

Jonathan: "Nah, we'll just reverse the math on the other end."

Aaron: "How do we do the reverse of a modulo? If times two, it equals an odd number?"

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[link] heard: 24 June 2007
[edit] added: 24 June 2007

(04:44:13) [me]: nz has more sheep/km² than china has people

(04:44:20) kesuari: indeed

(04:44:48) kesuari: this is the basis for why the chinese, in general, breed with other chinese; but new zealanders often breed with sheep.

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[link] heard: 5 April 2007
[edit] added: 5 April 2007

Jonathan: "I was just trying to figure out what comes between 4 and 6, and couldn't figure it out for a second."

Joyce: "A bus ride home..."

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[link] heard: 29 March 2007
[edit] added: 29 March 2007

I sometimes wonder how they count.

they have trouble taking 10% of a large number

they were bothered by having claculators that couldn't handle enough digits

‘what is 24000 inches in feet?

let's guess until Dr. Washington tells us we're right’

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[link] heard: 1 December 2006
[edit] added: 2 December 2006

"I don't even know how high that number is—it's one of those numbers with letters in it that I don't understand because I haven't taken math since high school."

Laura, in her colloquium talk
sadness, math, linguistics, school, gradschool
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[link] heard: 14 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

Jonathan: "I don't like the 373 bus as much as the 66 bus, because instead of dropping you off a block and a half from the house, it drops you off √50 blocks from the house."

Derek: "Uh, I think that's where my mother lives."

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[link] heard: 18 October 2006
[edit] added: 23 October 2006

"RMS: poor man's absolute value, rich man's decadent absolute value."

Getting absolute value by squaring and then square-rooting x
math, stupidity, money, computers
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[link] heard: 7 May 2006
[edit] added: 7 May 2006

02:34:54 [sn withheld]: Because Mexico is spoken by like 20% of the population of the US as a first language

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[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

21:08:53 [me]: well, I thought "file has vanished" was an interesting way of informing me of it

21:09:09 [oberon]: Well, as far as rsync was concerned, that's what happened

21:09:20 [oberon]: one minute there's a file, the next minute there's not a file

21:09:43 [me]: yeah

21:09:49 [me]: I suppose that could be called vanishing

21:09:51 [oberon]: Would you prefer "file has committed glorious harikari, and will ride the divine wind to its 70 virgins"?

21:11:07 [me]: heh

21:11:08 [me]: yes

21:11:44 [oberon]: So go edit the rsync source =P

21:11:50 [oberon]: or even the binary

21:11:54 [oberon]: just ask grep...

21:12:21 [me]: nah

21:12:28 [me]: I already don't trust rsync

21:12:31 [oberon]: lol

21:12:32 [me]: not going to screw with its binary

21:17:27 [oberon]: Am I the only one who thinks that 70 number is kinda arbitrary?

21:17:33 [oberon]: I've always sorta wondered about that

21:17:43 [oberon]: I mean, it's not like they're all useful at once

21:18:07 [oberon]: The sort of thing you do with virgins is not something you can do with 70 without engineered infrastructure and supports

21:18:37 [oberon]: Is the next verse of the Qu'aran something about "and you will also receive a house so large, it requires 65 people to keep it clean?"

21:31:26 [oberon]: That's still counting on an awful lot of women to die virgins

21:31:34 [oberon]: And I don't think infant mortality counts here

21:34:05 [oberon]: Maybe 70 is just an average

21:34:09 [oberon]: and it's really determined by annual ratios

21:34:47 [oberon]: so, like, if you have a string of really unsexy years, 'cause the plague hits or the 70s happen or something, you get more virgins, so everyone gets 71.2 or something

21:35:47 [oberon]: So it's more like "I got 70 virgins*" and then in fine print: "*results not typical. Actual results may vary. Consult your doctor before..."

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[link] heard: 2 February 2006
[edit] added: 2 February 2006

05:43:39 [Tristan]: and why is equality suddenly intransitive?

05:43:47 [me]: because evilness is bivalent

05:44:24 [Tristan]: the valency of evilness has no meaning wrt the transitivity of equality.

05:44:50 [Tristan]: if FOO's transitive, then if a FOO b and b FOO c means a must FOO c, simple as that

05:45:56 [me]: nope

05:46:09 [me]: that's only in standard western lgoic

05:46:36 [Tristan]: you will confuse everyone if you don't use standard western logic!

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[link] heard: 12 December 2004
[edit] added: 12 December 2004

Matt: "Wait, how does nudity get rid of variables?"

oberon: "Because clothes are variable—everyone's always wearing different things."

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[link] heard: 18 November 2004
[edit] added: 19 November 2004

Jonathan: "Matt, what sorting algorithm are you using?"

Matt: "MattSort."

Jonathan: "That means that if you know the original state of the cards, you can recalculate which cards everyone has."

Matt: "No, because it's O(...look over there!)"

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[link] heard: 16 October 2004
[edit] added: 15 October 2004

[in a seductive voice]

"You say you like prime numbers? Well.... I've got something that's only divisible by one.. and itself."

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[link] heard: 2 May 2004
[edit] added: 2 May 2004

(03:42:44) Kesuari: what size billion are we talking about?

(03:43:23) Kesuari: (i.e. a thousand-million--billion or a million-million--billion?)

(03:47:25) [me]: a thousand-million

(03:47:35) [me]: a million-million is a trillian :-P

(03:47:43) [me]: trillion

(03:47:45) [me]: bleh

(03:47:53) [me]: too much Douglas Adams

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[link] heard: 1 February 2004
[edit] added: 1 February 2004

"This puzzle is like O(2Where's Waldo)."

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[link] heard: 1 December 2003
[edit] added: 1 December 2003

(08:36:17) Kesuari: and maths, too. that's another one i'd want to do. except that i hate calculus. or rather find doing it tedious and irritating.

(08:36:51) Kesuari: hell... i should just do everything possible and be known as He Who Knows All.

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[link] heard: 28 October 2003
[edit] added: 28 October 2003

"There is a big difference between two and two. I mean two and one. But two and two also."

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[link] heard: 21 October 2003
[edit] added: 21 October 2003

(02:22:15) Mark: what kind of pizza is cheeseless pizza?

(02:22:22) [me]: what Kathryn eats

(02:22:32) [me]: I've had sauceless pizza... it's pretty good I guess

(02:22:48) Mark: yeah i wouldnt want to eat non real pizza

(02:23:28) Mark: Non-real pizza is defined as (pizza)i where i=sqrt(-1), or the (-cheese) factor

after way too much physics homework on Mark's part
homework, food, school, physics, math, gradschool
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(16:34:23) Verdant Forest: ack, I have a bazillion plastic bags, what am I going to do with them all?

(16:34:34) Verdant Forest: a bazillion is probably about 25-30

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[17:29:00] LunaCamilla: so i was thinking about it, and looked at what the prog for high school certification entails, and it's like five classes

[17:30:27] LunaCamilla: still six

[17:31:25] LunaCamilla: FOUR

[17:33:37] LunaCamilla: i meant five, tho

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