Friday, October 10, 2008

CC is bored.

Say something interesting.

CC

19 comments:

alkali said...

Yay, Connecticut!

fausto said...

Word.

And, Yay, Alaska!

Joel Monka said...

Those are cool, but are they really interesting? I think it's more interesting that the messiah might be a shark ! And "man eats catfish" isn't interesting, but how about catfish eats man ?

Joel Monka said...

It suddenly occurred to me that I needed to clarify the comment above in light of what Louis Farrakhan said- when I wrote "messiah", I wasn't refferring to Senator Obama.

Joe The Math Guy said...

Did you know that the equation e^(i*pi)+1=0, first discovered by Leonhard Euler in the 18th century, is regarded by many as the most remarkable equation in mathematics? Notice that it uses the very important constants e, pi, i, 1, and 0 each exactly once, together with the important concepts = and +.

Chalicechick said...

Yay Connecticut!

Yay Alaska!

Yay catfish?

Joe, I'm a little confused. Is that equation "remarkable" because it is a cool curiosity, using all those constants, sort of a more sophisticated math version of "the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" or does that equation have some cool application?

CC

Joe The Math Guy said...

CC, it is usually considered remarkable because it is a cool curiosity...at least, for sufficiently nerdy values of "cool." Some regard the relating of so many basic constants in such an elegant way as having an almost mystical significance.

That's not quite it. Looks like you missed "s."

The more complicated equation from which that equation is derived is extremely important in electrical engineering.

Joel Monka said...

Something else interesting- a Limey sex-ed book with audio I LOVE the accent- I want a CD of that narrator reading Harry Potter.

LinguistFriend said...

Joe's Eulerian equation is indeed cool and famous. But I do not think that it is really as much fun as Euler's gamma function, which is a generalization of its well-known special case as a factorial, e.g. 3! = 3 x 2 x 1 = 6 The idea that you can extend such a relationship to a number such as pi (3.14159 . . . ), which goes on forever, is more than interesting. Once I wrote a short story about what else Euler was doing then in St. Petersburg, when he was working on the gamma function. (It has to do with the daughter of a certain art teacher.)

Joel Monka said...
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Chalicechick said...

Yeah, Joe, I guess it was supposed to be "jumpS over the lazy dog.

Linguist Friend, good to know. I think.

CC

Joel Monka said...

I must have made a mistake on the link. Try
http://www.bebooksonline.co.uk/girls_and_boys/default.htm

Joel Monka said...

CC, what am I doing wrong that the ".htm" at the end of that address refuses to show when the comment is published?

Cerulean said...

Had interesting thoughts while sitting through Yom Kippur yesterday. Most of them involved my own personal fulfillment through worship and how sitting in a pew for six hours reading from a prayer book isn't it.

But the more interesting ideas pertained to how various Great Awakenings fit into Generational Cycle theory. It looks like we're moving toward increased secularism, as we move away from the 1970-ish spiritual era. The next burgeoning period of religious sentiment will be when the next baby boomer generation comes of age in the 2040s, in the aftermath of the 2020s cataclysm.

There, I've now contributed Deep Thoughts to the CB.

Joe The Math Guy said...

Hey LinguisticFriend...yay (1/2)!! I think it is like the sqr root of pi over 2. Always wondered why Gamma is defined so that Gamma(n) =(n-1)! rather than just n!.

Yes, changing jumped to jumps fixes it.

PG said...

You can buy professional sex advice for a $25 donation to No on 8.

Christopher Buckley, author of Thank You for Smoking and other satires against Democrats, is voting for Obama. I find his reasoning a bit muddled, but whatever.

It's now a sign of bias against a woman NOT to retouch her photos.

Virgin Radio - listen to another country's overplayed pop music.

Robin Edgar said...

"I think it's more interesting that the messiah might be a shark!"

In the one up Joel Monka department. . .

I think it's more interesting that the messiah might be Barack Obama! ;-)

Apparently even Louis Farrakhan believes that Obama is the messiah. . .

Is that interesting enough for you CC? :-)

Dalai Grandma said...

CC, you amaze me. I've been bored probably half my waking hours, which have been many, and anytime I said so people told me to shut up. You get 17 comments! No, 18!

Then again, men do love it when you ask them to say something interesting. Once I had one describe the rules of baseball to me, so I stopped doing that. Your luck is definitely better.

Comrade Kevin said...

Most babies are born to parents who want them, proving that weren't unplanned, just poor planning.

(this is a total lie)