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You might be a mathematician if
How many of them apply to you? and which ones? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #2 20130630 13:18:10
Re: You might be a mathematician ifI have to do all that to become a mathematician! It's easier to think that i am a mathematician. There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't. #3 20130630 13:24:56
Re: You might be a mathematician ifOkay, but how many of them apply to you 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #4 20130630 13:32:50
Re: You might be a mathematician ifI am afraid none of them. I am feeling very dejected. Can you make another list? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20130630 13:40:48
Re: You might be a mathematician if
Here you go: Last edited by Agnishom (20130630 13:42:01) 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #6 20130630 13:51:12
Re: You might be a mathematician ifThanks for providing the new list. I have one of those. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20130630 14:17:32
Re: You might be a mathematician ifWould you please explain point 8 and 9 in the new list? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #8 20130630 14:26:46
Re: You might be a mathematician ifThose are two logic symbols. For all and there exists. But I do not get it. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20130630 14:33:20
Re: You might be a mathematician ifHow much do you score on the first list? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #10 20130630 14:35:33
Re: You might be a mathematician ifI scored zero and am glad of it. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20130630 14:38:50
Re: You might be a mathematician ifHow can you score zero? Don't the following apply to you? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #12 20130630 14:43:04
Re: You might be a mathematician if
only 3 There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't. #13 20130630 14:44:29
Re: You might be a mathematician ifIt is understood I am only buying one. Who buys two cars. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20130630 15:07:26
Re: You might be a mathematician if
Does that stop you from using the XOR operator?
Really? Would you use math on chocolate chips?
You surely use them a lot 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #15 20130630 15:15:31
Re: You might be a mathematician ifI love XOR. My favorite command back in the old Z80 days was XOR A.
They do crop up in numerical analysis. But as you know I never do any physics. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #16 20130630 15:18:53
Re: You might be a mathematician ifZ80 was a type of game player? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #17 20130630 15:19:46
Re: You might be a mathematician if
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #18 20130630 19:07:44
Re: You might be a mathematician ifHi Agnishom Last edited by anonimnystefy (20130630 19:08:35) The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #19 20130630 19:15:07
Re: You might be a mathematician ifKnuth says lah teck. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #20 20130630 19:58:39
Re: You might be a mathematician ifI do not know anything about the symbols 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #21 20130630 20:00:43
Re: You might be a mathematician ifFor all and there exists. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #22 20130630 20:22:01
Re: You might be a mathematician ifI still do not get the joke 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #23 20130630 20:29:43
Re: You might be a mathematician ifIn mathematical logic the two symbols are used to express certain facts. For example: Meaning: For every x there is (at least one) y which is greater than x, Or, even further simplified: There is no largest number. The thing is, it is very common to have an exists symbol right after the for all symbol, like in the expression above. So, the joke would translate to: For all forall symbols there exists a thereexists symbol. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #24 20130630 21:49:43
Re: You might be a mathematician ifGood One! 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #25 20130630 22:33:48
Re: You might be a mathematician ifI can not tell the difference between Logic and joke Logic. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 