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## #1 2009-06-27 18:19:46

mikau
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### How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

one of my scholarship search websites asks you to provide an answer to this question as part of your profile information. But its such a great question, I thought its worth posting elsewhere!

Here are several ways in which i would move mount Fuji:

-first try diplomacy

-find out what mountains eat and leave a trail of those in the desired direction

-move everything that isn't Mount Fuji in the opposite direction

-find another mountain and swap their names

-cut and paste

-cite is as illegally parked and have it towed (or just install a parking meter beside it)

-use a shovel

How would YOU move mount Fuji?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #2 2009-06-27 18:48:47

Identity
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

- Run past it, watching it as it moves by.

- My name is not "mount Fuji"!

- I would not move it very well.

- Wait for the earth to rotate.

- Pick a small rock from mount Fuji and take it back to me on my flight home. The centre of mass of mount Fuji should have moved.

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## #3 2009-06-27 18:51:31

mikau
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

nice! but you might as well move a big rock or that center of mass is gonna move awfully slow!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #4 2009-06-27 19:23:42

bobbym
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Hi;

You could have Godzilla move it for you.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2009-06-27 20:12:10

mikau
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

hey! no delegation!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #6 2009-06-28 19:23:09

Tigeree
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

- dig it out of the ground.
There would be a crater instead of a mountain.

- have Atlas move it, oh no that wouldn't work someone will have to keep the sky up while he does that.

I think I'll stick with my first one then.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #7 2009-06-28 22:53:19

mathsyperson
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Recite some of my original poetry.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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## #8 2009-06-29 03:39:42

soroban
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

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~ Read passages from "Love Story".

~ Rent a large U-Haul and a backhoe . . .
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## #9 2009-06-29 12:33:13

jimmyR
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with faith

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## #10 2009-06-29 19:30:31

Tigeree
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

- Develop telekinesis.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #11 2009-06-30 06:10:53

Identity
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

A lever 100000000000 miles long

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## #12 2009-06-30 09:11:13

quittyqat
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Cast an Engorgement Charm on yourself (Engorgement Charms make things bigger)
Get rid of the land around Mt. Fuji and fill the space with water, then Mt. Fuji would be on an island

I'll be here at least once every decade.

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## #13 2009-06-30 09:36:01

Ricky
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Identity wrote:

A lever 100000000000 miles long

You'd need to build a ship for it, something like an ark immediately.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #14 2009-06-30 14:08:26

Tigeree
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Yeah..... That's a good idea...  witchcraft!

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #15 2009-06-30 23:32:03

bobbym
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Bring a large celestial object close to it. This should exceed earth's roche limit, causing tidal forces to rip it off the surface.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #16 2009-07-01 15:30:27

Tigeree
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Kool. Cause chaotic sound waves creating a giant earthquake ripping the mountain in half. Actually that might be too much for Japan, it is kind of a small island after all.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #17 2009-07-01 16:09:29

Identity
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Create a wormhole, pushing it into the fourth dimension!

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## #18 2009-07-01 16:10:20

Ricky
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Ricky wrote:
Identity wrote:

A lever 100000000000 miles long

You'd need to build a ship for it, something like an ark immediately.

In hindsight, perhaps this was a bit to obscure, but I believe Identity was referencing to Archimedes' lever, hence the "ark immediately".

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #19 2009-07-01 20:10:49

Tigeree
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Create a black hole. Who knows where I can get some red matter?

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #20 2009-07-02 07:11:53

Identity
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Ricky wrote:
Ricky wrote:
Identity wrote:

A lever 100000000000 miles long

You'd need to build a ship for it, something like an ark immediately.

In hindsight, perhaps this was a bit to obscure, but I believe Identity was referencing to Archimedes' lever, hence the "ark immediately".

I don't know how an ark fits in with the lever ?

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## #21 2009-07-02 09:20:10

Ricky
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Ark immediately... Archimedes... Ark immediately... Archimedes...

Yep.  Too obscure.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #22 2009-07-02 14:31:45

Tigeree
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Wow. Nice, Ricky.

Hmm... I'm almost out of ideas, the only ideas I have left include turning mount. Fuji into a giant volcano, blasting it to bits. But that isn't necessarily moving it, though.

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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## #23 2009-07-03 15:06:11

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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Is Mt. Fuji coded in Python? Then moving it may cause errors...

Linux FTW

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## #24 2009-07-03 15:31:52

mikau
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

why is that, Simron? i don't use python..

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #25 2009-07-03 20:00:02

Tigeree
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### Re: How would you move Mnt. Fuji?

Mnt. Fuji is as it is, simron, Mnt. Fuji.

Ah! I have it! I'll flood Japan! Well evac first but then I'll totally flood it (really fast) washing Mt. Fuji off it's feet! Or roots, or whatever mountains have...

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

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