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ringo
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Message 1366 of 1389 (893804)
04-20-2022 3:12 PM
Reply to: Message 1363 by Tanypteryx
04-20-2022 1:23 PM


Tanypteryx writes:

It still looks like a lower case N to me, or is that what makes the joke clever?


It's what separates us old guys from the ones who can see.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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AZPaul3
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Message 1367 of 1389 (893806)
04-20-2022 3:35 PM
Reply to: Message 1357 by Percy
04-20-2022 12:21 PM


Re: Math Joke
Are there values of a and b, whether integer, rational or irrational, that would make a/b=π? I don't think there are any that you can write down without an infinite piece of paper. Any number you come up with could never be precise enough for the equality to hold. I think?

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.


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AZPaul3
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Message 1368 of 1389 (894028)
04-29-2022 12:32 AM


Tucker Putin

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Percy
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Message 1369 of 1389 (894033)
04-29-2022 8:48 AM
Reply to: Message 1367 by AZPaul3
04-20-2022 3:35 PM


Re: Math Joke
AZPaul3 writes:

Are there values of a and b, whether integer, rational or irrational, that would make a/b=π?

π is a number. Therefore 2π is a number. For a = 2π and b = 2, then a/b = π.

Or for any circle with circumference a and diameter b, then a/b = π.

There's a lot of inaccuracy out there on the Web. I repeatedly saw webpages declare that π is not the ratio of any two numbers. What they must mean is that π is not the ratio of any two integers, the definition of an irrational number. π can certainly be the ratio of two numbers as long as one of those numbers is irrational.

--Percy


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Tangle
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Message 1370 of 1389 (894037)
04-29-2022 10:54 AM


I'm sure I used to have a sense of humour.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London. Olen Suomi Soy Barcelona. I am Ukraine.

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 1371 of 1389 (894038)
04-29-2022 11:31 AM
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04-29-2022 10:54 AM


Tangle writes:

I'm sure I used to have a sense of humour.

It's not all that funny. Perhaps it is droll.

But the discussion is funny.

If that horse ever had any laughs, they're dead now, too.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Tanypteryx
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Message 1372 of 1389 (894045)
04-29-2022 1:02 PM


problem post ignore
Something went wrong with my post

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AZPaul3
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Message 1373 of 1389 (894072)
04-29-2022 11:38 PM


Perseverance

Mars rover Perseverance finds turret of Russian T-72.

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Percy
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Message 1374 of 1389 (894325)
05-12-2022 2:04 PM


Sacked!
This just arrived in my Admin inbox:
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Dear admin,
Employee at evcforum.net Company,
We are deeply saddened to inform you that your term of employment at evcforum.net company has come to an immediate end. Due to the affect of high tax tariff which have affected our finance negatively during the last audit, we have no choice but to end your employment with us because we cannot service all the employees anymore. This decision is effective immediately and the original documents for the cancellation of your employment will be given to you in three days time. Note this is not a sack letter to you, rather we are reducing the number of employees. This is just a redundant leave.
Find attached your 2 months salary receipt.
We thank you for your service and we wish it didn't have to end this way.
Sincerely,
--Percy

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kjsimons
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Message 1375 of 1389 (894326)
05-12-2022 2:10 PM
Reply to: Message 1374 by Percy
05-12-2022 2:04 PM


Re: Sacked!
So you fired yourself?
Did you at least give yourself a generous severance?

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dwise1
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Message 1376 of 1389 (894327)
05-12-2022 2:24 PM
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05-12-2022 2:04 PM


Re: Sacked!
And did you click on the attachment?
That attachment is after all worth two months salary.
quote
Ten percent of nothing is, let me do the math here, nothing into nothing, carry the nothin'...
  —Jayne in "Firefly"

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Tanypteryx
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Message 1377 of 1389 (894330)
05-12-2022 3:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1374 by Percy
05-12-2022 2:04 PM


Re: Sacked!
Luckily, the same day I got sacked, I won the Nigerian lottery.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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AZPaul3
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Message 1378 of 1389 (894331)
05-12-2022 4:33 PM
Reply to: Message 1374 by Percy
05-12-2022 2:04 PM


Re: Sacked!
Then I'm glad you finished up all those programming changes you were making before you leave.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

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Percy
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Message 1379 of 1389 (894335)
05-12-2022 5:32 PM
Reply to: Message 1378 by AZPaul3
05-12-2022 4:33 PM


Re: Sacked!
I know, the irony, right?
--Percy

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Percy
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Message 1380 of 1389 (894336)
05-12-2022 7:25 PM
Reply to: Message 1376 by dwise1
05-12-2022 2:24 PM


Re: Sacked!
dwise1 writes:
And did you click on the attachment?
A while back I investigated whether it was possible to open such attachments safely. I no longer remember the details of what I learned, but the short answer is no. There's probably ways to figure out what's in them, but I've never looked into it.
--Percy

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