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Without Tipping My Hand To My Plans For The Next Couple Weeks
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/reading-the-comics-may-18-2018-quincy-doesnt-make-the-cut-edition/#commentsSun, 20 May 2018 18:00:21 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5399Continue reading "Reading the Comics, May 18, 2018: Quincy Doesn’t Make The Cut Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/reading-the-comics-may-18-2018-quincy-doesnt-make-the-cut-edition/feed/5nebusresearchDad: A guy showed me a brain teaser down at the coffee shop. Watch.' Molly: Ooh, coolie! I'm good at these!' Dad: 'OK, you've got 5 equal-sized boxes here ... moving only 2 toothpicks, make it into FOUR equal-size boxes.' (It's three matchstick boxes in the top row, and two underneath, with the rightmost of the top row above the leftmost of the bottom row.) Dad: 'Heh-heh! THAT ought to keep you busy for a while!' Molly: 'I'll have it in a minute.' Silent final panel, Molly there, bloodshot eyes, late at night.A panel full of jokes, activities, and trivia relating to Aristotle. There's no way for me to summarize it all (which includes a word search and a maze as activities) in the space available.Baseball manager warning the player, 'Watch out, he's got a wicked curve'. The pitcher is a classic hand-style bell with clapper, and also arms and a glove and ball.Teacher: 'Meggs! Pop quiz: what are 26, 24, 33, and 32?' Ginger Meggs, after a panel of silent thought: 'Your last four payslips?'Nate, the son: 'We're supposed to do today's homework with our parents.' Mom: 'Okay.' Nate: '1. If there are 28 kids in a class, and the education budget is cut by $465 million, how many will be in the class next year?' Dad: 'Taking parental involvement to the next level.' Nate: '2. If the teacher's insurance doesn't cover nervous breakdowns ... 'Archie: 'It's amazing how Dilton can do calculus in his head!' Reggie: 'Yeah, I suppose! I guess I'll settle for being the school's most admired athlete and greatest sex symbol!' Jughead: 'It's amazing how Reggie does all that in *his* head, too!'Business group looking at a slide showing the golden spiral. Speaker: 'And, as you can see, the Fibonacci division is right on track.'Reading the Comics, May 12, 2018: New Nancy Artist Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/reading-the-comics-may-12-2018-new-nancy-artist-edition/#commentsThu, 17 May 2018 18:00:46 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5390Continue reading "Reading the Comics, May 12, 2018: New Nancy Artist Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/17/reading-the-comics-may-12-2018-new-nancy-artist-edition/feed/2nebusresearchA wall of the Mathematics Department has fallen in. A guy in lab coat says, 'Quick --- someone call the square root of 829,921!!'Person beside a sign, with the numbers 629510, 787921 and 864370 crossed out and 221473 at the bottom. Caption: 'Performance Art: Random Number Generator'.Nancy: 'Don't you hate when you sit down at a computer and can't remember what you were going to do. For the life of me I can't recall what I wanted to do when I sat down.' Teacher: 'Nice try, Nancy, but you still have to take the countywide math test.' (Two other rows of students are on similar computers.)Marriage Counsellor: 'She says you're very close-minded.' Triangle: 'It's called 'rational'. But she's all 'pi this' and 'pi that'. Circle: 'It's a constant struggle, doctor.'Paul: 'Claire, this online business program looks good.' Claire: 'Yeah, I saw that one. But I think it's too intense. I mean, look at this. They make you take two courses in statistics and probability. What are the odds I'd ever need that? ... Oh, wait ... 'Someone Else’s Homework: A Probability Question
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/reading-the-comics-may-8-2018-insecure-http-edition/#commentsSun, 13 May 2018 18:00:10 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5380Continue reading "Reading the Comics, May 8, 2018: Insecure http Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/reading-the-comics-may-8-2018-insecure-http-edition/feed/1nebusresearchPeople at Inspiration Point all saying Eureka. one things of an arithmetic formula, one of a geometric proof, one of a bar of music. Ziggy thinks of a vacuum cleaner.Monty: 'Exactly ONE month of school left, Mrs Lola!' Lola: 'How 'bout that, Monty.' Monty: 'So, subtracting weekends ... that's, um, let's see. Carry the 2, add the 6 ... only 47 days!' Lola: 'Your folks got you signed up for math camp?' Monty: 'How'd you know?'Mutt: 'You want to know what I bought you for Christmas? Think in the number ten!' Jeff: 'Ten? Done!' Mutt: 'Then divide it by two!' Jeff: 'Yes!' Mutt: 'Now you must take away five!' Jeff: 'Yes!' Mutt: 'How much is left?' Jeff: 'Nothing!' (Mutt leaves, while Jeff ponders '?'.)Robot 55: 'EXTERMINATE ALL LIFE!' Oliver, dressed as a robot: 'Quick, Jorge, act like a robot!' Jorge, dressed like a robot: '20 times 30 equals a million.' Robot 44: 'LIFE EMANATING FROM THIS DIRECTION.' (And approaches the kids.) Oliver: 'Just do the robot dance!' Jorge: 'That's ridiculous, Oliver. Who'd actually program a robot to dance?' (The robots laser-blast a flower.) Jorge, twitching: o/` BOOP BOOP BOOP-BE-BOOP! O/`Written on a wood fence: 'Kindergarten teachers know how to make the little things count'.Anthropomorphic 3/5: 'Honey, what's wrong?' Anthropomorphic 1/4: 'Sour son is leaving the faith! He said he's converting to decimals!'Someone Else’s Homework: A Postscript
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/someone-elses-homework-was-it-hard-an-umbrella-search/#commentsTue, 08 May 2018 18:00:51 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5366Continue reading "Someone Else’s Homework: Was It Hard? An Umbrella Search"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/someone-elses-homework-was-it-hard-an-umbrella-search/feed/3nebusresearchReading the Comics, May 5, 2018: Does Anyone Know Where The Infinite Hotel Comes From Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/reading-the-comics-may-2018-does-anyone-know-where-the-infinite-hotel-comes-from-edition/#respondSun, 06 May 2018 18:00:17 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5362Continue reading "Reading the Comics, May 5, 2018: Does Anyone Know Where The Infinite Hotel Comes From Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/reading-the-comics-may-2018-does-anyone-know-where-the-infinite-hotel-comes-from-edition/feed/0nebusresearchTeacher: 'Chip, do you know the answer to number five?' Chip: 'Is it twelve? No, wait ... it's four. Or is it 32 ... it's either that or 144. No, wait a second ... I'll get it.' Teacher: 'I'm sure you will --- we're nearly out of numbers!'Randolph, thinking in bed: 'Algebra pretty much put pirates out of business.' Pirate teacher: 'If ax^2 + bx + c = 0, what is x?' And a pirate sweats. Footer joke: '15 men on a dead man's chest, you ho ho, and a bottle of rum equals what?'Heart: 'This homework is ridiculous! How are we supposed to know this? OK, so Julio has eleven apples! Why is it any of my business how many he shares with Allisa and Wesley? Why should I care how he divides them or what fraction he keeps for himself?' Dean: 'They're just math word problems. I don't think we have to explain motivation.' Heart: 'I guess I just can't get past why exactly a kid has eleven apples in the first place!'[ You arrive at the Infinite Hotel ... but the concierge says *all* infinity of their rooms are booked. Luckily, you know MATH. 'Infinity = Infinity + 1'. You explain that if you just ask each guest to move one room over ... ] There's a large man in diapers with a sock puppet on his hand in the first door. [ Yeah ... math's not solving that. ] You drive away.Medieval monks, talking about the one who's written down E = mc^2. 'God only knows what it means. This guy isn't all that swift.'Reading the Comics, April 28, 2018: Friday Is Pretty Late Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/reading-the-comics-april-28-2018-friday-is-pretty-late-edition/#commentsFri, 04 May 2018 18:00:20 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5355Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 28, 2018: Friday Is Pretty Late Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/reading-the-comics-april-28-2018-friday-is-pretty-late-edition/feed/3nebusresearchCrock to the two prisoners in lockboxes: 'Guess the number I'm thinking and I'll set you free.' First prisoner: '4,796,034,621,322.' Crock: 'Sorry, it's nine.' Second prisoner: 'What made you guess THAT number?' First prisoner: 'It was the first one to pop into my head.'On the board: 51 - 26, with the 51 rewritten as 4 with a borrowed 11. Wavehead: 'So we're just borrowing 10 no questions asked? What about a credit check? What's the interest rate?'Larry: 'Your shirt is on all wrong.' Toby: 'It was bound to happen.' Larry: 'What? Why?' Toby: 'There's FOUR different ways a shirt can go on! That gives me only, like, a 20% chance any time I put it on.'Sally, at her schooldesk: 'The answer is twelve! It isn't? How about six? Four? Nine? Two? Ten? ... Do you have the feeling that I'm guessing?'Venn Diagram. One circle's labelled 'Venn Diagrams'; the second 'Jokes'. The intersection is 'Lazy Cartoonists'.Guy: 'Relax. Half the time, job interviewers don't even read your resume. They just see how long it is.' Mathematician: 'Really?' Guy: 'Yeah. Where are you going?' Mathematician: 'To make a Mobius strip.' Interviewer: 'Wow! I've never met someone with *infinite* skills and work experience.' Mathematician: 'I don't like to brag.'How April 2018 Treated My Mathematics Blog
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