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Reading the Comics, April 18, 2019: Slow But Not Stopped Week Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/reading-the-comics-april-18-2019-slow-but-not-stopped-week-edition/#commentsSun, 21 Apr 2019 18:00:59 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6412Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 18, 2019: Slow But Not Stopped Week Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/reading-the-comics-april-18-2019-slow-but-not-stopped-week-edition/feed/3nebusresearchMan walking past a street sign for 52 Ludlow Avenue; the 5 falls down and hits him on the head. Woman with him: 'Numbers are hard.'Man in a cloudscape: 'I made it to heaven!' Angel: 'You sure did! Now you get to do the best stuff! You can design new systems of mathematics! You can attempt to create self-consistent physics systems. Beset of all, try to create a maximally complex reality using the simplest possible constructions!' Man: 'But that sounds terrible.' Angel: 'QUIET! He hears EVERYTHING.'First chicken: 'What do you want for your birthday?' Second chicken: 'I want everybody to ignore my birthday!' First: 'But if I ignore your birthday I'll be giving the perfect birthday gift, which means I'll be celebrating your birthday, which means I won't be ignoring it!!! AAAAUGH! BIRTHDAY PARADOX!!'Man speaking to a teacher: 'There are two angry parents outside. One's upset that you're teaching multiplication ... the other us upset you're teaching division.' Outside the door are an angry bunny and an angry amoeba.What Dates Are Most Likely For Easter?
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/14/reading-the-comics-april-10-2019-grand-avenue-and-luann-want-my-attention-edition/
https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/14/reading-the-comics-april-10-2019-grand-avenue-and-luann-want-my-attention-edition/#commentsSun, 14 Apr 2019 18:00:50 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6402Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 10, 2019: Grand Avenue and Luann Want My Attention Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/14/reading-the-comics-april-10-2019-grand-avenue-and-luann-want-my-attention-edition/feed/3nebusresearchOn the blackboard is a square-based pyramid with 'apex' labelled; also a circular cone with 'vertex' labelled. Wavehead: 'And if you put them together they're a duplex.'Here's a tough little puzzle to get your brain firing on all four cylinders. See if you can connect the matching numbered boxes with three lines. The catch is that the liens cannot cross over each other. From left to right are disjoint boxes labelled 1, 2, 1, and 2. Above and below the center of the row are two boxes labelled 3.Exam Question: Jack bought seven marbles and lost six. How many additional marbles must Jack buy to equal seven? Kid's answer: 'Jack wouldn't know. He's lost his marbles.'Gunther: 'You put a question mark next to the part about using the slope-intercept form of a linear equation. What don't you understand?' Luann: 'Lemme see. Oh ... yeah. I don't understand why on earth I need to know this.'How To Survive a Shark Attack (illustrated with a chicken surviving a shark.0 Keep your eye on the shark and move slowly toward safety. Don't make any sudden movements such as splashing or jazz hands. If the shark comes at you, punch it in the gills, snout, or eyes. You won't hurt the shark, but it will be surprised by your audacity. If all else fails, try to confuse it with logical paradoxes. Chicken: 'This statement is false.' Shark, wide-eyed and confused: '?'Is 1/x a Continuous Function?
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/is-1-x-a-continuous-function/#commentsThu, 11 Apr 2019 18:00:12 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6393Continue reading "Is 1/x a Continuous Function?"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/is-1-x-a-continuous-function/feed/4nebusresearchThe red-and-brown ground of a rocky outcropping far above the lush green tree-covered hills below.Reading the Comics, April 5, 2019: The Slow Week Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/reading-the-comics-april-5-2019-the-slow-week-edition/#respondTue, 09 Apr 2019 18:00:32 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6388Continue reading "Reading the Comics, April 5, 2019: The Slow Week Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/reading-the-comics-april-5-2019-the-slow-week-edition/feed/0nebusresearchAt a tower. Bobby: 'The library of Babel!' Robbie: 'Inside is every book that will ever be written! It may take the rest of our lives to search, but it'll be worth it!' Bobby: 'What? No index?' Robbie: 'The search for meaning has no index.' Bobby (on the phone): 'I just downloaded one.' Robbie: 'It can't have everything. ... Mark Twain vs Frankenstein? Dante in Space? Harry Potter Infinity?' Bobby: 'Yep. All available as e-books too! Wow, Jeff Goldblum does the audio books.' Robbie: 'pfff. Well, forget this place!' (They leave a 'BORING' sign across the library's door.)Over a pizza. Reggie: 'Don't let Jughead near the pizza! He always ends up eating half of it!' Jughead, with the cutter: 'Relax! I've divided it into four equal slices! Check it yourself!' Reggie: 'OK, I guess they do look equal.' Archie: 'Except for one thing! There are only three of us!' (Reggie and Archie each have one slice; Jughead has two.)Caterpillars in an algebra classroom. On the back of one caterpillar student is a sign, 'Kick^{10} me'.Looking over a pile of debris and a hammer on the table. Agnes: 'OK, we smashed a magnet. What do we see?' Trout: 'Uh. Magnet crumbs.' Agnes: 'Me too. I see magnet crumbs.' Trout: 'No gizmos, no gears, no wires. Just dirty black magnet crumbs.' Agnes: 'So what does this tell us about magnet function?' Trout: 'That it's one of God's many mysteries. Let's go eat.'Reading the Comics, March 30, 2019: Comics Kingdom is Screwed Up Edition
https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/07/reading-the-comics-march-30-2019-comics-kingdom-is-screwed-up-edition/
https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/07/reading-the-comics-march-30-2019-comics-kingdom-is-screwed-up-edition/#commentsSun, 07 Apr 2019 18:00:27 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6381Continue reading "Reading the Comics, March 30, 2019: Comics Kingdom is Screwed Up Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/07/reading-the-comics-march-30-2019-comics-kingdom-is-screwed-up-edition/feed/2nebusresearchMonty: 'Doc! Glad you're here! Our phones started texting without us!' Moondog: 'Now they're doing math!' (The phones text '2 x 2 = 4' and '4^4 = 256'.) Monty: 'They started with 2x2 = 4'. Professor Xemit: 'And now they're swapping advanced Boolean algebraic operations!' Monty: 'Doc ... what's going on?' Xemit: 'A dangerous nexus of AI has formed in your devices! And it must be stopped before it surpasses the combined intellect of all humanity!' Moondog: 'Not sure what that means, but it sounds like some serious data charges.'Prisoner number 81861^3, talking to prisoner 3757^5: 'Man, this is one *big* prison!'Anthropomorphic numeral 9, looking at temperatures on the Weather Channel. Caption: 'Nate wanted to work at the Weather Channel but didn't have a degree.'Prisoner, to the other in his cell: 'You learn new skills after being here awhile.' On his wall are several lines of mathematical scrawls.Colin, showing a card: 'Check it out, Dad! This is one of the most powerful Spen-Yo-Do Cards, the Crystal Conquerer! It's worth 2500 power units, has a multiplier ratio of 10, and a destruction ratio of 2 over 15! It can only be defeated by a mage card of equal value or greater!' Dad: 'That's fine, Colin, but I came to check your homework. C'mon, what's 9 divided by 3?' Colin: 'How am I supposed to know?!'Reading the Comics, March 26, 2019: March 26, 2019 Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/reading-the-comics-march-26-2019-march-26-2019-edition/#respondThu, 04 Apr 2019 18:00:04 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6374Continue reading "Reading the Comics, March 26, 2019: March 26, 2019 Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/reading-the-comics-march-26-2019-march-26-2019-edition/feed/0nebusresearchCaption: Eric on an inclined plane. It shows a circle on a right triangle, with the incline of the angle labelled 'x'. The force of gravity is pointing vertically down, labelled (Eric)(g). The force parallel to the incline is labelled (Eric)(g)sin(x); the force perpendicular to the incline is labelled (Eric)(g)cos(x).Ruthie, on the phone: 'Homework hot line? On the Same/Different page of our workbook there are two circles like this. They're called Venn diagrams and I wanna know who this Venn person is. And if I put two squares together, can we call it the Ruthie diagram, and how much money do I get for that? ... Huh? Well, I'll wait here 'til you find somebody who DOES know!'An illustration of an abacus. Caption: 'No matter what the category, you'll usually find me in the upper 99%.'Snow, cat, to a kitten: '1 + 1 = 2 ... unless it's spring.' (Looking at a bird's nest with five eggs.) 'Then 1 + 1 = 5.'How March 2019 Treated My Mathematics Blog
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/reading-the-comics-march-25-2019-bear-edition/#commentsSun, 31 Mar 2019 18:00:51 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6364Continue reading "Reading the Comics, March 25, 2019: Bear Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/reading-the-comics-march-25-2019-bear-edition/feed/2nebusresearchBoss at the Precision Calibration Corporation, chewing out a subordinate: 'Another one of your 64.3 percent-baked proposals, Wilkins?'Amanda, on the phone: 'Hey, Gramps, what's up?' Grandpa: 'I'm watching Wheel of Fortune.' 'How's that going?' 'There's a group of purses on here totalling $2900!! I buy a seven-dollar wallet, and it lasts me ten years!' Amanda ;'So these purses will last them ... [ math ] over four thousand years [*] by your math. That's value.' Grandpa: 'That's almost one thousand dollars per bag, Amanda!' [*]: I think My degree is not in math.Molly, reading homework: 'Farmer Smith has 49 acres of blueberries, and each acre has 179 pounds of blueberries, so how many pounds of blueberries will Farmer Smith harvest?' Bear: '8,771 pounds. That would be 1,710,355 blueberries.' Molly: 'Wow, Bear! How do you know that?' Bear: 'How can you NOT? Blueberries are amazing!'Molly: 'Farmer Brown has 3 crates of carrots and each crate holds 12 pounds of carrots. How many carrots does Farmer Brown have?' Bear: 'I have no idea.' Molly: 'But you solved yesterday's math problem easily.' Bear: 'That problem was about blueberries and this one is about carrots.' Molly: 'So?' Bear: 'I don't like carrots.'Molly: 'Bear, what's 4,400 blueberries divided by 2?' Bear: 'What?' Molly: 'Divide 4,400 blueberries by 2.' Bear: 'Why would I want to divide them?!' Molly: 'So you can share them with me!' Bear: 'But you can just go to the store and buy your own. And wow, what a great idea!! Let's go to the store now!!' Molly: 'I hate math.'How To Find Logarithms Without Using Powerful Computers
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