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Reading the Comics, November 11, 2018: November 11, 2018 Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/reading-the-comics-november-11-2018-november-11-2018-edition/#respondSun, 18 Nov 2018 18:00:18 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6013Continue reading "Reading the Comics, November 11, 2018: November 11, 2018 Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/reading-the-comics-november-11-2018-november-11-2018-edition/feed/0nebusresearchAlien Frank: 'The first Earthling election confused me. I expected campaign signs with things like '-5 + -2'.' Alien Ernest: 'The term is 'negative ads', not 'negative adds'.' Frank: 'I thought the pier would be crowded with people casting ballots. I heard there are voting machines so I expected to see a line of robots waiting at the polls. At least there were no natural disasters. I was worried about actual landslides because of all the mudslinging.'Caption: 'Don's first, primitive attempt at communication was limited to prime numbers.' Don, speaking to an angered woman: '2 ... 3 ... 5 ... 7 ... 11 ... 13 ... 17 ...'Lucy: 'Charlie Brown, how much is zero times zero?' Charlie Brown: 'Zero.' Lucy: 'ZERO? Oh come on, Charlie Brown, it's *got* to be *something*. I'll put down three. That sounds just about right. 'Zero', he says ... ha!' Charlie Brown: 'Things like that make my stomach hurt.'Roast Turkey, officer: 'An employee of Sylvan Learning Centers barricaded himself inside an Indiana school and is drilling students on multiplication tables, prompting law enforcement to declare an active tutor situation.' Newspaper, reporter: 'But no guns to worry about.' Roast Turkey: 'Not since the 2nd amendment was repealed. We figure the kids will overpower him when he gets to long division.'Reading the Comics, November 9, 2018: Standing For Things Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/reading-the-comics-november-9-2018-standing-for-things-edition/#respondSat, 17 Nov 2018 18:00:14 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=6007Continue reading "Reading the Comics, November 9, 2018: Standing For Things Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/reading-the-comics-november-9-2018-standing-for-things-edition/feed/0nebusresearchFriend 1: 'That algebra test was awful.' Friend 2: 'Toby just gave up and handed his paper in!' Toby: 'No, I finished. My mom said as long as I studied I didn't have to do any chores.' Friend 1: 'That'd eat up all your gaming hours!' Toby: 'Yep. Hey, did you know algebra letters stand for things?'Funtime Activity: Ruining students forever. Teacher: 'Physics students must learn the difference between vectors and scalars is that scalars don't exist.' Student: 'What about 'amount of apples'?' Teacher: 'Huh? Oh, you're referring to 'distance in apple-space'.'Billy: 'On the 80s station I think I just heard my favorite song ever! It's about carrying a laser down some road. I think it's called 'Carry a laser' and it's all about lasers!' Cow: 'Actually, it's 'Kyrie Eleison'. It means 'Lord, have Mercy'. It has nothing at all to do with lasers.' Billy: 'Right, and 'Hip to b^2' has nothing to do with algebra.' Cow: 'That I don't know.'sBrad: 'I think I've got this worked out. It takes 500 half-inch hairs to make a good moustache. If I grow one hair a week, and each new hair grows 1/8 inch per month, I can grow a perfect moustache in ... ' Luann: '225 years, not bad!'Test Question: 'Mr Gray drove 55 mph to a city 80 miles away. He made two stops: one for 20 minutes, and one for 5. How long did it take Mr Gray to reach the city?' Student's answer: 'This made my head hurt, so I'm just going to say 'the whole trip'. You can't argue that.'My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Pigeonhole Principle
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-pigeonhole-principle/#commentsFri, 16 Nov 2018 18:00:17 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5998Continue reading "My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Pigeonhole Principle"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-pigeonhole-principle/feed/2nebusresearchCartoon of a thinking coati (it's a raccoon-like animal from Latin America); beside him are spelled out on Scrabble titles, 'MATHEMATICS A TO Z', on a starry background. Various arithmetic symbols are constellations in the background.One pigeon, as photographed by me in Pittsburgh in summer 2017. Not depicted: pigeonholes.Reading the Comics, November 7, 2018: Shorthand and Reruns Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/reading-the-comics-november-7-2018-shorthand-and-reruns-edition/#respondThu, 15 Nov 2018 18:00:39 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5994Continue reading "Reading the Comics, November 7, 2018: Shorthand and Reruns Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/15/reading-the-comics-november-7-2018-shorthand-and-reruns-edition/feed/0nebusresearchPerson upstairs: 'I don't understand how Lucky keeps getting out.' Lucky, the dog, is downstairs, writing out plans: 'V_1 Q_q = X'^4 y / B(4) x^2'Student, to teacher: 'If we learn from our mistakes, shouldn't I make as many mistakes as possible?' On the blackboard is the problem 473 x 17.Student taking a test: 'Which of these is a right triangle?' (Figures a, b, and c.) Maria's answer: 'c is right. a is left. b is middle.'Literary Calendar. Several jokes, including: Saturday 7pm: an infinite number of chimpanzees discuss their multi-volume 'Treasury of Western Literature with no Typos' at the Museum of Natural History. Nit picking to follow.My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Oriented Graph
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-oriented-graph/#respondTue, 13 Nov 2018 18:00:51 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5989Continue reading "My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Oriented Graph"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-oriented-graph/feed/0nebusresearchCartoon of a thinking coati (it's a raccoon-like animal from Latin America); beside him are spelled out on Scrabble titles, 'MATHEMATICS A TO Z', on a starry background. Various arithmetic symbols are constellations in the background.Reading the Comics, November 5, 2018: November 5, 2018 Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/reading-the-comics-november-5-2018-november-5-2018-edition/#commentsSun, 11 Nov 2018 18:00:57 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5985Continue reading "Reading the Comics, November 5, 2018: November 5, 2018 Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/reading-the-comics-november-5-2018-november-5-2018-edition/feed/2nebusresearchMr Crackett: 'Alright, Meggs. Here's one for you. If Fitzcloon had 15 slices of broccoli quiche and you took a third, what would you have?' Meggs: 'A bucket ready to catch my vom---' Crackett: 'MEGGS!'The Thinking Man's Team: The Portland Pi. Shows a baseball cap with the symbol pi on it.Randolph dreaming about his presentation: pie chart. Pies have hit him and his podium, per the chart: '28% landed on stage, 13% back wall, 22% glancing blow off torso, 12% hit podium, 25% direct hit in face'. Footer joke: 'I turn now to the bar graph.'Kids: 'Daddy, we got you a surprise!' Dad: 'Impossible! I assume the surprise is socks. Thus in case 1 where you get me socks, I am not surprised. In case 2, you got me not-socks. Given that I KNOW you will not give me socks because I'm anticipating socks, it's obvious the gift will be not-socks. Therefore in all cases with your gift, I remain UNSURPRISED!' Kids, after a pause: 'The gift is NOTHING!' Dad curses.Mega Lotto speaker: 'Hmm, what are the odds? First he wins the lottery and then ... ' A torn-up check and empty shoes are all that's left as a crocodile steps out of panel.Reading the Comics, November 3, 2018: Arithmetic Is Hard Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/reading-the-comics-november-3-2018-arithmetic-is-hard-edition/#commentsSat, 10 Nov 2018 18:00:37 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5976Continue reading "Reading the Comics, November 3, 2018: Arithmetic Is Hard Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/reading-the-comics-november-3-2018-arithmetic-is-hard-edition/feed/3nebusresearchCalvin: 'I can't go outside until I finish my homework. What's five plus seven?' Hobbes: 'I don't know.' Calvin: 'I don't either.' Hobbes: 'Then write 'I don't know'.' Calvin: 'Hey that's a true answer, isn't it! I can write that for ALL of these! We're done!' As Calvin races outside one parent says, 'We'd better have a look at our prodigy's homework.'7:30 am: Todd runs into the Beauty Rejuvenation Clinic. Later, in class. Teacher: 'So if we add these denominators ...' and Todd starts snoring, with eyes open. Teacher: 'Todd! What did I tell you about getting Botox injections in your eyelids on fractions day?!'Maria as superhero declares 'With my Mighty-Maria Heat Vision I'll divide this barricade!' She gets bounced off it. 'Drat! Division is my kryptonite!' She bounced off a sheet marked 450 / 9.Hammie to his parents: 'I'm building a giant killer robot out of legos! It's going to have rockets and lasers and all kinds of stuff!' Mom: 'I wish he'd get that excited about multiplication tables.' Dad: 'Maybe math needs to be more explodey.'My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Nearest Neighbor Model
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-nearest-neighbor-model/#respondFri, 09 Nov 2018 18:00:01 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5970Continue reading "My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Nearest Neighbor Model"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-nearest-neighbor-model/feed/0nebusresearchCartoon of a thinking coati (it's a raccoon-like animal from Latin America); beside him are spelled out on Scrabble titles, 'MATHEMATICS A TO Z', on a starry background. Various arithmetic symbols are constellations in the background.Reading the Comics, October 30, 2018: I Spot An Error Edition
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/reading-the-comics-october-30-2018-i-spot-an-error-edition/#commentsWed, 07 Nov 2018 18:00:32 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5967Continue reading "Reading the Comics, October 30, 2018: I Spot An Error Edition"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/reading-the-comics-october-30-2018-i-spot-an-error-edition/feed/2nebusresearch9, talking to 2 at the bar: 'Ah, cheer up, you're not *always* the lowest common denominator.'Teacher: 'Why is it important for today's kids to learn algebra? Because *I* had to learn this junk in school and now it's *your* turn, that's why!'Baseball player missing his left arm and with a wedge cut out of his shoulder: 'I can't play today, skipper. I gave 110% yesterday.'Kid in the sandbox: 'You're on a train travelling east at 65 mph and you leave at 7:15. Another train leaves five minutes later heading west ... ' Caption: 'Mensa Schoolyard Bullies'.My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Manifold
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https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-manifold/#respondTue, 06 Nov 2018 18:00:59 +0000http://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/?p=5961Continue reading "My 2018 Mathematics A To Z: Manifold"]]>https://nebusresearch.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/my-2018-mathematics-a-to-z-manifold/feed/0nebusresearchCartoon of a thinking coati (it's a raccoon-like animal from Latin America); beside him are spelled out on Scrabble titles, 'MATHEMATICS A TO Z', on a starry background. Various arithmetic symbols are constellations in the background.