You’ll probably like it.

Maybe.

In a week or so. But I got sidetracked. And now I’m taking the mathematician for walk.

See you later.

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Born Free

You’ll probably like it.

Maybe.

In a week or so. But I got sidetracked. And now I’m taking the mathematician for walk.

See you later.

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Better keep your mathematician on a leash. They can get into big trouble while running free. [Very Very Big Crazy Grin]

walk a fully recursed Peano..Then you can say “I’ve been everywhere”

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Cool things are cool. Walks are good too. Back to scribbles, reading, and exercise for me. Have fun storming the castle!

The like button is nonfunctional! So I do it manually: ❤

Oop, look when it decided to come back 😉 But still, walks and Things sound Awesome! ^.^

WordPress did “improvements” again, and seems to be doing uneven roll outs.

I saw The Walking Mathematicians open for Technicolor Flatulence.

Ah, well you do have to keep your mathematicians exercised.

. . . because exorcising them leads to non-functional states. Unless he or she is possessed by a printer’s devil, in which case you probably end up with some of the advance theoretical calculus textbooks I’ve seen in university book stores.

He’s already dabbling in vedic math and other heathen practices.

Well at least it isn’t Vogon Poetry.

Why did those textbooks strike you that way?

Have you seen them?

I’m not sure. That is why I ask.

Because they were supposed to be written in English, but I didn’t recognize a thing after the title page and copyright notice. Lots of Greek, upper and lowercase, and some numbers, and what appeared to be an incantation in an ancient and alien tongue, but nothing I’d call standard English. 😉

So, basically normal for that flavor of mathematics textbook.

I was wondering if there was some weird trend going on.

walk a fully recursed Peano..Then you can say “I’ve been everywhere”

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Tornado?

And not exercising them can also lead to non-functional states…

Aaaaarrrggghhh!

Oh oh, might never get back; walk have the distance, then half distance left, then half that, then….

Except the sum of that particular infinite series is 1. Now, if each step took the same time, you would get slower and slower, and you would indeed never arrive. But if each step took half as long, the sum of that infinite series is also 1. As long as you maintain the 1 to 1 ratio of distance and time, you can indeed go a finite distance in a finite time, Are you satisfied, Zeno?

OK,if you want to be pedetentous. 😉

Don’t you mean pedestrian? 😛

I’ve been that, too, and likely will be again. As well as pedantic and too clever a donkey I see that WP ate my half-trained mathematician hat. But since I’ve never seen anyone else supply a proper debunking of Zeno’s old chestnut, I felt obliged. I’ll go back to my hermit cave now.

Why be pedestrian when you can be both pedestrian AND pretentious?

…but you’ll soon be close enough for All Practical Purposes. 😀

I’ve just made a long comment to ‘Head Script’, that may be on par with a guest post.

so clean and expand a little, and send as guest post.

As an example of how a tortured mind works: Walking the — = doing math. = A Joke!

The engineer was required to calculate the volume of the loft storage included in the new home. The future owner was adamant that all of the spaces be equal, and of the same general shape. Mr. Engineer thought long and hard. The house was in Victorian style so there was no easy way to manage this until… His eureka moment! He solved the riddle using a Quad-r-Attic equation!

And this is why nobody likes me…

I almost posted this to FB but lately every time I click on FB within two minutes I am asking my self why did I click on FB. Sort of like watching a wounded duck swimming in a circle.

Prudent!

just think like an alligator.

[proper groaning]

Related (Somehow) I could never be a headline writer. Here, from the Spectator:

“The Biden administration hates you more than China”

My immediate reaction: Why does China hate me? they don’t even know me! I mean, not really as far as I know. I never had anything but good thoughts about the people of China. The CCP? well, maybe not so much but when I think of them at all, It’s not all bad…

What did I do to deserve this rampant China-Hate?

An so on it goes…

c4c

me2

Mathematicians, gotta’ love ’em. For longer than I’ve been alive, their goal is to create a logically consistent branch of mathematics that is completely useless, but those darn engineers keep finding ways to use things like imaginary numbers and Riemann surfaces. Even prime numbers, long considered useless but entertaining, are used in cryptography.

I don’t think they’ve found a use for transfinite numbers yet.

There’s a gender joke somewhere in that topic…

Not to worry, the US Treasury is preparing to print an infinite number of dollar bills, so we’ll all have to learn transfinite arithmetic to pay our taxes.

The young engineer thing says his father’s profession is “Theology, really.”

To which I hope his father replied that son’s was making that religion’s Word into Flesh.

He does. 😉

It even has a hymnal….

I was told that my grandfather who did… hydrology, maybe, was once trying to explain aquifer depletion to the city council (I think), and when one of the members – who happened to be a professor of mathematics – claimed to not understand the concepts, my grandfather explained it in mathematical terms.

Allegedly, this provoked an objection from the mathematician that he didn’t want to hear any practical use for his field of study.

Numeric modern ‘free’ jazz? Oh, logical… nevermind.

Tool?

Maynard loves him some fibonacci

cryptic author is cryptic

grumble. Short story, okay?

Some “crazy” people like to see their birthday/Christmas presents early. 😉

Are you taking your mathematician for a Random Walk? 😀

LOL. Aka a drunkard’s walk? But he doesn’t drink!

Neither does Em. Since she is married to me, that’s a pretty fair indication of sainthood….

When my boys were young, we would take the dog out for penny walks. Come to an intersection and flip a penny. Heads, straight, tails turn. If turning, heads left, tails right. Sometimes a very short walk, as the penny lead us right back home, other times a very long walk. It was fun in the days before Pokemon Go.

I dunno, Sarah. Back when you were doing stuff I was on board. But things? Dubious.

If you’re suspicious of imaginary numbers, check out the incantations conjuring the completely fictitious “real” numbers.

Delta and Epsilon were observed nearby, they’re now hiding out with Bolzano and Weierstrass!

Well, if the mathematician doesn’t drink, then borrow drunkard to serve as a guide.

Sorry, I can’t volunteer for this, I’ve been working too much to drink.

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John in Indy

Work oft drives me to drink. Though not this past night. Even so, $HOUSEMATE & I did open and finish a bottle of bubbly named, I kid you not, “Moo-scato.” Label can be seen here:

https://vinoshipper.com/shop/harbor_ridge_winery/moo-scato_41564?list=

No, I did NOT pay that much for it!

Fruitcake? Pecan pralines? Oatmeal stovetop cookies / no bake cookies/ old schoolhouse recipe? Fudge?

Books????? Yummy!!!

To all those here who don’t get it: “C’mon man. You know the thing!”

I was thinking more along the lines of the unlamented Governor Blagoiavich. “I’ve got this . . . . Thing. And it’s . . . golden.” (Supposedly he was trying to “sell” a US Senate seat.)