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Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Two Cents Worth...

Actually, it's .002 cents worth...

If you fail math in school, you might end up working for the phone company!

-- or making new advances in field of government mathematics --

...PALO ALTO, CA - An international mathematics research team announced today that they had discovered a new integer that surpasses any previously known value "by a totally mindblowing shitload." Project director Yujin Xiao of Stanford University said the theoretical number, dubbed a "stimulus," could lead to breakthroughs in fields as diverse as astrophysics, quantum mechanics, and Chicago asphalt contracting.

"Unlike previous large numbers like the Googleplex or the Bazillionty, the Stimulus has no static numerical definition," said Xiao. "It keeps growing and growing, compounding factorially, eating up all zeros in its path. It moves freely across Cartesian dimensions and has the power to make any other number irrational."

Read the whole news release over at the IowaHawk

HT to Darren for both finds at Right On the Left Coast


Law and Order Teacher said...

I'm not a math teacher, but even I get the difference. The callers exasperation is well-founded.

Darren said...

Things like that drive me crazy. How can people be so dumb? Seriously.