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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4775 on: October 08, 2015, 01:22:16 AM »
How come no-one commented on the image and comments re the calculation puzzle: 6-1*0+2/2=?
That one quite surprised me.
All you need to do to get the correct answer is pop it in to your calculator.
Unless it's an HP calculator, that is.   :-[

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4776 on: October 08, 2015, 05:37:06 AM »
There could be two right answers depending on your assumptions - is operation precedence honored or do you want to go left to right? But in any case I am curious how you would get a 42 out of that... anyone?? Unless it's a HHGG reference of course. (No panic here.)
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4777 on: October 08, 2015, 06:19:13 AM »
I would stress that there was no intention on my part to "Go Basement" on this and tut-tut or foam at the mouth about police brutality, or similar - the fact that it was a cop who was the actor was kinda coincidental, and police brutality is a sorry fact of life for a minority of police officers and a problem for their commanders to address, and something to which we have by now probably become desensitised anyway - so I generally would be disinclined to make passing comment about specific cases of police brutality in this forum (I don't find it funny in and of itself anyway) or anywhere else - e.g., The Basement.

No, what I was posting about is what seems to be a relatively new/emerging and growing phenomenon that is occurring in our society and which is largely enabled by the advent of telecomms and/or computerised "social networks" (e.g., including live video streaming, Twitter, Facebook) combined with the possibilities of the smartphone or video camera and sometimes especially the selfie features therein, resulting in something new that seems to be at one and the same time so seriously vain, moronic and self-destructive in some way that it it beggars belief and it might actually be quite funny and deserving of mockery that a person would do that to themselves in the first place without apparently considering the potential consequences for themselves or how their behaviour might appear to others watching in critical judgement. To do that would seem to require a pathological conceit coupled with a complete absence of self-awareness.

I got that possibility of humour there (especially in the arstechnica title), but the problem is that police have been getting away with exactly that for a long time now -- so on seeing a post like that, I would think unusual, rather than the way you suggest -- which is why I thought it was posted in the wrong thread.
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4778 on: October 08, 2015, 08:21:34 AM »
How come no-one commented on the image and comments re the calculation puzzle: 6-1*0+2/2=?

^ one very good reason would be that we don't all read ÷ the same way. To me it is a minus, saying >6-1*0+2-2=?<, not >6-1*0+2/2=?<


« Last Edit: October 14, 2015, 04:39:58 PM by Curt »

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4779 on: October 08, 2015, 08:33:43 AM »
There could be two right answers depending on your assumptions - is operation precedence honored or do you want to go left to right? But in any case I am curious how you would get a 42 out of that... anyone?? Unless it's a HHGG reference of course. (No panic here.)
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Well, I figured it was just a stupid "teaser" puzzle - an elementary one that is deliberately ambiguous - to generate clicks to advisoruncle.com, which looks like a recruitment agency, or something. Thus getting the answer "right" was likely to be largely irrelevant, and so no particular answer will necessarily be "right".
The caption says "...ANSWER IT", presumably signifying that it is in an IT-related context, so I would presume that, for computation, the operation precedence rule would be followed - and any calculator would be able to confirm the same solution without needing brackets around the * and / operations. Oddly, the HP calculator might be an exception.

If you went step-by-step from L to R (which was what I did first, just to see) then 6-1*0+2/2= can give "1".
However, elementary maths and any calculator that is programmed to correctly obey the standard computational rules would give "7", so I reckoned that, from the context of IT, "7" would be the "correct" answer. Mind you, I didn't bother working it from R to L...   :huh:

You are probably right about the HHGG reference to 42, which I recall was the answer to "Life, The Universe, Everything", or words to that effect. I was never sure but I suspected that Douglas Adams chose 42 for the reason that not only is it the magic constant of the smallest magic cube, composed with numbers 1 to 27, but also (and perhaps more importantly) it is kind of - or part of - "the answer to everything", being the 5th Catalan number, which numbers occur especially in combinatorial problems, where the answers to many/most of them is the sequence of the Catalan numbers. But that's just a guess.
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4780 on: October 08, 2015, 11:17:29 AM »
However, elementary maths and any calculator that is programmed to correctly obey the standard computational rules would give "7", so I reckoned that, from the context of IT, "7" would be the "correct" answer.

I can see MS missed the boat.  They should have named the successor to Vista

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4781 on: October 09, 2015, 01:19:20 AM »
Just for the record I had the same feeling as wraith (and renegade of all people) that it was more a basement/political post than a silly humor post and didn't belong here -- and then i didn't understand the replies to the question about it being in the wrong thread.


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I got a laugh out of that~! ;D

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Humor is reason gone mad.

;) :P

I might have some clarity here.

Cop tasering *himself* "to learn / to look funny / to create a meme" = Funny
Cop tasering *suspect* (not staged as a skit) = police aggression = Basement.

Then there is the completely, over the top, utterly and monstrously insane stuff that is just funny no matter how horrific simply due to how unbelievable it is. Like, a cop walking into a donut shop and shooting everyone would be way to nutty not to post here. Mass shooting by cop in a donut shop?!? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!

But yeah... mostly like you said. :)
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4782 on: October 09, 2015, 02:12:56 AM »
I can see MS missed the boat.  They should have named the successor to Vista Windows 6-1*0+2/2 Ultimate
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4783 on: October 09, 2015, 02:30:24 AM »
Then there is the completely, over the top, utterly and monstrously insane stuff that is just funny no matter how horrific simply due to how unbelievable it is. Like, a cop walking into a donut shop and shooting everyone would be way to nutty not to post here. Mass shooting by cop in a donut shop?!? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!
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Yes, but you might be missing the point. He wouldn't even be a potential candidate for a Downhill Selfie Award unless he captured it on his vidcam, and in any event, if he was (say) deemed just bonkers or was doing it as a deliberate public look-at-me! protest act, then he wouldn't necessarily qualify under the Award's vain, moronic or stupid criteria. You might have to put that one to an Award panel of judges to decide upon.

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4784 on: October 10, 2015, 12:29:25 AM »
I suppose that it's no surprise to anyone that knows me even a little bit that I love to screw with people.

This is my car:

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I've also done a lawn sign. This was my original design that I axed:

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But this is what I settled on:

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I like the Cthulhu one better, but... sigh... just how many people are literate in 1920's horror stories? 8) :P

I saw this a while ago and saved it. I'm sure a few people will get a kick out of it. ;)

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Satan, Cthulhu, Nobody, or Rick Astley... What excellent choices~! :P


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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4785 on: October 10, 2015, 01:08:53 AM »
But ... these are all campaign promises.  Methinks alovus know how valuable those might be.  C'mon, if yer gonna mount a campaign, do it, don't just tease (like unto the current US presidential contestants [?]). 

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« Reply #4786 on: October 10, 2015, 01:24:44 AM »
But ... these are all campaign promises.  Methinks alovus know how valuable those might be.  C'mon, if yer gonna mount a campaign, do it, don't just tease (like unto the current US presidential contestants [?]). 

Bah! Heretic! Blasphemer! Apostate! Me thinks Cthulhu will eat you first~! :P ;D

(I couldn't run as I just moved across continents and was pretty busy with things like getting a new home, etc. ;) )
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4787 on: October 12, 2015, 03:12:54 PM »
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4788 on: October 13, 2015, 07:00:08 AM »
If you went step-by-step from L to R (which was what I did first, just to see) then 6-1*0+2/2= can give "1".
However, elementary maths and any calculator that is programmed to correctly obey the standard computational rules would give "7", so I reckoned that, from the context of IT, "7" would be the "correct" answer. Mind you, I didn't bother working it from R to L...   :huh:
"Going left-to-right" makes no sense - and it's entirely unambiguous when it comes to operator precedence, so the answer is indeed 7.

42÷3(5+2), however... :)
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4789 on: October 13, 2015, 09:00:32 AM »
Have you ever wondered WHY we have adopted the order of operator precedence that dictates multiplication and division happen before addition and subtraction?
There is a nice discussion of it here:
http://mathforum.org...math/view/52582.html

Like many things that we accept as "settled" -- there is an entire fascinating history and culture of debate, discovery, and disagreement underlying all of it.

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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4790 on: October 13, 2015, 09:05:16 PM »
Did some people not learn BEDMAS? I didn't find much humour in that 6-1*0+2/2 stuff. It just seemed sad that some people couldn't manage that.

But, in my FAVOURITE calculator...

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Have you ever wondered WHY we have adopted the order of operator precedence that dictates multiplication and division happen before addition and subtraction?
There is a nice discussion of it here:
http://mathforum.org...math/view/52582.html

Like many things that we accept as "settled" -- there is an entire fascinating history and culture of debate, discovery, and disagreement underlying all of it.

Thanks for that.  :up:
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4791 on: October 13, 2015, 09:21:53 PM »
...that 6-1*0+2/2 stuff. It just seemed sad that some people couldn't manage that. ...
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Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content]
« Reply #4792 on: October 14, 2015, 11:22:56 AM »
Was Gregory Peck very peckish?

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« Reply #4793 on: October 14, 2015, 01:47:52 PM »
Was Gregory Peck very peckish?

I don't know.  But I am curious if he was ever groped by director Sam Peckinpah.


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« Reply #4795 on: October 16, 2015, 03:38:48 PM »
Does anyone here have a Halloween recipe for brains on the half-skull?

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