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Author Topic: If a tree falls (in c#)  (Read 3484 times)

Fred Nerd

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If a tree falls (in c#)
« on: May 07, 2011, 07:43:30 AM »
Just a random, late night thought of a programming student.

I think I might be on the track of solving the age old problem of
"if a tree falls in the forest and no-one hears it, does it still make a sound"

I have considered it equal to:
"if something happens in my atempted program but there is no gui link, does it do what I wanted (and will use and later link)?"

When I work it out, then I will have solved both of them.


I also found out that is the answer os 42, the question is "How long is a piece of string?" Now to find out the units..... ( I need another drink)

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 07:57:54 AM »
I found the key: ;D
a random, late night thought

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 09:47:13 AM »
I also found out that is the answer os 42, the question is "How long is a piece of string?" Now to find out the units..... ( I need another drink)

1 error there... You need N more drinks. :P (And so do I~!) :D
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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 06:29:50 PM »
"How long is a piece of string?"

Twice as long as it is from the middle.

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 09:57:43 AM »
Actually, I have always found the length of a piece of string to be N-1 where n is the required length....
And my programming also comes up short :(

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 11:18:12 AM »
Actually, I have always found the length of a piece of string to be N-1 where n is the required length....
And my programming also comes up short :(

And the solution to the N-1 string length problem is to have N+1 drinks~! :)
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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2011, 09:05:17 PM »
Actually, I have always found the length of a piece of string to be N-1 where n is the required length....
And my programming also comes up short :(

And the solution to the N-1 string length problem is to have N+1 drinks~! :)

this is not a solution as the only output is 2X(N-1)

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2011, 10:59:59 PM »
this is not a solution as the only output is 2X(N-1)

However, the wonderful side effect when N > 10 is that you just don't care much anymore. :)
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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 06:08:28 AM »
If N>10, then you have way too much string.
I think if I have had N+1 drinks I would get entangled in all of it. And then go from falling trees to 'string theory'

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 08:15:04 AM »
If N>10, then you have way too much string.
I think if I have had N+1 drinks I would get entangled in all of it. And then go from falling trees to 'string theory'

Wait, if whenever you have string, and need N, you have N-1, then would that be N-1>10 or N>10-1? :)

As for string theory? That requires copious amounts of LSD, not alcohol. :P

Speaking of... I hear N[4 or 7] calling me now...
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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 04:55:41 AM »
Remember we had N-1 string * N+1 drinks, making a grand total of 2N-1 (drinks/string whatever) So if N > 10, then we have almost double the string, and way too much to drink.

Remember not to do calculus when drinking though: don't drink and derive :p

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011, 05:19:04 PM »
Remember we had N-1 string * N+1 drinks, making a grand total of 2N-1 (drinks/string whatever) So if N > 10, then we have almost double the string, and way too much to drink.

Remember not to do calculus when drinking though: don't drink and derive :p

I'm a bit confused - I've been following the process and all I ended up with was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Re: If a tree falls (in c#)
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011, 06:32:30 PM »
Remember we had N-1 string * N+1 drinks, making a grand total of 2N-1 (drinks/string whatever) So if N > 10, then we have almost double the string, and way too much to drink.

Remember not to do calculus when drinking though: don't drink and derive :p


Hahahahahaha~! :D


I'm a bit confused - I've been following the process and all I ended up with was zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Who's the lush? :P
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