|I C what you did there.|
|what is it with puns that makes me want to pop my eyes and gouge out my eardrums|
|Theorem 2.1: A cat has nine tails.|
- No cat has eight tails.
- A cat has one tail more than no cat.
- Therefore, a cat has nine tails. Q.E.D.
Theorem 2.2: A sheet of paper is a lazy dog.
- A sheet of paper is an ink-lined plane.
- An inclined plane is a slope up.
- A slow pup is a lazy dog.
- By transitivity, a sheet of paper is a lazy dog. Q.E.D.
Theorem 2.3: A peanut-butter and jelly sandwhich is better than life itself.
- A peanut-butter and jelly sandwhich is better than nothing.
- Nothing is better than life itself.
- By transitivity, a peanut-butter and jelly sandwhich is better than life itself. Q.E.D.
|I think that Travis makes a mistake in declaring that there is no such thing as imaginary money. There most certainly is, and [...]|
|I didn't learn about imaginary numbers yet.|
Explain them to me please.
|The negative numbers were full of dismay|
We have no roots, they were heard to say
What, they went on, would be the fruit
of trying to find our square root?
Matters seem to be getting out of hand
Since the negatives have taken a stand,
On the fact that positives have two roots, while they have none
They plead, would it have killed anybody to give us just one?
The square roots of 4 are + and – 2! As for -4? How unfair,
He has none! None at all. Do the math gods even care?
This lack of roots, our value does undermine
Is it some sinister plan, ‘cos we’re on the left of the number-line?
Among the more irrational negatives, one even heard cries
It is time, they said, it is time, to radicalize!!
Hearing this non-stop (somewhat justified) negativity
The mathematicians approached the problem with levity
And suggested a solution, kinda cute and fun
Lets rename, they said, the square root of minus 1!
In essence lets re-define the problem away, on the sly
by just calling this number (whatever it may be) i.
|Why would someone make a math poem?|
|Cave Johnson wrote:|
|Science isn't about why, it's about why not.|
|When I find my code in tons of trouble,|
Friends and colleagues come to me,
Speaking words of wisdom:
Write in C.
As the deadline fast approaches,
And bugs are all that I can see,
Somewhere, someone whispers:
Write in C.
Write in C, Write in C,
Write in C, oh, Write in C.