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Re: [17-05-2012] Discrizzle

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 9:57 pm
by Combinatoria list
Lethal Interjection wrote:
Combinatorialist wrote:
Sandwiches wrote:
Oooooh, I feel like I should correct him

but uh yeah I don't know anything. Do you know something? Do you know, for instance, know all discrete maths ever? Zach seemed to act like it appeared in set theory?

Everyone in this thread has been acting like for reals does at least exist in discrete maths, you are an outlier. I don't know if you are the valiant outsider, exposing our hypocrisies and putting us to shame or if you are a weirdo freakazoid who smells weird.

I have a PhD in discrete math, so yeah, I do know a lot about it. Maybe some people have taken a class called "Discrete Math" and talked about the reals, but they don't belong there. Maybe Zach saw set theory, Cantor's Diagonal Proof, something like that in the class. I like the comics and thought it was odd that Zach would make a mistake like that, so I mentioned it to see what other people thought about it. Relax.

Yeah... well... I have ultra-double PhD in Unproven Titles, where I wrote my thesis on the use of them in anonymous internet correspondence.

Touché! (I also have an anonymous PhD in French)

Re: [17-05-2012] Discrizzle

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:13 pm
by Sandwiches
So I guess to sum up, this comic may or may not be true, may or may not be funny and we are wasting our time forever

I bought a book by Albert Camus about suicide I might go read it.

Re: [17-05-2012] Discrizzle

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:15 am
by DonRetrasado
Which one is that? I'm forgetting my Camus here.

Re: [17-05-2012] Discrizzle

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:05 pm
by Sandwiches
It's called Sisyphus and if I want to read it I need to finish The Reprieve and then read The Crying of Lot 49 and then Cat's Cradle.

I put that book too far down the pile when it arrived, I can't move it now.

Re: [17-05-2012] Discrizzle

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:29 pm
by Kaharz
For some reason I read this whole thread, and now I think I'll just try suicide instead of reading a book about it. Unless it is a particularly instructive book. Suicide isn't something you want to screw up after all.

The phrase "for reals" doesn't appear all that much in rap lyrics either I don't think. I do not however have PhD in hip-hop, only a masters.

Re: [17-05-2012] Discrizzle

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 11:41 pm
by Sandwiches
I apologise for what I now realise is book bragging. "Look at all the high-brow books I read".

And no, don't try suicide without reading up on it, don't go in uninformed.