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## #1 2014-04-30 09:18:20

ShivamS
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### Funny posts

Anthony.R.Brown wrote:

To luca-deltodesco

"When a CHILD! cant get their own way they normally SWEAR!!

To which MathsIsFun's response was

MathsIsFun wrote:

What ... ?

That does NOT sound like a good idea, and I think everyone knows it.

Please report anything like this using the "report" button.

A member by the name of 21122012 tried to prove that 0=1

bob bundy wrote:

If you accept the premise that 1 = 0, then you don't need calculus to get 2 = 1 (just add 1 to each side).

Alternatively suspect that 1 isn't 0 after all.

Bob

bobbym wrote:

Hi;

So 0 = 1? Gave me an idea!

Here is what I did. I had a 1 dollar bill in my pocket so I took it out and placed it in the drawer. But since I now had 0 dollars in my pocket immediately a dollar appeared in there. After all 0 dollars = 1 dollar. So I thought why not try this again. I took the dollar out and immediately it reappeared in my pocket! This worked again and again... Now the question is when should I stop?

Anthony.R.Brown wrote:

To John E. Franklin

Quote:" If you take an algebra-thin line for the frame and make it thicker by any normal constant not near infinity, but closer to zero, then the frame's hole will be the same as the area of the paper since the frame itself has no area.
Zero width of a frame is just a reference to a rectangle that doesn't have any particles in its makeup.  Waves?  I don't know.  It's just an idea of a rectangular frame, not a real paper one. "

A.R.B

I think Mushrooms would have less of an Effect on your Mind!...

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## #2 2014-04-30 15:10:33

bobbym
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### Re: Funny posts

Actually, those are sad rather than funny.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #3 2014-04-30 15:30:57

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### Re: Funny posts

Thanks for sharing, ShivamS

By the way, that image does not show because you are using a proxy

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #4 2014-04-30 15:49:38

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### Re: Funny posts

I was unable to get an animated gif working and I am not.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2014-04-30 17:05:41

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### Re: Funny posts

You cannot get the gif working because he has not uploaded a woking gif.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #6 2014-05-01 01:27:37

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### Re: Funny posts

You have been able to put an animated gif as your avatar. I would like to see that. I did use a working gif.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #7 2014-05-01 01:51:29

ShivamS
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### Re: Funny posts

Agnishom wrote:

Thanks for sharing, ShivamS

By the way, that image does not show because you are using a proxy

Changed the link. I like proxies for which all you have to do to the link is take their name out.

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## #8 2014-05-01 01:54:33

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bobbym wrote:

You have been able to put an animated gif as your avatar. I would like to see that. I did use a working gif.

Who are you asking to put up an animated gif?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #9 2014-05-01 08:05:55

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### Re: Funny posts

I had to trim the .gif because it was too large and it became still.

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## #10 2014-05-01 10:10:23

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### Re: Funny posts

That is what did it. A gif is a bunch of images, when you trimmed it you lose some.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #11 2014-05-01 12:25:46

ShivamS
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### Re: Funny posts

I had thought of that when I trimmed it, but I really liked the image even when still so I decided to use it.

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## #12 2014-05-01 12:40:14

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### Re: Funny posts

Yes, it makes you look jolly.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #13 2014-05-01 15:08:49

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### Re: Funny posts

Hi,

The problem with reproducing this as an avatar animation is the small file size:

MIF - "It must not be any bigger than 80 x 80 pixels and 10240 bytes (10 KB)".

The size of the animated gif on the site from which I downloaded it is 22.9KB, which is more than twice the max allowed. It comprises 17 frames, and so I went to http://gifmaker.me/ and started deleting some of them, but I couldn't get down to 10KB until there were only 5 frames left...which spoils the show.

Maybe using an image editor to reduce the quality and/or size of each frame could help to keep more frames...but I tried that a bit in IrfanView and got nowhere with it.

The first image (below) is the original (17 frames), and the second is the doctored one (5 frames). Just click on the pics to play the animations.

Last edited by phrontister (2014-05-01 15:10:40)

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## #14 2014-05-01 19:08:09

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### Re: Funny posts

There are editors to remove frames, I have had animated gifs for avatars.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #15 2014-05-01 19:51:46

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### Re: Funny posts

I tried several different editors and techniques (eg, cropping, frame deletion, colour reduction...), but none worked satisfactorily on this gif because there are so many frames and each frame has so many colours.

The integrity of the original is lost in trying to get down to the 10KB max file size.

Someone who was discussing image compression on StackExchange said, "You simply can't squeeze a blue whale into a tuna can"...and it looks like that's true in this case.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #16 2014-05-01 19:54:29

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### Re: Funny posts

Hi;

I am not too concerned with what those whale hunters at the SE have to say. I have done it with several spaceship avatars and kept the animation. But you may be correct.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #17 2014-05-01 20:05:07

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Yes, I did that too with the avatar I made some time ago that you used for a while, so I know it can be done. But it all depends, depends, depends...

Maybe that SE whale hunter just threw that comment out there hoping that someone might read into it that he'd once actually caught a whale. A true fisherman's whale of a tale.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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## #18 2014-05-01 20:07:04

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Hi;

As you probably know I am the chairman of the ASPTC ( American Society for the Preservation of Tuna Cans ), sounds like someone over there has been needlessly experimenting with tuna cans and thus wasting one of our most precious resources. Thank you for bringing that to my attention, I can assure you he will be dealt with.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #19 2014-05-01 20:12:59

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I think his name's Jonah, and he swallowed his own whale story. I'd start looking for him in Nineveh.

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## #20 2014-05-01 20:21:56

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### Re: Funny posts

I do not think Nineveh is around anymore.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #21 2014-05-01 21:03:24

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No...it was razed to the ground during a civil war in 612BC and lay in ruins for centuries, vanishing over time. Archaeologists discovered it in the 1840s.

Sorry to have tried to send you on a wild goose chase!

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## #22 2014-05-01 21:17:28

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### Re: Funny posts

Then that is where I shall go in search of that tuna can waster.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #23 2014-05-01 21:18:11

phrontister
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### Re: Funny posts

Hi Bobby,

Here's that gif I made that you used way back for your avatar for a while...unless it was the dual version and not this quad, because this one's much larger than MIF's max avatar sizes and would need shrinking.

Last edited by phrontister (2017-02-25 22:54:31)

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## #24 2014-05-01 21:19:19

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Yes, I remember that one. I liked it but people claimed it made them dizzy.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #25 2014-05-01 21:19:41

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### Re: Funny posts

You must like the thought of chasing wild geese, then!

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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