On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:55:17 PM UTC-5, qbwr...@gmail.com wrote: > On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:11:12 PM UTC-7, Dan Christensen wrote: > > On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:38:55 PM UTC-4, Archimedes Plutonium wrote: > > > Alright, if our knife in Conic and Cylinder... > > > > Archie, for $52.49, you can save yourself all this embarrassment. Order the "Conic Sections Model" made of transparent plastic. See for yourself -- no knives or scissors required -- that at an ellipse is indeed a conic section. > > > > http://www.eaieducation.com/Product/520610/Conic_Sections_Model.aspx > > > > If you can't afford it, maybe we can take up a collection for you. > > > > > > Dan > > I have seriously considered buying and mailing a model to Archie. > > It seems essential that the model be very precisely made. > It seems essential that the eccentricity of the model be almost 1. > It seems essential that the intersection be able to be removed, flipped > in all four possible orientations and replaced to see it is an exact fit. > > If any of those were not the case then I'm certain that Archie > would dream up some tortured convolution to claim that this doesn't > disprove his delusion and in fact it actually proves he is correct. > > It would be cute if there were two spheres of just the right size were included. > > I have not found a model online available for purchase that I thought > would be sufficiently overwhelmingly convincing. I have looked at > making such a model by hand and I don't think it would be precise enough. > > Way back soon after he started screeching his oval nonsense I told him > that he should go to a machine shop and have them produce a really > precise model out of steel that would definitely settle this question. > > He didn't do that, just like he doesn't do anything else that might > refute his mental illness. He refuses, for example, to look at web > pages that people point out to him which would refute his illness, > because he claims to be frightened of malware, but at the same > time he is happy to go to web pages and scrape the lists of names of > false foggy fools who won't teach his mental illness to the world. > > If anyone can find a sufficiently overwhelmingly convincing model > available for purchase then I would chip in for the price. > > I've also considered doing the same for other models which would > refute his mental illness point by point. But they would have to be > overwhelmingly obviously convincing to the mind of a twelve year old. > They can't involve algebra, Archie seems to have lost all that long ago. > They can't involve proof, Archie seems to have lost all that long ago. > > I'm becoming more and more convinced that people making posts just > telling him that he is wrong and stupid only reinforce Archie's > mental illness, they show him that no one, or almost no one, believes > what he is saying and that reinforces his belief of how special he > imagines himself to be. > > If in the first few days of a new novel claim posted by Archie, long > before his dog brain has become invested in the claim, if someone > takes the time to obviously simply prove at the level that a > twelve-year-old can see that there is a mistake then there have been > a number of cases where Archie silently drops that claim, never says > a word about how he was wrong, and moves on to something else. > But once Archie has fully invested his dog brain in a claim then > there seems to be nothing that can change what is left of his mind.
Well thanks for the thoughts, but I already proved several times over that a cone is always a Oval section unless of course your cut is a V shaped cut not a regular planar cut of /
But if you can manufacture a nice parallelepiped out of pine wood of the size of a football for it is parallelepiped that have been my bugaboo throughout my life, would be of help. One with nice noticeable slanted angles on its sides.