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Topic: THE -[UNBELIEVABLE]- STATE OF MATHEMATICS TODAY!
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David Bernier

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Re: THE -[UNBELIEVABLE]- STATE OF MATHEMATICS TODAY!
Posted: Mar 1, 2013 5:07 AM
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On 03/01/2013 03:00 AM, Graham Cooper wrote:
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> 99 OUT OF 100 SCI.MATH POSTERS
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> WILL SWEAR TILL BLUE IN THE FACE
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How many points are there in a 1 lb. block of cheese?
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If countable number, remove 1 cubic millimeter around 1st point,
0.1 cubic millimeter around 2nd point, then 0.01
cubic millimeter around 3rd point, ad infinitum ...

Total removed is (at most) :
1 + 0.1 + 0.01 + 0.001 + ... cubic millimeters
= 1.11111111111111111111... cubic millimeters .

So if block of cheese is 1 lb, or 454 cc,
454,000 -2 = 453,998 cubic milimeters remain after removing
at most 1.11111111111111111111111... (or 2 mm^3) cubic millimeters,
... but no cheese points remain ...

Now, how is that possible?

dave
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dracut:/# lvm vgcfgrestore
File descriptor 9 (/.console_lock) leaked on lvm invocation. Parent PID
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Please specify a *single* volume group to restore.




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