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Re: Composites, and neat relation
Posted:
Sep 14, 2004 12:56 AM


>>James Harris wrote: >>>You're right. The requirement is that x>=1. >> > "C. Bond" wrote: >>Oops! > > James Burns wrote:
> Shouldn't that be "Oops++" ? > > Jim Burns
LOL
this reminds me of a Paul Dirac story. i cannot remember where i read this story, but it always brings chuckle.
the story goes:
there is a convention of physicists  an annual meeting. somewhere at some university. all manner of luminary physicists are there. they are congregating around & going from lecture to lecture, dig.
so there is this lecture going on. a young man is using all 4 blackboards to write out these huge equations as the the audience is close to nodding off. he is getting close to the end of his presentation and his voice is getting very excited as he audibly draws chalk across the boards. still much of the audience is close to the Big Snooze.
he roars down to the final 18 inches of board and suddenly as he writes the final conclusion, sees that he is off by the sign of the answer.
awkwardly waving his hands, he sputters out to the audience "OOOOPS, i missed a minus sign....."
Paul Dirac yells out "You mean an ODD NUMBER of minus signs!"
 nate



