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firemeboy
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:35 pm    Post subject: 1 A squared + B squared = C squared. Does that have an offical name?
Vegetable
cannibal

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: 2 The Pythagorean theorem. n00b
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:36 pm    Post subject: 3 Pythagorean Theorem. *-awaits pointing and laughter and "HA! He thought I was serious!-*
Vegetable
cannibal

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:38 pm    Post subject: 4 sl0wb
firemeboy
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:39 pm    Post subject: 5 OK, I thought as much, but wasn't sure. It's been a long time since my last math class.
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:45 pm    Post subject: 6 Hey, Vegt, we posted that the same time, all right? I would've beaten you if I hadn't wanted to make that witty remark And no worries, fmb, it happens to all of us.
Vegetable
cannibal

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:49 pm    Post subject: 7 Pfff. My remark wasn't witty?
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:53 pm    Post subject: 8 Oh, sorry. I didn't see it at first. And yes, yours was. I guess that makes us almost even, save for the few seconds you typed yours faster in, therefore giving you title of winnner. I was going to say something similar to n00b and sl0wb...but what would that be? f4stb?
Vegetable
cannibal

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:58 pm    Post subject: 9 l33t usually suffices.
firemeboy
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:04 pm    Post subject: 10 Rats! Maybe I should have posted this in VSP? Boy is my face red!
+1

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:06 pm    Post subject: 11 Nah, you gave those two something good to feel about.
Mackay
Saviour of Spiders

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:08 pm    Post subject: 12 Is that the next puzzle? (edit - re: fmb's "is my face red") [This message has been edited by Mackay (edited 01-16-2004 06:09 PM).]
extropalopakettle
No offense, but....

 Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:26 pm    Post subject: 13 To be pedantic, a2 + b2 = c2 alone is not the Pythagorean Theorem (or any theorem - it's just an equation with an infinite number of solutions). The Pythagorean Theorem states that a2 + b2 = c2 if and only if a right triangle with sides of length a and b has a hypotenuse of length c.
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:09 am    Post subject: 14 Ah,yes, of course. In our witting and n00bing and sl0wbing, we overlooked that important aspect.
Vegetable
cannibal

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:13 am    Post subject: 15 We just assumed if he was looking for the name of an equation he'd know what it's used for.
Pablo
Never Draws a Blank

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:41 am    Post subject: 16 D'OH! I thought it was Einstein's theory of relativity. Isn't c the speed of sound or something?
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:52 am    Post subject: 17 Speed of light in a vacuum. How 'bout that one? No laughs of, "He fell for it!"?
mudbuck
Dirty Dollar

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:16 am    Post subject: 18 The creator of the Pythagorean theorem before stated that there were no irrational numbers. When he came up with the theorem, the students found that he contradicted himself. The university kicked him out of the teaching staff immediatly
Antrax
ESL Student

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:23 am    Post subject: 19 That is incorrect, to the best of my knowledge. Rather, the man who found sqrt(2) out got executed. Sounds more plausible to me. Antrax ------------------ "Look, that's why there's rules, understand? So that you think before you break 'em" - Lu-Tze, Thief of Time
Bicho the Inhaler
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:03 am    Post subject: 20 Well, to be perfectly pedantic about it, I don't think he was executed; rather, he was assassinated.
extropalopakettle
No offense, but....

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:27 am    Post subject: 21 http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Hippasus.html quote:Hippasus of Metapontum (ca. 500 BC) Greek Pythagorean philosopher who used geometric methods to demonstrate that the hypotenuse of an isosceles triangle with legs of length one (i.e, square root of 2, sometimes called Pythagoras's constant) cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers. A number of this type is now called an irrational number. Legend has it that Hippasus made his discovery at sea and was thrown overboard by fanatic Pythagoreans. "Square root of two irrational??!?!? I'll show you irrational!" ~throws Hippassus overboard~
Pablo
Never Draws a Blank

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:14 pm    Post subject: 22 Originally posted by The Ktulu:Speed of light in a vacuum Who discovered that c = "speed of light in a vacuum"? Was the government (who obviously funded this study) disappointed? I mean, "Could I have some money to find the speed of light in a vacuum?" "Sure, here's a million bucks". Six months later: "Got it. The answer is c".
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:35 pm    Post subject: 23 Haha. Actually, light is at "top speed" in a vacuum. In air, it's slightly slower. In glass, even slower, and yet slower in water. All depends on what it is that it's going through how fast it is. I used to know the formula for figuring just how fast light passes through something, but that was in physics class and I retained little knowledge from then. This brings me to my little theory.
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: 24 "Fermat's Last Theorem, Corollary #1"
The Ktulu
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: 25 You mean that's been thought of before? Crap.
Baba
Honorary Aussie

 Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:49 pm    Post subject: 26 Geometry. o_0 Oh, it burns!!!
Guest

 Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: 27 Not spam, but not normal posting - Courk
+1

 Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:58 am    Post subject: 28 We should call them the nostalgia spammers._________________And he lived happily ever after. Except for the dieing at the end and the heartbreak in between.
alphatango
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:10 am    Post subject: 29 Hey, I get to read a lot of old threads this way._________________"Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted." -- Fred Allen Keeper of the Eternal Flame of the Inner Geek.
Jedo the Jedi
Paragon in Training

 Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:17 am    Post subject: 30 I suspect alphatango of being the Nostalgia Spammer. WANTED! Nostalgia "alphatango" Spammer by the GL Police. He is suspected of randomly spamming old threads. He is also purported to be a fuzzy purple monster intent on world domination. If you have any information regarding this enemy of the state, please report to your local authorities immediately. REWARD: \$11,235,813
Courk
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:24 am    Post subject: 31 Umm... I think he's a former assassin, too. Could be armed and dangerous.
Guest

 Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:41 am    Post subject: 32 Well, apparently, I was a pretty bad assassin -- not much success there at all. As for spamming old threads, I'm terribly insulted -- any spammage promulgated by me would be stylish and classy! I'll plead to the fuzzy purple monster intent on world domination though...
alphatango
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:42 am    Post subject: 33 *cries* -- "Log me in automatically" used to work! _________________"Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted." -- Fred Allen Keeper of the Eternal Flame of the Inner Geek.
Beartalon
'Party line' kind of guy

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject: 34

 extropalopakettle wrote: http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Hippasus.html
quote:
Hippasus of Metapontum (ca. 500 BC) Greek Pythagorean philosopher who used geometric methods to demonstrate that the hypotenuse of an isosceles triangle with legs of length one (i.e, square root of 2, sometimes called Pythagoras's constant) cannot be expressed as a ratio of integers. A number of this type is now called an irrational number. Legend has it that Hippasus made his discovery at sea and was thrown overboard by fanatic Pythagoreans.
"Square root of two irrational??!?!? I'll show you irrational!" ~throws Hippassus overboard~

But if we knew how far they threw him and where the boat was, we could probably trianglulate his point of fatal immersion.
wordcross

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:15 am    Post subject: 35

 alphatango wrote: *cries* -- "Log me in automatically" used to work!

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