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 Quote by BobG Why do astericks cry? And what happens when I push the button with the mushroom cloud? Oven controls for De Deitrich ovens (sold in Europe). The middle control set (the one with the flying snowflake) is for a microwave oven (the flying snowflake is obviously the 'snowglobe' setting, which is an incredibly cool concept for a microwave oven).
Reminds me of the time.....

my brother invited me down for a week in his timeshare down in Cabo. Stinkin' wash machine was all in Mexican!

We never did figure out where to set the dial........

Thank god they had a robust dryer.

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 Quote by BobG Why do astericks cry? And what happens when I push the button with the mushroom cloud? Oven controls for De Deitrich ovens (sold in Europe). The middle control set (the one with the flying snowflake) is for a microwave oven (the flying snowflake is obviously the 'snowglobe' setting, which is an incredibly cool concept for a microwave oven).
Does it come with a decoder ring?
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 Blog Entries: 1 Recognitions: Homework Help Schrodinger's algorithm: An algorithm being run without all the debugging output strings never terminates. It occurs to me that when you know something takes between 30 and 60 minutes to run, you should check how long it takes a bit more precisely before you remove the guy that pings every second so you know things are actually working. Now I'm sitting here wondering if I should stop it and modify the code to update me again, or if it's really just ten seconds away from finishing

 Quote by jhae2.718 Don't you mean "To hell with $\dot{x}$"?
No, because I have no idea what the hell that is
 Quote by jhae2.718 dy/dx is Leibniz notation.
yeah .... I know ... I was saying like I'll take the Leibniz cookies and to hell with the notation -_- nevermind it was only funny in my mind I guess...

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 Quote by HeLiXe No, because I have no idea what the hell that is
What?! You don't know what a fluxion is?? :

Hmm...it looks like the rules say I'm going to have to suspend your nerd and geek licenses. Unfortunately, knowledge of calculus notation is a requisite...strong opinions on which is the best are also a plus.

In modern parlance, $\dot{x}$ is used to indicate a time derivative. Furthermore, the notation usually only extends to the the second derivative, $\ddot{x}$.

To regain your nerd and geek licenses, you must post a description of each type of calculus notation and list the strengths and weaknesses of each. You must also pass a short quiz on calculus notation.
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 Quote by jhae2.718 Don't you mean "To hell with $\dot{x}$"? dy/dx is Leibniz notation.
That would make no sense.

"I prefer Leibniz's cookies to Newton's calculus (and notation)"

vs

"I prefer Leibniz's cookies to Leibniz's calculus (and notation)."

While both are blashphemous, at least the latter makes sense.

The only sensible resolution is to combine both into the same problem.

Bill is balancing on top of a 20 foot ladder that's perpendicular to the ground and drops his Leibniz cookie. Jay is balancing on the top of a 20 foot ladder perpendicular to the ground and is so intent on not dropping his Leibniz cookie that he allows the ladder to fall. If Jay holds on to his Leibniz cookie all the way to the ground, which Leibniz cookie will be traveling faster when it hits the ground?
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 Quote by micromass My hobby: over-analysing funny jokes.
That's how I am. I mean, if you didn't want the joke analyzed from a physics/math perspective, then you shouldn't have told it to me in the first place.
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