554RE: [lbgc] Re: Age
- Dec 15, 2008Hi Dave,
you might be right!
P.S.: I was like that before... I'm afraid that IS 'normal' for me.
Only for certain values of 'normal', of course.
Von: "David Bullions" <davebullions@...>
Gesendet: 15.12.08 10:54:00
An: George Young <lbgc@...>
Betreff: RE: [lbgc] Re: Age
You really need to get out more ;-)
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:25:39 +0000
Subject: [lbgc] Re: Age
besides from a 'happy birthday', I have a better one than changing
the number system on the fly...: You reduced the angle!
Well, as we all know: 9*6 = 42, right?
If you think of a scalar product, this is actually possible:
Let's say, you have a scalar product of two vectors A=9 and B=6 with
the lengths of a=9 and b=6.
Then the scalar product would be
A*B = a*b*cos(alpha)
where alpha = angle between A and B.
As we define A*B = 42, this means that the 'Douglas Adams world
answer angle' would be
alpha = arccos(A*B/a*b) = arccos(42/54) = 38.94244 Degrees
If we now say that the year before the equation is (completely
arbitrarily, of course)
9*6 = 41
then the angle would be
Therefore you reduced your angle by more than one degree!
'Very strange people, physicists. In m,y experience, the ones who
aren't actually dead are in some way very ill' (D. Adams)
--- In lbgc@..., Allan <allan@...> wrote:
> Yes, that is of course the answer.
> As a silver lining, my age is now the same as the answer to Life,
> Universe and Everything :-)
> Thanks for replying!
> Sent from my iPod
> On 13 Dec 2008, at 22:26, "Founder." <bobroscow@...> wrote:
> > I'll have a stab at it. Just got to use up a few more words
> > that my stab at it comes lower down than the first sentence or
> > that anybody will only see my attempt if they click for the full
> > blah, blah, that should do it.
> > Erm, maybe you're using the sextidecimal (16-imal) system? So
> > became 29? So now you've just become twenty-ten rather than
> > No?
> > Bob
> > In lbgc@..., "Allan Mertner" <allan@> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Wednesday this week, I could truthfully claim to be 29 years
> > > Friends would sometimes look a little dubiously at me at this,
> > > was mostly able to convince people of the truth of it.
> > >
> > > Alas, on Thursday the 11th, things changed. I am not now 30 as
> > > might have expected - I am in fact 42. Gone are the sweet
> > > and the mid-forties with all that entails (beer belly, midlife
> > crisis,
> > > stomach ulcer, not enough time for boardgames and teenage
> > loom.
> > >
> > > How can this all have happened to me, so quickly?
> > >
> > > Any takers?
> > > Allan
> > >
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