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Yeah, I agree. It was actually one of the favorite jokes of my previous boss long, long time ago. Also, the actual line in original text (not in the kinda erroneous 'copy-paste replica' that I put under criticism) refers to University of Copenhagen, Denmark (not the high school/college mentioned in that ill-fated post), so the joke per se probably can be traced back to the dawn of last Century (1903-1911, Niels Bohr period as a student). But it is not forgotten, obviously...
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
Well, regardless of whether this is attributed to Niels Bohr or not, it still is a great story pointing out how we immediately constrain our thinking about a solution to the context of the problem (the problem being, in reality, getting a good grade, not measuring the building's height.)
The real issue here is about proper attribution to others' work. The story is indeed great, as many other great things, but betcha you will not present Maxwell's equations, or Pythagorean theorem as your own work? Lucky enough, such phenomenally great pieces of work carry the attribution to the originator in the very name, but there are also smaller things that are not so clearly associated with their authors, thus, following the rule of professional ethics, proper attribution is a must!
Have a great day.
Kind Regards, AB
Same here (except the French part).
I feel good in fact.
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So we walked into the wife's new shop with the computer ready to set up, thinking about being ready to open in n hour or two.
Hadn't even put stuff down before customers came in - have t stopped since ! (I've been computer troubleshooting not serving choccy)
Time for a beer
Why even try? If you get her to tell you her weight, then what? You know her weight, congratulations, I'm sure you had a pretty good guess of what it was anyway and how does knowing the exact number improve your situation?
Fill the bathtub to its brim, keeping track of how many gallons, or liters, of water it takes. Lie prone in the bathtub, then measure how many units of water are left in the bathtub after you get out.
Then, refill the bathtub to the brim, get in, and get your wife to lie on top of you, then measure the units left in the bathtub, after both of you get out, and multiply by the weight of water per unit (8.35 pounds per gallon, according to Wolfram Alpha).
Deduct some reasonable amount for water absorption by clothing, if both of you, or either one of you, were clothed, had shoes on, etc.
Then deduct the weight of the water you displaced from the weight of the water both of you displaced.
If either of you cannot fit in the bathtub, then seek a friend with a larger bathtub or jacuzzi.
That should give you a rough estimate.
Under no circumstances should you allow your wife to do this procedure by herself, without you observing, since she may cheat.
The kids are currently making the beer. Taken lots of photos, will see if I can find somewhere to put them up later for all to see.
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