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An elderly couple had just learned how to send text messages on their cell phones. The wife was a romantic type and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy. One afternoon the wife went out to meet a friend for coffee. She decided to send her husband a romantic text message and she wrote:
If you are sleeping, send me your dreams.
If you are laughing, send me your smile.
If you are eating, send me a bite.
If you are drinking, send me a sip.
If you are crying, send me your tears.
I love you.
The husband texted back to her: "I'm on the toilet. Please advise!
I quite liked how it just works out, and it's a nice little puzzle assuming you haven't seen it before, not so hard that it'll cost you your weekend, but good enough to tease your brain for a couple of minutes.
The comparison can be taken as signed or unsigned.
ps: I actually needed this thing today, but the other way around. I had to compute what this thing simplifies to, but only had x & ~y and ~x & y available.
Yes, it does not make any sense when looked that way. It also may not make any sense in a rare programming language that treats ~ as declaration symbol and & as = symbol. It would be a really stupid language BTW.
Like you guys say, just my 2 cents.
"Bastards encourage idiots to use Oracle Forms, Web Forms, Access and a number of other dinky web publishing tolls.", Mycroft Holmes[^]
Imagine, if you will, a small, very dense star of a type known as a white dwarf. Imagine this star orbiting a much larger companion star, syphoning off its companion's gas and claiming it as its own. Imagine the dwarf gaining so much new mass that it reignites its thermonuclear furnace[^], blowing up in an explosion so bright that it will, briefly, outshine the whole galaxy. Imagine this light traveling for millions of years, until it reaches a tiny speck orbiting an ordinary star in the backwaters of another galaxy.
All that what we know about the stars are from watching the death and life of others. There is not one evidence that tomorrow our star wont become a black hole.
My point is maybe there is one cycle of the life/ death of a star which we didn't see yet and we just cant be sure what will happen and when, after all our lives are just a moment in a star's life. The only thing we know is it wont happen soon enough for us to see it :/ Too bad.
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All that what we know about the stars are from watching the death and life of others.
I know that.
There is not one evidence that tomorrow our star wont become a black hole.
True. But it's impossible to prove a negative. The opposite of that would be that we haven't once seen a case where a star of ours mass has turned into a black hole.
The math, as we know astrophysics today, says that it's impossible for it to happen as our star only has about 60%(?) of the mass required to kick off a supernova. This minimum is known as the Chandrasekhar Limit[^].