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By gzt (Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 04:03:21 PM EST) gzt, chess, work, diversity, hammerstein (all tags)
I have some big project I should be working on.

So, about ambrosen's maths problem. I'm pretty sure I'm right and ni is wrong, but I can't scan diagrams. I suspect we might be answering different questions given his most recent and cryptic response. Well, we'll see. I still don't have a proof of a minimal solution, only that gpig's fits every such rectangle and that ni's doesn't. I think gpig's could be smaller as it leaves plenty of wiggle room - everything fits quite comfortably.


I guess the thing to do is find a rigorous way of taking a XxY rectangle such that the diagonal is 1 and finding the smallest K such that a Kx1/&sqrt;2 will fit it. I don't have time right now.

The wifing unit is experiencing lasting bitter mouth taste as a result of eating pine nuts. It'll wear off soon. Caveat gustator!

I've been bumbling around singing snippets of HMS Pinafore. Not just the bits Sideshow Bob sings. WE SAIL THE OCEAN BLUE. Amazingly, the wifing unit doesn't mind it when I sing (even "Little Buttercup").


OH FFS. The diversity people are just maddening. Not going to discuss in public.

Okay, I really have to get some work done.

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Uh. by ni (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 04:12:49 PM EST
My most recent and cryptic response was "We're answering different questions."

... ???

"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM

You know... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Apr 13, 2011 at 04:32:34 PM EST
...I was writing this diary over the course of several hours and didn't revise that as we clarified things into non-crypticality. I'm sorry.

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bitter mouth taste as a result of eating pine nuts by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 09:23:59 AM EST
That's a result of eating cheap imported chinese pine nuts, rather than Real Italian Ones.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

We're sober men and true by Herring (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 09:44:32 AM EST
The diversity people clearly don't discriminate on grounds of intelligence or ability.

And attentive to our duty

Thanks. I've got Pinafore on the brain now. Why damme it's too bad.

You can't inspire people with facts
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