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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    How to know when you ticked off an engineer....

    Since there are so many of us Foo engineers, I thought this would be good.

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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Of course, let's not forget this old gem.

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    hahaha I like that second one.

    Summation of 1/2^n with n going to infinity. That's just awesome.
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    Can you hear me now?
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    So can someone tell us exactly how much that check is for???

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    thats awesome

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    Time Warner Cable is about to get a very simular check...
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    That seems kind of dangerous to me. You'd be relying on a teller at the bank, and the people who process checks for the bank to interpret the amount. They're rather unlikely to know for sure, so they could take out 2 cents from your account, or they could take $20,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    So can someone tell us exactly how much that check is for???
    0.2 cents.

    0.002 dollars is self-explanatory

    Euler's formula: e^i (theta) = cos theta + i sin theta
    So e^i (pi) = cos pi + i sin pi = -1

    Sum of infinite geometric series: sum (n = 0 to infinity) of a x^n = a / (1 - x)
    So sum (n = 1 to infinity) 1/ (2 ^ n) = sum (n = 1 to infinity) (1/2) ^ n
    = sum (n = 0 to infinity) (1/2) * (1/2) ^ n = (1/2) / (1 - (1/2) ) = 1

    Add it all up, and you've got a check for 0.2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    So can someone tell us exactly how much that check is for???
    e^ipi = -1
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    just call is epsilon

    it is pretty much a value approaching zero. let's just say lim f->inf = 0

    ahh forgot about the sum of infinite geometric series. it's not 2 cents. it's .2 cents, so it's essentially 1/5 of a cent.
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    Hummmm... so is it .2 or .002 we have differing opinions. It's battle of the Math Nerds! (been out of that stuff too long...)
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    I'm not an engineer, but that's hillarious.
    Brilliant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k
    Hummmm... so is it .2 or .002 we have differing opinions. It's battle of the Math Nerds! (been out of that stuff too long...)
    0.2 cents = 0.002 dollars. We have math nerds who prefer different units.
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    Actually, the math guys agree, 0.2 cents.


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    e^ipi = -1
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    Summation = 1

    -1 + .002 + 1 = .002 = 1/10 of 2 cents = 0.2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    0.2 cents = 0.002 dollars. We have math nerds who prefer different units.
    And one tired Comp Sci major how's sitting through the closest thing to a Buisness course he hopes he ever has to take!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    0.2 cents = 0.002 dollars. We have math nerds who prefer different units.
    There's a backstory behind that which makes this all the more funny:

    Verizon Math
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    If we want to settle this for sure, I can check with my friends dad who is a mathematics department chair and works for a DoD think tank on the side developing complex super algorithms for government decryption.

    I bet he'll know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    There's a backstory behind that which makes this all the more funny:

    Verizon Math
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    So whose signature do we all now have?

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    Can you hear me NOW?
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    What Now, *****es?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    There's a backstory behind that which makes this all the more funny:

    Verizon Math
    OMG, I almost wet my pants laughing my a$$ off!



    Seriously. I've been through some similar experiences. And it really, really bites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillthecup
    So whose signature do we all now have?
    I think it's Ivan Seidenberg's.

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    It's illegible enough you can claim it's e^2pi, then cash it for $536.49.

    The bank isn't going to do anything, I know personally banks wash there hands when an even a fully legible check gets cashed for the wrong amount.

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