Jump to content

 

Photo

Calling All Math Geeks


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
30 replies to this topic

#1 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,280 posts

Posted 25 September 2008 - 05:03 PM

(that's MATH, not meth)

If you're a bona fide, horn-rimmed-glasses-wearin', slide-rule-totin', function-fetishist, I need to hear from you asap.

Also, ordinary mortals who are just really, really good at math may apply.

Please PM me. I have an idiotic question.

Maker of Marteau Absinthe and Foxtrot London Dry Gin
Distiller, Stone & Szilard Distilling Co.
www.absinthemarteau.com


#2 elfnmagik

elfnmagik

    Mumbler

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,302 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:54 AM

After the chaff settles, do tell?
"I really like depriving myself of things. It's fun! Very monastic." - Kosmo

#3 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,754 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:16 AM

I have an idiotic question.


42.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#4 Joe Legate

Joe Legate

    2 jobs. 0 sense.

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,004 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:45 AM

Math Geek?
I'm half way there.
You sure know how to arouse interest.

#5 scuto

scuto

    Taste sensation

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,908 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:45 PM

42.


+1

No, wait...

Ditto!


Though Wm. S. Burroughs might say 23.
"The Saint when he is drinking/Is also pleasing God/As if he were praying and singing." - Angelus Silesius, quoted in Simmel's On Individuality and Social Forms, p.391. (Yay for classical sociology!)

"Full bottle in front of me/Time to roll up my sleeves and get to work/And after many glasses of work/I get paid in the brain" - They Might Be Giants "Your Own Worst Enemy."

"I've an absinthe factory in my head" (jcbphd, 2009). [Liberties taken. -ed.]

#6 dakini_painter

dakini_painter

    Delaware Phoenix Distillery

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,825 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:25 PM

Probably something like this:

Johnny has 42 pounds of wormwood he wants to sell. Jimmy wants to buy 3/5's, Debbie wants 1/3, and Teresa wants 14%. Debbie doesn't want to pay any more than Teresa, but she doesn't want to pay for any stems larger than 7 mm in diameter. Jimmy doesn't want to pay any more than $23/pound.

How much does each person get, and what do they pay?

"Good is the only investment that never fails." Thoreau.
"Don't you push me baby cause I'm holdin' low / and you know I'm only in it for the gold" Grateful Dead
Distiller and Proprietor, Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton, NY. DSP-NY-15019. www.delawarephoenix.com


#7 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,754 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:09 PM

Makes me happy I majored in poli-sci.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#8 Misanthrope

Misanthrope

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 323 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:44 PM

42.

You have to figure out the question. :twitchsmile: Come back in 5 million years and I'll give you the answer. :wave2:
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. -- Bertrand Russell
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr Seuss
I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. -- Joseph Baretti
Humankind cannot stand very much reality. -- T. S. Eliot

#9 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,280 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:38 PM

Our crack team of accountants and financial consultants are now busily hammering away at the thorny problem of making the offline, printable score sheet work just like the online version, so folks don't have to log in and post a review in order to get a score.

Thanks for playing! :cheers:

Maker of Marteau Absinthe and Foxtrot London Dry Gin
Distiller, Stone & Szilard Distilling Co.
www.absinthemarteau.com


#10 Pan Buh

Pan Buh

    Incomplete Absinthe Geek

  • Indefinite Suspension
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,850 posts

Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:06 PM

Our crack team

May explain a few things.

#11 Butch Onufrak

Butch Onufrak

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,141 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:30 AM

The Meth team already solved the issue....

#12 biznacho

biznacho

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 253 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 02:11 PM

The marijuana team forgot the question.

#13 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,280 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:26 PM

What question?

Maker of Marteau Absinthe and Foxtrot London Dry Gin
Distiller, Stone & Szilard Distilling Co.
www.absinthemarteau.com


#14 OMG_Bill

OMG_Bill

    Complete Absinthe Geek

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,191 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:29 PM

That's what I thought. A conspiracy! :twitchsmile:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#15 Joe Legate

Joe Legate

    2 jobs. 0 sense.

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,004 posts

Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:36 PM

Hide Hiram's Makita.

#16 cwlovell13

cwlovell13

    Newcomer

  • Neophyte
  • Pip
  • 38 posts

Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:41 PM

2 + 2 = 5


For extremely large values of 2

#17 rambus

rambus

    Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 73 posts

Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:09 PM

Well I see it's a little late but.. I'm a Computer Scientist if that helps ;)

pm if you still need help with your problem.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks" -Ernest Hemingway

#18 dakini_painter

dakini_painter

    Delaware Phoenix Distillery

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,825 posts

Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:38 PM

I went looking for my copy of "Introduction to Fuzzy Arithmetic" by I couldn't find it. But it's true that you can get 2+2=5, well a probability distribution where it is possible given fuzzy enough values for 2.

"Good is the only investment that never fails." Thoreau.
"Don't you push me baby cause I'm holdin' low / and you know I'm only in it for the gold" Grateful Dead
Distiller and Proprietor, Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton, NY. DSP-NY-15019. www.delawarephoenix.com


#19 rambus

rambus

    Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 73 posts

Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:57 PM

@Dakini_painter: Just last year I attended a talk by Lotfi Asker Zadeh. Never did take a class on fuzzy math though.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks" -Ernest Hemingway

#20 dakini_painter

dakini_painter

    Delaware Phoenix Distillery

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,825 posts

Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:42 PM

That must have been pretty cool. I admit I never got to take a class on it, but I spent a lot of the money I earned at Computer Literacy. :twitchsmile: I got to hang out/work with some Lisp hackers doing cool AI software. I was the lowly C/Modula/Pascal programmer assigned to all the low level multi-machine .com software that they didn't want to do. I was always interested in just things but never got to write the code.

I don't regret that life, but I prefer my artistic endeavors now. :cheers:

"Good is the only investment that never fails." Thoreau.
"Don't you push me baby cause I'm holdin' low / and you know I'm only in it for the gold" Grateful Dead
Distiller and Proprietor, Delaware Phoenix Distillery, Walton, NY. DSP-NY-15019. www.delawarephoenix.com


#21 rambus

rambus

    Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 73 posts

Posted 11 December 2008 - 05:06 PM

Haha don't get me started on Lisp! I find it easier to program assembly then to do something complex in Lisp. I'll stick to my procedural OO languages thank you very much.

I have the opposite story from you:
I always grew up wanting to be an artist, and some how ended up in Computer Science.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks" -Ernest Hemingway

#22 smug simian

smug simian

    Newcomer

  • Neophyte
  • Pip
  • 35 posts

Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:37 PM

(that's MATH, not meth)

If you're a bona fide, horn-rimmed-glasses-wearin', slide-rule-totin', function-fetishist, I need to hear from you asap.

Also, ordinary mortals who are just really, really good at math may apply.

Please PM me. I have an idiotic question.


I'm dying to hear the actual problem itself.......not really the specific coding problem (if you are trying to make a web form (???) that executes a function.......I just mean the math problem itself.
You should post it........

Edited by smug simian, 15 December 2008 - 08:15 PM.


#23 Le Gimp

Le Gimp

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 993 posts

Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:26 PM

That must have been pretty cool. I admit I never got to take a class on it, but I spent a lot of the money I earned at Computer Literacy. :twitchsmile: I got to hang out/work with some Lisp hackers doing cool AI software. I was the lowly C/Modula/Pascal programmer assigned to all the low level multi-machine .com software that they didn't want to do. I was always interested in just things but never got to write the code.

I don't regret that life, but I prefer my artistic endeavors now. :cheers:


Only if you consider a shag rug to be fuzzy.

#24 Ken Hallenius

Ken Hallenius

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 797 posts

Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:11 AM

I had a LISP once... and the woman I was dating at the time never seemed to mind...
"If you've never said anything that can be held over your head on the internet, you've never been on the internet." - Peridot

http://blog.hallenius.org

#25 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,754 posts

Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:23 AM

You breathed through your ears, too, I'll bet. ;)

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#26 Ken Hallenius

Ken Hallenius

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 797 posts

Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:33 PM

I'll never tell, but I will admit that occasionally I had to say, "Let go of my ears, I know what I'm doing!"
"If you've never said anything that can be held over your head on the internet, you've never been on the internet." - Peridot

http://blog.hallenius.org

#27 Bluewolf Pete

Bluewolf Pete

    Multifunctional items are definitely favored

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,258 posts

Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:57 PM

You forgot to add the manly grunts!

:cheers:
If you want thujone, fuck off and go eat sage ~ Ron

"Let's louche these bitches up and party!" ~ Fingerpickinblue

Beware La Machine à décerveler! Oops, too late ...

#28 smug simian

smug simian

    Newcomer

  • Neophyte
  • Pip
  • 35 posts

Posted 26 December 2008 - 02:10 AM

Ok --- here is a fun one (stop me if I've posted this one before):

You have 100 quarters scattered on the floor. 90 are tails, and 10 are heads. Devise a method to separate the quarters into piles with the same number of heads. You cannot see the quarters, only flip them.

#29 Gwydion Stone

Gwydion Stone

    Propriétaire

  • Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,280 posts

Posted 26 December 2008 - 12:16 PM

Separate 10 quarters and flip them over. Yes, I cheated and used real quarters.

(that's MATH, not meth)

If you're a bona fide, horn-rimmed-glasses-wearin', slide-rule-totin', function-fetishist, I need to hear from you asap.

Also, ordinary mortals who are just really, really good at math may apply.

Please PM me. I have an idiotic question.


I'm dying to hear the actual problem itself.......not really the specific coding problem (if you are trying to make a web form (???) that executes a function.......I just mean the math problem itself.
You should post it........

Our crack team of accountants and financial consultants are now busily hammering away at the thorny problem of making the offline, printable score sheet work just like the online version, so folks don't have to log in and post a review in order to get a score.


The opposite of creating a web form: creating a paper sheet that would perform the same function simply. The evaluation sheet used to be just a simple five-star system, but it didn't take into account the % weights written into the code of online feature. This made it awkward for offline evaluation because the scores would be slightly different.

Turns out I solved it myself, but also got a couple other elegant solutions. As I mentioned, it was an idiotic question and the answer was staring me in the face, but not being math-oriented I couldn't get my head to where I could even figure out how to approach the problem. Then I did.

Maker of Marteau Absinthe and Foxtrot London Dry Gin
Distiller, Stone & Szilard Distilling Co.
www.absinthemarteau.com


#30 fingerpickinblue

fingerpickinblue

    Hallucinations Sold Separately

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,370 posts

Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:53 PM

So this is like that Emily Litella "Never Mind!", right? :twitchsmile:
blind man see her, dumb man call her name - Ed Bell


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Copyright © 2014 The Wormwood Society Absinthe Association