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A facebook joke.

Postby Shokk » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:25 pm UTC

http://xkcd.com/55/

Let us treat the above linked comic as a given.
Facebook automatically the usage of "<3" in posts and treats it as a heart, as in "I heart New York".

However, my position is that it looks more like testicles.
That is to suggest that:
"heart" !=<3
Spoiler:
(love is not equal to or less than three)

"heart"=>3
Spoiler:
(Love is equal to or greater than three)

(The spoilers are for ambiguities in my notation, as I know not how to work the Latex stuff.)

So I put forth this ridiculous conjecture: Can it be said that any number less than three has balls?
Of course, I'm just being silly and I can't get from the given to this point, and surely can't offer a proper proof, but uhh...could I get some help, just for shits and giggles?
Or are matters of the heart not for the math boards?
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Velifer » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:32 pm UTC

Kids, let this be a lesson to you on the dangers of drinking and posting.
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Ddanndt » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:09 pm UTC

Hey you owe me a minute of my life!!!!
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Shokk » Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:09 pm UTC

What did I just do, does the given not even imply that?
Do I take it out or do I leave it in?
Can a Mod help me out here?
If it belongs in XKCD comic discussion you can move it and leave it there, or in the LSR boards [just joking], whichever's more appropriate.
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby dean.menezes » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:24 am UTC

I think ε> (epsilon is greater than) looks more like a heart.

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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Timtu » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:07 am UTC

Velifer wrote:Kids, let this be a lesson to you on the dangers of drinking and posting.


I concur. The original poster probably pulled a few cones before arriving to his conjecture, no?

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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby squareroot » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:16 am UTC

dean.menezes wrote:I think ε> (epsilon is greater than) looks more like a heart.

Well, that depends on what epsilon you're using. It could either be the epsilon such that ε>0, and you're letting it go to zero, or epsilon such that ε>Reals, and it's the solution to the equation omega^ε=ε. These are at totally different ends of the spectrum... hmm...
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Shokk » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:56 pm UTC

So which epsilon would imply that love or "heart" truly exists SOMEWHERE, be it on the complex plane, some algebraic ring, or something more wonky and fun.
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby snowyowl » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:24 pm UTC

The last equation in the OP should be ♥ > 3, not ♥ >= 3.
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Shokk » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:23 am UTC

snowyowl wrote:The last equation in the OP should be ♥ > 3, not ♥ >= 3.

What i mean would be greater than or equal to 3.
3 is a very special number in my heart. Because it looks kind of like buttocks no matter what. Even if you draw the top hump all sharp. It looks like an ass to me :lol:
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Dason » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:14 am UTC

Shokk wrote:Because it looks kind of like buttocks no matter what.

Well... not no matter what. If you use a lower base or represent it slightly differently (2.99999....) it doesn't look quite like a buttocks. But that's just me being picky.
double epsilon = -.0000001;

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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Sizik » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:42 pm UTC

Dason wrote:
Shokk wrote:Because it looks kind of like buttocks no matter what.

Well... not no matter what. If you use a lower base or represent it slightly differently (2.99999....) it doesn't look quite like a buttocks. But that's just me being picky.


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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby brakos82 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:56 pm UTC

Can we please just let this thread die a quick death? :|
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Re: A facebook joke.

Postby Shokk » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:56 pm UTC

Sizik wrote:
Dason wrote:
Shokk wrote:Because it looks kind of like buttocks no matter what.

Well... not no matter what. If you use a lower base or represent it slightly differently (2.99999....) it doesn't look quite like a buttocks. But that's just me being picky.


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Mmm, a binary butt wouldn't be too hard to at least imagine, now...a ternary butt, 10....well...
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