Randall on failblog (again)

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Randall on failblog (again)

Postby Alturin » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:59 am UTC

I didn't find anything on the forum on this yet, so I figured I'd dig up my account password and post.

http://failblog.org/2009/03/18/bill-payment-win/

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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby TheSkyMovesSideways » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:53 pm UTC

Pretty big fail on the text below. That's e, not e.
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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby uncivlengr » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:57 pm UTC

TheSkyMovesSideways wrote:Pretty big fail on the text below. That's e, not e.

Not to mention that they wrote "pie" instead of π.
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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby Klapaucius » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:02 pm UTC

Interesting. I didn't know Randall knew how to use the internet.
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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby Woofsie » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:04 pm UTC

Isn't e^i.pi = 1? On the website it says 0.002+e^i.pi = 535.49

*Is confused*

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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby Julien » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:05 pm UTC

If we still had checks in Belgium, I would do this kind of tricks. But we only use cards now.
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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby pseudoidiot » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:22 pm UTC

Woofsie wrote:Isn't e^i.pi = 1? On the website it says 0.002+e^i.pi = 535.49
They copied the equation wrong, they're staring out with e^(2pi)
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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby Endless Mike » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:22 pm UTC

Woofsie wrote:Isn't e^i.pi = 1? On the website it says 0.002+e^i.pi = 535.49

*Is confused*

No, it says 0.002 + e^2pi = 535.49, which is correct, but the check says e^(i*pi), which is -1. The check is for $0.002.

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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby headprogrammingczar » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:10 pm UTC

Failblog failed. Clearly this is meta-humor.
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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby Fuzzy OneThree » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:48 pm UTC

But Randall has a $71 bill... :D

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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby RealGrouchy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:03 am UTC

Reading the comments on that page really make me appreciate the level of coherence we have on these forums.

The original is here, where it is clear that the exponent of e is i*pi.

If anything, the person who created the image (which Failblog posted, possibly failingly) failed.

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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby scrovak » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:44 am UTC

But the fact that the total of the check amounts to $0.002 refers to a conversation Randall had a while back (I can't recall a link at present) in which he argued with Verizon because they had some roundabout way of saying .002 cents is equal to 0.002 dollars, which it is not.
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Re: Randall on failblog (again)

Postby roc314 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:06 am UTC

scrovak wrote:But the fact that the total of the check amounts to $0.002 refers to a conversation Randall had a while back (I can't recall a link at present) in which he argued with Verizon because they had some roundabout way of saying .002 cents is equal to 0.002 dollars, which it is not.
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