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Q.E.D. [Jul. 5th, 2007|07:51 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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There's something perversely satisfying about realizing that the thing you've been asked to do is actually mathematically impossible given the existing data model.

Design phases sound nice. Maybe someday we can have one.

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[User Picture]From: jes5199
2007-07-06 04:57 am (UTC)
wow!
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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2007-07-06 11:59 am (UTC)
Hell, I do six mathematically impossible things before breakfast.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-07-07 06:27 am (UTC)
And, if you are at a restaurant, you split the bill afterwards, to everyone's satisfaction, for the sevenths!
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-07-07 06:40 am (UTC)

As seen here, amongst other places...

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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2007-07-07 02:27 pm (UTC)

Re: As seen here, amongst other places...

That sort of stuff can propel spacecraft.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2007-07-08 11:30 pm (UTC)

Re: As seen here, amongst other places...

Ah yes, that is the more common reference.
Or at least I assume it is, I didn't actually click on the link.
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[User Picture]From: oniugnip
2007-07-06 05:03 pm (UTC)
Well done! Did you serve up a concise, elegant proof? (and what were you being asked to do? ...)
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-07-06 06:52 pm (UTC)
Did you serve up a concise, elegant proof?

Uh, no. So far all I've done is think about it.

(and what were you being asked to do? ...)

If I can describe the problem in general terms, that's most of the work of writing the proof. I'll get back to you!
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-07-06 09:13 pm (UTC)
I feel your impossible pain. Of course, I was still on line to go ahead and do it anyways until it finally sank in up at the top that, "hey! this is impossible! what were you thinking?!"

(sigh)

- Derksen
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