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Friday Fun -- we shoulda switched to base 12 apparently

Started by Darren Dirt, March 21, 2014, 04:30:57 PM

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March 31, 2014, 01:54:36 PM #1 Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 02:19:34 PM by Darren Dirt
In one episode, Homer Simpson proved that Fermat was wrong in his Last Theorem!
1782^12 + 1841^12 = 1922^12!

Spoiler: ShowHide


...or did he...

javascript:lside=Math.pow(1782,12)+Math.pow(1841,12);rside=Math.pow(1922,12); alert( lside + "\n" + rside )

(ditto for another Simpsons episode, allegedly proving 3987^12 + 4365^12 = 4472^12 ; try it yourself:
javascript:lside=Math.pow(3987,12)+Math.pow(4365,12);rside=Math.pow(4472,12); alert( lside + "\n" + rside )
)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReOQ300AcSU#t=6m12s

...David X Cohen and his maths buddies on staff = nerdiest joke ever!

(watch the whole 8 minute video, it's fascinating stuff -- presuming you find the subject of pop culture reference to cool math stuff)

also, fun with comment trolling, apparently: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20051216/1224256.shtml


Other PCRs for F's LT @ Wiki

[spoiler]
Funny that both fake proofs in the Simpsons episodes used *12* for the power, ain't it? Considering the topic of the first video ITT? Spooky...


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PS: speaking of numbers, apparently I've "chosen" the correct cult to give in to...
http://gigaom.com/2014/03/31/oracle-displaces-ibm-as-second-biggest-software-vendor-by-one-count/
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More mind expanding/blowing ramblings about numbers and math:
https://davidhaywoodyoung.com/2014/03/21/what-if-science-is-a-scam/


Cliffs: math has no CONTENT , it's not "about" anything, really. See Wikipedia:Formulism. Ouch.

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