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Lens Cap on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:52:18 +0000Lens Cap197527@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Dear tagger,</p>
<p> This is about the tenth time you have said I am Wayland. No matter how any times you say it, it won't come true. Also, Lens Cap is two words.
</p>Titus on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:40:53 +0000Titus197526@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>"You just mentioned him."</p>
<p>Yes, but I think I got away with it.
</p>Lens Cap on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:50:15 +0000Lens Cap197494@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Not a criticism, just wondering. I think it is clever which is why I asked, and only Googled it because I didn't get it as quickly as others!
</p>Sinnick on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:39:15 +0000Sinnick197491@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>You just mentioned him.</p>
<p>Incidentally, he's an anagram of "Spice Licker", fwiw.
</p>Titus on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:29:18 +0000Titus197489@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Doesn't stop it from being clever and funny - and also congratulations on managing to discuss pies without mentioning the dreaded *r*c P*ckl*s.
</p>Sinnick on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:27:03 +0000Sinnick197487@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Well, I'd not seen it before, and had a chuckle. I may be wrong, but I think that's the point of this site.
</p>Smart Alex on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:24:45 +0000Smart Alex197484@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>I had come across something similar many moons ago, I think along the lines of Maths teacher eats Σ Π but honestly believed I'd invented the Sqrt(-1) 2^3 bit. Obviously should have thought to do an internet search before posting. Oh well...
</p>Lens Cap on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:46:57 +0000Lens Cap197475@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Now be honest, did you think of this or just retell it?!!<br />
<a href="http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&gl=GB&ie=UTF-8&source=android-browser&q=sqrt(-1)+2%5E3+%CE%A3+%CE%A0&gws_rd=cr&ei=I7hOUvXPBs-S7AaiooHYBQ">A quick google search... </a>
</p>Titus on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:44:31 +0000Titus197468@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Took me a while as well!</p>
<p>i<br />
8<br />
the sum of [all the]<br />
pi</p>
<p>(See <a href="http://mathmaine.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/sigma-and-pi-notation/)" rel="nofollow">http://mathmaine.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/sigma-and-pi-notation/)</a></p>
<p>Congratulations to Smart Alex and apologies if I have spoilt this for anyone.</p>
<p>(Edited to add: congrats also to J Vine for beating me to it!)
</p>beau-jolly on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:43:38 +0000beau-jolly197467@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Aha! Thanks Jessa.<br />
I got the clever bit (i) but didn't recognise the other symbols (other than sum) I though the "to the power of" was a "greater than" which had fallen over rather than a supersrcript. I also didn't recognise Pi as Pi; I though it was Mu. </p>
<p>Other than that I was all over it!
</p>J Vine on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:37:31 +0000J Vine197466@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>@ BJ</p>
<p>Square root of minus one is i<br />
2 to the power of 3 is 8<br />
Sum ie all of<br />
Pi</p>
<p>Very clever Alex. 5 stars right after Dubstar with Not So Manic Now
</p>beau-jolly on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:31:18 +0000beau-jolly197465@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Nope!<br />
Presumably sqrt(-1) is "I". Can someone help me from there?<br />
Possibly "I too greater than threesome...something" but can't make sense of it.
</p>Sinnick on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:24:23 +0000Sinnick197372@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Groan. Took me a few seconds, though.
</p>AReader on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:09:26 +0000AReader197369@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>Well done. Math joke of the week.
</p>Smart Alex on "Overweight mathematician admits sqrt(-1) 2^3 Σ Π"
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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:49:41 +0000Smart Alex197364@http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/<p>...
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