I’ve been up on the moor getting my head around my future. It was a little rough up there both mentally and physically. The weather was pretty horrendous as were my deliberations. I’m little further forward but am still here and fighting.
I’ll be back full time as soon as possible. I’ll leave you with a quick joke.
A Mathematical Joke
Two mathematicians in a hotel bar are arguing about how much maths the ordinary person knows. One thinks they are hopelessly ignorant; the other believes that quite a few people actually know a lot about the subject.
‘Bet you twenty pounds I’m right .’ says the first, as he heads of for the gents.
Whilst he’s gone, his colleague calls the waitress over.
‘Listen, there’s ten pounds in it for you if you come over when my friend gets back and answer a question. The answer is “One third x cubed.” Got that?’
‘Ten pounds for saying “One thirdex cue?”
‘No. One-Third x Cubed.’
‘One thir ex cubed?’
‘Yeah, that’ll do.’
The other mathematician comes back and the waitress comes over.
‘Excuse me- What’s the integral of x squared?’
‘One third x cubed.’ Said the waitress.
As she walked away, she adds, over her shoulder.
‘Plus a constant!’
This is from Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities.