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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

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Posted:ok, I know the fallacy, I also know its old, so don't post it and ruin it for the confusable folks...

CLASSIC PROOF
Given A and B are two equal real numbers
A=B
A^2=AB
A^2-B^2=AB-B^2
(A+B)(A-B)=B(A-B)
(A+B)=B
2B=B
2=1

EXTENDING PROOF BY INDUCTION:

Proposition:
Show that the following statement P(n) is true for all n>=1
Sum from 1 to n of n/n equals 42

Base Case:
n=1;sum from 1 to n =1
1=2
2=1+1
1+1=2+2
4=1+1+1+1
1+1+1+1=2+2+2+2
8=1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1=2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2
16=1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1=2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2
32=1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+22
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+22=2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+22
2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+2+22=42

Therefore P(1) =42

Inductive Case:
Given P(k)=42 for k>=1 and is a member of the integers
P(k+1)=43
43=41+2
41+2=41+1
41+1=42

Therefore P(k+1)=42

Therefore P(n) =42 for all integers n>=1
Therefore all integers greater than zero equal 42
QED

if anyone wants to work this out for all reals, it is possible, I just don't have time...

on to network problem

I have two xp pro boxes... each is connected to a router and from there to cable internet via a 100t ethernet. one is a notebook. i just got two 802.11g cards, one for each computer, and I want to set it up so that the notebook gets internet through the 100t when connected and through an ad hoc wifi connection when not. i need help getting my desktop to share its connection over the wifi, and help getting the notebook to accept it. I want to make sure I retain docked capabilities and that the notebook makes the switch rather seemlessly, any ideas?


Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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Onion
GOLD Member since May 2004

Onion

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 30
Posted:yeah, i liked the classic proof, and figured it out,
didnt really look at extended proof, i get confused when i count past three ubblol

as for your network problem, i cant really help you there. (I'm not very good at any sort of computer/networking stuff, but I know a tiny bit)

Am I right in understanding that you need to set up ICS between your desktop and laptop, for when you use your wireless connection, but I am unsure if this cancels out your settings for the laptops internet connection through the ethernet... confused

Maybe this helps, maybe it doesnt... sorry, i dont know much about this, but i want to learn biggrin
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/
br>(also click on the link that says 'Network Bridge')

Good luck!


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Posted:*cough*division [edited]*cough*



tongue




EDITED_BY: oli (1087249114)


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

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Posted:Written by: Mark1

ok, I know the fallacy, I also know its old, so don't post it and ruin it for the confusable folks...



or just go ahead and post it anyway - one of the two eh oli wink tongue


have never seen anyone take that proof this far before - congratulations on your highly entertaining pointless geek-out biggrin

sorry i can't help with the wireless network question i'm afraid - mine is still down hence my work only access to hop frown


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

Total posts: 3415
Posted:i always liked the unix version:



Let 6=1+5

Let 9=8+1



6x9 = 1+5x8+1

6x9=1+40+1

6x9=42


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"master"
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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:surely to be correct it'd have to be

6x9 = (1+5)x(8+1) cuz otherwaise 1 + 5 = 6, then x 8 = 48, then + 1 = 49 to read it straight.

that version says 6x9 = 1 + (5x8) + 1 which is wrong


sorry, should have stopped counting at work redface

returns to dark corner with Calcy, my solar powered best friend


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

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Posted:*aimee walks in, takes one look at all the numbers and runs out screaming*

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

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Posted:yeah, thats the hole, but unix doesnt know that smile , and reading it straight, using BODMAS, as all kids are taught (brackets off, divide, multiply, add, subtract), then it works

And how is a solar powered calculator going to work in a dark corner?


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
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Dunc
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Dunc

playing the days away
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Posted:it's special....like me smile

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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stripes
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

stranger
Location: england

Total posts: 41
Posted:thank god for you people, you have proven that I AM NOT A GEEK!!!

And that I am, in fact, as sane as the next person (just so long as i'm in here).

bless you all


remember; they can't break you if you don't have a spine

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MiG
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MiG

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Posted:remember, a geek is a nerd with a social life biggrin

and im not sane, so i think that means you arent either, given that im the next person biggrin


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
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oli
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Posted:Written by: coleman


Written by: Mark1


ok, I know the fallacy, I also know its old, so don't post it and ruin it for the confusable folks...





or just go ahead and post it anyway - one of the two eh oli wink tongue









oopss.. there gose me not reading the first line again... redface


EDITED_BY: oli (1087249027)


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

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Location: Bogged at CG, Australia

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Posted:and you are neither a geek, nor a nerd, unless you have gone out in public wearing a t-shirt whose main feature is an untidy clump of html coding on the bottom front. or, you have a pillow and/or blanket with binary written on them, like these:

blanket
pillow


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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Kit


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Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted: Girls are evil PROOF



First we state that girls require time and money.



Girls = Time x Money



And as we all know "time is money"

Time = Money



Therefore:

Girls = Money x Money = (money)



And because "money is the root of all evil".

Money = *sqRt*Evil



Therefore:

Girls = (*sqRt*Evil)



And we are forced to conclude that:

Girls = Evil



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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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Posted:ubblol

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:spank bounce bounce2

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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mo-seph


mo-seph

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Location: Edinburgh, UK

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Posted:Going back to your network question, I don't know how to do it under windows, but in general terms, you need to make your PC with the WiFi card in act as a router.

At a guess, on your home network, all your machines are on a subnet, with addresses like
192.168.0.x

Your router has two addresses, an internal one, probably 192.168.0.1, and an external one, which will be a proper valid internet address. It knows that anything that's not going to 192.168.0.x has to be routed out on the external interface (hence router wink )

You need for your PC to have a similar setup - it will have one address on your local subnet, for it's normal ethernet connection, and another address for the WiFi card. You want to configure it so that it knows to route anything on the WiFi interface to the wired interface. From there, you should be able to have two separate connections setup on the laptop, one a wired one, and one a wireless one. The wireless one needs to have the Gateway address set to that of the WiFi card in the PC (unless you have set up the PC to be a DHCP server...)

Hope that helps a little, although it's more likely that you just need to press a "Share this connection" button on the setup for the wireless card. But that's the kind of thing that's going on behind the scenes.


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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA

Total posts: 342
Posted:http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/88q4/nonbook/proof.119.html
br>i've made teachers resort to these proofs many a time


Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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Lyra
SILVER Member since Feb 2004

spiny norman
Location: Cincinnati,damn it, USA

Total posts: 314
Posted:you should be able to figure out the network, that is, as long as you have a towel with you>>>peace

if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes

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Raven_WolfeRun
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

Raven_WolfeRun

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Location: Houston, TX, in my chair, USA

Total posts: 91
Posted:... ... ... OW ... ... ... That made my brain twitch

May the flame on your balls not be too hot

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