Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry for June 27, 2021

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    LookingGlass Premium Member over 1 year ago

    YEPER!! There’s nothing better then a four day-old coffee, reheated in the microwave!!

    (O _ O)

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    LeslieBark  over 1 year ago

    My calculus teacher said the best explanation of infinity he ever heard came from two little boys bragging about their father’s income:

    Kid 1: “My daddy makes a hundred dollars.”

    Kid 2:“Well, my daddy makes a thousand dollars.”

    And so they continue through million, billion, and trillion.

    Kid 2 doesn’t know any number greater than a trillion, so he says: “Whatever your daddy makes, my daddy makes one dollar more.”

    And that, my friends, is the very essence of infinity—it is always one more unit bigger than any value you can think of.

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    Breadboard  over 1 year ago

    So RJ you keep reheating the coffee and you are not drinking it ?

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    Mighty Phavahg  over 1 year ago

    Ugh. No reheated coffee or pork bbq. . . .especially together.

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    Infinity is everlasting eternity.

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    URL   over 1 year ago

    Just remember to put that cup of coffee in your credit card travel budget and then guard the cup and drink it soon unless you remembered your water heater plug-in…it may be the only thing you can afford on Amtrak cafe car (and you may have to pay by CC due to anti-contagion policies). The scenary’s free though.

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    URL   over 1 year ago

    scenery

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    david_42  over 1 year ago

    I make coffee when I get up and put a mug of it out for my wife. It’s always room temperature by the time she gets up. She still appreciates it.

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    Prey  over 1 year ago

    It´s a car maker?

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    Stephen Gilberg  over 1 year ago

    I’d say “endlessness” and be done with it.

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    the lost wizard  over 1 year ago

    This discussion never seems to end.

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    Perkycat  over 1 year ago

    Yes, RJ keep it in a context we can all understand.

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    dv  over 1 year ago

    I thought it was the number of Twinkies that RJ could eat

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “Two things are infinite. the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein

    The issue in both cases, it seems to me, is what happens when you subtract a finite quantity from an infinite quantity. The remainder must still infinite, but it must also smaller than it was. If even a miniscule quantity of human wisdom can be obtained, then the fight against infinite stupidity is not in vain.

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    fritzoid Premium Member over 1 year ago

    For anyone interested in Verne’s answer more than RJ’s, I can recommend “Everything and More: A Concise History of Infinity” by David Foster Wallace. It’s kind of an awkward hybrid, in that its aim is to be enlightening to both those with and without training in higher maths (and it doesn’t always work), but it gave me lots of factual background as well as lots to ponder abstractly.

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    Bill Löhr Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pete and Repete went out in a boat. Pete jumped out. Who’s left?

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    mistercatworks  over 1 year ago

    The coffee will eventually evaporate – so, not infinity. Infinity is the number of times comic strips will get physics wrong. :)

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    Doug K  over 1 year ago

    I just wanted to hear the rest of Verne’s explanation.

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