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Old 01-09-2020, 20:58   #12346
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Is a mountain climber a scalar or a scaler?
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Old 01-09-2020, 21:21   #12347
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Yep! But we also enjoy esoteric discussions that occasionally drift for a while from the main thread purpose. That's the nature of threads. You see it here frequently
And I see that everyone is missing my ironic meta-joke of me being pedantic about ya’ll being pedantic.
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Old 01-09-2020, 21:35   #12348
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Here you are
https://upjoke.com/cosine-jokes
Now you guys get a room, preferably near a brothel where you can apply those tangents to some irregular curves
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Old 01-09-2020, 22:39   #12349
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That was what was behind my original question, One can only assume that GI Low meant it was not a tangent when he said "I will not correct an inaccurate maths joke"



As far as I can tell, given the size of the original image, it is a tangent.

Sorry, I just don't understand what low glycaemic index has to do with the off topic discussion about tangents
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Is a mountain climber a scalar or a scaler?

If he's in the high cloud-clear mountains then he could become a tan gent.
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Old 02-09-2020, 00:36   #12352
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Is a mountain climber a scalar or a scaler?

It depends upon whether he’s lost his direction
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Old 02-09-2020, 00:45   #12353
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Is a mountain climber a scalar or a scaler?

Neither. He’s stuck pondering the fact that his rope makes a perfect tangent line across the perfectly spherical bolder above him.

Bonus Question: What is the force imparted on the bolder by the tangent rope?
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:18   #12354
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Will this now become part of high school online sex education?

https://youtu.be/7ijXYCDtNHc
Actually it most likely will and is very relevant to todays liberal thinking due to 'Mrs Penis with boobs' showing up at minute 1:13! A trans-gendered, non-binary penis !?!?!
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So what's the inaccuracy?


It’s so trivially semantic that I’m almost afraid to explain it after all that drama. It stems from the strict linguistic use of the expression “tan line”, which, I would argue, is the line produced by a tan function, whereas what was drawn was a tangent.

Like I said, trivial semantics. I didn’t think I’d start the total geek-storm that followed.
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Is a mountain climber a scalar or a scaler?
At a point in time they could be both.
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This is The Joke Thread and you five have managed to go 14 posts having a discussion/argument about the mathematics in one joke. You are all humor impaired aren't you?
Actually - I thought it was because they got off on a tangent
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Re: The New Joke Thread

tan stand usually for the tangens function, a trigonometric function tan(x) =sin(x) / cos(x), but it is not funny.

I am impressed of all the people here actually knowing math and feeling upset enough to discuss it on a sailing jokes forum. A lot of MENSA people around...
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A famous MENSA member............
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...the expression “tan line”, which, I would argue, is the line produced by a tan function, whereas what was drawn was a tangent.
So can two tan lines about the same complex curve ever be horizontal?
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