My favorite vegetable is carrot because it's red and my least favourite vegetable is tomato.

@neauoire I don't know if that's what you're looking for, but It's not practical, but I think that blocks falling on other blocks is a good metaphor for today's computer systems.

if I had to write down a list of people I hate, I'd start with the guy who came up with the idea of selling AAA* batteries in 4+1 packs

"No matter how loud you scream, it won't change the fact that there's only one correct order of operations", she said, writing 230-220*0.5=5 on the blackboard.

@khm Weird, because I've heard it's a good strategy for getting past gatekeepers in recruitment.

@khm I would have a hard time deciding between the army and the train tracks, but maybe it's because I don't know how to fence. Did it ever come in useful?

@khm Sorry to disappoint you but my "badass mathematical discovery" is just a joke I was ashamed of before even writing it. And to be honest I can't think of a problem that I couldn't solve by lying on tracks and waiting for a train filled with Gene Wolfe's novels, but professors usually don't accept that as an answer.

@khm Yeah ok but that's not the underlying cause. I failed my classes too

The algorithm is optimized for cases when divisor is equal to base minus one


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I won't go into details but the main idea goes like this: let's say you have 5192/7. You can write 5192 as 5000+100+90+2 but you can also do it like this: 7(555)+7(11)+7(9)+2 but you that's obviously less than 5192 so you can add respective complements 1115 23 27 (finding them is trivial). 1115 = 7(111)+223+7(11)+23+7(1)+5 and so on

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True fact about me: I was kicked out of university for coming up with a groundbreaking method for dividing integers

@khm bonus points if it sounds like a microwave oven

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