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Strider
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quote:
Originally posted by Tatiana:
I've played guitar with someone who played guitar with someone who played keyboards with the Beatles. So does that make my Beatles number 3?

I met Richard Dawkins who was friends with Douglas Adams who played guitar with Pink Floyd...so...ummmm, what does that make me?
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Ooh, that's right! And I've met Lalla Ward who was married to Tom Baker so my Doctor Who number is like 2!

Or something like that. [Smile]

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quote:
so...ummmm, what does that make me?
A name dropper.
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Strider
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Heyyyyy...I resemble that remark.
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You asked!

[Wink]

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Anyone else go to TV Tropes and get stuck there for too long after reading the current xkcd?

(I've gone there before, but the comic reminded me of it.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Strider:
quote:
Originally posted by Tatiana:
I've played guitar with someone who played guitar with someone who played keyboards with the Beatles. So does that make my Beatles number 3?

I met Richard Dawkins who was friends with Douglas Adams who played guitar with Pink Floyd...so...ummmm, what does that make me?
My guitar teacher was a student of a guitar player who was a student of Segovia, so my guitar student of Sevogia number must be 3.

Come to that, I studied with a composer who studied under a composer who worked with Stravinsky, who worked with Debussy, so my Debussy composer number must be 4, my Stravinsky number being 3. Unfortunately for me the above two numbers are true for virtually every composition student in the world.

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Thats why the Erdos project provides a handy Erdos number distribution chart in order to determine which numbers are truly remarkable [Wink]
http://www4.oakland.edu/enp/trivia/

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rivka
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Cool link, Mucus. (Wow, I thought my dad was prolific! Ye gods and teeny fishies!)
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My guitar teacher was a student of a guitar player who was a student of Segovia, so my guitar student of Sevogia number must be 3.
Same here. Segovia number of 3 and I've only been playing guitar for about 3 years. I think the same could be said of virtually anyone whose ever had a classical guitar lesson or been in a classical guitar master class.
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Segovia taught a lot of people, especially in master classes. The guy who plays the my cello pieces, the ones I've posted here before, played for a master class with YoYo Ma. I've worked with him a lot, so I guess I have a YoYo Ma number of 2
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Wanted to be the first to post this one. Notice what Peter is doing in the first two panels, and don't forget to read the mouse-over text. =)

http://xkcd.com/635/

I love it!

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This one is one of the best, even if it isn't todays. [Big Grin]
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quote:
Originally posted by Tatiana:
Wanted to be the first to post this one. Notice what Peter is doing in the first two panels, and don't forget to read the mouse-over text. =)

http://xkcd.com/635/

I love it!

That has to be poison he's putting out.
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Brilliant.
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poison?
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Sure. Tom Lehrer has his pigeons, and Peter Wiggin has his squirrels.
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And maybe we'll do in a squirrel or two!
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No doubt this is the new mnemonic in electronics class. Where I work we all tacked this up on our wall. But then, where I work, with great current squared times resistance comes great responsibility.
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Bump because the new xkcd references OSC in the alt text.
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Yep. [Big Grin]
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I loved that moment in Lost Boys. Actually I loved that whole book, but that was a particularly good moment: I may have to read it again right ... now.

Hobbes [Smile]

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