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    Flatland and Sphereland are interesting dimensional books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Like, did you ever imagine that entire civilizations might live on atoms, or that our own universe is at the atomic level scale of another universe. Imagine the hammocks those guys must have ...

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that has thought about this. Maybe I'm not such a weirdo after all.

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    that bit was a reference to a scene in a movie the rest of whose details I can't recall, where some kids are sitting around getting stoned and one of them has this insight...I thought it was funny then because I remembered back in the day when me and my buddies were sitting around and

    oh never mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I'm more likely to fit a curve to data using a Lagrange polynomial than to look for the coefficients of a function that fits the points, expressed as an infinite expansion using whatever form of basis function suits my fancy that day.

    But Dutch, dude! What you say is so cool. Different sizes of infinity...it blows the mind. Like, did you ever imagine that entire civilizations might live on atoms, or that our own universe is at the atomic level scale of another universe. Imagine the hammocks those guys must have ...

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    Totally quantum, DeePak Chopra would have a blast with that!!
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    rather than comment on the question before the fora...

    What on earth were YOU doing to stumble across THIS site???

    I had too many semesters of college calculus, and I remember enough of this stuff to know that it has nothing to do with anything I do in my life now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tight-wad View Post
    rather than comment on the question before the fora...

    What on earth were YOU doing to stumble across THIS site???

    I had too many semesters of college calculus, and I remember enough of this stuff to know that it has nothing to do with anything I do in my life now....
    Agreed. Don't remember it from Calc, but I sure do remember it from my Control Systems and Vibration classes. Yeesh.
    But yeah, what are you using them for?

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