Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Scatter Plot

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Scatter plot a course for home!

Don't connect the dots for these old TV show plots. But you can draw a trend line. If you do that, you can calculate your residuals. It's all about the residuals.



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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

(x, why?) Mini: Futile

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Things that make you go Ohm!

I hope repetition of themes doesn't begin to borg you.



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Sunday, May 09, 2021

Happy Mother's Day 2021!

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It almost defies the laws of science, but neither of them are science teachers!

Yes, it's been awhile, and that actually had been the plan, even before the pandemic. Most of the characters are stuck in Temporal Status, which will make the references and relationships in this strip as outdated as early Simpsons episodes if I keep doing this comic. Unless I have a Crisis in Finite Panels.

Side note: there was a couple on Will & Grace in their earlier run who would appear on game nights where the wife was always pregnant, and this went on for a couple of seasons. No mention was ever made to her ever had any actual babies. It was just a running gag that was never mentioned. It would have been a "brick joke" if she'd delivered in the final season.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone, whether you're a Mom, thinking about becoming a Mom, or just thinking about your Mom at all.



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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Things I Can Count On

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Don't you hate when your creations criticize you?

Hands would be challenging even if I used a larger canvas, I think, but I know that I'm in great company when it comes to how difficult hands are to draw.



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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

P(C3PO)

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There's no replacing them!

While I'm pretty much over the joke of "May the Fourth", I will continue to acknowledge it. It's odd that I didn't hear it at all for the first 25 years or so, and then couldn't get away from it. Also, I think "Revenge of the Si(x)th" makes more sense than "Revenge of the Fifth", with the side benefit of leaving Cinco de Mayo alone.

As for the problem above there is a 1 in 5 chance of selecting the correct protocol droid and a 1 in 4 chance of selected the correct astromech, meaning that there is only a 1 in 20 chance of selecting the pair of droids you're looking for.



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Friday, April 30, 2021

(x, why?) Addition

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This can be a total problem.

This was based on an actual typo.

During a continuous month of blogging back in May of 2014, I already have a write-up of piecewise functions (along with a joke about the Indy 500).

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Piecewise Functions

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All we are saying is give absolute value, a circle and the y-axis a chance.

I'm guessing that this joke occurs to me every time I have to cover the material in class, which leaves me wondering if I've done this joke before or not. Longtime fans might remember a previous occurrence. All google products are incredibly slow on the machine I'm currently using today. Isn't that odd? You know what else is odd? [Pause and wait for the audience to shout out the answer.] Yeah, I might use that gag again, too.

I mean, c'mon. I've been doing this for over 13 years now. And Wikipedia still won't acknowledge it.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

(x, why?) Mini: Wax On

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As your science teacher, Mr. Miyagi, would explain.

Actually, he might explain that we had Waxing Gibbous and Waning Crescent phases shown.



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Saturday, April 24, 2021

On The Strip

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The real twist is watching the ladies of Mobius Strip. There's no corner to stand on.

There used to be a hotel in Rye that was laid out like a Mobius strip, possibly designed by Escher. First timers could get lost following the map, so someone constructed a 3-D model to people orient themselves.

Now I'm thinking that I should update this comic to include buildings, but I don't think I allowed enough room for that.

ObMath: A Mobius strip is actually a one-sided surface and it you walk far enough, you'll go double the length of a non-twisted loop before you return to your starting point.



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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Excluded

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Some places just seem less welcoming to certain potential clientele.

That's probably why these trendy places don't last. After a while, even the hottest spots cool off.

ObMath: Excluded values are values that make a fraction equal to 0, so they cannot be part of the domain of a function.



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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Undefined

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But is there a reason to exclude him? Is he a fraction, or is he just wearing a funny hat?

This would've been up yesterday but the computer I was working on was dragging for some reason. Could be related to the wifi issues the day before. As it is, it's glitched a few times while typing these sentences.

Hopefully, another update tomorrow.



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Monday, April 12, 2021

Wi-Fi

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It wasn't a productive day. For some people, this was not a problem.

The whole building was affected, not just my school Ironically, had I been scheduled to be home this week, I could have talk class to all of my students -- assuming that they were also at home and not in a classroom at school. It came on a little after noon, so a couple of classes could be salvaged, but you know that many students had mentally (and possibly physically) checked out for the day.



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