OT:Re: No IRC in Kopete for KDE 4.1?
magick.crow at gmail.com
Sat Aug 30 17:15:34 BST 2008
On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Sylviane et Perry White wrote:
>> On Thursday 28 August 2008 18:57, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>> Now, my wife
>>> insists that my family is insane, because the number of conversations
>>> around the dinner table is on the order of n!
>> If the exclamation mark stands for n factorial your family really is
>> insane, if it is only part of punctuation you're lucky.
> Factorial. Like, I'm talking to all my sibs and both parents, and they're
> all doing the same (but n! rather than n**n, because if I talk to my
> brother and he talks to me, that's usually only one conversation :-) ).
>> In my family every one talks to all others and words flowing in opposite
>> directions carry 2 conversations, so I get to the order of n squared [more
>> exactly 2n*(n-1) ]
Good GOD am I on a computer listserv or something? I thought this was
Douglas E Knapp
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