OT:Re: No IRC in Kopete for KDE 4.1?
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Sat Aug 30 23:24:58 UTC 2008
Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/8/30 Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>:
>> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>>> 2008/8/30 Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca>:
>>>> 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
>>>> :-) ).
>>> That's not factorial, that's the sum of 1 to (n-1) conversations,
>>> which works out to (n^2)/2.
>> Damn! You're right, and my expensive Math education is doing me no good
>> at all (I _still_ don't know why I went to school for a Math degree to
>> get into computers...)
> Actually, I'm not. It should have been n*(n+1)/2. Young Gauss would be
yeah, well: "on the order of...". I still remember _something_ from that
Math education. Never commit to a number - it's always "on the order
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