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(My Fox Los Angeles)   Man uses math to explain girlfriend woes. Subby thinks the fact that he's using math to explain it explains it   (myfoxla.com) divider line 112
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2010-01-12 05:16:14 PM  
I need an explanation
 
2010-01-12 05:23:04 PM  
\thinks math is sexy
 
2010-01-12 05:25:14 PM  
Obligatory:

imgs.xkcd.com

imgs.xkcd.com

imgs.xkcd.com
"... okay, but because you said that, we're breaking up."
 
2010-01-12 05:25:40 PM  
No 3.14 for him
 
2010-01-12 05:29:23 PM  
I was told there'd be no math!
 
2010-01-12 05:37:52 PM  
His equation may be technically correct, but practically wrong. He seems to be treating London as a single entity, with an equal distribution of potentially eligible women in every area. By narrowing the location parameters to places where single, college-educated women are known to be in higher concentrations (probably around the universities), his incidence rate would be much higher.
 
2010-01-12 05:49:42 PM  
The angle of the dangle is equal to the heat of the meat?
 
2010-01-12 05:49:57 PM  
All I know is every month things get really irrational
 
2010-01-12 05:50:26 PM  
Lower your standards, or move.
 
2010-01-12 05:50:31 PM  
this is ez, I made 20 bucks she took bucks Im broke she is eating dinner with her g/f's

your money +girl = money woes


//drtfa
 
2010-01-12 05:50:39 PM  
jspenguin: Obligatory:

I see that's been taken care of. Carry on.
 
2010-01-12 05:51:09 PM  
It was my understanding that there would be no math sex.
 
2010-01-12 05:51:30 PM  
That there's sum desperation.
 
2010-01-12 05:51:44 PM  
No, it's because you're gay.

/NTTAWWT
 
2010-01-12 05:53:30 PM  
I read "math" as "meth." Makes more sense to me.
 
2010-01-12 05:53:33 PM  
I thought it was simple math.

Add drinks, subtract clothes, divide legs and multiply.
 
2010-01-12 05:54:35 PM  
His equation looked at the total number of women in the country, then narrowed it down using relevant factors including the number of women in London; the number of "age-appropriate" women (those aged between 24-34); women with a college degree; and those who Backus would find physically attractive.

Well maybe that's your problem. Put on the beer-goggles.
 
2010-01-12 05:56:11 PM  
img23.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-12 05:56:18 PM  
girls + logic = divide by zero
 
2010-01-12 05:57:17 PM  
blog.ivman.com
/hot like hot sauce
 
2010-01-12 05:57:19 PM  
He's been blinded by science.
 
2010-01-12 05:57:35 PM  
Why is 77 better than 69? Because you get ate more!!!!

/math is sexy
 
2010-01-12 05:59:08 PM  
wow... his math reads almost exactly that of a paper I wrote 9 years ago and my friends circulated virally...
 
2010-01-12 05:59:14 PM  
Nhojwolfe: this is ez, I made 20 bucks she took bucks Im broke she is eating dinner with her g/f's

your money +girl = money woes


//drtfa



Did you get a beej? If not, why the hell did you give her $20?
 
2010-01-12 05:59:34 PM  
Only 26 women out of 30 million are acceptable for him? Someone thinks highly of themselves. The probability is more likely he finds a alien girlfriend than him not dying alone.
 
2010-01-12 05:59:45 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2010-01-12 06:00:22 PM  
Was it this guy?
www.mamapop.com
 
2010-01-12 06:00:59 PM  
jspenguin: Obligatory:

"... okay, but because you said that, we're breaking up."


Thank you for doing that so that I didn't have to :).
I love xkcd.

and one more related xkcd comic:

i621.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-12 06:01:10 PM  
Howard: Are you familiar with the Drake Equation?
Sheldon: The one that estimates the odds of making contact with extraterrestrials by calculating the product of an increasingly restrictive series of fractional values such as those stars with planets, and those planets likely to develop life? N equals R times FP times NE times FL times FI times FC times L?
(pause)
Howard: Yeah, that one.

/BBT - FTW.
 
2010-01-12 06:01:48 PM  
He's cute.
I'd do him.
 
2010-01-12 06:03:31 PM  
Sin_City_Superhero: His equation looked at the total number of women in the country, then narrowed it down using relevant factors including the number of women in London; the number of "age-appropriate" women (those aged between 24-34); women with a college degree; and those who Backus would find physically attractive.

Well maybe that's your problem. Put on the beer-goggles.


That might be part of it.

It's magnanimous of him to consider women up to a whole four years older than he is.

I'm almost six years older than my husband and I have been told in no uncertain terms that that is "disgusting."
 
2010-01-12 06:05:59 PM  
organicfunny.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-01-12 06:08:50 PM  
He's kind of cute. I might let him divide my pi.
 
2010-01-12 06:10:03 PM  
img51.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-12 06:10:40 PM  
playdate: He's cute.
I'd do him.


I was thinking the same thing, but he's a bit too full of himself. Geeky is sexy, but he might be too over the top.
 
2010-01-12 06:10:48 PM  
Obligatory

www.sillyape.org
 
2010-01-12 06:11:12 PM  
orava: He's kind of cute. I might let him divide my pi.

That's not rational.
 
2010-01-12 06:11:50 PM  
playdate: He's cute.
I'd do him.


Yeah, he is cute, especially considering he's also some sort of math genius, despite the stupid, self-involved thesis.

Cute + Brains = naked time
 
2010-01-12 06:12:16 PM  
It reads N = R* x Fp x Ne x Fi x Fc x L, and helped predict that there could be 10,000 civilizations in our galaxy.

That's a relatively safe bet given that there are about 8,000 civilizations in LA County alone.
 
2010-01-12 06:12:21 PM  
RodneyToady: His equation may be technically correct, but practically wrong. He seems to be treating London as a single entity, with an equal distribution of potentially eligible women in every area. By narrowing the location parameters to places where single, college-educated women are known to be in higher concentrations (probably around the universities), his incidence rate would be much higher.

He also assumes a closed population. Immigration and emigration rates my alter the dynamics, particularly in what one may consider a population "sink" for individuals in the preferred parameters. By adjusting with your terms, you would also likely have high emigration rates of young, nubile co-eds, post docs, adjunct faculty,etc., and high immigration rates of elderly and infirm academics.

Eigenanalysis of a stage-structured matrix model (and potentially adding in stochasticity to account for temporal variation) would be much more appropriate.
sexynerd.files.wordpress.com
Perhaps we can get this mathematician to verify?
 
2010-01-12 06:13:48 PM  
Pituophis: By adjusting with your terms, you would also likely have high emigration immigration rates of young, nubile co-eds, post docs, adjunct faculty,etc., and high immigration emmigration rates of elderly and infirm academics.

/FTFM
 
2010-01-12 06:14:37 PM  
We so rarely get the chance:

i257.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-12 06:14:49 PM  
orava: He's kind of cute. I might let him divide my pi.

I like pi.

/how's that quitting smoking working out?
 
2010-01-12 06:15:25 PM  
RodneyToady: His equation may be technically correct, but practically wrong. He seems to be treating London as a single entity, with an equal distribution of potentially eligible women in every area. By narrowing the location parameters to places where single, college-educated women are known to be in higher concentrations (probably around the universities), his incidence rate would be much higher.

Yeah, there's a really low density of women in the closet he is in.
 
2010-01-12 06:17:03 PM  
So now it's news that a layman has endeavored to multiply several numbers together? How sad.
 
2010-01-12 06:19:23 PM  
Merky
Only 26 women out of 30 million are acceptable for him?

I think you overlooked the "also interested in him" part:

..0.0000034 percent chance of meeting a woman that meets his criteria and who is also interested in him.
 
2010-01-12 06:22:06 PM  
The Voice of Doom: Merky
Only 26 women out of 30 million are acceptable for him?

I think you overlooked the "also interested in him" part:

..0.0000034 percent chance of meeting a woman that meets his criteria and who is also interested in him.


I once did the math for that. I divided by zero.
 
2010-01-12 06:23:54 PM  
Oh yeah,

Women are

1) Attractive
2) Single
3) Sane

You may pick 2
 
2010-01-12 06:26:38 PM  
Came for obligatory proof that girls are evil, leaves...well, not satisfied at all, really.

/so lonely
 
2010-01-12 06:30:58 PM  
G = ((H + D + M) / (In + Id + W)) / 3


G = Desirability of potential girlfriend (0-10)

H = Height (1 = very short; 10 = very tall)

D = Dickhead (Confident in girl-speak) (1 = nice guy; 10 = insufferable ass)

M = Money (1 = Poor; 10 = rich)

In = Intelligence (10 = football star/lead singer; 1 = scientist).

Id = Individuality (10 = no conformity; 1 = bought your clothes right off a mannequin in a mall)

W = Work ethic (10 - Reliable & hardworking at real job; 1 - Jobless or Suck Up in do nothing job like management)
 
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