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Geek Logik - math for every day
November 7, 2006 9:47 AM   Subscribe

Geek Logik is Garth Sundem's book & blog about equations for every day living, including how many cups of coffee you require to be functional, who to vote for, and others.
posted by xmutex (9 comments total)

 
To this I say: meh.
posted by ddf at 11:32 AM on November 7, 2006


Pff. Algebra is so last year.

I want topological theorems proving when I need to take a piss.
posted by Alex404 at 11:39 AM on November 7, 2006


Allow me to save you all some time.

Executive summary: "Hello, my name is Garth Sundem, and I really, really want you to think I'm smart. Remember how Frank Hebert wrote Dune, and at the end you're like, 'I have no fucking idea what just happened, but that Hebert guy is pretty sharp'? I want to be like that. Just like that"

I hope you will all spend the time you would otherwise have used to read this guy's blog on some more productive pursuit, such as masturbation, gambling, selling drugs or having cybersex with a stranger.
posted by kfx at 11:54 AM on November 7, 2006


Damn, you guys is tough on a fella.
posted by xmutex at 12:08 PM on November 7, 2006


Not the slightest bit insightful, poorly written and astonishingly unclever.

Which is too bad, because I'd actually be into a site that delivered what this promised: a serious attempt to derive equations governing everyday behavior. (Not that I believe any such thing would be meaningful at anything short of population scale, but still.)
posted by adamgreenfield at 12:11 PM on November 7, 2006


The first time I ever had a margarita in Berlin, it was terrible. Sure, it had (approximations of) tequila and lime juice and ice in it, but it tasted like it was made by someone who had never actually had a margarita, but instead had the recipe described to them over the phone. In Spanish. Which the bartender didn't speak.

Same thing here, only with math.
posted by erniepan at 2:43 PM on November 7, 2006


Cool idea! But I tried the coffee one and I don't understand this:

The number of coffee cups needed to function INCREASES along with amount of sleep enjoyed the night before.

Huh?
posted by Laugh_track at 3:02 PM on November 7, 2006


“Geek Logik” for the loss. What an idiot.
posted by blasdelf at 5:29 PM on November 7, 2006


I went thinking it would actually tell me some neat trivia stuff that had some use like the coffee thing... like, how to figure out how much coffee will wake you up vs. give you caffeine poisoning.

But what was that, like algebra jokes? The "Algorithm and Blues" crack in the Rolling Stones thread was way funnier than the entire idea of that site.
posted by illovich at 10:42 AM on November 8, 2006


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