Mathematics

martin

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yah and why learn a foreign language as well they can just talk english waste of time
Because languages are useful and enable you to communicate with a wider range of people.

Whereas knowing about maths enables you to communicate with a tiny pool of weirdos who are 'into maths'.

Maths is bollocks. What do you need it for? Counting your change and playing darts - that's it. Maths should be a couple of lessons in first grade, at most; any more is a complete waste of time.

'Mathematicians' are cosplayers, ultimately. They looked at us doing English and History and decided to make maths a 'thing' so they could join in. It's the same as saying you're studying 'colours' or 'Thursdays'. These freaks should have been expelled and sent to cyber school - not given free reign to indulge in this fantasy 'subject'.

Most mathematicians just want to carry compasses so they can pretend they're deadly assassins with knives. It's sad, really. At least Dungeons & Dragons fans pretended to have sex with big-breasted elves; maths fans just lie about some 'infinite number' that never repeats. Tragic.
 

jenks

thread death
Because languages are useful and enable you to communicate with a wider range of people.

Whereas knowing about maths enables you to communicate with a tiny pool of weirdos who are 'into maths'.

Maths is bollocks. What do you need it for? Counting your change and playing darts - that's it. Maths should be a couple of lessons in first grade, at most; any more is a complete waste of time.

'Mathematicians' are cosplayers, ultimately. They looked at us doing English and History and decided to make maths a 'thing' so they could join in. It's the same as saying you're studying 'colours' or 'Thursdays'. These freaks should have been expelled and sent to cyber school - not given free reign to indulge in this fantasy 'subject'.

Most mathematicians just want to carry compasses so they can pretend they're deadly assassins with knives. It's sad, really. At least Dungeons & Dragons fans pretended to have sex with big-breasted elves; maths fans just lie about some 'infinite number' that never repeats. Tragic.
Brilliant! I’ve just sent this to my mathematician son.
 

woops

is not like other people
maybe a bit more like computer programming where you strain your mind for ages trying to make it work and then get a payoff when it all finally fits together and churns out the result you're looking for
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
maybe a bit more like computer programming where you strain your mind for ages trying to make it work and then get a payoff when it all finally fits together and churns out the result you're looking for
I have a distinct memory of experiencing a sort of micro-satori when I was solving problems in a quantum mechanics homework sheet while listening to this:
 
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