#16**+5 **

Well I suppose it’s true. I would never presume to compare meself to Bertie even if we did pass the same test. If I do belong on the totem pole of this forum’s high-end mathematicians, it’s the lowest part – like the part that’s buried in the ground. :)

There is one thing about my magic book of formulae: only one copy of that particular book exists. My skill set consists primarily of knowing which formula to use. Think of a skilled surgeon who has before his finger tips fine surgical instruments. He’s an expert at using them but he doesn’t have the skill to create most of them.

Of the many formulas in my book, there are many I can derive, but I lack the skill to present most of them formally. Some, like the one mentioned here, I really do not understand it other than in a broad sense based on computerized analysis.

This formula may be one of the most esoteric I have. What that formula was used for is amazing of itself. It was used as part of an iterative series to weight oscillating gravity fields of finite space-time intervals over long time-period intervals. It worked well for areas of less than 70 cubic AUs.

The fact that it would solve Squareroot’s question was intuitive to me more than an immediate recognition of its application –I may not have recognized it except he had posted the result. I’m sure there is more than one way to solve his question.

Wait . . . You already put me on the totem pole. This was too easy . . . You must be a in a Christmas-y mood. I’m not going to complain, though. . . . :)

Nauseated Dec 26, 2015

#1**+5 **

**This is the best Christmas skit ever !**

If you want to know what the music is, DavidQD has listed them in the Christmas Day 2013 thread.

**http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LZpBjnOMYY **

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These are taken from ancient wrap threads. Ah... A trip down memory lane.

This is my first Christmas thread in 2013

Unfortunately the forum has been revamped a couple of times since then so none of the pics display.

Christmas Day 2013

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/have-a-great-christmas-everyone

Funny cartoon skit 15/12/15

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/i-was-just-laughing-my-head-off-watching-this

And if you read the thread you will see Tia Marges New Year's eve hairdo being amired.

I think I still have a pic of her I will see if I can find it.

Isn't she beautiful :))

Melody Dec 25, 2015

#2**+5 **

Merry Christmas to * ALL* the forum members - new and old - and especially to the person who keeps this all together - Melody !!!!

CPhill Dec 25, 2015

#3**+5 **

Thank you Queen Melody, and Sir.CPhill......i wish the same to you.....and all my fellow members...

rosala Dec 25, 2015

#6**0 **

isnt this so joyful even if we are just wishing each other on the internet on a mere site being complete strangers with only known feelings of each other?i just wish i could give atleast some happiness to a poor suffering child in palestine.....its so sad when we think of our delicious goods and imagine them in dry land without a drop of water....it is just so sad.................

rosala Dec 25, 2015

#7**+1 **

Thanks Chris, that is really sweet of you :)) Thanks Dragonlance :)

Hi Princess Rosala, it is nice to see you again:)

I found your likeness on the net, do you like it ?

Melody Dec 25, 2015

#8**0 **

You're correct, Rosala.......we should be thankful for what we have.......others often aren't as lucky.......

CPhill Dec 25, 2015

#9**0 **

she is a beauty my Queen. but i suppose not in a real comparison to that of mine.

i would lo9ve to show you her wonder but it seems i do not have the knowledge of upoloading a picture.

rosala Dec 25, 2015

#10**0 **

Princess Rosala,

Alan did bring conjur the magic some time back. I hath given the recipe for the potion in every wrap for quite some time now. SO go forth to **latest wrap** for there the trail begins to to find the recipe of which you speak.

From that time a Rosala picture trail shall henceforth be in evidence :)

Melody Dec 25, 2015

#11**+5 **

**I want to take this opportunity to thank people.**

Chris, what a great help and friend you are. You provide so many fantastic answers make this forum a place where people want to be.

Alan, thanks so much for all your friendship and your help. Besides being a fabulous mathematician, Alan is the one who works out how to do things - like post pics - and then he teaches all of us.

Thanks you Andre, without you we would have no forum to play in. :)

And perhaps most of all, thank you to all the wonderful members and guest who answer questions and amuse us with sensible and humorous social posts.

A special thanks go to the high end, non-moderator, mathematicians: Heureka you are amazing, also Gino3141, Rom and Bertie. Thanks so much for your special contributions.

Thanks to all the question askers who provide us with much interesting brain food. :)

For social posts who tops the list ? (not in any particular order) Hayley1, Dragonlance, Rosala, DragonSlayer554, TitaniumRome and of course the one and only nauseating Nauseated. Thanks guys :)

I'd also like to recognise Radix and Omi67. I know you both visit often (from the German forum) and I am always very pleased when I see you here.

I know there are many I have not mentioned by name but I thank you all. Together you make this forum a great place to teach, to learn and to chill out!

**Amendment:**

Nauseated is unhappy about being left off the high end mathematicians list , I do not wish to offend any one, not EVEN Nauseated, so, here you are, consider yourself tacked on the end of the 'high end' list.

Also:

You have many great skills Nauseated, many realate to being nauseating and infuriating but you do have a few other unique skills as well. I think you must have unlimited access to Morgan Le Faye's crystal Orb. This Orb does not only tell the future it also has great powers of location. You constantly impress me with your great powers of location. In this thread you have located the exact post that you wanted even though it was written some 9 months ago. Could anyone other than the great Nauseated do that? It be unlikely! Plus you have your wonderous book of probablility formulas. You have probably kept this safe since you were a child a century or two ago. That is a great feat. Many great men would have misplaced said magical book.

So Nauseated, I hope that you now forgive me my "__minor__ oversight".

Melody Dec 25, 2015

#12**0 **

Time again for Naus’ _{mildly snarky,} annual holiday greetings.

Merry Christmas, Happy holidays, or Happy whatever floats your boat. Chanukah is well passed, so this year it’s included with the whatever.

The list is different from last year. Looks like someone dropped two notches with a drop of 8 thousand points from the peak score. Maybe he was put on Santa’s SOL list. (What do you think Dragonlance?)

Anyway,

Merry Christmas (or whatever) to Melody, CPhill, and Alan.

Fröhliche Weihnachten (oder Wasauchimmer) to Radix.

Merry Christmas (or whatever) to . . . ah . . . ah, whoever the fifth person is.

क्रिसमस की बधाई to Rosala.

Fröhliche Weihnachten (oder was auch immer Ihr Boot schwimmt) to Heureka.

and

Merry Christmas (or whatever) to Bertie and Rom.

Nauseated Dec 26, 2015

#13**0 **

Melody, I’m sure it was just a __minor__ oversight, but you left my name off the “high-end, non-moderator, mathematicians” list.

Bertie and I passed the same test with high scores. Receiving high marks on a test we didn’t actually take demonstrates how ultra-high brilliants precedes the persons who emanate it.

Now that it’s been brought to your attention, I’m sure you’ll correct this minor oversight.

Nauseated Dec 26, 2015

#14**0 **

Hi Nauseated,

Yes SquareRoot's professor did give you and Bertie both an excellent test result in absentia.

I am most impressed.

I bring your attention to your own post;

This is an extract:

**"This formula was given to me years ago by a classmate. I am unsure if he found it in a publication or independently discovered it –he definitely had the math skills to do that."**

Nauseated you are capable of using many formulae, and in particular the formula that you refer to here, that is certainly true and commendable.

BUT the formula was formulated by a 3rd party: Here are your words:

**"I’ll continue to look for the theory behind this formula, either on the web or by dissecting it."**

Well you did not dissect it, in fact you often present formulas but you never present a good explanation of how they can be derived. I am sure you will agree that your mathematics skills are not comparable to Bertie's.

Being able to lay your hand on a magic book of probability formulae does not make you mathematically brilliant.

However, I will consider your petition, I do believe I was remiss. You do have wondrous skills and you have not as yet been formally credited with these.

I will think upon it

Melody Dec 26, 2015

#15**0 **

Following Nauseated's formal complaint I have added tn amendment to this post:

Melody Dec 26, 2015

#16**+5 **

Best Answer

Well I suppose it’s true. I would never presume to compare meself to Bertie even if we did pass the same test. If I do belong on the totem pole of this forum’s high-end mathematicians, it’s the lowest part – like the part that’s buried in the ground. :)

There is one thing about my magic book of formulae: only one copy of that particular book exists. My skill set consists primarily of knowing which formula to use. Think of a skilled surgeon who has before his finger tips fine surgical instruments. He’s an expert at using them but he doesn’t have the skill to create most of them.

Of the many formulas in my book, there are many I can derive, but I lack the skill to present most of them formally. Some, like the one mentioned here, I really do not understand it other than in a broad sense based on computerized analysis.

This formula may be one of the most esoteric I have. What that formula was used for is amazing of itself. It was used as part of an iterative series to weight oscillating gravity fields of finite space-time intervals over long time-period intervals. It worked well for areas of less than 70 cubic AUs.

The fact that it would solve Squareroot’s question was intuitive to me more than an immediate recognition of its application –I may not have recognized it except he had posted the result. I’m sure there is more than one way to solve his question.

Wait . . . You already put me on the totem pole. This was too easy . . . You must be a in a Christmas-y mood. I’m not going to complain, though. . . . :)

Nauseated Dec 26, 2015

#17**0 **

**That would have to be the most gracious post you have EVER written Nauseated.**

**Are you unwell ?**

I was looking for a pic for you - I found a couple but this is a G rated site so i could not use them,

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Seriously though, you are right, knowing which formula to use is a skill unto itself and I am sure you usually get it right.

You do not get it right all the time though, none of us (on this forum ) does. (Except maybe Bertie)

Something I have always said about probablility:

The correct answer can be explained to you and you can understand the logic of it BUT that does not mean that you can understand why your original answer was wrong! Understanding why a wrong answer is wrong can be beyond a person's comprehension.

This is not really related to what you were saying, it is just another observation!

Melody Dec 26, 2015

#18**0 **

**Are you unwell ?**

No. I’m not unwell --it’s Christmas,so it gives that illusion. The troll alliance wants to petition to have the holiday abolished. I was dismissed from the troll council and made persona non grata a few years ago when I quit charging tolls on Christmas. I was reinstated after they found out I was charging triple for the return trip.

There is one consideration in evaluating Bertie’s error count: Some of his presentations are so advanced, very few would know whether he made an error or not.

Nauseated Dec 26, 2015

#19**0 **

"There is one consideration in evaluating Bertie’s error count: Some of his presentations are so advanced, very few would know whether he made an error or not."

Mmm don't know about that one.

You can tell that he is not BS'ing his way through a problem like certain other members like to do. :)

Alan answered a question tonight ( along with a couple of guests). They might just as well have been talking Swahili without a single translator in sight LOL

Melody Dec 26, 2015

#20**0 **

Are you referring to the formula that converges to pi. It’s not that hard. I will say I could not “nutshell” it the way Alan did –at least not with any do speed. After reading it I can translate it to words.

Alan is demonstrating the diverse, sub-liner nature of the series. Certain numerical values slow the convergence to pi . Small changes to these values will accelerate the convergence.

Here’s a question.

Is what I wrote BS or is it true? :)

Nauseated Dec 26, 2015

#21**0 **

Alan is demonstrating the diverse, sub-liner nature of the series. Certain numerical values slow the convergence to pi . Small changes to these values will accelerate the convergence.

Here’s a question.

Is what I wrote BS or is it true? :)

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It does not matter if it is true or false.

If you purposely write something intending that it be unintelligable to the intended audience, then it is BS.

That is what you have done so it is BS.

Melody Dec 26, 2015

#22**0 **

If my company asked me to write a basic analysis of what Alan’s equations did, this could be the first sentence. The second sentence would elaborate on where (what intervals) this phenomenon occurs.

Words can rarely be as complete or precise as mathematical notation. However, they can give a general outline.

Let’s ask Alan if what I wrote is an accurate assessment or not, and if it is clear enough for anyone to understand, if s/he is also able to do the math involved.

Nauseated Dec 26, 2015