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Will the 'corn cob' question be part of your next job interview ? | 101 comments | Create New Account
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A logical explanation
Authored by: FreeChief on Saturday, August 11 2012 @ 08:13 PM EDT
As a programmer and logician, I have been trained to look for the "corner" cases.

It must have been a tedious party.

I say this, not because corn eating is a more boring topic of conversaton even than Algebra vs Analysis, but because nobody showed up.

all of the analysts are eating corn one way and the algebraists are eating corn another
A universal quantification (expressed in English by the word "all") over an empty domain is trivially true.
There were a number of mathematicians present whose fields of study didn't make it clear whether they were on the analysis or algebra side of things.
Zero is a number.
We went around and asked, and in every case the way they ate corn matched their preference.
The words "in every case" is another way to express universal quantification.

There are other ways to explain these observations, but an empty lunch room is by far the simplest.

You empirical scientists do prefer the simplest explanation, right? That's what I have heard.

 — Programmer in Chief

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  • Ah, but ... - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, August 11 2012 @ 09:28 PM EDT
I always knew I was different
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 09:53 PM EDT
I like to munch my cob corn randomly or make patterns.

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Will the 'corn cob' question be part of your next job interview ?
Authored by: greed on Monday, August 13 2012 @ 01:30 PM EDT
So when I was telling a bunch of friends and acquaintances that they were all
eating their corn wrong....

What I really meant was they were all analysts, and I was the only
algebra...doing-guy in the bunch?

And here I thought I did it that way because typewriters are fun. Though I have
bi-di support like a late-model daisy-wheel printer, and I don't return the cob
before starting the next row. Unless some of the corn is in boldface.

TL;DR: Doesn't matter, played in the pool, had corn and beer and dessert.

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