[s-cars] LAF Weakend Math & Physics (NAC)
bill mahoney
airbil at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 20:59:43 PST 2009
Let's get right to it:
MATHEMATICIANS DISCOVER LARGEST NUMBER
PALO ALTO, CA - An international mathematics research team announced today
that they had discovered a new integer that surpasses any previously known
value "by a totally mindblowing shitload." Project director Yujin Xiao of
Stanford University said the theoretical number, dubbed a "stimulus," could
lead to breakthroughs in fields as diverse as astrophysics, quantum
mechanics, and Chicago asphalt contracting.
"Unlike previous large numbers like the Googleplex or the Bazillionty, the
Stimulus has no static numerical definition," said Xiao. "It keeps growing
and growing, compounding factorially, eating up all zeros in its path. It
moves freely across Cartesian dimensions and has the power to make any other
number irrational."
Jean-Luc Brossard, a researcher with the European consortium CERN, said the
number is so staggeringly large that it is difficult for even mathematicians
to grasp, let alone lay people.
"The number itself is incomprehensible by human minds, and can only be
theoretically understood in a fractional parallel universe which we refer to
as the DC dimension," said Brossard. "The best way to understand a stimulus
is to imagine a dollar sign followed by a packed string of hexidecimal
nanodigits, wound into a triple helix, woven into a dodecahedron, and
stacked on top of one another. Now imagine you were a black hole on the far
edge of the universe, trying to escape the stimulus at 30 times the speed of
light. The stimulus would still catch up to you and ram your black hole with
such furious, repeated force that it would cause your entire reality itself
to collapse."
Bill~Dr. Phil of Economics~M
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