April 19, 2004

Nearest book

Posted by shonk at 12:51 AM in Ramblings | TrackBack

Someone’s trying the ol’ meme-spreading game (via Beck); I’m always game for such shenanigans, so here goes:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Here it is:

The property of being 1-1 means that no two elements of A correspond to the same element of B (no two judges are playing the same position), and the property of being onto ensures that every element of B corresponds to something in A (there is a judge at every position). (Understanding Analysis, by Stephen Abbot).

Technically, this wasn’t the absolute closest book at hand. That honor goes to a calculus textbook, but pg. 23 contains 64 graphing problems and not a single actual, complete sentence. The fact that I was disappointed that the nearest non-calculus book at hand was a lightweight undergrad analysis textbook probably says something about me. Something like, “You need to get out of the house more.”

Comments

Mine's better.

"I win again. I always win." - General Zod

Posted by: John T. Kennedy at April 19, 2004 02:52 PM

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Posted by: Andy Stedman at April 19, 2004 03:27 PM

A custom command can provide processing features that are not available using pre-defined commands.

Talk about stating the obvious.

Posted by: shonk at April 19, 2004 05:04 PM

Indeed. And it's not even a "...for dummies" book.

Posted by: Andy Stedman at April 20, 2004 10:13 AM

This word here means self or selves, so the question Como eles se chaman? actually means what do they call themselves?

Posted by: Curt at July 20, 2004 02:56 AM

--Teach Yourself Brazilian Portuguese

Posted by: Curt at July 20, 2004 02:57 AM