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A mathematical joke and a poll. [Jun. 1st, 2010|05:36 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Help me out here.

Poll #1572893 Mathematical Joke

Q. How do you do infinite recursion? -- A. First you do recursion once, then you do infinite recursion.

This joke is quite funny.
19(38.8%)
This joke is not funny at all.
15(30.6%)
I do not understand this joke.
15(30.6%)
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[User Picture]From: jon_a_five
2010-06-01 05:46 pm (UTC)
Dictionary definition of recursion: "See recursion"
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[User Picture]From: purple_peril
2010-06-01 06:46 pm (UTC)
That's *much* funnier.
*chortle*
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2010-06-01 06:57 pm (UTC)
Backward recursion: see forward recursion.
Forward recursion: see backward recursion.
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[User Picture]From: hazeii
2010-06-01 09:45 pm (UTC)
Indeed; the hacker version - 'spect those who know it will vote B, those who don't will vote A.

Now to go look at the poll results...
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[User Picture]From: bohemiancoast
2010-06-02 08:20 am (UTC)
Actually, this joke appears to divide the people who might be expected to understand it. I don't think it's as funny as "Recursion: see recursion", and I think it's a great deal less funny than the joke about the family of snakes.
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