Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Luciano, Jan 14, 2006.
I wonder what your signature means .... coordinates?
Who would be enough of an anorak to include their coordinates in their signature?
haha jocose was just asking me about this in a pm...
It actually has to do with a really nerdy yet immature joke that has been going around one of my math classes. Here's the explanation:
You might notice that both of these sets contain prime numbers that are six apart. That is 17-11=6, and 4999-4993=6. Sets of prime numbers that are a certain distance apart have special names. Primes that are two apart are called twin primes. When they're four apart they are called cousin primes. And there's a very special name for prime numbers that are six apart.
Click this link.
So that explains why these numbers are funny. Those particular two were just picked because I like them... there are many more six-apart primes.
So yeah... it's pretty obscure, and nerdy, and immature, but ever since our teacher taught us that we've been laughing about it nearly every class. I put those numbers in my signature as a little secret joke to myself every time I read one of my posts
Ok - you are a confirmed nerd. :lmao:
You should try spending a day in my number theory class... you'd end up laughing at these things too
there's a pickup line if I ever heard one...
"Hey baby, you're just like 2 sets of prime numbers 6 apart i saw the other day..."
ok, so basically you are like a perverted nerd
There is NOTHIGN wrong with being a nerd. We've already established that in another thread!
*pushes glasses back up*
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