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  1. Luciano

    Luciano TPF Noob!

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    I wonder what your signature means .... coordinates?
     
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    PlasticSpanner TPF Noob!

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    Who would be enough of an anorak to include their coordinates in their signature? :confused: :lol:
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    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 :lol:
     
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    Ok - you are a confirmed nerd. :lmao:
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    You should try spending a day in my number theory class... you'd end up laughing at these things too :lol:
     
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    Matty-Bass TPF Noob!

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    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..."
     
  7. Luciano

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    ok, so basically you are like a perverted nerd :p
     
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    :biglaugh:
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    There is NOTHIGN wrong with being a nerd. We've already established that in another thread!
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :lmao:
     
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    Verbal $100

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    QFE!!!

    *pushes glasses back up*
     
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