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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-08-06 07:09 [#02583331]
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star trek :: tng : 2x12

Picard: Fermat's Last Theorem. Are you familiar with

Riker: Vaguely. I spent too many math classes
daydreaming about being on a starship.

Picard: Mm. When Pierre de Fermat died they found
this equation scrawled in the margin of his notes. X to the
nth plus Y to the nth equals Z to the nth, where n is
greater than 2, which he said had no solution in whole
numbers. But he also added this phrase. Remarkable proof.
Riker: Yeah, that's starting to come back to me.
There was no proof included.
Picard: For the eight hundred years people have been
trying to solve it.
Riker: Including you.
Picard: I find it stimulating. Also, it puts things
in perspective. In our arrogance we feel we are so advanced,
and yet we cannot unravel a simple knot tied by a part-time
French mathematician working alone, without a computer.
Riker: Captain, we've detected some sort of debris in
a loose orbit.

meanwhile, this chap went ahead and proved it in 1994.

i actually had no idea. even in high school and college,
people were referring to this problem like it was still
unproven. college was way after 1994.

bit of a laugh, really -- not only does this star trek
episode suddenly seem horribly out of time, but i realize
most everyone has missed a huge milestone in mathematics,
drifting off in the ether


online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-08-06 08:42 [#02583332]
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hah yeah there's a good book about the grind wiles had
to put in, the proof is complicated as fuck apparently. that
star trek episode is cheesy but lots of fun tho, they can
blame all the hammy acting in the casino as being artifacts
of the book they're all re-enacting


offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-08-06 11:06 [#02583339]
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have you seen the trailer for the new star trek picard thing
on netflix? it has a special ninja girl who is special, 7of9
is in it(cameo), and some other shit liek data's corpse,
d'oh. the boys from half in the bag ripped it apart in one
of their latest episodes.


online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-08-06 11:20 [#02583343]
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just watched it now, i hadn't realised it was out yet.
trailer doesn't give away a lot but it's backreferencing
bits from tng, like the vineyard and picard day... ready to
get my geek on, is it only on amazon prime / netflix?


offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2019-08-06 11:20 [#02583344]
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guess you can torrent it


online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-08-06 11:35 [#02583346]
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bit of a pain in the arse for me, torrents... only on phone
here. i guess it'll be on google play eventually, though
they can be lax keeping us up to date. better call saul only
had the last episode in the run like 2 weeks after netflix


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