# Factoring the time

April 11th, 2007 (09:16 am)

current mood: beyond geeky

current mood: beyond geeky

April 11th, 2007 (09:16 am)

current mood: beyond geeky

current mood: beyond geeky

Posted by: Who, me? (
metageek) Posted at: April 11th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Arrgh |

I don't factor the time, I find ways to insert operators to make a valid equation.

Oh, great, now you've given me a new obsession to try out. ;-)

There are a number of intractable times, such as 9:37.

Depends on your ring. In Z_{10}, 9=-(3*7).

Posted by: Who, me? (
metageek) Posted at: April 11th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Arrgh |

Ah, but Z and 10 aren't digits; they won't be in the time, just like + and * won't be.

On the other hand, 9 in Z_{10} is not the same number as 9 in Z, so you could say that it's not in 9:37 either.

cvirtue)Of course this comic reminded me of you this morning, but apparently it's worse than I thought.