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Neal Holtschulte
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Attended Williams College
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A physicist, a mathematician and an engineer stay in a hotel.
The engineer is awakened by a smell and gets up to check it. He finds a fire in the hallway, sees a nearby fire extinguisher and after extinguishing it, goes back to bed.
Later that night, the physicist gets up, again because of the smell of fire. He quickly gets up and sees the fire in the hallway. After calculating air pressure, flame temperature and humidity as well as distance to the fire and projected trajectory, he extinguishes the fire with the least amount of fluid.
Then the mathematician awakens, and finds that the embers of the fire are still burning. After giving much thought to the problem, he gets up and lights it up to an actual fire. Then he goes back to sleep, satisfied that the problem has been reduced to a previously solved one.
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Ah, in that case, I was going to suggest you link to this detailed explanation:
http://cs.unm.edu/~terran/academic_blog/?p=113

But your paraphrase is pretty good. (I just wanted to make sure you weren't referring to some other professor who's leaving for Google.)
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Yes, but having a job in which the romance motivates you through the tedious portions is important.
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I'm laughing like an idiot in my office. My only complaint is that I'm now tempted to relearn what these terms mean.
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I'm glad you saw this. I thought you'd like it.
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    2006
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  • University of New Mexico
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Marysville, OH - Rochester, NY - Williamstown, MA - Albuquerque, NM
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