June 19th, 2002

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Presenter (to palaeontologist): "So what would happen if you mated the woolly mammoth with, say, an elephant?"
Expert: "Well in the same way that a horse and a donkey produce a mule, we'd get a sort of half-mammoth."
Presenter: "So it'd be like some sort of hairy gorilla?"
Expert: "Er, well yes, but elephant shaped, and with tusks."
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Theory:

The set of things that are magic consists of everything that is not in the set of things that aren't magic.

contextual definitions:
"magic" - "of, relating to, or invoking the supernatural".
"supernatural" - "attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces".
"natural" - "conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature".
"nature" - "the material world and its phenomena".
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Note to self:

In the future, when thinking about algorithms, remember how much less 10 is than 20.

I've been thinking it's only half, but it's not, it's more than a thousand times less! I keep forgetting that.

Sheesh, you can run an n^2 algorithm on it, and it's *still* only 20. That's *easily* small enough.

(note: think exponents. :P)