Originally Posted by mtravellerh
What a waste of precious brain cells this book is!!!
Ya, I kind of get the feeling that this Professor was having drinks with colleagues and they were talking like this:
Colleague says, "It sure was a great achievement to have been able to compute the square root of 2 to a million places"
Professor responds, "and even the square root of 3 has been done, but I did notice the square root of 4 hasn't yet been computed to one-million places"
To which another colleague interjects, "Let's just do it! Cheers!!! hick!"
...and the rest is history!
...and after a few million brain cells were, in turn, wasted...