# I need someone smarter than me to explain this!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by hateater, Feb 19, 2004.

May 4, 2001
Eugene, OR
2. ### XavierGIn Memoriam

It's called "art".

Ok, all you dumb dudes can chime in now.

3. ### hateatersnatch canadian cream

May 4, 2001
Eugene, OR
So you think you are smarter than me huh?

I understand a little about the bottle itself. there is a page explaining how it was created. My problem is that I am horrible with anything science/math related and I was hoping someone could break it down for me. Where is Mike Money the math genius when you need him?!?!?

4. ### Marlat

Sep 17, 2002
London UK
Am i missing something? Just looks like a funny shaped glass bottle to me!

Feb 13, 2000
DC
6. ### lbanks

Jul 17, 2003
Ennui, IN USA
7. ### Nick man

Apr 7, 2002
Tampa Bay
Did he just ask for Mike because he needs something explained to him?!

Just messin with ya MM

Back on topic.....

Cool stuff, Id be interested in having one as a novelty item if I wasnt saving up for gear.

Peace
Nick

8. ### lbanks

Jul 17, 2003
Ennui, IN USA
9. ### hateatersnatch canadian cream

May 4, 2001
Eugene, OR
I checked out the links and I am still really lost. I am not that great with math.

May 4, 2001
Eugene, OR

11. ### Frank MartinBitten by the luthiery bug...

Oct 8, 2001
Budapest, Hungary, EU
Which part is the one that you dont understand?

The trick is that if you start on a line, you go through both the inside and the outside, without leaving that line - so it looks like it only has one surface.
There is a similar thing: the Moebius-band/ribbon/ or however it is in English. that is even easier: it is like a belt (the type that you wear), but there is a half twist in it: that means, where you fasten it, the one end is in normal position, but the other end has its inside out. when oyu follow the center line of the belt, it will go on both sides (without lifting you hand or gong over an edge) - that means it' got one surface; one even weirder thing is when you cut a Moebius-band along the center line, it woont fall into two halves - instead it will be twice as big try it! (but not with your belt, if possible! )

12. ### P. AaronSupporting Member

For those of you still looking: "Zero Volume Head".

13. ### mark beemWait, how does this song start again??Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
Alabama, USA
x = cos(u)*(cos(u/2)*(sqrt_2+cos(v))+(sin(u/2)*sin(v)*cos(v)))

y = sin(u)*(cos(u/2)*(sqrt_2+cos(v))+(sin(u/2)*sin(v)*cos(v)))

z = -1*sin(u/2)*(sqrt_2+cos(v))+cos(u/2)*sin(v)*cos(v)

Anymore unnecessary questions??

As if I have a clue what any of that means!!

14. ### P. AaronSupporting Member

Thanks, I got stumped right at the part: ")*(sqrt_2+cos(v)".

15. ### Michael Jewels

Is this your way of telling us you want more gear?

Mike

16. ### BIg O

Apr 3, 2002
My favourite thread this year! An example of elementary trigonometry in a real but functionally useless form! Elegance does not equal grace.....

OK, I'll put the beanie away now...

17. ### bassmonkeeeSupporting Member

Sep 13, 2000
Decatur, GA
Yipes....looks like I picked the wrong time to quit sniffing glue.

Nov 29, 2002

19. ### rickbassSupporting Member

It's a bong for physics majors.

20. ### bryan bailey

That's what I was thinking