My name is Mathieu and I am a geek. But I am not the only one here (I have names), we have (married) PhD geeks, spreadsheet geeks, Ernest, etc. So I thought we could share our perversions and see who rules supreme. Until 1 year ago, there were two possible routes between where the bus dropped me and my apt. The distances were the same. But thanks to the power of geekiness I determined that one of them was better because entropy was higher (I had more possibilities to cross streets and was less likely to be stuck waiting for a light to turn red so I could cross), therefore for a non-zero traffic this path was shorter (timewise). Note: I wanted to include a high-profile ASCII schematic but half of it would not appear so I'll have to do without it. If ever I teach thermodynamics I'll have this as homework assignment. One can be an evil geek, right?
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7/4/05 at 2:08pm