# Fourier Analyst

Fourier Analysis is a mathematical tool which can do a number of things: separate out signals from noise; help identify patterns or trends in data; filter out all unwanted data and focus on a single signal; use approximations to make generalizations; make approximations of real world signals (think electronic music); combine harmonics to get a stronger signal. That's what I'll be trying to do here!! Won't you join me with your comments?

## Saturday, August 18, 2007

### Wanna Laugh...?

I love language jokes. And this one tickles my funny bone on so many levels tht I just have to share!

`A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish,unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.`
`"House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa."`
`"Pencil," however, is masculine: “el lapiz."`
`A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?"`
`Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class intotwo groups, male and female, and asked them to decide forthemselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun.`
`Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.`
`The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be ofthe feminine gender ("la computadora"), because:`
`1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;`
`2. The native language they use to communicate with other computersis incomprehensible to everyone else;`
`3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory forpossible later retrieval; and`
`4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourselfspending half your paycheck on accessories for it.`
`                            (THIS GETS BETTER !)`
` The women's group, however, concluded that computers shouldbe Masculine ("el computador"), because:`
`1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;`
`2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;`
`3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half thetime they ARE the problem; and`
`4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waiteda little longer, you could have gotten a better model.`
`    The women won!!.`
And if you haven't seen it, then for a great laugh go and visit the up-and-coming new You-Tube star who also happens to be the first winner of the "Blame" Award. In accepting and displaying her "Blame" bling, she made a hilarious video that surpasses any Saturday silliness I could come up with! Check it out!!

Happy Weekend!!

jennifer said...

Thank you, thank you... language jokes are my favorites! I deal with them in real life all the time.
Have a great weekend

anno said...

oh, this is good, very good.... I'm off to share with M., this very moment! Thank you very much!

Jenn in Holland said...

Hilarious!
Especially since I was just out looking for a new el comutador today. Hmmmm...

Jen said...

Very funny! I needed a good smile this morning!

Leslie said...

Very funny.