My moment of stupid the other night.

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  1. D_Thoraxis_Biggulp

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    A few of you may remember my mentioning it, early one morning after work. Trying to make sense of some inconsistent numbers until I noticed one minute detail I'd been overlooking. Pretty much equivalent to "forgot to carry the one," but not quite that.

    I found out the other day that that knowledge is damn near priceless there. I've written it out and given photocopies to a couple of my co-workers and held on the original. Apparently, it's something nobody there (atleast nobody that has tried) has been able to come up with, most of them giving up and writing it off as impossible.
    So now, I hold a heavy bartering chip. One that will save untold amounts of time, and thus money as well. There's just the matter of what I ask for in return.
     
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    Does this mean your wife isn't pregnant?:confused::confused:
     
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    Reminds me of NASA spending 50 million to go back to the hubble shortly after it's entry into orbit to fix a mirror because of a careless error on teh ground. Not to mention teh toilet pump thing.
     
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    When you mentioned NASA, I was expecting the classic story of the huge sum of money and several weeks of research to develop a pen that could write in zero gravity, zero oxygen and even underwater. Then the Russians just used a pencil. Not exactly a parallel, but still a good slap-your-forehead moment.
     
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    No, she still is. It has nothing to do with that.
    I just mathed it up better than anyone and succeeded where everyone else had failed.
     
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    OK, that's good to know. Thanks!
     
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