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### What's the Best Geek Joke You Know?

dirty tree and a turd (449 comments)

A Houston construction boss was interviewing men for a job, when along came a Louisiana Cajun. "You gotta pass my test first", he told the applicant.

"Without using numbers represent the number 9."
"Without numbers?" the Cajun says. "Dat's easy," and proceeds to draw 3 trees.
"Well, tree and tree and tree make nine," says the Cajun.
"Fair enough," replies the foreman. "Here is your second question. Use the same rules, but this time the number is 99."
The Cajun stares into space for a while, then picks up the picture of the three trees and makes a smudge on each tree. "Ere you go."
The boss scratches his head and says, "How on earth do you get that to represent 99?" ! ;
"Each of da trees is dirty now! So dirty tree and dirty tree and dirty tree. Dat is 99!"
"All right. Last question. Same rules again, but represent the number 100."
The Cajun stares into space again, then picks up the picture again and makes a little mark at the base of each tree, and says, "Ere you go. One hundred!"
The foreman looks at the attempt. "How in the world does this represent a hundred?"
The Cajun leans forward and points to the marks at the tree bases, and says,
"A little dog come along and crap by each tree, so now you've got dirty tree and a turd and dirty tree and a turd and dirty tree and turd, and dat make one 'undred.

So when do I start work?"

more than 9 years ago

# Submissions

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### How to make Mathematics interesting?

dsb (52083) writes "I love the mathematics stories, askslashdot, explanations here on slashdot and elsewhere. But quite often some of the material is just way over my head. For example, the recent submission about someones quest to study waves? Personally, I found it fascinating. So my question is how do we teach maths to be interesting to those that 'have to take college algebra' so they can get their degrees?"

# Journals

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### modifiers

I've discovered the user modifier modification settings page. This is coolio! I've changed my 'TROLL' modifier for +6 and lo and behold there are some really funny and interesting posts that I would otherwise never had read. Oh, sure you have the standard trolls, but some otherwise funny or interesting takes are quite often modded overall as troll. I think it provides an interesting take on the slashdot moderator demographic. FWIW, I have not had moderator points in long time, I believe that I am flagged.

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### Cats

His cat thought he was just a can opener operator!

I thought that was funny!

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### Panties

Now here is my second entry, prompted by negativity. Apparently, as I understand it saskboy has declared me a foe, thus he/her/it shows up on my freaks list, you fr3ak. I have no idea who is this user or why I may have upset user to declare me as a foe. Perhaps, user was upset of one my sparse and very often quite short succint comments which I meant as sarcastic joke, because my panties may have gotten twisted?

Only in Soviet Russia, I guess?
(note to self: try to understand this latest running joke before being funny stupid)

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### Journal?

Journal? We don't need no stinkin journals

# Slashdot: News for Nerds

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