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Speli

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« on: 09-11-2004 17:31 »

I just watched "The Why of Fry" again, and as the brains marched into the infosphere single file, I realized something. They couldn't possibly have gotten every piece of information that for two reasons:
1. Numbers are infinite. They never begin, they never end. They can't have every single number, nevermind each and every equation.
2. Entropy. Things constantly change in the universe, and that would mean that their task would never ever be complete.

Questions? Comments?
Gwan101

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« Reply #1 on: 09-11-2004 17:43 »

1: They just got the information that numbers are infinite. They don't process all the numbers, they just need to know the concept.

2: Hence they were going to destroy the universe...
hobojobo

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« Reply #2 on: 09-11-2004 19:28 »

The second explanation is good, but if the first explanation is true, why was one of the facts they sanned "11<4"?
Gwan101

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« Reply #3 on: 09-11-2004 19:38 »

We'll, maybe some kid wrote that down on his homework and they needed the information that he did that.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #4 on: 09-11-2004 19:55 »

 
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Originally posted by hobojobo:
The second explanation is good, but if the first explanation is true, why was one of the facts they sanned "11<4"?

Or indeed "11>4", "11<4" would have sent incorrect information into the infosphere and would probably have caused something bad to happen.
Gwan101

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« Reply #5 on: 09-11-2004 20:04 »

They also could have needed the information that the same kid got the question wrong.
Speli

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« Reply #6 on: 09-12-2004 17:46 »

Yeah, I would've let the math thing pass if they didn't go out and say "11>4", which indicates that they do use every equation.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #7 on: 09-12-2004 20:04 »

Well, if it really needs an explanation, it could be said that numbers only exist if they've been used, until then, they're all theoretical.
So by that, there are a finite amount of numbers, and thus, a finite about of equasions, and the like.

To sum up the theoretical numbers the brains could just use something generic. "There are an infinite amount of negative and positive numbers" or something.
Jicannon

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« Reply #8 on: 09-13-2004 10:10 »

I think the "11>4" was a joke....the brains had almost completed their task of aquiring every piece of information in the universe, yet one thing they did not know was that 11 is greater than 4. It was supposed to be funny.
canned eggs

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« Reply #9 on: 09-13-2004 14:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Speli:
I just watched "The Why of Fry" again, and as the brains marched into the infosphere single file, I realized something. They couldn't possibly have gotten every piece of information that for two reasons:
1. Numbers are infinite. They never begin, they never end. They can't have every single number, nevermind each and every equation.
2. Entropy. Things constantly change in the universe, and that would mean that their task would never ever be complete.

Questions? Comments?

You do realize that this is why the whole endeavor is funny, right?  The writers are perfectly aware of the inconsistency.
Speli

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« Reply #10 on: 09-13-2004 14:58 »

Well apparently I don't  tongue
canned eggs

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« Reply #11 on: 09-13-2004 15:02 »

I think DXC points it out in the DVD commentary, or at least says something funny.
Sivak

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« Reply #12 on: 09-16-2004 02:33 »

Cohen just says "those were the last 3 bits of information the brains didn't know".  I like how Maurice does the voice of The Brain from Animaniacs too.

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