Jennifer and I left South Africa after the GPUG Amplify South Africa 2018 conference (click for the wrap-up link) and headed for Spain.
For many years, when I have visited the US for conferences, there is always someone who makes a joke about the toilets flowing in the other direction in Australia. I am not talking about back up (unless there is really bad flooding), but the direction of the rotation as the water flows down.
The answer is yes, it does flow the other way. It is called the Coriolis Effect or Coriolis Force after the French Scientist, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis who wrote a paper on the topic in 1835.
After all the fun on Twitter after the last Friday Funny: Sporting Maths Puzzle, I have found another one to challenge you with.
This one also comes from the Book of Face and showed up because some of my friends had commented on it.
Now, I will not say whether their answers are correct or not because last time I missed something and so what I thought was the answer was incorrect initially.
Funnily enough a number of them commented with the incorrect answer. Looking at the other comments, there is a massive range of incorrect answers.
The Dynamics product and its underlying development environment, Dexterity, were developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. On the 29th February 1993, Great Plains Software released its new accounting system with a GUI (Graphical User Interface), Dynamics 1.0.
If you did not see the last one, check out the links below. The first link has the question and the answer poll, the rest were trying to explain the solution:
- Trending: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??
- Answer: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??
- Conclusion: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??
- The Last Word: Only for genius ?? 3 – 3 x 6 + 2 = ??
I am still amazed that only 56% percent of the almost 4,000 people who responded on the previous problem got it right.
When I as at school, I was one of those geeky boys that spent a lot of time in the school library. I actually worked as Library Assistant for a couple of years… I even still have the little badge to prove it. 🙂
Other the being able to play lots of games, it also meant that I could read lots of different magazines.