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Sock Optimization

A Theoretical Problem

     
9:46 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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So, presuming I want a function which describes the quality of my socks... how do I model and optimize it? I've taken a few courses in basic calculus and statistics, but have no idea how to model this. What branch of mathematics deals with these sorts of problems, and what is a good (better?) example of an attendant/canonical problem for that branch?

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Talk about niche... ; )

6:06 am on June 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Burns the brain of this history major. :)
4:56 pm on June 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Is Google going to start a Sock-Ranking system next?

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5:20 pm on June 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Things really get complicated if you are going to put your socks in a dryer.

You would then need a understanding of Brane Theory and 11 diminsional space, to explain why a dryer can transport exactly one sock and never a pair, into a parallel universe.

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You would then need a understanding of Brane Theory and 11 diminsional space, to explain why a dryer can transport exactly one sock and never a pair, into a parallel universe.

I always thought that was the "Orphan Sock" theory. ;)

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5:47 pm on June 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Just buy black socks all the time, your never lose one...
2:47 am on June 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I thought Black Sock Optimization can get you banned from Sock-Search?

[edited by: gamiziuk at 2:51 am (utc) on June 22, 2007]

2:49 am on June 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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gamiziuk, put a sock in it, this is Foo ;-)
4:26 pm on June 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I thought Black Sock Optimization can get you banned from Sock-Search?

Is there a .SOCK TLD yet? search-for-missing.socks? LOL