# Yeah, so...

Note by Ryan Soedjak
6 years ago

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

• Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .
• Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.
• Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold
- bulleted- list
• bulleted
• list
1. numbered2. list
1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

[example link](https://brilliant.org)example link
> This is a quote
This is a quote
    # I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$ ... $$ or $ ... $ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $2 \times 3$
2^{34} $2^{34}$
a_{i-1} $a_{i-1}$
\frac{2}{3} $\frac{2}{3}$
\sqrt{2} $\sqrt{2}$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $\sum_{i=1}^3$
\sin \theta $\sin \theta$
\boxed{123} $\boxed{123}$

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Rule #4 of meme:

If you don't understand a meme then just write lol to mislead others.

- 6 years ago

wow

            such meme


Staff - 6 years ago

                   such meme
wow
omg
much trivial


- 6 years ago

ryan meme A++++ would meme again

There, I fixed it for you.

Staff - 6 years ago

wow much doge

- 6 years ago

Very wow. Much Doge. Many derp.

- 6 years ago

the text should be colorful and in comic sans but good enough :P

- 6 years ago

That is debatable. I prefer no comic sans in my doge.

Staff - 6 years ago

Times New Roman

- 6 years ago

hehe Sochi doge

derp

- 6 years ago

WoW ! much improve, so amazed .

- 6 years ago

wat

- 6 years ago

derp

Staff - 6 years ago

My thoughts on life summed up into one amazing word.

- 6 years ago

If you start making software, it will be even more of your life :)

Staff - 6 years ago

derp

- 6 years ago

.

- 6 years ago

herp derp

- 6 years ago

wow

- 6 years ago

sycamore school

- 6 years ago

wat

- 6 years ago

- 6 years ago

Dis was on the "Don't laugh contest" on youtube or something derp i laughed so hard

- 5 years, 8 months ago

wat

- 6 years ago

What?

- 6 years ago

$\textit{Downvote me for good grammar - I dare you.}$

- 6 years ago

Type this:

! [Random Title] (link url) (no spaces in between parentheses)

You should be all set!

So like this: ! [Meme] (http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/45357073.jpg) (without the spaces)=

Meme

- 6 years ago

wat

- 6 years ago

alt text

- 6 years ago

wat

- 6 years ago

why are people upvoting this? it's an inside joke...

- 5 years, 11 months ago

wat .

- 6 years ago

wat

- 6 years ago

wat

- 5 years, 7 months ago

in the batt

- 6 years ago

I am having difficulties comprehending the posts in this thread.

- 6 years ago

Read the question wrong, it's not a trivial.

- 6 years ago

Depr Depr Depr Depr

- 6 years ago

-_-

- 6 years ago

- 5 years, 9 months ago

This meme is like a staff magnet... Next time i have a problem I'm putting a meme on my note.

- 5 years, 5 months ago

Please can anyone tell me what is this?

- 6 years ago

This is a common practice on the internet known as a meme. There are certain pictures that circulate and become common for memes - people take these pictures and add text to them.

The meme shown here is from the TV show Futurama. The meme format is usually "Not sure if A or just B", usually for some scenario in which the author doesn't quite know what the explanation is.

- 6 years ago

What is a meme. Please give a clear explanation

- 6 years ago

There's "meme" as the term was originally coined by Richard Dawkins, and there's "meme" as it's generally meant on the Internet these days. Richard Dawkins meant it to be something analogous to a gene, but for ideas. Somebody generates a meme, if it's successful it gets spread around the culture. I don't know it in much more depth than that, you'd have to read for yourself.

Now this notion, as described by Dawkins, is very evident on the internet, as ideas can spread around very quickly. Viable ideas become popular very quickly. So people, being aware of this, I presume starting calling patterns of jokes "memes". One common pattern for a meme on the Internet is an "image macro", which is taking a commonly used image and putting a caption on it, such as Fry from Futurama in the original post. So far so good.

The problem is, people who aren't so aware start hearing the term "meme" and seeing image macros, and conclude that meme just means image macro, or running joke. When really, it has a broader definition than that. And sometimes the ignorance of the original meaning leads people to use it in a context that wouldn't make that much sense by the original definition.

Hope that was clear :)

- 6 years ago

Thanks Dan.

- 6 years ago