69: Pillow Talk

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Pillow Talk
Maybe I should've tried Wexler?
Title text: Maybe I should've tried Wexler?


The Bellman-Ford algorithm is an algorithm that calculates the shortest path(s) through a weighted digraph or collection of connected nodes or vertices. The "Wexler" in the title text refers to Wexler's algorithm, which is used to deal with the inverse problem of electrical impedance tomography, or simply stated: the electrical conductivity of an (inhomogeneus) object.

Both of these would make terrible pillow talk. Pillow talk is the conversation made by lovers after they have made love, and is usually relaxed and intimate instead of technical.


Cueball: Staring at the ceiling, she asked me what I was thinking about.
Cueball: I should have made something up.
Cueball: The Bellman-Ford algorithm makes terrible pillow talk.


  • The number of this comic is 69. This number is commonly referred to in love-making itself, which is the subject of the comic.

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How terrible of "pillow talk" it makes depends heavily on how geeky your significant other is. My wife has a T-Shirt that reads, "Talk Nerdy to Me!" -- mwburden 21:53, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Electrical Impedance Tomography involves attaching electrodes to things ... was he not trying to get a bit kinky? -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

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